Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Two is better than one when quitting
19 April 2019
Smokers have a better chance of quitting if they use nicotine gum or another short-acting nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) together with a patch, rather than just one or the other.
Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures
18 April 2019
Emergency medicine doctors around the world now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a New Zealand-Australian study.
Moderate meat-eaters still at risk of bowel cancer
17 April 2019
People who eat moderate amounts of red and processed meat are still at increased risk of bowel cancer, according to a major new study.
‘Postcode lottery’ for weight loss surgery
15 April 2019
A ‘postcode lottery’ is denying people with obesity access to weight loss surgery through the public health system in some parts of Aotearoa New Zealand, researchers say.
Aged-care residents open-up about living well
15 April 2019
What gives older people meaning and happiness in aged-care?
Two in five kids have teeth cavities by age five
12 April 2019
A new University of Auckland study shows two in five (41 percent) children living in Auckland and Northland have one or more decayed, missing or filled tooth when they start school.
Four tactics the pro-gun lobby can be expected to employ
10 April 2019
Opinion: Professor Peter Adams outlines four tactics we can expect the pro-gun lobby to lift from the playbook used by big tobacco and others.
Going to sleep on either side in late pregnancy more than halves stillbirth risk
2 April 2019
Pregnant women can now rest easier – on their side. A University of Auckland-led international study provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on either side in the last three months of pregnancy, women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth.
Could healthy ‘nose bugs’ protect against glue ear?
27 March 2019
It’s now well known that probiotics can support a healthy mix of gut bugs; new research suggests they could one day also protect against glue ear by rebalancing the bugs in people’s noses.
Racism, other barriers fuel health inequities in rheumatic fever
26 March 2019
Racism, inflexibility and disconnects with youth are undermining the delivery of potentially life-saving follow-up treatments to people who have had rheumatic fever, a new study has found.
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish overturn 100-year medical theory
16 March 2019
Glow-in-the-dark zebrafish in a University of Auckland lab are overturning 100 years of medical thought about a vital bodily system, opening the door to future possible therapies for a painful chronic disorder, and to a better understanding of how cancer spreads.
Freedom of choice puts babies at risk
13 March 2019
Opinion: We have a measles outbreak. People who’ve chosen not to vaccinate could put babies at risk – they must act responsibly and stay home, writes Theo Brandt.