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Medsafe warns consumers not to consume coffee product marketed for weight loss

Medsafe has published a privileged statement issued by the Director-General of Health under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981.

'NZ's 1st sexual health contact tracing trial aims to increase access to care'

Quick contact tracing is one of the most important ways to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections and from this month, a new anonymised sexual contact tracing service is being trialled by the Wellington Sexual Health service using the SXT Health services platform.

1 new case of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility. There are no new community cases.

Reviews of managing infectious disease outbreaks - Ministry of Health

Work is underway to further strengthen New Zealand’s management of communicable disease outbreaks in response to recommendations from two newly-published reports.

Southern Cross Health Society Group posts surplus after returning $50m to members

Southern Cross Health Society Group has today released its annual financial results, posting a surplus of $32.4 million for the year ended 30 June 2020.

Clearhead develops te reo platform to better support Maori mental health

Clearhead, a Kiwi digital mental health company has today launched its translated te reo Māori website and chatbot offering in partnership with nib New Zealand (nib) and nib foundation, designed to help reduce the barriers Māori communities often face when accessing mental health services.<

Report finds ongoing improvements but continued variation in care

The Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) has released its Annual Report on Monday 14th September.

Canopy Eating Disorders Support Services launches to help support Kiwis

A new type of support to help New Zealanders healing from an eating disorder feel comforted and empowered to take positive steps towards full recovery has launched.

Empowering wellbeing champions across NZ with the free tools - Realgood wellbeing

Realgood wellbeing aims to make workplace wellbeing accessible for all through a wellbeing programme framework launched ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Workplace wellbeing programmes help create happy, healthy, more productive workforces.

'Primary health care nurses and staff to hold second round of stop work meetings'

More than 3400 primary health care nurses and medical receptionists/administrators across more than 500 general practices and accident and medical centres will stop work for two hours nationwide on Wednesday 30 September (10am-12 Noon).