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New Otago Uni research into childhood predictors of obesity

Friday, 23 March, 2018 - 07:00

Childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese as adults in New Zealand include being male, born into a single-parent family, having parents with larger body size and limited or no breastfeeding, new University of Otago research reveals.

Combating childhood obesity by preventing 'fatty liver' in fetus

Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 14:00

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy produces a "fatty liver" in the fetus, potentially predisposing children to obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular disorders later in life.

Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 09:10

Auckland mums behind the Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Massey University Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake during school hours.

Leading mother and baby experts meet in Auckland

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 14:54

Potential breakthrough treatments for premature babies - including an artificial womb made of plastic - and healthcare advances in other common pregnancy and newborn complications will be shared by leading international and national experts in Auckland this month.

ASA upholds complaint against Santa offering bottles of Coke

Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 12:29

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints Board has agreed that Santa should not be used in advertising that promotes Coca Cola to children and young people.

Ketone drink could help diabetics by lowering blood sugar

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 - 14:00

For the first time it has been shown that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels, presenting a potential future method to control spikes in blood sugar experienced by diabetics.

Support for Eat Right, Be Bright campaign for universal school lunches

Friday, 9 February, 2018 - 12:05

A nutritious lunch for every child would go a long way toward ensuring that all children have the same chance for good educational outcomes, and support healthy physical and mental development, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

Julie Anne Genter congratulates Counties Manukau DHB

Friday, 9 February, 2018 - 08:38

Associate Health Minister Julie-Anne Genter visited Middlemore Hospital today to congratulate Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) in their efforts to reduce their carbon emissions. 

Few drinking fountains in NZ playgrounds - study

Friday, 2 February, 2018 - 08:05

New research has found that only a fifth (20 per cent) of childrens’ playgrounds in the lower North Island of New Zealand had drinking fountains (11 out of 54 playgrounds).

New adventures and journeys on the digital health highway

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018 - 12:41

Today marks the bringing together of a group of Māori co-design practitioners from Toi Tangata and the Healthier Lives research team based at the School of Population Health within the University of Auckland at the East Tamaki campus.

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