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Junk food dominates NZ sport

Saturday, 7 July, 2018 - 19:25

Junk food dominates New Zealand sport venues, according to new research led by the University of Otago, Wellington.

The study, funded by the Health Research Council of NZ, investigated what kinds of food are available in sports settings.

Otago research reveals alarming rise of obesity in NZ

Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 05:00

The Body Mass Index (BMI) of New Zealanders is continuing to rise and on current trends, two million New Zealanders will be considered clinically obese by 2038 up from 1.1 million in 2015, new University of Otago research reveals.

National award for Napier iWay project

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 - 13:04

A collaboration with Henry Hill School has proved to be a winner for Napier City Council’s iWay team, which has received a national award.

Lisa Owen interviews the PM's new Chief Science Advisor

Saturday, 30 June, 2018 - 13:01

Lisa Owen: Professor Juliet Gerrard is about to step into the role of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor. She’s taking over from Sir Peter Gluckman who's held the role since it was created in 2009. His term officially ends today.

Post Budget health analysis shows 'much more needed'

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 11:01

Council of Trade Unions Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Director of Policy Lyndon Keene today jointly released detailed analysis of the 2018/2019 health budget which shows $2.5 billion would need to be put in to the next Government budget to both me

'Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier' - research

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 14:04

Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

Researcher examines link between viruses and breast cancer

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 13:57

The University of Canterbury’s Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Professor Ann Richardson, is on a mission to discover if there is a link between common viruses and breast cancer.

Brain scans of babies could reveal best feeding for development

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018 - 05:00

Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties.

Funding boost helps NZ researchers

Monday, 18 June, 2018 - 12:08

Keeping our brains sharp and memories alive is the focus of at least two research projects that have just received a significant funding boost from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).

Pioneer 'sowing the seeds of a healthy childhood'

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 - 15:43

Helping young New Zealanders have the best chance of a healthy childhood is the driving force behind a new partnership between New Zealand’s leading charitable child health research funder and premier seed supplier, Pioneer brand products.