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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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Articles in Tourette's syndrome

NHS Choices - Introduction

(19/02/2015)

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological condition, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of Tourette's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

If your child has tics, it does not necessarily mean that they have Tourette’s syndrome.

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NHS Choices - Causes of Tourette's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

The cause of Tourette’s syndrome is unknown. However, it is thought to be linked to problems with an area of the brain known as the basal ganglia.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing Tourette's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

In diagnosing Tourette’s syndrome, the first stage is to rule out other possible causes of your child’s symptoms.

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NHS Choices - Treating Tourette's syndrome

(19/02/2015)

Behavioural therapy and medication are the main treatments for Tourette's syndrome. Rarely, in severe cases, surgery or deep brain stimulation may be used.

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NHS Choices - "The urge to perform the tic is overwhelming"

(19/02/2015)

Joanna was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome in her 30s, and has had tics all her life. She describes what effects different medications had on her.

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