Monday briefs – 21 January 2019

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

Measles cases spike in Waikato

Health officials are urging people to catch up on their measles immunisations following six confirmed cases in Waikato. Read more

Is grass-fed steak good for your heart?

Auckland University researchers are investigating whether grass-fed beef protects against heart disease. Read more

Feed eggs and nuts to help prevent allergies

New research recommends introducing eggs and nuts to infants to help prevent allergies regardless of whether they are at risk. Read more

Concerning levels of lead found in eggs

High levels of lead have been found in eggs laid by chickens in Auckland backyards. Read more

Salmon recalled after listeria found

Two New Zealand salmon products have been recalled after traces of listeria were found. Read more