Monday briefs – 14 January 2019

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

Junior doctors to go on strike

Junior doctors are planning to go on strike on Tuesday, 15 January for 48 hours after mediation talks failed. Read more

Whooping cough outbreak

Health authorities are calling for vigilance in Auckland following a second spike in the number of whooping cough (pertussis) cases. Read more

Quitline preparing for influx

Quitline is expecting an influx of calls this month from people wanting to stop smoking following the January 1 increase on tobacco tax. Read more

Warning issued after spike in Auckland food poisoning cases

The number of Campylobacter cases across Auckland has spiked prompting health officials to remind people to take care when storing, handling and preparing chicken. Read more

New report lists 10 best diets for 2019

A panel of experts has revealed the 10 best diets from around the world to help keep you in good health. Read more

Smoking cannabis affects sperm count

A new study has found smoking cannabis may lower sperm count and change its DNA structure. Read more