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Better Podiatry Services Can Avoid Diabetes-related Amputations And Save Lives

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 4:41 pm | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Around 600 amputations could be avoided in New Zealand each year if better foot screening and podiatry services were made available for everyone with type 2 diabetes, a recent report* shows. The report found that millions of dollars are spent in the ... More >>

Promising Results From Circulating Tumour DNA Cancer Research

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 10:07 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

A recent publication from Fudan University in China is one of several international studies which are demonstrating the power of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) technology for the early detection of cancer. CtDNA is an emerging technology which uses simple ... More >>

New Research On Active Travel For Health And Wellbeing In Nz Communities

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 10:44 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

As the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown or rāhui eases in New Zealand, people are gradually returning to public spaces and workplaces. This provides an opportunity to think about different transport and travel options that could benefit people as well as ... More >>

Sir Jerry Mateparae To Lead The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 11:03 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Sir Jerry Mateparae has just been appointed to be the next Chair of the Healthier LivesHe Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge, officially taking over from the inaugural Chair of Healthier Lives, Dr Jenny McMahon, on 1 June 2020. “We are ... More >>

The challenge of reducing health inequities

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 10:24 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

The Healthier Lives – He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge welcomes the announcement from the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Megan Woods, which confirms funding for its 2019-2024 research strategy. More >>

He Ora Te Whakapiri - Life course research symposium

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:59 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Human development is shaped by the physical and human environment at all stages of life, so life course research is vital for improving health and wellbeing outcomes. What is the future of life course research in New Zealand? How can we all contribute ... More >>

Tackling diet-related disease in New Zealand

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:53 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country. Leading New Zealand nutrition experts will be gathering on Tuesday, 4 September in Wellington ... More >>

New research projects for long-term health conditions

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:00 am | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Healthier Lives Director Professor Jim Mann is delighted with today’s announcement of $2.3 million for two new research projects, one that focuses on interventions for prediabetes in Pacific communities, and the other on integrated healthcare for ... More >>

Research from the Healthier Lives Challenge

Monday, 17 October 2016, 5:28 pm | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Early stage research projects, such as using New Zealand’s huge resource of health data to find out the impact of Canterbury earthquake damage on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease, will be presented at a National Science Challenge symposium ... More >>




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