Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Fallen stars: most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy
17 August 2019
A new, in-depth snapshot of packaged food sold in New Zealand supermarkets reveals most of it is unhealthy, with nearly 70 percent classified as ultra-processed.
Cannabis legalisation ... OK idea, bad timing
13 August 2019
Opinion: NZ could take time to evaluate the cannabis issue. Instead, we will be forced to make a choice on legalisation and hope we get it right, writes Grant Christie.
Imaging in the Big Apple
12 August 2019
Optometry PhD student Wilson Pan received a fellowship to present his research at Stony Brook University, New York. He reflects on his experiences from his time abroad.
UniServices' Will Charles wins Kiwinet award
8 August 2019
Will Charles has had a significant impact on tech transfer in New Zealand over the past 13 years while leading the commercialisation activities at Auckland UniServices Limited.
Pacific women more likely to show depression in pregnancy
7 August 2019
New research highlights the importance of primary healthcare for pregnant Pacific women in New Zealand – around a quarter of whom experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy.
Study reveals unique genetic insight into how NZ children could age
5 August 2019
The country’s largest longitudinal study has found that girls, Pacific children and children born to older mothers have a unique genetic advantage that could potentially help them live longer.
‘Complex, fragmented’ health system is fuelling inequities
4 August 2019
A complex, fragmented health system is compounding inequalities in New Zealanders’ access to care and health outcomes, University of Auckland experts argue in a new, sweeping critique.
Virtual supermarket shows how food taxes could work
1 August 2019
A world-first study using a virtual supermarket has provided further evidence that food taxes and subsidies can improve people’s diets.
It’s the final countdown
31 July 2019
After three years, New Zealand’s largest-ever fundraising campaign is coming to an end.
NZ study throws light on how ketamine works as antidepressant
30 July 2019
A new University of Auckland-led study provides the most direct evidence yet of how ketamine works as a fast-acting antidepressant in humans – by increasing the brain’s ability to form new connections.
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.
Why cyclists are the happiest commuters
25 July 2019
A new University of Auckland study reveals that reliability, sensory stimulation, feelgood factor and social interaction are why cyclists are the happiest commuters.