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30 March

At-risk breast cancer screening – Updated the information about increased risk and added information about the CanRisk assessment tool.

24 March

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

24 March

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

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.

25 February

Heart risk assessment – A new page about the Heart Foundation's My Heart Check tool, including information about when people with different risk factors should start having heart assessments.

16 February

Mental illness during & after pregnancy – This section has been reviewed and updated, with video added.

Rongoā Māori – A new page about Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine). including what it is and how it's done safely.

Termination of pregnancy – This page has been reviewed and updated.

11 February

Youth & teen health – Most of this section has been reviewed and updated, with a new page about sexuality and sexual identities in youth and teens added.

4 February

Eating disorders – The section has been reviewed and updated.

23 December

Driving with diabetes – A new page about the risks of driving if you have diabetes and what you can do to reduce the risk.

Psychosis – This section has been reviewed and updated, with a new page about schizophrenia added.

17 December

Aphasia – The section has been reviewed and updated.

Apraxia of speech – The section has been reviewed and updated.

Dysarthria – The section has been reviewed and updated.

Speech & language delay or disorder – The section has been reviewed and updated.

15 December

Incidental pancreatic lesions – A new page about incidental pancreatic lesions, including the risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer and how incidental pancreatic lesions are treated.

Measuring your blood pressure at home – A new page about measuring your blood pressure at home, including choosing a blood pressure monitor and using blood pressure apps.

27 November

Bipolar disorder – The section has been reviewed and updated.

Palliative care – The section has been reviewed and updated.

20 November

Communication strategies – These pages have been reviewed and updated.

Speech-language therapists has been reviewed and now includes a second page about when to see a speech-language therapist.

19 November

Bowel cancer – The section has been updated with the latest information, including a new page about Reducing your risk of bowel cancer and updated information about the National Bowel Screening Programme.

12 November

Breast reconstruction surgery and Breast reduction surgery – Both sections have been reviewed and updated.

6 November

When someone is dying – This section has been reviewed and updated. It includes information on understanding the dying process, looking after yourself when caring for someone who is dying, what to do when someone dies and what happens after someone you love has died.

30 October

ADHD in Adults has been reviewed and updated.

22 October

Swallowing difficulties – The section has been reviewed and updated. Dietary suggestions for swallowing difficulties is still under review.

12 October

Physical health with a mental illness or addiction – The section has been fully reviewed and updated.

Suicide help and Suicide & young people have been reviewed and updated.

2 October

Stress – The Stress section including Relaxation techniques has been fully reviewed and updated.

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.

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