Monday briefs – 6 May 2019

Your weekly health news round-up 

Student mental health a major worry

A new survey has found teenagers’ mental health is a major worry for secondary schools – along with Government funding and the supply of good teachers. Read more

Be careful using Bonjela mouth gel

A Ministry of Health doctor is assuring the public Bonjela mouth gel is safe to use after a Hawke’s Bay baby was given too much and nearly died. Read more

Antibiotics prescribed to nearly half of GP patients

Nearly half of all people who visit their GP are prescribed an antibiotic, adding to the concern about increasing antibiotic resistance. Read more

Measles outbreak spreads to Taupō

Members of the public in Taupō are being warned they may have been exposed to measles following the confirmation of two cases in the region. Read more