Steroids help preterm babies and mums
13 September 2019
Two common forms of a life-saving steroid treatment for preterm babies have been shown to be equally effective and safe in a large New Zealand-Australian clinical trial – though the cheaper one may have a slight advantage.
$6.4m of HRC grants to Liggins researchers
3 September 2019
Liggins Institute researchers have received almost $6.4m in funding from the Health Research Council New Zealand so far this year to carry out studies that will benefit thousands of babies, mothers and teens.
Babies missing out on heart screening
23 August 2019
Newborns are missing out on potentially life-saving screening for a heart defect due to unequal access to the test across district health boards and population groups, a new study reveals.
Why breastfeeding is a public health issue
5 August 2019
Opinion: It's Breastfeeding Week and Liggins Institute researchers argue that if we want as many babies and mothers as possible to get the proven benefits of breastfeeding, we need to get serious about supporting families.
US philanthropist gifts $2.7m to drive NZ medical advances
3 August 2019
A $2.7 million grant will help the Liggins Institute stay at the forefront of research-driven advances in healthcare by supporting a crucial pipeline for tomorrow’s star clinical researchers.
Checking in for The Check Up
29 July 2019
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of TVNZ’s myth-busting health series, The Check Up, with co-presenter and FMHS senior lecturer, Dr Mataroria Lyndon.
Sharp increase in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening
12 July 2019
Pregnant women who notice their baby is less active than usual in the evenings should call their lead maternity carer straight away, and not leave it to the morning, a midwife researcher says.
High blood pressure risk for women born early
3 July 2019
Born prematurely? Here’s another reason to look after your health: you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure.
Terrence Forrester: sugar tax, malnutrition and weight loss
25 June 2019
Professor Terrence Forrester, in town for the Gluckman Symposium at the Liggins Institute, told RNZ's Kathryn Ryan about Jamaica's sugar tax and impending fast food tax.
Social disadvantage partly behind child obesity gap
17 June 2019
Differences in socioeconomic conditions are a major driver of unequal obesity rates among Māori, Pacific and European children, a new study shows.
Advice, not probiotics, helps pregnant mums gain less weight
30 May 2019
Women gain less weight during pregnancy when given personalised healthy eating advice, but probiotics do not reduce health risks in pregnant women with obesity, a new study has found.
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.