Everyday health tips

Add five ways to wellbeing into your day

​Whether the going is good or times are tough, research has shown that five key actions can make a real difference to... read more about Add five ways to wellbeing into your day»

Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children

Children with parents who smoke are much more likely to get sick, be admitted to hospital, and start smoking when they... read more about Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children»

Alchohol and drugs: are they really that dangerous?

Some drugs are more harmful than others, but it can be hard to know what the real deal is. NZ Drug Foundation has a... read more about Alchohol and drugs: are they really that dangerous?»

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.... read more about Asthma in children»

Depression: You don’t have to tough it out

Depression and anxiety can happen to anybody, but men are less likely to reach out for help. Healthinfo has a... read more about Depression: You don’t have to tough it out»

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

Find out more information from Healthy Smiles about crooked teeth, tooth whitening, tongue piercings, smoking,... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

Eight of the most common ways kids get injured

Childhood injuries are common. Thankfully most of these are minor. But every year in New Zealand children are badly... read more about Eight of the most common ways kids get injured»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

It can often be good for you, both physically and psychologically, to keep doing everyday activities. These tips may... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’

Fatigue is a real issue in industries that rely on workers being mentally and physically alert. Fatigue reduces a... read more about Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’»

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry... read more about Five steps to protect your child’s smile»

Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is... read more about Free hearing checks»

Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…

We’ve got some tips to help you get a good, refreshing night’s sleep as often as you can. Good sleep habits will... read more about Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! Find out what free care you are eligible for... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Healthy eating and weight

The truth about fizzy drinks Excessive sugar is one of the biggest risks to our health, and fizzy drinks are jam-packed... read more about Healthy eating and weight»

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Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how

If your child's sleep is disturbed at night, it makes it harder for them to function during the day. It also raises the... read more about Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how»

Help your older family members stay safe from falls

Live Stronger for Longer research shows people over 65 are very sensitive to being told what to do, and don't want to... read more about Help your older family members stay safe from falls»

How do you keep kids healthy?

There are a lot of things to think about when raising healthy children. Luckily KidsHealth is here to help with... read more about How do you keep kids healthy?»

How to get back into the community after an illness or injury

It is important to get back into activities with other people after an illness, injury, or surgery – but it can seem... read more about How to get back into the community after an illness or injury»

How to keep your home warm & dry

A cold, damp home is the last thing you need in the Canterbury winter. And it isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s bad... read more about How to keep your home warm & dry»

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older. These strategies can help you make changes to you environment and... read more about How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.»

How to talk to your kids about puberty

It's important to talk to your children about puberty. Try to start talking to them before signs of puberty develop so... read more about How to talk to your kids about puberty»

Immunisations: Get them now, get them free

Immunisation is the best way to protect yourself and others from infectious diseases. Find out about the free... read more about Immunisations: Get them now, get them free»

Is sitting at work bad for you?

Well, it can be if you don’t sit in the right posture. The same goes for if you spend a lot of time standing up. This... read more about Is sitting at work bad for you?»

Is your life getting in the way of sleeping?

As a teenager you need more sleep than ever, but you also have to deal with increasing school work, sport, and your own... read more about Is your life getting in the way of sleeping?»

Keeping safe on the road

The number of people dying on our roads is growing. So how can you protect yourself from harm? ACC has some advice for... read more about Keeping safe on the road»

Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg

Read a healthy food guide with practical advice on how men can be healthier and still eat real food, a series of... read more about Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg»

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life. You can help prepare by informing yourself about the risks and... read more about My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?»

Oral health

Where to go for emergency dental care If you or a family member has toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get... read more about Oral health»

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Rest homes & Retirement villages: make an informed choice

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, read this important information... read more about Rest homes & Retirement villages: make an informed choice»

Serious injuries and disabilities

This ACC website provides information and help for people affected by injury-related disabilities. It includes common... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

So you want to be a caregiver…

Providing personal care to someone can make a huge difference in their life. It is also a big responsibility for you.... read more about So you want to be a caregiver…»

This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older

Falls are the most common cause of injury for people in this age group, but there is a lot you can do to reduce the... read more about This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older»

Top tips to avoid winter illnesses

When warmth wanes, why whine, when we have ways to win with winter wellness? Find out which illnesses are more common... read more about Top tips to avoid winter illnesses»

Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?

Yes. Physical activity is an essential part of life for all children and young people. Try some of these suggestions to... read more about Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?»

Want to be smokefree?

Different strategies work best for different people, but stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your... read more about Want to be smokefree?»

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What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?

Ergonomics in the workplace is how your equipment is designed and placed to be comfortable for your body and prevent... read more about What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?»

What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?

Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free programme providing a series of free health visits and support for families with... read more about What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?»

What to do when your child is being bullied

Bullying happens in all age groups. If your child is being bullied, or has been accused of bullying other children,... read more about What to do when your child is being bullied»

What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here

A Health Passport is a booklet you can carry with you when you go to hospital or when you use other health and... read more about What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here»

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