Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Pronouns 101 introduces new level of safety to hospitals
13 May 2021
Medical students on hospital placements are sporting name badges with pronouns as part of a Rainbow-inclusive, student-led project.
Grim effects of long Covid amplify need for vaccine
13 May 2021
Opinion: Victor Dieriks looks at the risks from Covid of long-term, life-changing neuropsychiatric disorders and the need for a successful vaccination campaign.
Covid-19 article is a worldwide hit with 1.1 million views
12 May 2021
An article on taming Covid-19, co-authored by a University of Auckland public health expert, was a worldwide hit.
What can we learn from a virtual placenta?
10 May 2021
Researchers at the ABI and FMHS are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand can understand the placenta, how it works and signs of when it isn't working well.
No one should die for lack of oxygen
8 May 2021
Opinion: Thousands around the world are dying for lack of oxygen. Dr Stephen Howie looks at the problem, arguing NZ needs to play its role outside its own borders.
Brain's tiny pulsations revealed in 'stunning' 3D images
6 May 2021
A breakthrough imaging technique could help researchers and doctors to understand and treat brain disorders.
Māori and Pasifika input key in new dawn of health reforms
4 May 2021
Opinion: Will proposed reforms bring the long-awaited new dawn of health equity to Aotearoa? Only if Māori and Pasifika voice is heard, explains Dr Collin Tukuitonga.
Tinnitus or just the patter of rain? Research into taming noise disorder
3 May 2021
A novel experiment investigated whether tinnitus could be tamed by creating associations with noises such as rain, birds or cicadas.
The eight most common myths about Covid vaccines
30 April 2021
Opinion: Helen Petousis-Harris takes apart eight of the most dangerous and untrue pieces of propaganda currently circulating in NZ about Covid-19 vaccines.
The 150-year-old mystery disease killing two New Zealanders a week
29 April 2021
New Zealand has one of the world’s worst rates of a fatal brain disease. Now, scientists hunting rogue genes hope to unravel the 150-year-old mystery of what triggers the disease and how to find a cure.
No one is mourning the end of district health boards, but rebuilding trust in the system won’t be easy
28 April 2021
Opinion: How centralised will Health NZ really be? What will “local commissioning” look like? Where does the health “consumer” come into it? Associate Professor Tim Tenbensel talks about the challenges of rebuilding trust in the health system.
Babies low in vitamin D at higher risk of respiratory infections
27 April 2021
Newborns with lower levels of vitamin D are twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections during infancy.