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…

April 2020 21
Supporting People with Diabetes
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The Ministry of Health has indicated diabetes, of which 240,000 kiwis have been diagnosed, as the fastest growing health issue in this country. Knowing about this chronic disease is critical. Because of the large numbers,…

April 2020 14
How to Make your own Face Mask
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When social distancing isn’t an option, wearing a face mask can limit the spread of infection. However, face masks are limited and should be kept for health professionals and the front line. CNN’s Dr Sanjay…

April 2020 10
An Updated Reflection on COVID-19 Lockdown
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As we now venture into the second half of the national lockdown, things are looking up. More testing is being conducted, and fewer are found infected. New Zealand, as cited in the Washington Post, has…

March 2020 27
Covid-19 Update Stay At Home
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The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) which started in China is now spreading through the rest of the world. The picture is changing daily. Many of those who have died had existing medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart…

March 2020 09
Osteoporosis Facts & Treatment
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Bones are the framework of our bodies, allowing us to stand, move and hold objects.  Our bones grow until our early twenties, and have a smooth outer surface with a weight reducing internal structure. Bones often have a hollow interior, and…

February 2020 07
Medicine Sachet Pack Delivery to your Door
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As we get older, it’s increasingly common to have to take different medicines, at different times throughout the day. But, taking more than a couple of prescription medicines can be challenging to manage. A medicine…