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1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation - Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases.

'Kudos for top Waikato DHB Maori health researcher'

Dr Nina Scott, Waikato DHB Clinical Director of Māori Public Health, was presented with a major award at the recent Kudos Awards in Hamilton.

The annual event celebrates the best scientific minds and achievements across the Waikato region.

New Zealand online therapy gets 20,000 registrations in COVID year

New Zealanders are turning to online therapy in droves, with local non-profit Just a Thought-which provides free web-based CBT courses-reaching 20,000 registrations in just over a year.

Cancer Control Agency marks one year anniversary

One year since Te Aho o Te Kahu was established it is continuing to work hard to provide strong leadership and oversight of cancer control in Aotearoa.

NZ organisations represented at UN meeting on medicinal cannabis law reform

The medical cannabis industry could be in for one of its biggest wins in decades if a United Nations vote tomorrow implicitly acknowledges the medical value of the drug.

'Demolition activities needed to make way for Buller Health Centre underway'

The planned demolition that’s needed to make way for the new Buller Health Centre is well underway with construction of the new Buller Health Centre expected to start early in 2021.

3 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation - Ministry of Health

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

Of today’s new cases:

Timely decision on festival drug checking will save lives - Drug Foundation

The Drug Foundation is thrilled by Health Minister Andrew Little’s announcement providing legal certainty for drug checking happening at festivals this year. The proposed time-limited legislation will reduce the number of people needing medical attention and potentially save lives.

Mum of two takes on the hazy world of health supplements - Nutrizen

Geetha Maharaj was told by a dietician that she had run out of options when allergic reactions and gut issues stopped her from having the daily nutritional shakes she required to regain her weight and much needed energy.

World Aids Day works towards breaking down discrimination - Mid Central DHB

Today marks the 32nd annual World AIDS Day and this year work is being done to highlight the need to continue to progress towards zero discrimination against people living with HIV.