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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.

UC researcher develops predictive test for pre-eclampsia

Friday, 2 November, 2018 - 14:17

A University of Canterbury biochemist is creating a way to diagnose the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia with the potential to save the lives of pregnant women and their babies worldwide.

Life Education gets funding for app development

Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 15:38

The Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) has announced that it is making a donation to support Life Education New Zealand’s nutritional education program for students via a new teaching resource named ‘Harold’s Food Analyser App’.

Stress protein could be used to prevent childhood obesity in males

Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 14:00

New research published in The Journal of Physiology identifies a novel protein that reduces the likelihood of obesity and related metabolic disorders in boys.