June 2022 30
Fever In Children: Which Thermometer & How To Use Them?
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Fevers, or having a high temperature, are common in children. Even an ordinary cold can cause a high fever. A thermometer is an incredibly simple, yet important tool, to monitor fever or high temperature in…

June 2022 30
36,000 Kiwis Told By Pharmac To Change Their Blood Pressure Medicine
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The supply of a common blood pressure medicine, Accuretic (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide), is about to be disrupted nationwide after it was found to contain a carcinogen. An urgent notice was filed today by Pharmac advising…

June 2022 29
High Blood Pressure – Blood Pressure Monitor for Home Use
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Over a quarter of adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and this figure is rising. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease - the leading cause of death in New Zealand. High blood pressure also increases the risk…

June 2022 27
Supporting People With Diabetes In The Workplace
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Diabetes in the workplace is a bigger issue than ever because over 257,000 kiwis have been diagnosed. According to the Ministry of Health, this makes diabetes the fastest-growing health issue in the country. The most…

June 2022 08
Health and Wellness: A Quick Solution to the Medicine Problem
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Health and wellness are firmly in the spotlight during these tough financial times. Many people across New Zealand cannot afford to hold a good supply of medicines at home in advance of when they may…

June 2022 03
UTI Symptoms: How Hiprex Can Help Prevent UTI
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Hiprex is used to prevent ongoing or recurrent UTI symptoms and infections. Urinary tract infections (UTI) or cystitis is very common and is usually caused by gut bacteria entering your lower urinary tract and bladder.…

June 2022 01
Manuka Honey NZ: What Makes It So Good!
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Manuka honey is a special type of honey. It is commonly used as a natural sweetener, cough suppressant, and applied topically for minor wounds and burns. But there other health benefits as well. Manuka honey…

May 2022 27
Lower Back Pain: 7 Important (and Surprising!) Things to Know
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Lower back pain is one of the most common health issues in New Zealand. In any year, about one third of New Zealanders will suffer from it. Below are seven things you may be surprised…

May 2022 24
Gout Causes: How To Get The Best Health Outcomes
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When people think they may have gout, they will generally ask themselves – what is the leading cause of gout, and the image of burning pain in the joints will usually cross their minds! Gout…

May 2022 16
KN95 or Surgical Face Mask: Which is the Best?
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In New Zealand the experts recommend the KN95 face mask, or equivalent FFP2, N95 or P2 face mask as being the best option, with disposable face masks coming in second. Both have a place, depending…