Jane Harding honoured for groundbreaking neonatal research
1 June 2020
World leading neonatologist Distinguished Professor Jane Harding has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.
Premature babies' risk of obesity from nutrition supplements low
28 May 2020
A review of research reassures parents of premature babies that the risk of obesity in later life from nutrition supplements is low.
Achieving better health for mothers and babies in NZ
5 May 2020
What are the research gaps in mother and baby health? A new NZ study aims to find out.
Covid-19 in pregnancy: a New Zealand response
17 April 2020
Imagine navigating pregnancy while in lock down. Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr Katie Groom, has some words of reassurance.
Aroha the chatbot launched to help teens in COVID-19 lockdown
9 April 2020
A new chatbot could help support teenagers with managing stress during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A note on apartments and bubbles
6 April 2020
Opinion: Are you living an apartment during the level 4 lockdown? Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles has some advice on how to stay safe and healthy.
Smashing down the barriers: Where are we at with Covid vaccines?
6 April 2020
Opinion: Associate Professor Helen Petousis-Harris summarises the vaccine scene with respect to COVID-19, with an extra reminder of what we should do to stay safe in the meantime.
Could bacteria-attacking viruses hold a clue to obesity?
16 March 2020
Could a barely understood part of the gut microbiome – viruses that attack bacteria, known as phages – shed more light on the microbiome’s role in obesity?
Liggins graduate wins prize for best doctoral thesis
13 March 2020
Dr Elza Cloete has been selected as one of the five recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis.
What's it like to work in women's health? International Women's Day 2020
8 March 2020
Three women researchers at the Liggins Institute explain more about their work, the challenges they face and their hopes for the future.
Māori and Pacific babies bigger and leaner, Asian babies ‘thin-fat’
4 March 2020
The facts and fictions of baby fat have been revealed in the first-ever study of Aotearoa New Zealand newborns’ body composition, including a surprise that could refocus early healthcare.
Bigger babies at risk of obesity in adulthood
8 February 2020
Big, ‘bonny’ babies are traditionally celebrated as pictures of health, but a new international study shows women born heavy were on average nearly 4kg heavier by their mid-twenties, when they were also 50 percent more likely to develop obesity.