November 2019 20
Hay Fever
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Hay fever is the common name for seasonal allergic rhinitis.  The name ‘hay fever’ originally came about from late summer reactions to grass pollens seen during hay making.   Children more affected than adults Hay fever is widely used to describe the combination of sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes…

November 2019 14
Weight Loss – Can Prescription Medicine Help?
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New Zealand is facing an epidemic of obesity, with 1 in 3 NZ adults (>15 years and over) obese. Doctors are often asked, can prescription medicine like Duromine (phentermine) help with weight loss? Many health issues…

November 2019 07
Travel Medicine & Health
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Did you know that when travelling overseas, you have a 50% chance of suffering from a travel-related illness. Here are some tips that you can take to lower your chances of becoming unwell on your next…

October 2019 31
Anaphylaxis & EpiPen
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Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency where a substance triggers a massive allergic response. This causes a combination of rash, swelling, breathing problems and large drops in blood pressure. The number of people with anaphylaxis is…

October 2019 23
Why take your medicine if you feel fine?
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Taking your prescription medicine regularly and as prescribed by your doctor at the right dose, the right time and the right frequency is known as medication adherence. So why bother getting prescriptions and taking your…

October 2019 16
On four or more meds?
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Does organising all your medicines and repeats get on top of you? Taking four or more prescription medicines can be really challenging to manage! Do you find blister packs hard to open? It's common to…

October 2019 09
Erectile dysfunction medicines
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that many men face at some stage in their life. Are you confused by all the brands and different erectile dysfunction medicines available? There are three erectile dysfunction medicines…

October 2019 02
Privacy in healthcare
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Do you sometimes cringe at the thought of having to go into a pharmacy and ask for something out loud? Not many of us want to discuss private healthcare issues within earshot of others. Maybe…