Archive for 'Health'

Meningococcal vaccines: eligibility, recommendations and supply December 2018

We know a lot of you have been concerned about what’s been in the news regarding the outbreak of Meningococcal disease and have been interested in more information about Meningococcal vaccines.

Here is the latest from the NZ Ministry of Health. You can also find this information here

Meningococcal vaccines

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

October is all about Women’s Health, so we got Kate along to talk about a problem that many of us have unfortunately experienced, UTIs.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Often we call these “cystitis” which means an infection of the bladder, or simply as a “bladder infection”. This occurs when bacteria … More

Heart Health

Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from Heart Disease1.

High Blood Pressure

Heart disease includes a lot of different conditions that range in severity and treatment. It is important for your heart to function properly because it pumps blood to all our organs. As the blood moves, … More

Flu Vaccination Time is Upon us

Can you afford to take a week off work sick?If the answer is no then perhaps it is time for you to get your seasonal flu vaccination.

The flu is more than just a ‘bad cold’. Although there are similar symptoms the flu is usually much more severe. These symptoms … More

Cholesterol and Statins

What is Cholesterol

Cholesterol, we all have it, in fact it is needed for good health. However more is certainly not better in terms of cholesterol. So how does our body make cholesterol? We get fats from our diet, liver enzymes process these fats into essential components used by our … More