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Influenza

Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection of your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs, but it can affect your whole body. It is a serious viral infection that carries the risk of hospitalisation or even death. Read more
Depression

Depression

Having the blues is something that we all experience from time to time, but for people with depression, this feeling persists over weeks to months. Read more
Dermatitis

Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a skin inflammation that causes red, itchy, crusted skin that can become swollen or blistered. Dermatitis affects about 20% of people at some time. Read more
How food & drink affects sleep

How food & drink affects sleep

If you've noticed you feel particularly sleepy or energised after eating or drinking certain things, that's because what you consume can have an impact on how well you sleep and how awake you are during the day. Read more
Back pain

Back pain

Back pain, most commonly of the lower spine, affects 4 out of 5 people at some stage of their life. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to recover and prevent pain from returning. Keeping active and maintaining good posture are two key activities that help prevent back pain. Read more
Indigestion

Indigestion

Indigestion is a word used to describe stomach pain or discomfort after eating. It is not a disease on its own, but a group of symptoms (such as stomach pain, bloating, or a sense of fullness) you feel soon after eating. Read more
Allergies – tips for children starting school

Allergies – tips for children starting school

For children with allergies, starting school takes an extra degree of planning. Read more
Prediabetes

Prediabetes

Prediabetes means the amount of glucose, a type of sugar, in your blood is higher than normal and you are at much higher risk of getting diabetes. Read more
Iron supplements

Iron supplements

Easy-to-read medicine information about iron supplements – what are they, how to take iron supplements safely and possible side effects. Read more
Healthy eating for children

Healthy eating for children

Tips for parents, family/whānau and caregivers on the kinds of food – and how much of each – children need to eat to be healthy. Read more