Monday briefs – 25 February 2019

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

Confusion about kids’ toothpaste

Dentists are warning of an increase in tooth decay due to parents being confused about which toothpaste to buy for their children. Read more

Hormone’s role in Pacific cardiovascular health

An Otago University researcher is looking into the role a certain hormone could play in the poor state of cardiovascular health in Pacific communities. Read more

Time of day you exercise affects body clock

The time of day you exercise can shift your body clock in different ways, according to new research. Read more

High-fat diet bad for gut health

Eating a diet high in fat is bad for the helpful bacteria that live in your gut, researchers say. Read more

Smoke-free cars for kids

Smoking in a car when children under 18 are present will be banned under new legislation. Read more

Health warning after Otago uni student contracts measles

Health authorities in Otago are on high alert after a case of measles, a disease which is highly contagious and can be life-threatening, was confirmed on Friday.  Read more