Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
A weighty issue for Auckland Māori
21 February 2019
Young researcher Hannah Rapata is passionate about improving health and nutrition in Maori communities.
3D gene insights into diabetes, overlapping diseases
18 February 2019
Ground-breaking findings by Liggins Institute researchers based on mapping DNA in three dimensions have shed fresh light on the genetic drivers for type 1 diabetes, and on why seemingly unrelated diseases so often go together.
Balloon-assisted births could be easier for mums
6 February 2019
Women who need help starting labour could have a more comfortable, relaxed birthing experience with the aid of a specialised balloon.
A little thing called compassion fatigue
5 February 2019
Opinion: Does compassion fatigue in medical professionals actually occur - or are staff simply tired? Professor Nathan Consedine and Dr Tony Fernando give their view.
Study sheds fresh light on self-harming in middle-age and late life
1 February 2019
A “one-size fits all” approach to suicide prevention will not work - we especially need new strategies tailored to the unique circumstances of older people, says a University of Auckland researcher.
Global call for joint action on obesity, undernutrition and climate change
28 January 2019
A new international report linking obesity, undernutrition and climate change is calling for strong global actions that address all three issues at once.
IVF ‘add-on’ has no benefit – study
24 January 2019
A fertility treatment commonly performed around the world has been shown to have no benefit at all, and researchers want IVF clinics to stop offering it.
Legalising cannabis: exploding the myths
22 January 2019
At next year's election, New Zealanders will vote in a binding referendum on personal cannabis use. Are we ready? Professor Benedikt Fischer talks to RNZ National's Jesse Mulligan.
Doctors, drugs of dependence and discipline: new review out
18 January 2019
Only 24 doctors in 20 years have faced disciplinary action for inappropriate prescribing of drugs of dependence in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new review has revealed.
Staff welcome 2019 with New Year Honours
3 January 2019
Congratulations to staff across our faculties who were recognised in the New Year Honours List 2019.
New champion for ageing well calls time on loneliness
23 December 2018
Professor Ngaire Kerse has two questions for the holiday season: who made your Christmas cake? And if you know an older person who is lonely, why not invite them to share some?
Lift the stigma to ease loneliness
19 December 2018
Opinion: Lifting the stigma of loneliness will help us understand the barriers to social connections - and not just at Christmas, writes Professor Merryn Gott.