Monday briefs – 9 September 2019

Warning: Measles outbreak could turn deadly

Doctors are warning the measles outbreak could turn deadly as the country grapples with an increasing number of cases. Read more

Free spacers for asthmatics

A new initiative to give out free spacers to regional asthma societies and organisations around the country has been launched by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ. Read more

Diet drinks linked to early death

Regularly drinking artificially sweetened beverages could increase the risk of an early death, a new global study has found. Read more

Giving Kiwis time to talk

A week-long campaign called 'Press pause, please give me time to talk' begins on 9 September to encourage people to support the 400,000 Kiwis who have a communication disability. Read more

Vaping causes serious lung damage in teen

A teenager is in hospital with serious lung damage, which doctors say was caused by her vaping habit. Read more

New advice issued on eating meat and dairy

The Australian Heart Foundation has issued new advice on the consumption of meat, dairy and eggs following a substantial review of current evidence. Read more