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Two new cases of Covid-19

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today; the first has been detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility and the second is a community case.

The source of the community case is still being investigated.

Shout out to Auckland's stretched public health teams - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the Covid pandemic is taking a massive toll on public health teams in Auckland which have been working tirelessly for months without a break.

Study validates programme for healthy sleep for pre-schoolers - Auckland University

It’s a simple problem that drives some parents crazy: How do I get my pre-schooler to sleep? Now an innovative study by University of Auckland research fellow Samantha Marsh is pointing to some easy tips that seem to work.

No new cases of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

There are 54 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 22 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

HB gardeners warned over risk of Legionnaires' with two cases reported - HBDHB

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people requiring hospital care in recent weeks diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

Rangatahi to benefit from Massey health wellness programme

Massey University researchers running a four-year programme aiming to improve the hauora-oranga (health-social) services for rangatahi Māori have been granted nearly $1.4 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

NZNO Service to Nursing Award 2020 goes to patient rights advocate

Each year the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) presents Service to Nursing and Midwifery Awards as a way of recognising nurses or midwives who are NZNO members and who have made a positive difference to nursing or midwifery practice or practice environment.

Disability sector funding crisis continues; time for political parties to step up - NZDSN

The Ministry of Health’s notification that disability support providers will receive a paltry 1% contract price increase after 3 years of nil increases shows the need for political parties to step up with increased disability funding this election.

Mental Health Awareness Week is next week

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) starts on Monday 21 September and this year reflects the challenges we’ve faced together in 2020.

PRRT for neuroendocrine cancer patients

Green light given for life-saving cancer treatment

New Zealand patients with neuroendocrine cancers (NETs) who have been unable to access regular treatment in Australia due to COVID-19 will now be treated in Auckland thanks to an interim arrangement.