Monday briefs – 23 September 2019

More doses of measles vaccine secured

An additional 100,000 doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine are set to arrive in New Zealand to help manage the current outbreak. Read more

Scabies linked to rheumatic fever

Researchers from the University of Auckland found children diagnosed with scabies were more likely to develop rheumatic fever. Read more

Air pollution inside placenta

New research has found black carbon particles on the foetal side of the placenta in women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy. Read more

Groundbreaking research into asbestos

New research focussing on protecting humans and animals from the dangers of asbestos has been announced as the inaugural project for Unitec’s new Environmental Solutions Research Centre. Read more 

Radiographers set to strike

DHB-employed medical imaging technologists are set to strike at the end of September after months of failed employment agreement negotiations. Read more

Exercise may help delay Alzheimer’s

Regular exercise may slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s in people likely to develop the disease, new research has found. Read more