Monday briefs – 12 August 2019

Your weekly health news round-up

Higher depression rates for pregnant Pacific women

Pacific women living in New Zealand are more likely to experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, new research has found. Read more

Surprising results from sugar detox

Washington Post journalist Steven Petrow details what happened to him when he went on a sugar detox. Read more

Pharmac seeks feedback on funding

National drug-funding agency Pharmac is seeking public feedback on plans to fund two new cancer drugs and one multiple sclerosis drug. Read more

Ban on prescription meds favoured

A new survey has found more than half of Kiwis want advertisements for prescription medicines to be banned. Read more

Changes to abortion law announced

The Government has released details of proposed changes to New Zealand’s abortion law, which would remove it from the Crimes Act. Read more