Monday briefs – 20 May 2019

Your weekly health news round-up 

New stroke facility at Auckland Hospital

A new $30 million stroke and rehabilitation inpatient unit will open at Auckland City Hospital next year. Read more

Are superfoods really that super?

Food such as blueberries, turmeric and dark chocolate are often touted as superfoods but the common healing claims surrounding them don’t always stack up. Read more

Top of the South Island hit by flu

Since last month, 27 people have been admitted to hospital in Nelson and Marlborough with influenza. Read more

Canterbury measles outbreak officially over

The measles outbreak in Canterbury has been declared officially over, however other parts of the country are still dealing with outbreaks. Read more

How to prevent dementia: WHO releases guidelines

The World Health Organisation recommends people eat healthy food and exercise and not take vitamin supplements to help prevent dementia. Read more