January 2020 16
Treating Corns & Calluses On Your Feet
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With summer at its best, what better way to spend a Sunday evening than going for a leisurely stroll to relax before the week starts. However, when corns and calluses begin to develop on your…

January 2020 09
Gout – Prevention & Medication
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Gout is a disease that is littered with old wives’ tales and false information including; what causes it, how best to treat, and with what medication. What causes gout? Gout is a form of arthritis,…

December 2019 19
Sunlight & Sunscreen Myths
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Sunlight in the correct amount is essential, as it is our main source of vitamin D. Not only does sunlight play a role in improving mood, it protects us from bacteria, and improves quality of sleep. Just 5 minutes of…

December 2019 12
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
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Urinary tract infections (UTI) or cystitis is very common and is usually caused by gut bacteria entering your lower urinary tract and bladder. It can occur in people of all ages, however women are 14…

December 2019 05
ZOOM Christmas Opening Hours and Delivery Deadline
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Want your meds sorted before Christmas? ZOOM may contact you earlier than usual about your upcoming repeat prescriptions, to check if you want us to deliver your meds to you before Christmas. Read more to…

November 2019 28
Christmas Shortbread Biscuits
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OK, they may not be a health food, but it's Christmas! Serve on Christmas Day with strawberries, creme patissiere (custard cream) and whipped cream as a dessert, or simply have with a cup of tea.…

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.  Many health issues are strongly associated with being overweight; heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, arthritis, several common cancers,…

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…