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Antibiotics unlikely to be a major contributor to obesity - National Science Challenges

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 10:25

A Better Start National Science Challenge’s research into the association between antibiotic exposure and childhood obesity is one of the largest studies of its kind ever conducted. It used a sample size of nearly 290,000 children and their mother’s (151,359 children and 132,852 mothers).

Aucklanders urged to join the ‘refillution’ this summer

Monday, 20 January, 2020 - 10:55

With summer here and many Kiwis resolving to take greater care of the planet and themselves in 2020, now’s the time to join ‘the refillution’.

Exercise top sport in NZ, but too many Kiwis overweight - expert

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 - 08:30

Kiwis must become more physically active in 2020 because losing weight and getting fit are still one of the top new year’s resolutions people aim for, Exercise New Zealand Richard Beddie says.

Opinion: Let's have a 'perfect vision' for all kiwis - Brian Tamaki

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019 - 07:23

With this year almost at an end we will begin a new one. This won’t just be a typical New Year though, but the beginning of a New Decade! So…this gives licence for some ‘Creative Imagineering’.

Would you like some fries with your social media?

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 - 11:49

As we enter the season of feasting, a University of Auckland researcher is investigating how social media influences the food choices of young adults year-round.

Physical inactivity a global challenge, says sports expert

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 - 09:37

Do not underestimate the dangers of physical inactivity, warns University of Canterbury (UC) sports expert Professor Nick Draper, who has edited a new book to examine the causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity.

Doctors call for reversal of food industry self-policing in battle against obesity

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 - 09:34

Senior hospital doctors are calling on the Health Minister to urgently reverse a decision which allows the food industry to self-regulate efforts to tackle obesity, saying it runs counter to the government’s Wellbeing Budget.

Stars plus warnings for healthier food choices

Monday, 16 December, 2019 - 09:28

New Zealanders would find it easier to eat better and nurture their own and their families’ health if packaged food and drink had to carry a health star rating, a health warning, or both, University of Auckland experts say.

The Hugo Charitable Trust partners with Cure Kids to fund suicide study

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 10:10

Cure Kids is pleased to announce that $155,800 of funding has been donated by the Hugo Charitable Trust to support University of Otago clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Fortune’s child and adolescent self-harm surveillance and suicide prevention research.

The Big FAT Lie 'cracks international market'

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 - 16:44

The feature length plant-based documentary ‘The Big FAT Lie’ on 10th December will begin a string of international releases, starting with a pre-release on iTunes.