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Most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 9:51 am | University of Auckland

Fallen stars: most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy 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. Authors are calling ... More >>

How technology is changing the music

Friday, 16 August 2019, 9:21 am | University of Auckland

The technological changes affecting most aspects of our lives typically generate as much concern as enthusiasm, so what about the music? More >>

Business School entrepreneur honoured in Asia

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:03 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Business School alumnus and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mitchell Pham, has been honoured in Ho Chi Minh City, with the local government recognising his contribution to entrepreneurial leadership and international impact in the city's ... More >>

Why you should go jump off a table

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:44 am | University of Auckland

Stress might be bad for our mental health, but subjecting our bones to stress is likely to be good for them, and the earlier the better, says Associate Professor Thor Besier from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. More >>

Short bursts of exercise good for the brain

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 9:39 am | University of Auckland

Short intensive bouts of exercise have similar beneficial effects on the brain as longer workouts, according to new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Time for New Zealand to act like a Pacific nation

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 9:00 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand needs to adapt to a Pacific future that is already here. That is the message from University of Auckland Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, Damon Salesa, who is one of 20 academics taking part in Raising the Bar 2019. More >>

Study reveals unique genetic insight into NZ kids

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:27 am | University of Auckland

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. More >>

‘Complex, fragmented’ health system is fuelling inequities

Sunday, 4 August 2019, 12:44 pm | University of Auckland

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. Māori, Pacific and low-income New Zealanders in particular are ... More >>

What the banners of collective action say about us

Friday, 2 August 2019, 3:26 pm | University of Auckland

The banners of social activism provide a rich tapestry of our political past and present, and we need to remember them, suggests Fiona Jack in her artworks on display at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. She is one of 14 artists who will feature ... More >>

Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth

Friday, 2 August 2019, 12:01 pm | University of Auckland

A youth development programme that pairs young people alienated from mainstream schooling with University-based mentors is seeing heartwarming results. More >>

Virtual supermarket shows how food taxes could work

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:47 pm | University of Auckland

Health researchers have provided further evidence that food taxes and subsidies can improve people’s diets. More >>

It’s the final countdown

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:55 pm | University of Auckland

After three years, New Zealand’s largest-ever fundraising campaign is coming to an end. More >>

Throat problems increase chance of death post-hip surgery

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 9:26 am | University of Auckland

Older people with swallowing difficulties have longer stays in hospital, are at higher risk of developing pneumonia and have higher mortality rates after undergoing hip surgery, new research shows. More >>

Study throws light on how ketamine works as antidepressant

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 9:07 am | University of Auckland

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. The new findings demonstrate that ketamine’s ... More >>

Great minds at your local

Monday, 29 July 2019, 2:55 pm | University of Auckland

After a beverage or two, many people - well-informed or not - slip easily into the role of critic and expert. But on Tuesday 27 August at bars around Auckland, the people holding the room’s attention will be truly qualified to do so. The third ... More >>

Professor Robert Wade on how inequality undermines democracy

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:53 pm | University of Auckland

How concerned should we be with inequality in society? A great deal according to economist Robert H. Wade, Professor of Global Political Economy at the London School of Economics. More >>

The democratic cost of inequality

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:47 pm | University of Auckland

How concerned should we be with inequality in society? A great deal according to economist Robert H. Wade, Professor of Global Political Economy at the London School of Economics. More >>

The big picture, only tiny

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 10:13 am | University of Auckland

An exhibition opening next month presents a miniature paper-model version of New Zealand’s built environment, as if it was all architecturally designed. More >>

Extinction of a native freshwater fish

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 12:23 pm | University of Auckland

It is the only known New Zealand freshwater fish to have gone extinct but the speed at which upokororo disappeared forever has remained something of a puzzle. Now a new study may has shown the missing piece of the puzzle may have been poor water ... More >>

From chicken feathers to fire retardant

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 9:03 am | University of Auckland

Researchers at the University of Auckland have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high-performing fire retardant. More >>



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