Monday briefs – 1 July 2019

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

New syphilis action plan

The Ministry of Health has announced a new action plan to combat the rising number of syphilis cases in New Zealand. Read more

Research into baby food pouches

An Otago University researcher will investigate the impact of food pouches on babies’ growth and dental health. Read more

Free sore throat screening at chemist

A quick throat swab at your chemist can help determine whether you need to visit your doctor for further treatment. Read more

Chemical linked to osteoporosis

A chemical found in common products such as toothpaste and soap has been linked to osteoporosis in women. Read more

Big boost for asthma and allergy research

A $1.2 million grant will enable researchers to assess why biodiversity may reduce allergy and asthma risks in children. Read more