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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 Sleep paralysis

NHS Choices - Introduction


Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or speak that occurs when you are waking up or, less commonly, falling asleep.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of sleep paralysis


The main symptom of sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move or talk.

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NHS Choices - Causes of sleep paralysis


Sleep paralysis is caused when hormones produced by the body to help you sleep don't wear off as soon you wake up.

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NHS Choices - Treating sleep paralysis


Ensuring you get enough sleep and improving your sleeping environment will help if you have sleep paralysis. In severe cases, medication may be recommended.

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NHS Choices - "I had a feeling of immense panic"


Gareth Fletcher regularly had sleep paralysis when he was a teenager. Although it has virtually stopped, he still experiences it very occasionally.

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