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.

Ebola linked to habitat destruction
Saturday 18 February 2017
A Massey University veterinary scientist has co-authored research suggesting that Ebola virus emergence is linked to the clearing of animal habitat through deforestation in West and Central Africa.
Put insomnia in its place
Monday 13 February 2017
Insomnia is a major health care problem globally, with about one-third of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?
Tuesday 31 January 2017
Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey University's College of Health shows this might not be the case.
House prices continue to drive home unaffordability
Friday 27 January 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows further declines in affordability across New Zealand in the final quarter of 2016.
NZ’s co-operative economy mapped for the first time
Tuesday 24 January 2017
New Zealand's co-operative economy has been comprehensively mapped for the first time, revealing the significance of the sector in terms of revenue, jobs, and membership, as well as obvious...
Earthquake experiences of visually impaired documented
Monday 23 January 2017
Recent earthquakes in the lower North and upper South Islands have been a stark reminder of the challenges residents confronted during the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011.
Chinese migrants and elderly parents - Marsden study
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants from China who face difficult decisions juggling new lives with cultural expectations to care for...
How is food used to foster social relationships at school?
Tuesday 17 January 2017
A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to a study by a Massey University academic.
Golden mystery solved
Monday 16 January 2017
Gold is prized for its preciousness and as a conductor in electronics, but it is also important in scientific experimentation.
Stripping away an infections armour
Thursday 12 January 2017
A Massey Professor of microbiology has identified a protein that could help fight serious infections in elderly, cancer, HIV and cystic fibrosis patients.
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