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Love your bones

Monday, 24 July 2017, 1:48 pm | Massey University

Osteoporosis is one of the leading healthcare issues worldwide. Characterised by reduced bone tissue and changes in bone structure, osteoporosis increases fragility and risk of fractures in older adults. It is estimated about 22 per cent of women ... More >>

Professor honoured for contribution to mobility for blind

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:34 pm | Massey University

Professor Emeritus Steve La Grow has been awarded the Suterko-Cory Award , for contributions to the field of orientation and mobility for the blind, beyond the borders in which one lives and works. More >>

Does grooming lead to Stockholm syndrome?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:03 pm | Massey University

New research from Massey University’s School of Social Work identifies how grooming allows Stockholm syndrome to become established in child sexual abuse cases. More >>

Home Affordability Declines in Most Regions

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 9:29 am | Massey University

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows most regions of New Zealand have declined in affordability over the most recent quarter, as well as over the past 12 months. More >>

Surveillance and Shakespeare – the plot thickens

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 12:52 pm | Massey University

Citizens of the 21st century are well used to mass surveillance of the cyber variety, but a new book exposes just how prevalent spies and informers were in Shakespeare’s life and lines. More >>

Podcast series explores immigration in NZ

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 1:08 pm | Massey University

Sociologist Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley hopes New Zealanders will eventually drop the word ‘immigrant’ and use ‘neighbour’, ‘friend’ or ‘colleague’ instead. More >>

Animal genetics boosted by new Centre

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 4:08 pm | Massey University

Massey University’s A.L. Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding will officially launch tonight, bringing world-leading New Zealand scientist Professor Dorian Garrick home to lead it. More >>

NZ health sector ‘data rich, information poor’

Monday, 10 July 2017, 12:25 pm | Massey University

New Zealand faces a critical shortage of skilled practitioners able to analyse, interpret and disseminate data needed to inform and improve health services for New Zealanders. More >>

Superannuation shortfall still significant for most

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 9:01 am | Massey University

The gap between income and expenditure for New Zealand retirees continues to shrink, but rising housing and household utility bills mean most Kiwis’ superannuation payments still don’t cover their costs of living, says a leading personal finance ... More >>

Keeping pre-school kids moving

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:40 pm | Massey University

Obesity rates in children world-wide are burgeoning, and those attending childcare are more at risk. Now a new Massey University study hopes to discover information that may help design interventions offering simple, practical and relevant tips for ... More >>

NZ university deans discuss state of the arts

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 2:17 pm | Massey University

The teaching of languages, the profile and suitability of the Bachelor of Arts degree, and government policies that might impact on humanities and social science disciplines were among topics canvassed by academic leaders in the arts at the Manawatū campus ... More >>

Getting enough Iodine? Not eating bread?

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:20 am | Massey University

Worldwide iodine deficiency remains one of the most common nutrient deficiencies and New Zealand naturally has low levels of iodine in the soil which results in low levels of iodine in the food supply. More >>

Moving your mood with music

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 1:35 pm | Massey University

With the second Music Therapy Awareness Week coming up (July 1-9), it is a good time to remind ourselves of the health benefits of music and how its everyday use can help move your mood. Massey University nursing lecturer Craig Waterworth has now ... More >>

Plastic Plague Polluting Land, Sea, & Our Bodies

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:58 am | Massey University

An online conference examining the social and environmental impact of mega-tonnes of plastic waste infiltrating land, oceans and our bodies is setting a clean example with its “nearly carbon neutral” format. More >>

Developing Social Work Supervision in Singapore

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:37 am | Massey University

Associate Professor Kieran O’Donoghue, Head of Massey University’s School of Social Work, is heading to Singapore next week to deliver a keynote address to more than 250 social work supervisors at the Social Work Supervision: Innovative ways ... More >>

Bugs’n’Bones study hopes to aid ageing population

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:44 pm | Massey University

As the world grapples with an ever-growing ageing population, it is estimated that one in three women over the age of 50 will experience bone fractures due to osteoporosis, a disease which causes low bone mass. More >>

Dairy shown to improve bone health of Kiwi children

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 3:03 pm | Massey University

New Massey University research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not involved in the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. More >>

New ecentre chief has plans to scale up services

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:01 pm | Massey University

The ecentre’s new chief executive Jackie Young wants the business incubator to take some of its own advice. More >>

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 1:27 pm | Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. More >>

How Legalising Cannabis Can Help Society

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:15 am | Massey University

Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins from Massey University’s SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational cannabis. It would allow regulated cannabis ... More >>

 

 

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