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NZMA welcomes Government putting health before profit

Friday, 9 July, 2021 - 13:25

The decision to mandate the addition of folic acid to bread shows important health decisions are often best made by Government leadership, not left to the private sector.

The NZMA has long advocated for the addition of folic acid to reduce birth defects and miscarriages.

Aotearoa's surging rates of dementia can be limited - Auckland study

Friday, 9 July, 2021 - 07:59

Aotearoa’s surging rates of dementia can be limited by targeting 12 potentially modifiable risk factors that vary across ethnic groups, a University of Auckland study suggests.

Physical activity can counter effects of lack of sleep - ExerciseNZ

Wednesday, 7 July, 2021 - 05:50

ExerciseNZ today endorsed new research which shows physical activity and good sleep work together to counter negative health effects of poor sleep.

The new study, published in the Medical News Today, finds physical activity and quality sleep have synergistic effects on health.

Babies not meeting feeding guidelines may be at greater risk for obesity - study

Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 - 06:02

New research reveals that a significant number of babies are not being fed in accordance with New Zealand’s infant feeding guidelines and this puts them at greater risk for childhood obesity.

Have a good night's sleep with Aotearoa New Zealand green kiwifruit - study

Wednesday, 30 June, 2021 - 13:09

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in healthy males has been awarded funding of $31,800 over 12 months by the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge.

New study into Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to provide 'unique NZ data'

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 - 12:00

A clinical study getting underway in Rotorua and Christchurch will provide valuable information on how our unique population responds to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

NZ 'breakthrough set to change world diabetes treatment'

Thursday, 3 June, 2021 - 10:30

Millions of diabetes patients around the world may be able to avoid unneeded medication thanks to research led by a University of Auckland epidemiologist and published in top medical journal The Lancet.

PhD graduates tackle New Zealand's obesity epidemic - Massey

Thursday, 27 May, 2021 - 14:40

Diet is one of the key drivers of the global obesity epidemic and New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

Big spend on vaccines, but preventable illness short-changed - Health Coalition

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 - 16:59

A massive gap in public health service purchasing, at just 2.1 percent of the health budget, shows other core public health investment has been dwarfed by the needed $1.4 billion Covid-19 vaccination rollout.

TSB’s nationwide hunt for ideas to help New Zealand thrive

Sunday, 16 May, 2021 - 09:32

TSB’s nationwide hunt for ideas to help New Zealand thrive TSB is launching a nationwide hunt to find the next wave of innovative ideas which solve problems and help New Zealand communities thrive.