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Winter Wellness: 3 reasons why it is worth bothering to have a flu vaccination before Winter

3 reasons why it is worth bothering to have a flu vaccination before Winter - 1. Having the flu can make you feel awful ...If you are unlucky enough to get the flu (influenza), you will most likely experience nasal congestion, high temperatures, headaches, extreme tiredness and aching limbs. Occasionally the flu can be complicated by a bacterial infection ....

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Making the most of your sports

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders play sport every year for enjoyment and to keep in shape. While exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, constant stop-start movements in many sports can place stress on muscles and joints. There are a few simple things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your fitness programme and help prevent injuries.

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Change afoot in pain relief medicines

We currently have paracetamol, ibuprofen, combinations of these with codeine and other anti-inflammatories available in pharmacy for acute pain. Due to changes worldwide in the classification of codeine and the increase in people dependent on it, the Medicine Classification Committee has called for codeine combination products to only be available on prescription from January 2020. 

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