Complementary and alternative medicines

Case study: ten men addicted to Ayurvedic medicines (Kamini and Barshasha) presenting for opioid substitution treatment

We present a special edition “Case of the week” submitted by...

September 2020

Cold season: managing without antibiotics

For the majority of people with upper respiratory tract infections...

June 2018

Managing pain in osteoarthritis: focus on the person

The progression of osteoarthritis varies from person to person....

January 2018

I dream of sleep: managing insomnia in adults - Part 2

bpacnz recognises that the assessment and management of insomnia...

October 2017

Do probiotics provide effective and safe protection against antibiotic-associated adverse effects?

Sales of probiotic products in the community generate billions...

June 2015

Cold season in primary care

A newer article is available on this subject: Cold season: managing...

April 2013

Pre-conception care in general practice

Education to improve pre-conception health should be viewed...

April 2011

Snippets: Iodine supplements Zoledronic acid & Atorvastatin

This article has been archived. If you would like access...

August 2010

Upfront: Traditional healing and mental health: measuring the effectiveness of rongoa

Professor Sir Mason Durie writes about traditional healing (rongoa)...

June 2010

Oral health

Oranga niho Overall, oral health in New Zealand has improved...

July 2009

Nutrition and supplements during pregnancy

Pregnancy outcomes can be improved by following important nutritional...

December 2008

Is a vegetarian diet healthy for a child?

Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular, but is this...

December 2008

Upfront: Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid

What side is your bread buttered on? Mandatory fortification...

August 2008

Vitamins and minerals: dietary sources supplements and deficiencies

In most cases, nutrient needs can be met by consuming a well...

August 2008

Antioxidants and ageing: harmless placebo or dangerous to your health?

A new study suggests that taking antioxidant supplements, especially...

June 2008

Demystifying Rongoā Māori: Traditional Māorihealing

Rongoā Māori is an important aspect of health care...

May 2008

Dilemmas: Alternative remedies and lifestyle measures for longevity

The development and marketing of anti-ageing products is a multi-million...

February 2008

Dear Dave

• Breakthrough Bleeding
• Camphor in Pregnancy

December 2007

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome affects approximately 1 in 10 people,...

October 2007

The Importance of Being Regular

Assessing the risk and benefit of alternative therapy for GI...

October 2007

Upfront: co-enzyme Q10 supplements

“Would you like fries with that”. The role of co-enzyme...

September 2007

ADHD: The Primary Care role

The role of primary care clinicians in improving outcomes for...

February 2007

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