Monday briefs – 4 November 2019

Your weekly health news round-up

Pharmacists to give measles vaccination

Pharmacists around the country will soon be able to give the measles vaccination to people aged over 16. Read more.

Research casts doubt on effectiveness of medicinal cannabis

Researchers in Australia have found little evidence that medicinal cannabis relieves mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and psychosis. Read more

The key to happiness in your 60s and 70s

Find out what makes people in their later years truly happy. Read more

PTSD common among young people

A new study has found that nearly one in three 18-year-olds had been exposed to trauma and one in four of them went on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more

Yoghurt company fined for listeria cover up

The Collective yoghurt company, Epicurean Dairy, has been fined nearly $500,000 for covering up positive listeria tests over several years. Read more