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Integrated medicine: What it is and why it may help you

Alongside the advancements of modern medicine, it’s becoming more widely recognised that natural therapies can continue to be effective – especially when it comes to issues such as stress and burn out. ‘Integrated medicine’ combines modern medical practice with evidence-based, scientifically validated natural therapies. Dr Frances Pitsilis, who starred in the 2012 television show Is Modern …

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Have Kiwis given up the fight on tooth decay?

New Zealanders are self-conscious about their teeth yet feel powerless to prevent tooth decay. That’s according to new consumer research that shows more than half of New Zealanders believe tooth decay is inevitable. 42% don’t even know the major cause of tooth decay. Tooth decay in our country The findings are surprising given New Zealand’s …

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More Kiwi women feeling effects of hair loss at a younger age

Kiwis are balding younger, according to a team of New Zealand’s leading hair loss specialists, with women among the worst affected. SRS Hair Clinic Director and hair loss expert Dr Raj Sidhu says clinics around the country continue to see a dramatic rise in the number of New Zealanders, particularly women, with advanced hair loss …

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The importance of pelvic floor health for young mums

A strong, responsive and coordinated pelvic floor helps to support the bladder, uterus and bowel. However, if pelvic floor muscles become weak, problems such as incontinence (loss of bladder and bowel control), prolapse and loss of sexual feeling can occur.  Alarmingly, one in three women suffer from incontinence, an estimated 1.1 million (25%) of people …

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Antibacterial soaps – More hype than health

Antibacterial soaps are little more than a marketing invention and at worst could actually be doing us harm, says Consumer NZ. ‘Ads trumpet the soaps’ 99% bacteria-killing power successfully playing on our fear of germs and boosting multi-million dollar sales,’ says Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin. ‘But evidence these products provide any extra benefit …

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