Health and medicine
Children’s screen time and the impact on cognitive development
15 June 2021
New research sheds light on how Kiwi pre-schoolers’ use of screen media may affect the development of executive functions, such as inhibitory control which helps children to manage their impulses and behaviour.
Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine
10 June 2021
Opinion: Obstetrician Dr Michelle Wise comments on an update in vaccination advice for pregnant women.
Sir Bill, Dame Judy: honours list recognises FMHS leaders
9 June 2021
The Queen’s Birthday Honours list was not short on recognition for leaders from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, including Sir Bill Denny and Dame Judy Kilpatrick.
Diabetes breakthrough may help millions avoid unneeded meds
3 June 2021
Millions of diabetes patients may avoid unneeded medication thanks to research led by a University of Auckland epidemiologist and published in top journal The Lancet.
Housing deprivation for school kids revealed by Youth19 survey
2 June 2021
Housing deprivation is common among New Zealand secondary school students, according to a large-scale survey.
Malvindar Singh-Bains: hunting for a cure for hereditary brain disease
1 June 2021
Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains from the Centre for Brain Research would like greater awareness of how the hereditary brain disease Huntington’s affects families.
Drilling into the data on vitamin D
1 June 2021
It’s winter so do we need to take vitamin D supplements? Professor Robert Scragg sheds light on the subject.
Brain problems from sport, psychedelics for cancer patients: research funding
28 May 2021
New Zealand's first research examining the brain tissue of people with sports-related brain degeneration is being funded by the Health Research Council.
University of Auckland leads Covid-19 vaccine monitoring for the world
27 May 2021
Project will coordinate monitoring of vaccines around the world.
Antidepressants may not be effective in kids and teens
27 May 2021
Evidence suggests that antidepressants aren't very effective in kids and teens. Professor Sally Merry and Associate Professor Sarah Hetrick explain what can be done instead.
Children 'scientists' in world-first study looking at health and indoor climate
25 May 2021
Many of our kids sleep in cold or humid conditions linked with poor health.
7 tips to get in that daily exercise
24 May 2021
We get it. You're busy. But Dr David Moreau has 7 tips for getting daily exercise efficiently and creating a long-lasting impact on your brain and cognitive functions too.