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What's new on HealthInfo?

06 December

Head lice & nits – This is a new page about head lice & nits. It talks about what head lice and nits are, what causes them and how they're treated.

Keeping your home warm & dry – Updated links section with new links.

29 November

Funny turns or fainting – The page has been updated with more information about what causes fainting and funny turns, and what to do if someone faints.

Scabies – This is a new section about scabies and how to go about getting rid of scabies from the household.

26 November

Disability support services for Pacific Peoples – A new page with links to guides about disability support services in several Pacific languages.

21 November

Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery – Updated with new information about criteria and gastric band surgery.

15 November

Addiction & substance abuse – A new section about drug and alcohol addiction, including how to help yourself, how to get help, and how to support someone else.

08 October

Free GP care for resettled refugees – New page outlining access to free GP visits for resettled refugees.

30 October

Teeth and Mouth – Full review of teeth and mouth pages, with updates to service information, and new pages about dental health in older people, and common dental problems.

30 October

Patient surgical journey videos – Video telling you what to expect when you go into hospital for surgery. One version of the video is in English and one has Te Reo Māori subtitles.

25 October

Reading in Mind book scheme – Updated to include information about the new website, updated image to include a link to the service.

18 October

Mental health professionals – A new page explaining what different types of mental health professionals do and how to find them.

16 October

Anxiety in children – This is a new section about anxiety in children, including how parents can help their child and where they can get help.

Mental wellbeing – The section has been revised and expanded with information to help keep you mentally well.

Helping myself with mental wellbeing – This is a new page about self-care for mental wellbeing and where to go for help.

12 October

Healthy eating information – The complete section has been reviewed and updated.

27 September

Lactose intolerance – Minor updates to symptoms.

How to manage lactose intolerance – Inclusion of information about lactose-free yoghurt, and daily quantities of lactose.

13 September

My Medicines – A new page about the My Medicines website with easy-to-understand information about medicines used in New Zealand.

Water labour and birth – A new page about water labour and birth in a birthing pool. Includes information about benefits and risks.

13 September

High cholesterol – Updated with new formatting and links.

10 September

Helplines for mental health issues – A new page with a list of helplines for adults and young people who need help for mental help issues. The page is also formatted as a printable factsheet.

22 August

Multiple pregnancy – Changes to the multiple pregnancy section, including the addition of the following new pages: Eating and lifestyle guidelines for multiple pregnancy, Nutrients and supplements for multiple pregnancy, Coping with symptoms in multiple pregnancy.

16 August

Staphylococcus skin infections – The section has been reviewed and the pages Preventing & treating Staphylococcal skin infections and Staphylococcus decolonisation have been updated.

8 August

Personalised care plans – A new page about how personalised care plans can benefit people with complicated or long-term health problems.

2 August

The Prostate section has been reviewed and updated. It includes an updated page about Prostate surgery, an updated section about Prostate cancer including Prostate biopsy and Treating prostate cancer, and an updated section about Urinary catheters.

1 August

Blood vessels – This is a new section on HealthInfo. It has information about problems with arteries and veins, including tests and treatments.

31 July

Interpreting services and Interpreter cards – This section contains cards that people can print or download to their mobile phones to request an interpreter for their medical appointment.

19 July

Antibiotic-resistant infections – The section, which includes information about ESBL, MRSA and VRE, has been reviewed and updated.

18 July

Organ & tissue donation – A new page about organ and tissue donation, including information about deceased donations and living donations.

12 July

Update of the Allergies section, including substantial changes and reformatting.

9 July

Advance care planning (ACP) – The page has been reviewed and updated to suit new advice about advance care planning and the new national ACP booklet and form.

Blood transfusions in the community – A page about a new service where specially trained nurses can now give many blood transfusions in community infusion clinics.

19 June

As part of a major review, 30 infectious diseases pages have been updated.

14 June

The Pregnancy & childbirth section has had a major review with most pages updated and some new pages.

5 June

Heart – This section has been reviewed and updated with changes to the following pages: Atrial fibrillation (AF), Heart murmurs & heart valve problems in adults, High blood pressure tests and diagnosis, Living with high blood pressure, and Infective endocarditis.

31 May

Notifiable diseases and hazard reporting – This is a new page about disease and hazard reporting. Health professionals are required by law to tell public health authorities about certain diseases, and injuries caused by certain substances.

11 May

Testicular & scrotal problems in boys – This section has been reviewed and updated with new pages about Sudden (acute) scrotum pain in boys, Hydrocele and Inguinal hernia in children.

9 May

Added information about the GoodSAM app to CPR for adults & children and CPR for babies. The Good SAM app can notify a person who knows how to perform CPR and use an AED that someone nearby needs their help.

8 May

Breast cancer – This is a new section with comprehensive information about breast cancer including who's at risk, how it's diagnosed and how it's treated.

3 May

Communication cards – A new page with links to communication cards in multiple languages. Patients and their families can use the cards to help communicate their needs, wants and concerns to hospital staff.

Flu (influenza) and Flu (influenza) vaccinations – These pages have been updated with more information about flu symptoms and treatment.

2 May

Getting on with life after cancer treatment – A new page about getting on with life after you've had cancer treatment.

1 May

Chickenpox and Shingles – These pages have been updated to add more details, including information about chickenpox and shingles vaccinations.

20 April

Stroke – The section has been reviewed and updated with information about the causes of stroke and the prevention of stroke.

17 April

Canterbury DHB Eye Clinic – A new page about the Canterbury DHB Eye Clinic, how people can get appointments, and what to expect there.

Pain relief for adults on discharge from hospital – A new page with advice about taking pain relief after being discharged from hospital following an operation or injury.

Knee injuries – A new page about knee pain, with a focus on diagnosis and recovery.

Knee pain in adults – A new page about causes of knee pain, treatment options, and pain relief.


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