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18 February 2019

Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.

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  • Fierce marketing tempts consumers into making unhealthy food choices – high in fat, sugar, additives and at times low in, or devoid of, any nutrition

    13 February 2019

    Opinion: Obesity is complex issue, but we are in it together and must work collectively to find a solution that will end this epidemic, writes Dr Milind Mandlik.

  • New Zealand is now one of the most unaffordable countries in the world to buy a house.

    7 February 2019

    Opinion: Urban planning must return to its historical roots which balanced economic growth with national and regional interests, argues Dr Elham Bahmanteymouri.

  • More than 41,000 of people receiving New Zealand Superannuation also need the Accommodation Supplement to pay their private rental costs.

    4 February 2019

    Opinion: It's time the Government listened to advice and introduced pension policies appropriate for our rapidly ageing population, writes Dr Claire Dale.

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  • 18 February 2019

    Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.

  • Fierce marketing tempts consumers into making unhealthy food choices – high in fat, sugar, additives and at times low in, or devoid of, any nutrition

    13 February 2019

    Opinion: Obesity is complex issue, but we are in it together and must work collectively to find a solution that will end this epidemic, writes Dr Milind Mandlik.

  • 6 February 2019

    Women who need help starting labour could have a more comfortable, relaxed birthing experience with the aid of a specialised balloon.

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