News


  • Why cyclists are the happiest commuters
    25 July 2019
    A new University of Auckland study reveals that reliability, sensory stimulation, feelgood factor and social interaction are why cyclists are the happiest commuters.
  • Reducing health risks on your daily commute
    22 July 2019
    What are you getting out of your daily commute? Kim Dirks considers the implications of how we get from A to B and the effect our options have on well-being.
  • Should pokies be funding your local kindy?
    18 July 2019
    he community sector is being propped up by the proceeds of gambling. Professor Peter Adams says we need to find another way to fund our lifeblood organisations that's not profiting off people's misery.
  • Will climate change create a more unjust world?
    17 July 2019
    As the Government shapes our climate policy, a University of Auckland researcher and paediatrician shared her hopes and fears with NZ Herald's Jamie Morton.
  • Cancer - stacking the odds in your favour
    16 July 2019
    Healthy living is not a guarantee against cancer – but it does stack the odds in your favour, writes Andrew Shelling, Mark Elwood and Clare Wall.
  • Drastic change in our food systems needed
    03 July 2019
    We need to transform how we grow, market, consume and dispose of our food, and fast.
  • What cars and tobacco have in common
    03 July 2019
    Dr Kirsty Wild compares the harms of rising car use to those of smoking and puts forward some suggestions to reduce the time we spend behind the wheel.
  • Vaccines - just not that simple
    01 July 2019
    We need a new strategy for vaccination to help people who aren’t anti-vaxxers but still miss out. Dr Nikki Turner explains what that might look like.
  • Addiction: the elephant in the room
    27 June 2019
    Drink, pokies funding communities, and treatments involving psychedelic drugs are among addiction topics being discussed in the 2019 Winter Lecture series.
  • Research funding for medical and health research projects
    26 June 2019
    Ten researchers from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences have been successful recipients of this year’s Programme, Project and Pacific Project funding from Health Research Council.
  • An organic future for food sustainability
    19 June 2019
    Organic farming fits well into discussions on sustainable food production and consumption but it falls off the radar in New Zealand, says Julia Schmack.
  • How to make good on a mental health promise
    14 June 2019
    Government plans to improve mental health services will only succeed if protected from vagaries of the political environment, writes Professor Peter Adams.
  • Four speeding myths debunked
    10 June 2019
    Dr Kirsty Wild and Professor Alistair Woodward from FMHS pick out and dismantle four flimsy arguments against reducing speed limits on dangerous roads.
  • What it’s really like to grow old - challenged, not threatened
    04 June 2019
    Enough talk about decline, disability, frailty and disease in advanced age – a new University of Auckland-led study suggests 85-plus New Zealanders view managing their own health as a matter of challenges and adaptation.
  • HRC funding success for FMHS staff
    31 May 2019
    Six staff members from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences have collectively been awarded over $1 million in research funding from the Health Research Council. This funding will help our research staff carry out medical and health projects designed to improve the wellbeing of New Zealand’s population.
  • Petition to tax sugary drinks can’t be ignored (again)
    24 May 2019
    Aotearoa New Zealand is spending more than $20 million every year to anaesthetise children so they can undergo multiple tooth extractions as a consequence of consuming sugary drinks.
  • Predator Free New Zealand – are we dreaming?
    20 May 2019
    Uncertainty, conflicts, and inadequate planning could hamper progress towards a predator free New Zealand, meaning it is critical to prepare for future scenarios now.
  • The tide turns on HIV
    16 May 2019
    The goal to virtually eliminate HIV transmission in NZ by 2025 suddenly looks attainable thanks to publicly-funded drug PrEP, explains Dr Peter Saxton.
  • University awards celebrate excellence at all stages of research
    08 May 2019
    The high quality of work and contribution of 19 researchers and teams across the faculties and institutes at the University of Auckland has been acknowledged in the 2019 Research Excellence Awards.
  • Health crisis - What will it take to break through?
    06 May 2019
    A new book exposes how vested interests and political inertia have repeatedly cheated us of positive changes for prevention that could save and improve thousands of lives every year.