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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 Vitamins, minerals and supplements

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/02/2015)

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin A

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin A is also known as retinol and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - The B vitamins

(26/02/2015)

There are many different types of vitamin B and they all have important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin C

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin D

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin K

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin K has several important functions. For example, it is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds to heal properly.

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NHS Choices - Calcium

(26/02/2015)

There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral, and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Iodine

(26/02/2015)

Iodine helps to make the thyroid hormones. These hormones help to keep cells and the metabolic rate healthy.

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NHS Choices - Iron

(06/03/2015)

Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body.

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NHS Choices - Other vitamins and minerals

(26/02/2015)

As well as vitamins and more common minerals – such as calcium, iodine and iron – a healthy diet includes many other substances.

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