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Affecting the health of your descendants by eating well - PSANZ

Monday, 18 March, 2019 - 09:06

The long-term health and wellbeing of up to three generations of New Zealanders and Australians can benefit from a nutritious and healthy diet before and during pregnancy, and in infancy.

Adult daughters of mothers smoking during pregnancy more likely short, obese - study

Friday, 15 March, 2019 - 05:00

A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.

Researcher brings hope for those with chronic gut problems

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 - 07:37

Dr Peng Du, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize

Top NZ scientist joins Nelson nutrition discussion at movie premiere

Saturday, 2 March, 2019 - 13:39

One of New Zealand's leading scientists will join a panel discussion with local doctors at the Nelson premier of Grant Dixon's health documentary, The Big Fat Lie, early next week.

A weighty issue for Auckland Maori

Thursday, 21 February, 2019 - 10:24

Young researcher Hannah Rapata is passionate about improving Māori health and nutrition.

Supervised exercise produces better results - research

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019 - 09:20

New research has found that people produce greater muscle strength and body tone when their exercise is supervised compared with unsupervised exercise.

Otago research finds clues as to changes in babies' brain formation in obese mothers

Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 09:12

University of Otago researchers have discovered a clue as to why there are changes in the way babies’ brains are formed in mothers who are obese during pregnancy, which can potentially lead to an elevated risk of mental illness, including autism spectrum disorders.

Physical activity environment and obesity risk

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 11:11

A new study from University of Canterbury (UC) shows a link between recreational physical activity spaces in a neighbourhood and obesity risk in adults.

Better brushing needed for the health of Waikato children's teeth - DHB

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 09:42

Looking after your pearly whites is more important than ever, particularly from a young age. Children’s dental care is free from birth to year 8, but the war with tooth decay is still a constant battle for everyone.

The significant benefits of physical activity for diabetes - NZ REPs

Tuesday, 5 February, 2019 - 08:03

There are over 240,000 people in New Zealand who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Most of these have type 2 diabetes, with cases of obesity-related type 2 diabetes on the rise. It is suggested that there are another 100,000 people with diabetes but undiagnosed.