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Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the pancreas cannot make enough insulin. Glucose is an essential source of energy for the brain as well as a source of energy for the body. More information
Many of us spend much of our day sitting down. Even if we exercise regularly, the rest of the time we spend not moving can be bad for us. Even when people engage in 2. More information
Children need many little drinks during their day. Regularly offer drinks, as your child might forget to drink when exercising and get dehydrated, this can be dangerous for young children. You need about 8–10 cups of fluid each day to keep your body hydrated and working properly. More information
Both children and adults need to be active and eat healthily to live well. Just like adults, children can sometimes be fussy about new flavours and textures, and at times may eat too much of the wrong kinds of food. More information
Home pregnancy tests are very reliable and will give you a result within a minute or two. The best time to take a pregnancy test is one week after you miss your period. This is because the tests look for hormones in your urine. More information
Fire safety checklistTo be really sure you can sleep easy, do a fire check every night:

are all kitchen appliances turned off?
are all heaters turned off and one metre away from anything that could burn?
are there any stray cigarette butts and have ashtrays been emptied into a metal bin outside?
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New Zealand children are entitled to free basic oral health services from birth until their 18th birthday. It’s important to enrol your child as early as possible with the service so you can arrange the first check-up. More information
Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment. Good mental health involves:Living in a place you like and can call home. More information