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More 30km/h limits needed - Brake

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 15:47

Brake, the road safety charity says 30km/h limits are needed around schools to protect children and help create safer, more liveable streets. The charity is also reminding drivers to slow down and look out for kids as schools and kindergartens return from the summer break.

The shame of 'fat-shaming' in public health - prof

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019 - 08:02

Dr Isaac Warbrick, Director of the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), says societal and institutional racism needs to be challenged in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and weight loss.

Global call for joint action on obesity, undernutrition and climate change

Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 - 11:02

A new international report linking obesity, undernutrition and climate change is calling for strong global actions that address all three issues at once.

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.