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25 January

Swallowing difficulties – The section has been reviewed and updated. Dietary suggestions for swallowing difficulties is still under review.

23 December

Driving with diabetes – A new page about the risks of driving if you have diabetes and what you can do to reduce the risk.

15 December

Incidental pancreatic lesions – A new page about incidental pancreatic lesions, including the risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer and how incidental pancreatic lesions are treated.

Measuring your blood pressure at home – A new page about measuring your blood pressure at home, including choosing a blood pressure monitor and using blood pressure apps.

27 November

Palliative care – The section has been reviewed and updated.

19 November

Bowel cancer – The section has been updated with the latest information, including a new page about Reducing your risk of bowel cancer and updated information about the National Bowel Screening Programme.

12 November

Breast reconstruction surgery and Breast reduction surgery – Both sections have been reviewed and updated.

6 November

When someone is dying – This section has been reviewed and updated. It includes information on understanding the dying process, looking after yourself when caring for someone who is dying, what to do when someone dies and what happens after someone you love has died.

12 October

Physical health with a mental illness or addiction – The section has been fully reviewed and updated.

2 October

Stress – The Stress section including Relaxation techniques has been fully reviewed and updated.

31 August

Coeliac disease in adults – The section has been fully reviewed and updated with the latest information.

28 August

Face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19 – A new page about face masks, including when to use them, what types of mask to use and how to use a mask safely.

Silicosis – A new page about risk factors for silicosis and how to prevent it.

6 August

Caffeine – A new page about caffeine, including how much you can drink safely and tips for cutting down.

22 July

Blood – This section has been reviewed and updated.

Depression – The overview, self-care, getting help and supporting someone pages in the depression section have been reviewed and updated.

Ear, nose, & throat – The section has been fully reviewed and updated with the latest information.

Eye examinations for children – A new page about what you need to think about when planning and preparing for your child's eye examination.

Infant formulas – A new page about infant formulas for parents who can't breastfeed their children.

26 June

Decisions about your life & treatment – The section has been reviewed as part of a wider review of the End of life planning & care section. This section includes End-of-life decisions, Advance care planning and Medical care guidance plans.

8 June

Fever – Section reviewed to provide an overview of fever in children, when to seek medical help and how to treat it at home.

28 May

Borderline personality disorder – A new section about borderline personality disorder, including self-help, getting help and supporting others.

Osteoporosis – The section has been fully reviewed and updated with the latest information.

26 May

Virtual consultations – A new page about virtual consultations, what they are and how to have successful virtual consultations.

Taking photos for virtual consultations – A page about taking photos to send to your GP or other health professional for a virtual consultation.

8 May

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – The page has been simplified and updated to make it mainly about the virus with additional information about the response on a new page Further information about the response to COVID-19.

21 April

Hormones – The section has been reviewed and updated with the latest information.

Splenectomy & hyposplenism – The page has been reviewed and updated. It now includes hyposplenism as well as splenectomy.

17 April

Family harm – Added links, updated wording, changed the page name from Family violence to Family harm.

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