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.
Soothing international disputes with science diplomacy
23 April 2019
High-flying Washington-based science diplomat Dr Vaughan Turekian spoke to Kim Hill on RNZ while in Auckland for the Liggins Institute-hosted Gluckman Symposium.
Legacies of trauma passed on through genes
16 April 2019
Opinion: Could poor health outcomes among some populations be the result of persistent biological traces of past trauma? Dr Tatjana Buklijas takes a detailed look.
Could mum’s bacteria help c-section babies?
8 April 2019
In what’s believed to be a world-first, scientists from the Liggins Institute will investigate the role of mothers' bacteria in newborns in a randomised, controlled study.
Almost $1 million awarded for University of Auckland health research
1 April 2019
A wide range of leading-edge research projects have been awarded almost $1 million in funding from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant.
Adult daughters of mothers who smoked in pregnancy more likely short, obese
18 March 2019
A new international Liggins Institute-led study highlights another reason for women to avoid tobacco during pregnancy: it heightens the chances of their daughters growing up short, as well as their chances of developing obesity in adulthood.
Trauma passed on through genes
11 March 2019
Liggins Institute researcher Dr Tatjana Buklijas has been looking into the growing knowledge of intergenerational trauma - the idea that the effects of trauma can be passed on to the next generation, experience written into your DNA.