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22 September

The following Mental health sections or pages have been reviewed and updated with the latest information: Addiction & substance abuse, Depression in older adults, Reading in Mind book scheme, Hoarding, Self-harm.

10 September

ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) – The section has been updated with the latest information, using feedback from ME/CFS Canterbury.

28 August

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

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

26 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.

FAQs about asymptomatic COVID-19 testing – A new page about asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, including who should be tested and if they need to self-isolate after being tested.

17 August

Bone marrow biopsy – The page has been updated to add information about cultural aspects of bone marrow biopsies.

6 August

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

29 July

Seasonal affective disorder – This page has been reviewed and updated with the latest information, and old subsections have been combined into this page.

7 July

Advanced heart failure – This page has been reviewed and expanded to include more information about what to expect with advanced heart failure, how to get support and what to plan for.

3 July

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

25 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.

22 June

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

11 June

Support for food costs – A new page about how people can get urgent help to buy food. It includes information about food banks and affordable food options.

5 June

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

26 May

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

22 May

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

19 May

Keeping active – The section has been completely reviewed and updated.

12 May

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

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

11 May

Blood – This section has been reviewed and updated.

Eating and drinking when recovering from COVID-19 – A new page about helping your recovery from COVID-19 by eating and drinking well.

7 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.

29 April

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

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

Depression in youth & teens – The section has been reviewed and updated with up-to-date information.

28 April

Community Pasifika health providers – Etu Pasifika's information has been reviewed and updated.

Health care during COVID-19 – A new page about what health care is available during COVID-19 and how to access it.

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

24 April

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

23 April

Caring for yourself at home with COVID-19 – A new page about looking after yourself at home if you have COVID-19.

Wellbeing during COVID-19 – A new page about maintaining wellbeing in your bubble.

21 April

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

16 April

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

8 April

Keeping essential workers safe during the COVID-19 lockdown – A new page with advice for healthcare and other essential workers.

4 April

Self-isolation after COVID-19 testing – A new page about the self-isolation requirements for people who've been tested for COVID-19.

1 April

Added information about dental care during the COVID-19 lockdown to several pages about Getting help for teeth & oral problems.

Added information about looking after yourself during the COVID-19 lockdown if you have diabetes.

30 March

Added information about getting breastfeeding support during the COVID-19 lockdown.

26 March

New pages about COVID-19 – Community-based assessment centres and COVID-19 – Public message about medicines supply.

20 March

Probiotics – A new page explaining the benefits of probiotics and how to choose a probiotic supplement.

17 March

After-hours medical care in Ashburton – A new page with details of general practices and pharmacies in Ashburton that have extended hours.

6 March

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

26 February

Eating well for strong healthy bones – This updated page has replaced the old version called How to get your daily calcium.

20 February

Blood tests & laboratory information and Scans, X-rays & nuclear medicine – Has been reviewed and updated.

3 February

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – Frequently updated information about COVID-19 including how to prevent its spread, self-isolation, testing, treating and staying well.

Mobility action plan for osteoarthritis – Updated with new information about the MAP programme including a video.

30 January

Eating well for mood and mental wellbeing – A new page explaining how what you eat affects your mood and giving advice about eating well to improve your mood.

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Review key: HIABO-38495