July 2020 19
Pharmac to lift monthly dispensing restrictions
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Pharmac is about to ease its restrictions on the amount of medicine that can be dispensed at once. Since the beginning of the year, some people have been restricted to a month's medicine supply at…

July 2020 06
ZOOM Pharmacy says ‘Thank you!’
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A huge “THANK YOU!” to all our wonderful ZOOM Pharmacy customers who continued to show remarkable resilience, patience, and often marvellous good humour, during lockdown. It was an extraordinary and challenging time for all of…

June 2020 24
Don’t Delay Seeing the Doctor
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The prospect of visiting and seeing the doctor can inspire negative thoughts in some. Many of us are guilty of conjuring up numerous reasons to delay a visit! Aim to prevent making this mistake by…

June 2020 11
Urinary Incontinence
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Urinary incontinence can be an immense source of stress and embarrassment for its sufferers. It can be nerve-wracking to not know when incontinence may strike; for some, the process of simply walking a few steps…

June 2020 03
Not All Fat is Bad Fat
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It is time that we toss out the old idea of all fats being bad, but rather know what fats are good for us and what other delicious fats we should eat in moderation. Good…

May 2020 28
Vitamin D & Sunshine
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Many of us are only now fully emerging from our homes after level four then three. It is likely that over the last few months we have not been getting as much of that autumn…

May 2020 24
Become a Diabetes Foodie
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If you have diabetes, your diet and the food you eat shouldn't feel like a life sentence. Diabetes type two is the most common type of diabetics in New Zealand. Though it has traditionally been…

May 2020 13
Living with Alzheimer’s
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Alzheimer’s is New Zealand's most common form of dementia. There is no cure, and no proven ways to prevent its onset. Treatment for Alzheimer's focuses on “support and managing symptoms to maximize a person's ability…

April 2020 29
Menopause Age, Symptoms & Treatment
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Menopause describes the point where a women’s menstrual cycles cease. Both the number of eggs produced by the ovaries, and female hormones oestrogen and progesterone reduce.  Diagnoses comes after 12 months without a menstrual period.…

April 2020 23
Sensing and Shaping the Post-COVID Era
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This article from the BCG Henderson Institute provides a fresh perspective on COVID-19. It is worth a read to further understand the historical implication of COVID-19 beyond the medical sphere. Its writers’ assess how containment…