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18 October

Fussy eating – Fussy eating has been expanded to cover what fussy eating is, the differences between fussy eaters and problem eaters and tips for managing fussy eaters.

29 September

Women's health – This section has been reviewed, updated and restructured, with new Treating polycystic ovary syndrome, Fibroids and Vulval lumps pages, and new sections for Ovaries, Uterus, and Vulva & Vagina topics.

22 September

Eating well for children – The section has been reviewed and updated. It includes Finding out if my child is a healthy weight and Tips to help your child be healthy & active.

21 September

Diabetes in children & teens – This page has been reviewed and updated with some rewording and a new image.

21 September

Heart murmurs in children – This page has been reviewed and updated with some rewording.

20 September

Asthma in children – This section has been reviewed and updated with rewording on pages and combining of previous pages.

Christchurch Hospital Child Health Services – This section has been reviewed and updated.

Skin – The Skin section has been reviewed and updated, including Acne, Dermatitis (eczema), Psoriasis, Hair loss (alopecia) and Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen). The former Heat & sun injuries page has been replaced by two new pages, Sunburn and Heat exhaustion & heat stroke. The Pubic lice page has been retired.

15 September

Chronic (persistent) pain – The chronic pain section has been reviewed and updated.

10 September

Genetic testing has been reviewed and updated.

9 September

Patient portals – This is a new page explaining secure websites some GP practices have for patients to keep track of their own and their whānau/family's health.

8 September

Tube feeding – The section has been reviewed and updated.

26 August

Child development & growth – The section has been reviewed and updated with a new Overview of child development an updated page about Autism spectrum disorder and new pages about Developmental delay, Dyspraxia, Learning difficulties, Sensory processing disorder and Community child development support services.

24 August

Community groups for communication difficulties – This page has been updated with the latest information and contact details.

20 August

Skin – The Skin section has been reviewed and updated, including Acne, Dermatitis (eczema), Psoriasis, Hair loss (alopecia) and Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen). The former Heat & sun injuries page has been replaced by two new pages, Sunburn and Heat exhaustion & heat stroke. The Pubic lice page has been retired.

18 August

Arthritis & related disorders – This section has been reviewed and updated. This includes Ankylosing spondylitis, the Fibromyalgia section, Giant cell arteritis (GCA), the Gout section, Lupus and Sjögren's syndrome pages.

17 August

Baker's cyst (popliteal cyst) – This is a new page with information about symptoms, and treating a Baker's cyst.

Foot & ankle arthritis – This section has been reviewed and updated. A new page, Treating foot & ankle arthritis, features non-surgical and surgical options for the condition.

Stuttering – This section has been reviewed and updated.

16 August

Liver & gallbladder, Stomach & bowel – These sections have been reviewed and updated, with new information including videos and diagrams.

11 August

Home and land contamination – This page has been reviewed and updated with the addition of water and methamphetamine testing.

Vaccination – This section has been reviewed and updated, including Vaccination safety, Whooping cough vaccine for pregnant women and Flu (influenza) vaccinations.

4 August

Self-care for ADHD in adults – A new page with self-care techniques that can make you more productive, organised and in control of your life.

29 July

Care of your cast – The page has been updated with more information about looking after your cast.

28 July

Helping with fear of vaccination – A new page about helping people get over their fear of getting vaccinations.

20 June

Kidneys – The section has been reviewed and updated with information about your kidneys, looking after your kidneys and kidney failure.

15 June

Lungs – Most of the Lungs section has been reviewed and updated with current information, including up-to-date treatment. This includes the Asthma in adults and COPD sections.

6 June

Bullying information for parents and Getting help if your child is being bullied – The pages have been expanded with information about bullying, how to help your child and how to get help from others.

27 May

Sexual Health Centre – The page has been reviewed and updated with current information about what to expect when you go to the Sexual Health Centre.

19 May

Hip & groin pain – A new section with information about hip and groin pain, including groin strain and hip labral tears.

18 May

Family harm – Updated to make the page more inclusive of groups potentially affected by family harm.

Support for carers – Updated to make the page easier to read and more useful.

13 May

The following sections and pages have been reviewed and updated: Burns, Skin cancer, Skin grafts

11 May

The Child behaviour section has been reviewed and updated, including Tips for Improving behaviour in tamariki (children) and Screen-time strategies. Sleep advice for tamariki (children) has also been updated.

10 May

Tests for nervous system problems – A new page with information about various nervous system tests.

5 May

The following sections and pages have been reviewed and updated: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cleft lip & palate, De Quervain's tenosynovitis, Dupuytren contracture, Ganglion cyst, Gynaecomastia and Trigger finger

How to become smokefree – The section has been reviewed and updated, including information about the rebranded Te Hā – Waitaha Smokefree Support service.

30 March

At-risk breast cancer screening – The information about increased risk has been updated and information about the CanRisk assessment tool has been added.

24 March

Green Prescription for getting active – Updates to the information about Green Prescription to reflect recent changes to the programme.

Overview of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – A new page giving an overview of sexually transmitted infections.

23 March

Wellbeing – The wellbeing section has been updated with information about Te Whare Tapa Whā (the four-sided house) model and the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

11 March

Vertebral compression fracture – A new page about vertebral compression fractures, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and self-care.

3 March

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) – The osteoarthritis section has been reviewed and updated.

COVID-19 vaccines – A new page about the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in New Zealand.

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Review key: HIABO-38495