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Otago expert fears increase in fetal alcohol disorder following lockdown

A University of Otago researcher fears the soaring rates of alcohol purchases during lockdown may result in more babies being born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) next year.

'New Guidelines bring fundamental changes to asthma management'

The updated Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today, represent a "fundamental change in asthma management", according to leading medical experts.

3 new cases of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today, one in Rotorua and two in Christchurch. Once again, there is no community transmission in New Zealand.

Researchers developing ways to disinfect PPE for potential reuse

Lead researcher Dr Yvonne Anderson of the University of Auckland’s Medical School says the project has the potential to protect frontline workers against virus transmission in hospitals and the wider community. It may also address what continues to be a ‘river’ of PPE going to landfill.

Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings - Massey Uni

Gymnema Sylvestre flowers, by FarEnd 2018 , licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International .

Recognising our health volunteers’ valuable contribution - David Clark

Nominations open today for the 2020 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards and Health Minister Dr David Clark is asking New Zealanders to ensure volunteers get the recognition they deserve.

"I’m delighted to be able to open these Awards during National Volunteer Week," David Clark says.

Progress signalled of Govt's response to mental health inquiry - report

The Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has released a report, Upholding the Wero Laid in He Ara Oranga, signalling progress of the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga, the inquiry into mental health and addiction.

National Volunteer Week: Volunteers keep the community warm - Hawke's Bay DHB

The group came together under Tihei Mauri Ora Emergency Response Centre. It was set up in response to COVID-19 by Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc and Hawke’s Bay District Health Board to support Whānau Pounamu - the most vulnerable Māori and Pasifika in the region.

1 new case of Covid-19 - Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The person who has tested positive is a woman in her 60s who arrived in New Zealand on June 18.

QENDO announces app launch

Today, QENDO announced the launch of the QENDO App. Following extensive Beta testing from our wide, varied and inclusive community, the QENDO App is available for immediate download from the Australian and New Zealand App and Google Play stores.