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Shift work associated with reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 - 13:00

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy.

Fecal transplants: High success rates from 'super donors'

Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 23:00

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease - and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer - if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating "super donor", say researchers at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.

NZ study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

Friday, 18 January, 2019 - 10:46

Obesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who exceed New Zealand’s screen-time guidelines, according to a study funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and Families Research F

Community groups received more than $12 mil from Southern Trust

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 - 12:05

Community groups across New Zealand received $12,824,724 in grants from The Southern Trust in the 2018 calendar year.

High intake of fibre and whole grains reduces disease risk - research

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 12:30

University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for grants

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019 - 13:44

Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Friday, 22 March 2019.

Last year, Research For Life made 11 research grants and 10 travel grants worth $203,698 in total.

Health Promotion Agency board appointments announced

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 16:42

New appointments to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) board have been announced today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa.

Targeting chemical signals could lead to new treatment for obesity

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 01:00

New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shed light on how to disrupt chemical signals that affect how much someone eats, which could lead to a method for helping manage obesity.

Kiwis' support for Red Nose Day enables life-changing research

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 - 09:00

Ground-breaking medical research to improve, extend and save the lives of Kiwi kids will go ahead thanks to the generosity of Kiwis who raised nearly $1 million for Cure Kids in this year’s Red Nose Day appeal.

Funding partners for new EIT Institute of Sport and Health

Saturday, 15 December, 2018 - 10:57

Local companies and organisations have given millions of dollars in funding partnerships for a new sport and health centre being built at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park in Hastings.