Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Petition to tax sugary drinks can’t be ignored (again)
24 May 2019
University of Auckland academic Dr Gerhard Sundborn, on behalf of the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel, has launched another petition to the government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.
Precision medicine on horizon for type 2 diabetes
22 May 2019
New Zealand researchers are bringing us closer to a future where people living with type 2 diabetes will be prescribed the best medications for them personalised to their genetics, body size, ethnicity, age and other characteristics.
First-year uni can add 4kg to your weight. Here’s how universities can scale that back
21 May 2019
Opinion: Students typically gain weight in their first year of university. Here are five things universities can do to help students eat better.
Teuila Percival: There’s more to being a doctor than medicine
17 May 2019
It’s hard to be a paediatrician, Teuila Percival reckons, without feeling compelled to do more than just practise medicine.
The tide turns on HIV
16 May 2019
Opinion: The goal to virtually eliminate HIV transmission in NZ by 2025 suddenly looks attainable thanks to publicly-funded drug PrEP, explains Dr Peter Saxton.
Compassion: It’s not all about the doctor
9 May 2019
Opinion: Compassion is expected in the medical profession but there are many factors at play, not the least of which can be the patient.
University awards celebrate excellence at all stages of research
8 May 2019
The high quality of work and contribution of 19 researchers and teams across the faculties and institutes at the University of Auckland has been acknowledged in the 2019 Research Excellence Awards.
An app, to quickly diagnose brain injury, including mild brain injury
8 May 2019
Dr Vickie Shim, of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, aims to develop an App to quickly diagnose if a knock to the head could have long-term health consequences.
A family operation
8 May 2019
In his 36 years with the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Stuart Glasson has seen thousands of students graduate. But this autumn, one beaming young face stood out in the cap and gowned crowd: his own daughter.
Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll
7 May 2019
Malaria is recognised as a killer – particularly in low-income countries, but less known is that worldwide asthma has a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people.
Health crisis - What will it take to break through?
6 May 2019
Opinion: A new book exposes how vested interests and political inertia have repeatedly cheated us of positive changes for prevention that could save and improve thousands of lives every year.
Sugar in drinks more dangerous – study
5 May 2019
Sugar in drinks is more dangerous than sugar in foods, according to a major new review of international evidence.