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Unique pet health and welfare research draws international attention

Wednesday, 31 October, 2018 - 10:02

A unique health and welfare check initiative for pets running alongside healthy lifestyle people assessments has attracted keen interest in the international research community.

'Urgent action needed' to prevent 8,000 cancer diagnoses each year

Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 17:01

Around 8,000 New Zealanders are diagnosed with potentially preventable cancer each year and bold action is needed to curb the dramatic harm caused by the "big three" risk factors: obesity, alcohol and tobacco.

Fellowships and scholarships support researchers across their careers

Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 15:03

Three researchers recognised for their sustained research excellence and 13 highly promising researchers at the early stages of their careers have been awarded fellowships and scholarships today.

New research reveals many Kiwis are letting man's best friend down

Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 14:10

New research conducted by SPCA has revealed that many Kiwi dog owners aren’t doing as much as they can to look after the family pet.

But with a little more effort they can help man’s best friend avoid health problems, behavioural issues and a shortened life span.

Emerging Otago researchers win Fellowships worth $3.2 million

Thursday, 4 October, 2018 - 11:10

Three highly-promising University of Otago researchers and another recently departed from the university, have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships worth $3.2 million by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Dairies are at the heart of local communities - Retail NZ

Thursday, 4 October, 2018 - 10:28

The local dairy store is a cornerstone of many neighbourhoods and small towns throughout New Zealand. There are about 4000 dairies and convenience stores around the country. These small businesses are often owner-operated family businesses operating on very low margins.

Primary school children struggling with period poverty

Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 - 11:08

Girls as young as eight are getting their period, new figures reveal. It comes as demand for KidsCan sanitary products in primary schools increases, as many parents on low incomes struggle to afford the essential items for their children.

Lack of exercise putting pressure on Kiwis’ health - Exercise NZ

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018 - 12:13

Lack of exercise is putting pressure on the health of many Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie has just returned from China and India where he discussed fitness trends and issues.

The importance of hydration

Tuesday, 2 October, 2018 - 08:34

We often focus on nutrition and activity when it comes to looking after our health, but it’s also worth looking into a third factor - hydration.

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago - research

Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 05:00

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals.