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World-first research uses gut bacteria to improve health of obese teenagers - study

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020 - 08:51

New Zealand research has shown how gut bacteria from healthy, lean people can be used to improve the health of teenagers who are clinically obese.

Almost 80% of drinks in supermarkets are sugary, fuelling health risks - research

Thursday, 17 December, 2020 - 15:30

Almost 80 percent of drinks in New Zealand supermarkets are sugary, swelling the nation’s health risks and indicating that industry self-regulation is failing, according to University of Auckland researchers.

Steady exercising does count - ExerciseNZ

Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 - 08:20

Every Kiwi adult should throw out the idea that if they are not throwing themselves into a sweat-drenching workout for more than an hour it doesn’t count, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

Lonely Christmas ahead for many elderly kiwis - Age Concern

Monday, 14 December, 2020 - 13:25

Age Concern Auckland fears many elderly people are in for a lonely Christmas this year.

Healthier Lives grant to research prevention programme for diabetes

Friday, 11 December, 2020 - 15:12

The project will build on a previous project which focused on a pre-diabetes empowerment programme for Pacific youth.

First exercise day of 2021 just weeks away

Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 10:31

The first days of 2021 are just weeks away, raising the spectre of the annual tradition of resolutions, such as getting fitter.

Healthier behaviours are valued more since covid arrived so 2021 promises to be a more active year for Kiwis, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

NZ biotech can solve global environmental and health challenges - BioTechNZ

Monday, 30 November, 2020 - 05:43

On average, people are living longer, their lives are busier, they have poorer diets and exercise less which is leading to increasing rates of diseases and health conditions including cancer, diabetes, dementia, heart disease and obesity, BioTechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion says.

No progress on reducing inequities from harmful products: latest health survey

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 16:08

Health groups are demanding more policy action to reduce the glaring health inequities shown by the latest New Zealand Health Survey.

'Hawke's Bay infant nutrition start-up Good Feeding participates in annual summit'

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 11:07

New Zealand’s infant nutrition start-up Good Feeding participated in the annual Food for Kids summit by FoodNavigator-USA. This year, the event focused on children’s eating habits, diet changes, and food brands delivering nutritious and affordable products for kids.

Teen suicide rates linked to zinc malnutrition - expert

Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 05:30

New Zealand has the highest teen suicide rate and the second highest incidence of child obesity in the developed world and it is long overdue for a national child nutrition review, pharmaceutical scientist Sir Ray Avery says.