In this section we provide useful links and a section about
The internet can produce a huge variety of medical information
which can be overwhelming at times. In this section we offer some carefully
selected links which bring you reliable, useful information about common
conditions. Many of our articles also contain useful links.
Abdominal and Bowel Problems- The National Institutes of Health.
This is an excellent site by The National Institutes of Health,containing many useful articles about common bowel ,liver and digestive conditions.
Cancer Information- The American Cancer Society
This is an excellent site,providing in depth and readable information about various types of cancer.
Diabetes- The National Institutes of Health
This is an excellent site by The National Institutes of Health,with good in depth articles about many aspects of diabetic care.
HIV and Aids- The Body
This is a world class HIV and AIDS information resource,with in depth insight from many experts.
This site edited by a Canadian Psychiatrist is an excellent starting point for more detailed reading on a wide variety of mental health issues.
Skin Conditions- The New-Zealand Dermatological Society
The New Zealand Dermatological Society has compiled a good list of skin conditions with information about them.
The British Medical Journal
Although aimed at Doctors,this site is a fantastic resource that patients may find very useful for more in depth reading.
Entering the medical condition in the search box in this section of the site ,will usually produce an editorial or good review article.
Travel- The Centre for Disease Control
This is a really useful site for travellers by The Centre For Disease Control. Check out the areas you are going to under "destinations".
This provides detailed overviews of recommended vaccinations and malaria prevention.
Below is a selection of links to useful
Age Conern- NZ
This nonprofit, charitable organisation promotes the quality of life and well-being of older people.
Their website lists nationwide centres and services, highlights current affairs and government policy relating to older people, and provides many resources including their newpaper, Positive Living. It offers opportunity for e-mail feedback.
The site provides links to many related websites. Age Concern runs several projects, outlined on the website.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Although this is an Auckland AA site, contacts for centres throughout NZ are given plus a 24 hour 0800 telephone contact. The site offers background about the AA organisation, provides all meeting details within Auckland, and links to many resources.
The Arthritis Foundation of NZ is a voluntary organisation and the site offers comprehesive information on treatments to ease symptoms of arthritis. The site includes contacts throughout NZ; a special youth section including a forum section; links to arthritis information sites and a e-mail feedback option. As a charitable organisation, it includes information on fundraising.
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand (Inc.) aims to help people with asthma and respiratory conditions.
Their website offers extensive resources; recent research and news, comprehensive information on the condition; and a novel "kids page". Nationwide support groups are listed.
Barnardos children's charity aims to help New Zealand children reach their full potential. They offer a variety of childcare services, and protection for children at risk.
Their website offers information on the organisation, its childcare services and research and offers links to other support groups. The site outlines how to become a caregiver, and how to make donations. Resources and subscription are also available.
Diabetes NZ's website has a comprehensive section describing the condition, its range of treatments and care, and a diabetes dictionary. It has many links to related websites ranging from highly technical, to very user-friendly. It includes a separate kid's section and product supply section. The contact section has an e-mail address as well as an 0800 number.
Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education (FADE)
The FADE website has sections on health and safety in the workplace and training for teachers; FAQ; an ordering system for a variety of resources; describes various drugs, their effects and risks; news and links; membership options and a novel debating section.
Herpes Foundation- NZ
The NZ Herpes Foundation website provides information on this condition, its treatment and advice. Its news section includes FAQ, current research and personal stories.
The site offers a free information pack to be posted on request; gives links to several other sites and provides a reading list. There is an e-mail address for contact as well as lists of sexual health clinics and support groups throughout NZ.
Immunisation Advisory Centre
Contains details about the current New-Zealand childhood vaccination schedule. Also has other good sections including information and questions and links to other sites
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation-NZ
This Auckland based charity foundation's site has exhaustive information on the condition and provides recent research, events and news.It gives links to other MS sites; contacts for donations and volunteers; personal perspectives on the condition; has a kids page; and has an email, message board and feedback section.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Association is run by those affected by Muscular Dystrophy and related Neuromuscular Conditions to provide accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information, advice, on the condition.The site provides contact information including an e-mail address and 0800 number; links to articles in their "In touch" newsletter; and a donation section.
The Order of St Johns
Order of St John operates emergency ambulance services, provides first aid training, and community services for sick and suffering.The site lists and describes all available training courses; outlines charges, subscriptions and how to make donations; and the history of the Order.
The Fellowship is a voluntary organisation helping people cope with schizophrenia and related disorders.The site has contacts for 18 NZ branches, including e-mail addresses; links to many international sites; a FAQ section; and a section on Family Rights. All available resources are listed and their newsletter is online. They have a press section, listing recent media attention on the condition.
Stroke foundation- NZ
This is a nonprofit foundation to help people with a stroke and their families and caregivers, by providing information, support and rehabilitation.The site has sections on how to understand and prevent strokes including a self-assessment chart. The pages for health professionals includes links to medical websites and resources. There are contacts for 4 national offices, including an 0800 number and e-mail addresses. There is a section for resources and donations.