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Smartphone App Study Finds Label Use Lead to Healthier Food

Friday, 1 December 2017, 10:39 am | Auckland University

Research using a smartphone app has found people buy healthier foods if they use food labels. In newly published research, ‘ Do nutrition labels influence healthier food choices? Analysis of label viewing behaviour and subsequent food purchases in ... More >>

University of Auckland’s Inaugural 40 Under 40 List

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:04 am | Auckland University

Forty exceptional individuals in fields from plastic surgery to psychedelic rock music have been named in the University of Auckland’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list. More >>

ED stays decreased but with strings attached

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 2:38 pm | Auckland University

Research into hospital emergency department waiting times has shown that waiting times are lower than ten years ago but significant challenges remain for treating patients in a timely manner. The study, published in BioMed Central Health Services ... More >>

New Survey Asks How Māori Identity Shapes Financial Choices

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 10:50 am | Auckland University

The largest ever survey of Māori financial attitudes is underway, with 100,000 questionnaires posted to people who indicated Māori descent on the electoral roll. More >>

Dairy intolerance real - “not in people’s heads”

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 9:27 pm | Auckland University

Dairy intolerance real - “not in people’s heads” For the first time, scientists have shown that dairy intolerance is a physiological condition distinct from lactose intolerance, and not “all in people’s heads”. “Lots of people suspect that ... More >>

Child Study Highlights Household Safety Issues

Friday, 28 July 2017, 9:36 am | Auckland University

Evidence from the University of Auckland’s Growing Up in New Zealand study of child development links rental housing to a reduced number of safety features in the homes of young children. More >>

Rise in E-Cigarettes Linked to Rise in Smokers Quitting

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:16 am | Auckland University

New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland. Dr Bullen, a Professor of Public Health at ... More >>

New Science Facilities Open at University of Auckland

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 10:24 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities will be officially opened by Prime Minister Bill English today. The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building ... More >>

Experts Call for Action to Fill Gaps on Healthy Food Policy

Monday, 24 July 2017, 9:08 am | Auckland University

New Zealand needs major improvements in food policies if it is going to seriously tackle the country’s obesity epidemic, according to findings in the University of Auckland’s second Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) published ... More >>

Fresh Fish Oil Lowers Diabetes Risk in Rat Offspring

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 9:00 am | Auckland University

Fresh fish oil given to overweight pregnant rats prevented their offspring from developing a major diabetes risk factor, Auckland researchers have found. More >>

NZ Research Shows Potential for First Gonorrhoea Vaccine

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 10:49 am | Auckland University

New Zealand-led research has shown a link between the meningococcal group B vaccine (MeNZB™) used here between 2004 and 2008 and a reduction in cases of gonorrhoea. The research, led by Dr Helen Petousis-Harris of the University’s Faculty of Medical ... More >>

NZ & Australian Child Health Research Institutes Join Forces

Monday, 3 July 2017, 10:02 am | Auckland University

New Zealand and Australia’s leading child health research institutes are joining forces to advance our knowledge of how nutrition interacts with a person’s genetic make-up to shape health and wellbeing. More >>

Paying for The Price of Convenience

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:32 am | Auckland University

Meals prepared at home are cheaper than popular takeaway meals, and most remained cheaper even when accounting for the cost of preparation time. This is the surprising finding of a University of Auckland study which compared the cost of six popular ... More >>

NZ Babies Exposed to a High-Sugar Diet

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:02 am | Auckland University

A leading child health and obesity expert is warning babies are being weaned into a high sugar diet from as young as four months old – and the problem is being unheeded by health officials. More >>

New approach accelerates literacy in bilingual children

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:36 pm | Auckland University

New research from the University of Auckland has shown that pupils in kura kaupapa Māori-language immersion schools who have English introduced to their lessons gain a better grasp of both languages. More >>

Could mothers’ bacteria prevent obesity in c-section babies?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 10:18 am | Auckland University

A team of New Zealand researchers will investigate whether bacteria from mothers’ vaginas could protect babies born by caesarean section from a greater risk of obesity. More >>

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:37 am | Auckland University

It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year. More >>

Decline in lifejacket use off rocks a concern

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 2:45 pm | Auckland University

Water safety experts are concerned at evidence of a dramatic decline in lifejacket use among rock fishers on Auckland’s notorious west coast. More >>

Auckland medical science benefits from major grants

Friday, 4 November 2016, 11:29 am | Auckland University

Media Release - University of Auckland - 4 November 2016 A novel peptide delivery system for vaccines, insights into fetal DNA, investigating the lymphatic system, and discovering how diet and exercise affect our cells – these are some of the ... More >>

New Zealand on trend with food-for-health

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:25 pm | Auckland University

New Zealand should apply its tourism’s “100% Pure” campaign to the agricultural industry, utilise its “clean-green” image, extend it to “clean-green-healthy” and back it with science to add a premium to its exports, according to Dr Stefan ... More >>



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