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23 December

Living with a health condition – The following pages have been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes: Conserving energy, Fatigue, Getting back into community-based activities, Getting back into work or study, Managing everyday activities, Occupational therapists and Workplace wellness.

8 December

Blood transfusions – The page has been updated to show that transfusions that were being done in the community are now being done at Burwood hospital.

6 December

Scans & X-rays – The Scans & X-rays section has been reviewed and the pages have been expanded with more detailed information, including a new page about PET-CT (positron emission tomography and CT) scan.

5 December

First aid – The First aid section has been reviewed and updated with mostly minor updates.

23 November

Diabetes – The diabetes section has been reviewed with changes to improve formatting and consistency and make sure the information is up to date.

21 November

Care of your arm & hand while in a wrist cast – The page has been updated with new photos and updated instructions.

16 November

Broken hip – A new page about broken hips, including treatment and recovery.

16 November

Delirium in palliative care – A new page about delirium in palliative care, including causes, symptoms and treatment.

15 November

Brain & nerves topicsMotor neurone disease, the Multiple sclerosis section, Parkinson disease and Tests for nervous system problems have been reviewed and updated.

26 October

Caesarean section – A new page about caesarean section operations, including planned caesarean sections and emergency caesarean sections.

25 October

Older persons' health – The following pages have been reviewed and updated: Delirium, Elder abuse, Falls, Goal setting after an illness, Loneliness and social isolation and Sex and intimacy in older people.

21 October

Brain & nerves – The following pages have been reviewed and updated: Bell's palsy, Brain injury & concussion, Epilepsy, Essential tremor, Headaches & migraines in adults, Pain after shingles (postherpetic neuralgia), Peripheral neuropathy and Trigeminal neuralgia.

19 October

Sleep – The section has been reviewed and updated, including Obstructive sleep apnoea and CPAP therapy.

17 October

Understanding test results – The pages in this section have been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes.

7 October

Eating well for older people – This section has been reviewed and updated, along with Quick easy meals and Shopping and cooking for one.

29 September

Breast cancer – The Breast cancer section has been reviewed and updated including Breast cancer surgery.

21 September

Stroke and Transient ischaemic attack – These sections have been reviewed and updated with some pages combined

12 September

Low sodium – A new page about Low sodium (hyponatraemia), including causes, symptoms and how to prevent it.

Lung nodules – A new page about lung nodules, including causes, diagnosis and follow-up.

18 August

Overview of sexual health, Safer sex, Sexual Health Centre, Sexual health services in Canterbury and the Sexual health for young people section – These pages have been reviewed and updated with mainly minor changes.

17 August

Assisted dying – A new page about assisted dying under the End of Life Choice Act 2019.

Penis health – The section has been reviewed and updated with minor wording changes and the addition of videos.

16 August

Memory loss, mild cognitive impairment & dementia – The section has been reviewed and updated. The review included restructuring the section to simplify it. It also included new pages on Dementia and Self-care for memory loss & dementia.

SurgeryBariatric (weight-loss) surgery, Hernia, Patient surgical journey videos and General surgical risks have been reviewed and updated.

12 August

When someone is dying – The section has been updated with new pages: Overview of dying at home and Planning a funeral or memorial.

10 August

Flat head in babies (plagiocephaly), Twisted neck in babies (torticollis), Inguinal hernia in children, Mesenteric adenitis, the Penis & foreskin problems in boys section and the Testicular & scrotal problems in boys section – These pages and sections have been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes. A new page has been created about Undescended testicles (testes).

9 August

Blood vessels – The blood vessels section has been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes to all pages about arteries and veins.

27 July

Breast lumps – The section has been updated with more detail about non-cancerous causes of breast lumps.

Breast pain – This page has been reviewed and updated.

26 July

Anal fissure, Anorectal abscess, Appendicitis, Bowel surgery, Gallbladder & gallstones, Haemorrhoids and Pilonidal disease – These pages have been reviewed and updated.

Diverticular disease & diverticulitis – The section has been reviewed and updated.

25 July

Monkeypox – A new page about the viral disease called monkeypox.

Shoulders & arms – The Shoulders & arms section has been reviewed and updated.

19 July

Hips & legs – The Hips & legs section has been reviewed and updated with mostly minor changes.

11 July

Prostate – The Prostate section has been reviewed and updated, including Prostate Cancer.

8 July

Allergies – The section has been reviewed and updated, including new pages about Self-care for allergies, Food allergies and Food intolerance.

6 July

Contraception & sterilisation – The pages in this section have been reviewed and updated.

28 June

Sexually transmitted infections – The pages in this section have been reviewed and updated with minor changes.

27 June

Preparing for your operation and Having an anaesthetic – These pages have been reviewed and updated.

21 June

Skin surgery and wound care – The pages in this section have been reviewed and updated,

15 June

Cellulitis, ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), Colds in adults, Funny turns or fainting and Weak immune system (immunosuppression) – These pages or sections have been reviewed and updated.

13 June

Low-fat eating – A new page about how to follow a low-fat diet, including which foods to include and which foods to avoid.

Many of the pages and subsections in the Wrist & hands section have been reviewed and updated, including Broken finger, Broken hand bones, Broken wrist, Care of your wrist & hand following a fracture, Mallet finger and Ulnar nerve compression.

10 June

A new page about general practice teams and an update to the page about general practitioners.

Hips and legs (children) – This section has been reviewed and updated.

25 May

Diarrhoea & vomiting – The diarrhoea & vomiting section has been reviewed and updated, including CDI, E. coli, Norovirus and so on.

Skin infections – The skin infections section has been reviewed and updated, including impetigo, orf, scabies and staphylococcus.

23 May

Bone pain in children, Trigger thumb and the Ankles & feet (children) section – These pages have been reviewed and updated.

19 May

Antibiotics and Antibiotic-resistant infections – These sections have been reviewed and updated.

Infectious diseases – This section has been reviewed and updated.

11 May

Ankles & feet – The section has been reviewed and updated.

7 May

Hip & knee replacement – The section has been reviewed and updated.

4 May

Back & neck and Ribs & breastbone – These sections have been reviewed and updated.

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