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This month's topics in focus

Whooping cough

Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is an infectious disease that causes coughing and difficulty breathing. Find out when to see a doctor and what you can do to prevent it.

How do I manage tinnitus?

Tinnitus is hearing noise or ringing in your ears without a sound from outside. It is common, affecting about 15% of the population, especially older adults. Learn how to manage this condition.

Pregnancy and food safety

When you’re pregnant, some foodborne illnesses can be more dangerous than usual and may harm your own health or the health of your developing baby. Keep safe with these tips and warnings.

Top tips for wellbeing

How to check in on someone in distress

Do you have a family, whānau member, friend or workmate who may be experiencing anxiety or depression? If so, checking in to see if they are okay or need support can make a world of difference to them. Here are some tips on how to do that well.

Mental health and your body

Taking good care of your body’s need for sleep, healthy food and exercise supports your mental wellbeing. Find out how to achieve this.

Understanding medicines

Are you taking anti-inflammatories?

Anti-inflammatories are also called NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories drugs. Taking them with some other medicines can cause harm. Learn about NSAIDS so you can avoid harm from these medicines.

There's an app for that

Fertility apps

There are a number of fertility apps to track menstrual cycles, predict ovulation and plan conception. Here are some apps to get you started.

Video of the month

COVID-19 vaccine videos

Watch these videos about COVID-19 vaccines, including people explaining why they are getting the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their whānau.

Recipe corner

Country chicken

This hearty one-pan chicken meal with lots of flavour will become a family favourite.

Support near you

Stanford self-management programme

The Stanford chronic disease self-management programme is a 6-week course for anyone with an ongoing health condition. Learn skills and tips that support your health and wellbeing.
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