Monday briefs – 25 March 2019

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

Taking care of your mental health post Christchurch attacks

University of New South Wales Professor and Director of Traumatic Stress Clinic, Richard Bryant, outlines ways to look after your mental health following the Christchurch terrorist attacks. Read more.

Helpline sees increase in calls

The free national phone and text counselling service 1737 has had a five-fold increase in the number of people seeking help following the Christchurch terrorist attacks. Read more.

Woman dies of meningococcal disease

A 24-year-old woman has died from meningococcal disease at Waikato Hospital. Read more.

Having more kids slows ageing process

Having more children could help keep women looking younger, according to new research. Read more.

Link between cannabis and serious mental illness

New research shows people who smoke strong forms of cannabis are at a higher risk of experiencing a serious mental illness. Read more.