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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.