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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Tonsillitis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/04/2015)

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It's usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

A sore throat is the main symptom of tonsillitis. Your tonsils will be red and swollen and your throat may be very painful.

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NHS Choices - Causes of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by viral infections. It can also be caused by bacterial infections, particularly group A streptococcus bacteria.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

See your GP if you think you or your child has tonsillitis. They will examine your or your child's throat and ask some questions about the symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Complications of tonsillitis

(11/04/2014)

It's rare for complications to occur as a result of tonsillitis but they can include a middle ear infection, quinsy and obstructive sleep apnoea.

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NHS Choices - "For us, the benefits of tonsillectomy far outweighed the risks"

(14/07/2014)

Tessa Hughes, from Brixton in London, had a tonsillectomy when she was 15 after having chronic tonsillitis.

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