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Research finds sense of smell linked to obesity

Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 09:12

New study finds link between smell and obesity University of Otago researchers have broken new ground by identifying a link between smell and obesity. The findings will be published today in the international Obesity Reviews journal.

The challenge of improving health and reducing health inequities in NZ

Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 09:00

The Healthier Lives - He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge welcomes the announcement from the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Megan Woods, which confirms funding for its 2019-2024 research strategy.

Manu Vatuvei turns pro on Joseph Parker undercard

Friday, 16 November, 2018 - 15:18

Rugby league superstar Manu ‘The Beast’ Vatuvei will make his professional boxing debut on the undercard of Joseph Parker v Alexander Flores presented by Flooring Xtra at Christchurch’s Horncastle Arena on December 15.

Publication of Health Survey’s key results

Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 19:01

The Ministry of Health has today published key Tier 1 statistics from the New Zealand Health Survey 2017/18. The Health Survey collects information on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and helps the Ministry identify key issues and monitor trends.

Healthcare funding analysis wins Research Translation Competition

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 14:49

Massey Business School’s Professor Christoph Schumacher has won the 2018 Research Translation Competition for his summary of an academic paper about healthcare funding in New Zealand.

Perpetual jetlag? Exposure to artificial blue light a risk in Aotearoa

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 09:29

A new paper released today by Royal Society Te Apārangi finds that our increasing exposure to artificial blue light is a possible risk for our health, for wildlife and for studying the night sky.

Childhood exercise can reverse negative health effects

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 14:00

Exercise in childhood has been shown to promote long-lasting health and can counteract the risk of developing diabetes that comes from having an obese father.

Otago study calls for end to Govt's 'soft' approach to sugary drink regulation

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 09:49

People who drink sugary beverages are more likely to eat fast food and confectionery and less likely to make healthy dietary choices, Otago research has found.

New health group to tackle much-needed health prevention measures

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 - 18:00

One-third of premature death and disability in New Zealand is caused by smoking, alcohol, obesity and unhealthy diets, yet less than a half a percent of the health budget is spent on preventing that damage, say a new health group launched today in parliament.

Rotorua school to host kiwi celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 - 12:33

A Rotorua school has been selected to host New Zealand’s much-loved celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen for a cooking demonstration and book signing.