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Care urged before banning people entering NZ from the UK

The Government should be careful about banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries based on the presence of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, given most countries are not testing for variants,...

New figures show drug checking services have reduced harm – but more could be...

New figures released by KnowYourStuffNZ show that drug checking this summer resulted in the vast majority of people who attended drug checking choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, where it turned out they had...

Koch’s postulates, Covid, and misinformation rabbit holes

Opinion: Take a 19th century German scientist, a 21st century disease and add the internet - the result is a dangerous upsurge in Covid-denial nonsense, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.

Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health

Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.

Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

A cohort of Kaimahi and Peer Support workers at DCM are set to upskill following a government initiative that has made significant training funding available to the sector.  

Staying Safe from COVID-19 over Summer and Beyond: The Need for More NZ Government...

Aotearoa/NZ has responded very successfully to the COVID-19 pandemic by achieving elimination and the lowest death rate in the OECD. But there are ongoing risks – which may even be increasing with larger numbers of infected returnees in border facilities.

Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets

Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.

Vietnam’s showcase Covid response

Opinion: Vietnam’s success against Covid-19 is remarkable given the lack of material resources. Natasha Hamilton-Hart and Celia Caughey discuss how it was done.

Don’t let psychogenic illness undermine the Covid vaccine: An open letter to journalists

Opinion: Robert Bartholomew and Kate MacKrill explain the best strategy to counter the threat of psychogenic illness.

Death on the streets: Homeless population dying 30 years younger. Experts warn ‘we can...

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Homeless New Zealanders are dying 30 years younger than those with a roof over their heads. And the most common killers are heart disease and suicide. That is the "devastating and dehumanising" finding...

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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