RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people

Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people

New research shows concerning levels of malnutrition among older people living independently in the community or newly admitted to hospital or a residential care facility.

Cannabis harm prevention message a must - study

Cannabis harm prevention message a must - study

Government, police and health agencies need clear guidelines for public campaigns on preventing harm from cannabis use, according to new research from Massey University.

Geographer honoured for farm and forestry research

Geographer honoured for farm and forestry research

The study of this country's farming and forestry industries, and of the development of geography as a university subject in New Zealand, are themes at the heart of more than 30 years of academic work that earned geographer Professor Michael Roche a Doctor of Literature.

Veges don’t make the cut in school kitchens

Veges don’t make the cut in school kitchens

A Massey University dietitian is concerned at the lack of skills taught to intermediate school children about creating and cooking simple meals using vegetables.

Funding for innovative health research
Tuesday 11 April 2017
Three Massey University researchers have been awarded a combined $450,000 to explore poverty and nutrition, tobacco dependence and performance measurement frameworks for health care.
Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland
Thursday 6 April 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows Central Otago Lakes has now surpassed Auckland as the most unaffordable region in New Zealand.
Could sleep disruption during pregnancy trigger depression?
Friday 31 March 2017
A research study is looking to measure the sleep and mental health of new mothers throughout their pregnancy to determine what effect sleep disruption has on depression.
Nationwide study shows emerging leptospirosis strain
Friday 31 March 2017
Massey University researchers have found that a strain of leptospirosis may be more frequent in New Zealand dairy herds than first thought, posing public health concerns for farmers, veterinarians...
Deadly pathogen to cure itself?
Thursday 30 March 2017
A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.
Living well in care homes
Monday 27 March 2017
Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly increases their quality of life, according to new research from Massey University.
Overcoming healthcare information overload
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when making healthcare decisions - and she is seeking participants in this situation.
Youth gangs - from street to village
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A new study of Sāmoan youth gangs in South Auckland has found that sending troubled youth back to their homeland can be detrimental to their wellbeing, and that of the village they are sent to.
Wastewater study flushes out drug habits
Monday 13 March 2017
In the first wastewater study of drug use in New Zealand, methamphetamine was the most commonly detected illegal drug in Auckland.
Seeking investment in NZ? Here’s the secret to success
Monday 13 March 2017
New research by a Massey University master's student provides much-needed insight for early-stage entrepreneurs looking to secure capital from New Zealand investors.
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