How does sunscreen work, what is SPF and why reapply so often?
When choosing sunscreen, look for a broad-spectrum, water-resistant, sunscreen of at least SPF30. But what do we mean by 'broad-spectrum' and 'SPF'? To help you make sense of these and other terms we've put together a list of frequently asked questions, and answers, about sunscreen.
How to talk to your kids about vaping
As vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, the long-term effects aren’t completely known. Find out about our tips to talk to your kids about vaping and the potential dangers.
Is your child experiencing gender dysphoria?
Gender dysphoria refers to the distress, anxiety or uncomfortable feelings some people experience due to being assigned a sex that doesn’t match their own experience of themselves.
Never heard of ear candles? That’s probably a good thing
Ear candles are sold for removing ear wax and there are claims they can cure a wide range of medical problems, but research shows ear candling has no medical benefits. In fact, ear candles are harmful and can cause serious injury.
There's an app for that!
Need help quitting smoking?
If giving up smoking was one of your New Year’s resolutions then you might want to consider one of the Quit Smoking apps reviewed by the Health Navigator team.
Video of the month
Tobacco is not our whakapapa
The first in a series of videos, this clip focusses on the history of tobacco use in New Zealand and how it's not part of Māori whakapapa.
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