Monday briefs – 17 June 2019

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

NZ has highest rate of Legionnaires’ in the world

A new study has revealed New Zealand has the highest rate of Legionnaires’ disease in the world. Read more

Early MMR vaccination recommended

Health authorities are recommending babies in Auckland have their first MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination at 12 months, rather than 15 months, as the region grapples with a measles outbreak. Read more

Electronic devices damaging young eyes

Electronic devices are causing damage to an increasing number of young people’s eyes, sparking a warning from health professionals. Read more

New vaping website launched

The Ministry of Health and Health Promotion Agency have launched a new website called Vaping Facts to help people understand more about vaping and its effect on health. Read more

Think before you drink from a water fountain

Drinking from a public water fountain isn’t as safe as you might think, an Auckland University study has found. Read more