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Food taxes and fruit and vege subsidies would bring major health gains - Study

Wednesday, 1 July, 2020 - 10:48

A consumer tax on the saturated fat, salt and sugar content of food, accompanied by a 20 per cent subsidy on fruit and vegetables, would bring major benefits for the health sector, researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities say.

Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings - Massey Uni

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 - 12:16

Gymnema Sylvestre flowers, by FarEnd 2018 , licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International .

Expert review finds no progress in Govt action against obesity epidemic

Monday, 22 June, 2020 - 06:00

Unhealthy diets are responsible for about one fifth of all preventable ill-health and premature deaths but, according to a new report from a panel of more than 50 independent and government experts nationwide, the Government has made virtually no progress on implementing healthy food policies in

Later bedtimes fine for pre-schoolers if they get enough sleep - Otago research

Friday, 12 June, 2020 - 09:56

Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.

BMI inconsistent measure of obesity in Maori and Pacific people - research

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 - 23:59

BMI (Body Mass Index) is likely to be an inconsistent measure of obesity in Māori and Pacific patients, new University of Otago research reveals.

High Street and Lockdown Bears win NZ Walking awards - Living Streets Aotearoa

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 - 16:05

Living Streets Aotearoa is pleased to announce the winners of the Living Streets NZ Walking Awards. The WSP Golden Foot awards was presented on June 9 7:30 at a formal video conference.

'Calls for govts to address failing public health efforts against stroke epidemic'

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020 - 08:21

"COVID-19 has spurred government interventions and individual behaviour change on a global scale that was previously inconceivable, yet we have effectively been living with a stroke pandemic for years," says Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, Valery Feigin, at Auckland University of Technol

Sir Jerry Mateparae to chair the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 10:32

Sir Jerry Mateparae has just been appointed to be the next Chair of the Healthier Lives−He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge, officially taking over from the inaugural Chair of Healthier Lives, Dr Jenny McMahon, on 1 June 2020.

Canterbury Blackcurrant Growers thrilled with new study

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 08:12

New Zealand blackcurrant extract could ‘turn back the clock ten years’ for arterial health in the elderly new study shows

'Supporting Maori patients and whanau in hospital emergency departments'

Tuesday, 5 May, 2020 - 08:42

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), together with Tumu Whakarae, the National Reference Group for Māori Health Strategy Managers for District Health Boards and Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA), New Zealand's Māori Medical Practitioners' Association, acknowledge the devast