Health and medicine
Doctors, drugs of dependence and discipline: new review out
18 January 2019
Only 24 doctors in 20 years have faced disciplinary action for inappropriate prescribing of drugs of dependence in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new review has revealed.
Distinguished Professor becomes a Dame
16 January 2019
Named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours capped off an outstanding 12 months for Dame Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland.
Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?
14 January 2019
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.
New champion for ageing well calls time on loneliness
23 December 2018
Professor Ngaire Kerse has two questions for the holiday season: who made your Christmas cake? And if you know an older person who is lonely, why not invite them to share some?
Lift the stigma to ease loneliness
19 December 2018
Opinion: Lifting the stigma of loneliness will help us understand the barriers to social connections - and not just at Christmas, writes Professor Merryn Gott.
He Ara Oranga – Pathways to Wellness
11 December 2018
The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, led by Professor Ron Paterson, has been released, with 40 recommendations within 12 broad areas.
$5 million gift supports brain research
10 December 2018
Auckland businessman and philanthropist Sir David Levene is giving the University of Auckland an early Christmas gift - $5 million to support brain research.
New Zealand rated globally for children’s activity levels
7 December 2018
New Zealand children and young people have low levels of physical activity and high levels of screen time compared with their peers in 49 countries.
New insights into nutrition of New Zealand babies
7 December 2018
New University of Auckland research examining whether Kiwi families are meeting national food and nutrition guidelines when feeding their babies, has found strong adherence to some of the guidelines but much lower conformity with others.
Vaccination and trust are key to fight killer diseases
3 December 2018
Opinion: Childhood immunisation is a powerful public health intervention. But gains against some diseases are becoming fragile as immunisation coverage stalls, writes Associate Professor Nikki Turner.
Elective c-section linked to overweight risk
22 November 2018
A new study has found that babies born by elective - but not emergency - caesarean were more likely to be overweight at 12 months age.
Working towards a needle-free future
13 November 2018
Imagine never having to get pricked with a needle again?