Monday briefs – 17 December 2018

Your weekly health news round-up from a variety of trusted sources

Low rates of listeria among pregnant Kiwi women 

Food safety warnings appear to be keeping cases of listeria reassuringly low amongst most Kiwi mothers but worryingly higher levels amongst Pacific mothers and their babies, a study has found. Read more

Medicinal cannabis bill passes final hurdle

The bill that supports terminally ill people or those living with chronic pain the ability to use medicinal cannabis for symptom relief has passed its third reading in Parliament. Read more

Northland MenW vaccinations continue

Over 5,000 young people in Northland have received a vaccination for the new W strain of meningococcal disease following an outbreak in recent months. Learn more

Get to know the signs of dementia

This month, Dementia New Zealand is running its Remember December campaign to help Kiwis learn the signs of dementia. Read more

Psychologist finds workplace bullying still a major issue

Even though more people are speaking up and taking a stand on workplace bullying, it still remains an issue for many New Zealanders. Read more