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Head Lice – Help!!!

Every parent’s heart sinks when they receive the dreaded note from school warning about head lice. Don’t worry – Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy in Donabate is here to to give us advice and tips. The first thing to do is to check the child’s head. You will need some tea tree conditioner, a... Read more >

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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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Articles in Insomnia

NHS Choices - Introduction


Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of insomnia


The symptoms of insomnia depend on the type of sleeping problem that you have.

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NHS Choices - Causes of insomnia


Insomnia can be caused by stress, psychiatric problems, underlying physical conditions, alcohol and drug misuse or as a side effect of certain medications.

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NHS Choices - Treating insomnia


The first step in treating insomnia is to find out whether the problem is being caused by an underlying medical condition.

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NHS Choices - Self-help for insomnia


Insomnia can often be prevented by changing your daytime and bedtime habits or by improving your bedroom environment.

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