How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day NZ?

Have you often wondered: how much water should I drink in a day, and been told it should be 8 glasses/2 litres at least? But is that actually true, and what is the basis for it? Do I need 8 glasses of water a day? In 2007 the peer reviewed British Medical Journal included the:

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What Are The Top 5 Long Covid Symptoms In New Zealand?

What are the top 5 long covid symptoms in New Zealand? Long Covid is a term used to describe the effects of COVID-19 that continue for weeks/months after, with Long Covid symptoms varying widely and affecting people differently. Long Covid symptoms may change over time and new symptoms may develop.  As there is no test

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Five Top Covid Symptoms Now: Sore Throat, Headache & More

Top Covid symptoms are a sore throat or a cough, according to data from 17,500 people who reported they had tested positive for the virus this week in the UK. Other common symptoms reported were headache and a blocked nose. The React-1 researchers, from Imperial College London, say a high temperature or fever, and loss

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KN95 or Surgical Face Mask: Which is the Best?

In New Zealand the experts recommend the KN95 face mask, or equivalent FFP2 face mask as being the best option, with disposable face masks coming in second. But both can have a place. You may chose to buy some of each, to use at different times, depending on where you are and who you are

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Health and Wellness: A Quick Solution to the Medicine Problem

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 need them. Whether it is loved ones, employees, or beneficiaries of your charitable trust, help relieve their burden by giving

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Vitamin C and Immunity: Expert Advice on the Benefits

The benefits of taking Vitamin C for immunity have been a hot topic for years, but there is no doubt that Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient for humans.  Vitamin C for immunity Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and an important factor for many body functions, including protecting cells from damage, helping with wound

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What Is The Best Medicine For A Wet Dry Cough?

What is the best medicine for a wet or dry cough? If you get a wet dry cough, it is always difficult knowing what is the best medicine for wet versus dry cough, as it will vary depending on your symptoms. Coughing is your body’s way of getting rid of an irritant. The cough reflex

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KN95 Face Mask, FFP2, N95 or P2? It Can Be Confusing!

KN95 Face Mask, FFP2, N95 and P2 are all a type of certification or class given to a face mask, based on its performance in a standardised test – or the ‘standard’. What standards do we have in NZ? Particulate respirator face masks are manufactured and tested all over the world, but identified by which

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Sore Throat Lozenges: An Easy Way To Deal With Covid?

Sore Throat Lozenges: An Easy Way To Deal With Covid? For many with COVID, sore throat lozenges like Difflam have been a go to for symptom relief over the last few months, and for good reason. Sore throats in adults Most sore throats in adults are caused by viruses and usually just require symptom relief. A

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