Monday briefs – 15 July 2019

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

Free GP clinic in West Auckland

The Salvation Army will trial a free GP clinic in West Auckland for those struggling during winter. Read more

More flu vaccines on the way

Due to demand, 55,000 more flu vaccines are arriving in New Zealand to protect against the flu virus. Read more

Breath test to detect cancer

Clinical trials are beginning for a breath test machine that can detect cancer in just seven minutes. Read more

Allergens on medicine labels

Medsafe has opened a public consultation on plans to introduce labelling for non-active substances in medicines that may cause allergic reactions. Read more

Keytruda approved for earlier use

The cancer treatment drug Keytruda has been approved for earlier use in patients with melanoma. Read more