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17 April

Concussion in adults – A new page about concussion in adults, including symptoms and treatment.

Frailty in older people – A new page about frailty, including what it means, risk factors, self-care and getting help.

Hidradenitis suppurativa – A new page about the long-term skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa, including symptoms, diagnosis, self-care and treatment.

26 March

Driving for older people – A new page has been developed with information about driving safely for older people, the medical certificate needed at age 75 and other transport options for people who can no longer drive.

Keeping active – The Keeping active section has been reviewed and tidied up with mostly minor changes.

20 March

Abortion (termination) – The page has been updated with current information. It now follows the process described on the National Abortion Telehealth Service DECIDE website.

11 March

Glue ear – The page has been reviewed and updated. The previous page about diagnosing and treating glue ear has been combined with the main page.

24 January

Eating well – The following pages have been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes: Dietitians, Reading food labels, Support for food costs, Eating well videos and Finding out if I am a healthy weight.

21 December

Stress, Suicide help and Suicide & young people – These sections have been reviewed and updated. They have mostly had minor changes, but the information about how to contact local mental health crisis teams has been made clearer.

Toe walking and Exercises for toe walking – New pages about toe walking in children, including causes, diagnosing and treating. Also activities, games and exercises for treating toe walking.

14 December

Head injuries in adults – A new printable page has replaced the old page, Brain injury & concussion in adults.

Spinal injuries – A new section with information about spinal injuries, including causes, types of injuries and treatment.

13 December

Stomach pain in early pregnancy – A new page about possible causes of stomach pain in early pregnancy and what to do about it.

7 December

Antidepressants – A new series of pages about antidepressants, including what they are, different types, side effects and how to stop taking them. There are also new pages about mood stabilisers and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Coeliac disease – The section has been reviewed with mostly minor changes.

Pancreatic cancer – A new page about pancreatic cancer including risk factors for getting it, symptoms and how it is diagnosed and treated.

5 December

Nausea & vomiting in adults – A new page about nausea and vomiting, including self-care.

Vaginal dryness and Using vaginal moisturisers & lubricants – A new page about vaginal dryness, including symptoms, causes, self-care and getting help. Also, a new page about using vaginal moisturisers and lubricants.

28 November

Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)

Speech & communication difficulties

These sections have been reviewed and updated. Some pages have been rewritten and expanded. There are new pages about Communication development ages & stages and Tips for helping your child's communication skills.

14 November

Iron – The section has been reviewed and updated with mainly minor changes.

3 November

Tube feeding for children – A set of new pages about tube feeding for children. Includes information about tube feeding with a gastrostomy tube and tube feeding with a nasogastric or nasojejunal tube.

31 October

Ear, nose & throat – The remaining pages and sub-sections in the Ear, nose & throat section have been reviewed and updated. They are Broken nose, Ear problems, Hearing loss in children, Hoarse or lost voice, Lump in the throat, Neck lumps, Nosebleeds, Sinusitis and Sore throats & tonsillitis.

26 October

Strengthening exercises – New pages with strengthening exercises for lower limbs and upper limbs.

13 October

Assault & abuseChild abuse & neglect, Family violence, Referral & support agencies and Sexual harm have been reviewed and updated. There is also a new page, Sexual behaviour in children and teenagers.

12 October

Warts & verrucas – The page has been updated adding duct tape as a treatment option. A factsheet about using duct tape to treat warts and verrucas has been added.

11 October

Treating a broken radial head – The page has been updated with new images for rehabilitation exercises.

4 October

Using crutches (non-weight-bearing) and Using crutches (weight-bearing) – The old page about how to use crutches has been replaced by new pages with new images.

Broken neck of the humerus – The page has been updated with new images for rehabilitation exercises.

21 September

ADHD in adults, Bipolar disorder and Psychosis – These sections have been reviewed and updated with minor wording and image changes throughout. The positive aspects of ADHD have been added and a self-assessment screening tool has been added.

20 September

Osteoporosis – The osteoporosis section has been reviewed and updated with new images and wording throughout.

19 September

Cervical screening – Changes to Cervical screening, Follow up after an abnormal cervical screening result and Understanding your cervical screening results resulting from the changes to cervical screening that happened in September 2023.

15 September

Antipsychotics – A new section about antipsychotics. The new pages are Overview of antipsychotics, Comparing antipsychotics and Antipsychotics and weight gain.

6 September

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) – A new page about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, including symptoms, diagnosing and treating.

31 August

Thyroid – The second batch of pages in the Hormones section has been reviewed and updated. This consists of the pages in the Thyroid section.

24 August

Hormones – The first batch of pages and sub-sections in the Hormones section has been reviewed and updated. The pages are Addison's disease, Diabetes insipidus, Hormone tests, Hyperparathyroidism (excess parathyroid hormone), Low testosterone, Prednisone (oral steroids), Pituitary operation and Prolactin & prolactinomas.

16 August

Ear, nose & throat – The first batch of pages and sub-sections in the Ear, nose & throat section have been reviewed and updated. They are Audiologists & audiometrists, Cochlear implant, Hearing loss in adults, Tinnitus and Vertigo.

15 August

Guillain-Barré syndrome – A new page about Guillain-Barré syndrome with information about symptoms, treatment and long-term effects.

5 July

The following sections in the Blood section have been reviewed and updated with mainly minor changes: Blood clotting disorders, Blood thinning medicines and DVT & PE.

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