Sleep and why it's important.

Sleep and 10 Reasons Why It's Important

August 29, 2019

Sleep. We all need to sleep to survive. It is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Your health depends on how much sleep you get.

Everybody's different, but in general, most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. You can go longer without food than you can without sleep. Sleep is truly an essential part of living.

Get enough sleep, and you’ll see your health improve dramatically.

Read on for 10 reasons why sleep is important.

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Cold vs Flu

Cold vs Flu

August 12, 2019

In this post, we explain the difference between a common cold and the more serious (and potentially deadly) Influenza, or “the flu”.

The flu kills about 500,000 people around the world each year. In New Zealand, more people die from the flu than from car accidents.

Read more for symptoms and what to do about a cold or flu.

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STD STI testing at home vs lab testing for sexual health

How Accurate Are At-Home STD Tests?

August 01, 2019

We're often asked about how accurate our STD test kits are for detecting sexually transmitted infections like Syphilis, HIV, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

Here we explain how accurate our tests are and what all the jargon means.

Here's the shortcut: Specificity = true negative, and Sensitivity = true positive.

 

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measles outbreak nz problems, symptoms and treatments

Measles

July 15, 2019

There’s a measles outbreak going on in New Zealand. Measles can cause serious health complications. The first sign of measles is a high fever which can last up to 7 days. Other symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, red eyes, rash, and tiny white bumps in your mouth. Measles is easily spread by coughing, sneezing or talking. The best way to protect against measles is Vaccination with the MMR vaccine. There are no specific treatments for measles.

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Bladder Infection UTI prevention in women with water

Science Discovered a Solution to Getting Fewer UTIs

December 04, 2018

Science has discovered a solution to getting fewer UTIs - those painful disruptions to your life. The solution is more simple than you might think. Take a guess what it is! If you can't wait, read on and find out what it is.

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Is adding vitamins or supplements to your diet beneficial?

Should I be taking Vitamins and Supplements?

November 16, 2018

I often get asked by people about whether or not adding vitamins or supplements to your diet is beneficial. There is some research around multivitamins and B vitamins being good for you to a certain degree. But there is opposing evidence which says we’re not entirely sure about vitamins...

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UTI urine test kit for women

Deal With A UTI In 90 Seconds

November 15, 2018

By @DoctorSash

As a doctor in New Zealand, UTI's is something I see all the time. If you get UTIs often or even if you just get them from time-to-time, you've got to get one of these test kits. Three urine tests at home, online consultation, and we deliver the treatment to your door.

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Preparing your body for pregnancy

Preparing Your Body For Pregnancy

November 15, 2018

During a recent Live Q&A session, I was asked: "What are the things that you can do to prepare your body for pregnancy?" It's a great question! We discussed general health, supplements, contraception, cycles, finances, relationships, environment, seeing your GP and where to go for advice.

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UTI Urinary Tract Infection or Bladder Infection symptoms test and treatments.

How To Deal With A UTI

November 07, 2018

By Doctor Sash. During a Q&A session, we discussed UTI's and Well Revolution's at-home UTI Test kit. UTIs are known as a bladder infection or a urinary tract infection. They're common, painful and they mainly affect women. You can get fevers, lower abdominal pain and a feeling like you need to pee all the time.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Sugar.

Sugar and IBS

November 07, 2018

I was asked during a recent Live Q&A session for advice on Sugar and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Having heaps of sugar if you have irritable bowel syndrome won't necessarily be great for it. If you've already got irritable bowel syndrome, you'll be feeling a little bit gassy, a bit sore, bloated, all that kind of stuff. And you need to watch what triggers you because everyone has a slightly different profile.

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Chlamydia danger in New Zealand. Test for Chlamydia. Get Chlamydia treatment. See a doctor.

Chlamydia Danger Affecting One in Three New Zealand Women

November 06, 2018

Chlamydia. Not often talked about and often misunderstood. It's becoming a bigger problem in New Zealand. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men have had Chlamydia by the age of 38. Even more frightening is that most people won't even know they have Chlamydia. Worse still, if left untreated, Chlamydia can seriously damage your fertility.

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When my child is sick should I go to a doctor

Should I take my kid to the doctor?

November 01, 2018

When kids are unwell, do you suggest seeing a doctor? My advice would be if you're worried or concerned, then obviously take them to a doctor. Illness in childhood is very common. Fevers are very common in viral illnesses. Children if they're eating and drinking, they might have a runny nose, but they're generally ok.

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