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A-Z health topics

Te arapū kaupapa hauora

To find information on a health topic, browse the list of topics below. To find information on a medication, browse the list of medications in Medication factsheets A-Z. You can also use the SEARCH box at the top right of this page to find health topics and medications.

Radial head fracture

Radiation risk from X-rays

Radioactive iodine: for overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis)

Radioactive iodine: for thyroid cancer

Radiofrequency ablation


Radionuclide thyroid scan

Raised platelet count

Raised toilet seats

Raynaud syndrome

Reassessment of level of care

Recovering from an injury

Recovery position

Rectal abscess

Recurrent miscarriages

Red eye


Reflux: urinary

Refractive surgery

Refugee and migrant health

Refugee free GP visits

Register a birth

Rehabilitation after an illness

Relaxation techniques

Removal of spleen: adults

Renal cancer

Renal colic

Renal function test

Residential care checklist: older people

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Respite care for older people

Rest homes

Rest homes: having to move

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Retinal detachment

Retinal screening

Retirement villages

Rh(D) (rhesus) negative blood type

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rib injuries

RICE treatment


Right hemicolectomy

Rights: teens and children

Ringing ears


Risks of general surgery

Rongoā Māori

Root canal fillings


Rotator cuff injury

Rotator cuff tendinopathy

Rotator cuff tendinitis


Rubella (German measles)

Ruptured Achilles tendon

Runner's knee

Russian interpreter card


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