Monday briefs – 2 December 2019

Your weekly health news round-up

One-third of high school kids vaping

Concerned principals at high decile schools say at least one-third of their students are vaping. Read more

Suicide Prevention Office opened

The Government has opened New Zealand’s first-ever Suicide Prevention Office and announced extra funding for Māori and Pacific suicide prevention. Read more

Race to immunise against measles in Samoa

Samoa is racing to immunise its entire population against measles, with the MMR vaccination now available for all people aged six months to 60 years old. Read more

World’s first HIV positive sperm bank launched

A sperm bank has opened for HIV positive donors who have an undetectable viral load, meaning the virus can’t be passed onto others. Read more

How MRSA spreads easily through households

A new study has revealed how easily the superbug MRSA spreads through a household – even to beloved pets. Read more

Man dies after being licked by dog

A 63-year-old German man has died after being licked by his pet dog. Read more