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Do I Really Need To Walk 10,000 Steps A Day?

How often have you been told you should be walking 10,000 steps per day, in order to be fit and healthy? For those of us juggling kids, work, home and other commitments, or maybe just getting a bit older and less able to get out and about as much – it can seem an impossible

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Sharps Disposal NZ: How To Safely Dispose Of Used Sharps

Safe sharps disposal NZ and how to safely dispose of your sharps is a key consideration for people with diabetes. ‘Sharps’ is a term for medical devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Used needles and other sharps can injure people and spread infections such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

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Take Medicine With Food Or Without: Is it Actually Important?

Should you take medicine with food, or without food and on an empty stomach? How do you know when your stomach is ’empty’? And how much food means ‘with food’? For those who take regular medicines or simply have had an infection and been prescribed antibiotics, at some point you will have come across a

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Blood Pressure Monitor NZ For Home: Avoid A Silent Killer!

Many ask – what is the value of buying and having a Blood Pressure Monitor NZ at home? Similarly, why should we worry about our blood pressure at all? Often called the “silent killer”, high blood pressure affects many people who don’t know they have it. High blood pressure may often have no symptoms, but

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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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Stroke NZ: What Are The 5 Warning Signs Of A Stroke?

You have probably come across the term stroke before, but what is the main cause of stroke, and what are the 5 warning signs of a stroke? What is a stroke? A stroke is a medical event that impacts over 9,000 Kiwis every year, or around 25 every day, but what exactly is it and

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Weight Loss NZ: How Can I Lose Weight Fast?

Get together with a few friends and what seems to be a common topic of discussion for many – how can I lose weight fast! In New Zealand one in three adults, and one in ten children, suffer from obesity. This topic is extremely important as obesity increases the risk of multiple diseases. These can

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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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36,000 Kiwis Told By Pharmac To Change Their Blood Pressure Medicine

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 the following. Urgent Pharmac Notice – Accuretic Supply Issue Accuretic (quinapril and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets: Accuretic supply in New Zealand is

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High Blood Pressure – Blood Pressure Monitor for Home Use

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 of kidney disease, blindness and triples the risk of stroke. What is a high blood pressure? The New Zealand Heart

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