Health and medicine
What universities bring to the Covid recovery
5 August 2020
Opinion: The Government cannot address alone issues of the magnitude of Covid-19. Dawn Freshwater looks at where universities fit into our country's recovery.
Period poverty eased by donations to student well-being fund
3 August 2020
Free sanitary products are available at the University of Auckland in Semester Two, funded by donations from the ‘Staff for Students: Well-being Fund’.
Cannabis referendum: reality check for political promises
31 July 2020
New Zealand’s plan to legalise cannabis is public health-oriented. But the proposed legislation may struggle to achieve goals such as restricting young people’s access to the drug, according to a leading substance use policy expert.
The race for a Covid-19 vaccine explained
30 July 2020
Opinion: Well over 150 vaccine candidates for Covid-19 are in development, and they take a myriad of forms. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles helps make sense of the different approaches.
University to lead national partnership for nurse practitioner training and placement
22 July 2020
University awards contract worth $18.6m to lead the national training and placement of Nurse Practitioners.
Getting to the heart and sole of barefoot running
21 July 2020
Dr Justin Fernandez explains why we weren't all born to run barefoot, or even if we were we weren't bought up that way.
Rock dust from earthworks potential health hazard, scientists say
17 July 2020
Tiny needle-like fibres that can become airborne if bedrock is disturbed during earthworks has the potential to cause cancer and lung diseases more commonly associated with exposure to asbestos and should be investigated, scientists say.
Biomarker shows reduced risk of gestational diabetes for Maori and Pacific women
15 July 2020
Researchers discover gene that reduces risk of gestational diabetes in Maori and Pacific women by 80 per cent.
Technology that can make people healthier over the internet
13 July 2020
Opinion: Using telehealth technology to care for patients remotely could start to even out inequity in healthcare in rural communities, writes Simon Malpas.
Talking to – not at – older Kiwis
3 July 2020
Opinion: Rendering people over 70 as either passive or wilfully irresponsible is unhelpful and ill-considered. The Te Arai Research Group discuss a better approach.
Kaumātua central to major Māori health project
1 July 2020
A commitment to identifying the best wellbeing support for older Māori into the future is the focus of a new University of Auckland project.
Peter Hunter's vision for a MedTech precinct aligns with innovation
1 July 2020
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is known globally for its excellence. Its director has a plan to grow it further.