Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
More ‘natural’ method of inducing labour proves safe
28 August 2023
Researchers who studied over 1000 women at ten maternity hospitals in New Zealand found bringing on labour using a specialised balloon offers a safe alternative to current practice.
Celebrating Research Excellence awards announced
24 August 2023
Premier research awards feature investigators from disciplines across the breadth of the University.
New Zealand no place for anti-health lobbying
23 August 2023
Calls for public health action have historically been swamped by industry opposition and now this imbalance is even worse, argues Boyd Swinburn
School speed limits create safety lottery
21 August 2023
Auckland Transport’s safe speed proposals will lead to a postcode lottery for child safety, say public health advocates.
Magnesium research set to inform preterm care
18 August 2023
Giving magnesium to mothers just before early birth, at 30 to 34 weeks, may help babies’ brains develop, but more research is needed.
How food delivery apps want to control your diet
16 August 2023
Opinion: Opinion: From cleverly placed ads on Instagram to eye-catching promos on food delivery apps, our digital lives are nudging us toward specific food choices, and most of them unhealthy, says Rajshri Roy
Researchers install pollen trap on Auckland Museum roof
14 August 2023
Asthma and allergy researchers have installed a pollen trap on the Auckland Museum roof to provide current data on allergenic pollen in the air we breathe.
Another election sweetener’s bitter aftertaste
10 August 2023
Opinion: What ae our politicians thinking, asks Kirsty Wild? All around the world, continued highway expansion has been shown to lead to worse congestion, longer commutes, more emissions, land more air and noise pollution.
Gutsy win for tuatara researcher at 3MT
9 August 2023
Biological Sciences’ PhD candidate Cam Hoffbeck and her engaging talk on the microbiome of the tuatara took out the top prize at the Three Minute Thesis Final from a high quality field.
Knowledge is brewing, so raise your glass
4 August 2023
Top academics will speak at Auckland watering holes for free on Tuesday 29 August.
Thomas Swinburn: student doctor's winning human touch
1 August 2023
Medical student Thomas Swinburn has discovered medicine is best dispensed with a large dose of humanity. Writing about that earned him a global award.
Research project spies on honey bees, for their health
1 August 2023
Bees can tell us a lot about human circadian rhythms. Now we're spying on bees for their own good too - to check the health of their colonies.