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Back pain

Back pain, most commonly of the lower spine, affects 4 out of 5 people at some stage of their life. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to recover and prevent pain from returning. Keeping active and maintaining good posture are two key activities that help prevent back pain.

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Bladder control problems – men

Difficulties with passing urine are common as men age. One in 3 men over 50 years of age and nearly all men aged over 85 years experience some difficulty in urinating.

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Bladder control problems – women

Bladder control problems (when you pee unexpectedly) are commen in women and are often a sign that one of the mechanisms which keeps us dry is not working correctly. Most women with urinary leakage find they can overcome it or improve their control, but many do not seek help.

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Blisters

A blister is a fluid filled lump that appears where the skin's outer is repeatedly rubbed or in some other way injured.

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Blood pressure

Your blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.

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Blood pressure – high

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the force of your blood against your artery walls is too high, too often. Ongoing high blood pressure puts stress on the heart and can lead to health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

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Bowel cancer screening

Between 2017 and 2020, a national bowel screening programme will become available to everyone aged 60 to 74 who is eligible for publicly funded healthcare in New Zealand.

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Breast screening

BreastScreen Aotearoa is a free national breast screening programme for NZ women aged 45–70 years of age that checks women for signs of early breast cancer.

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Bunion

A bunion is a bony lump that forms at the base of the big toe. Bunions form when your big toe keeps pushing against the next toe. Over time, this can damage the joint and become enlarged and painful.

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