Latest news from the College of Health

How legalising cannabis can help society
Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational...
30 years of scholarships from academic gown trust
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Real life work experience for study abroad interns
For the next ten weeks more than 60 international students from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will be part of a study abroad...
Research into gut health receives top honours
Gut health has fascinated College of Health PhD graduate Ivana Sequeira for years. Now her research has helped to refine and develop a test to assess...
Health researchers secure more than $6m in HRC funding
Two researchers from the College of Health have been awarded more than $6 million in the latest round of funding from the Health Research Council of...
Keeping off the winter weight
If you struggle to maintain your healthy eating habits and fitness routines over winter, why not stay on track with the help of Massey University's...
Making safer havens for our older people
This Thursday marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and the beginning of World Elder Abuse Awareness Week.
A new ball game?
With the Lions Tour under way and renewed concerns over the state of rugby in New Zealand, organisers of the World in Union (New Zealand) 2017...
Auckland and Northland students explore health career options
More than 150 year 12 and 13 students from across Auckland and Northland sampled life on the Auckland campus this week, exploring health and science...
Researcher wins prestigious Sport Nutrition Award
Associate Professor David Rowlands was recently honoured as the winner of the 2017 Gatorade Sport Science Institute - American College of Sports...

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's health experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are the latest interviews and commentary in the news.

Intimacy in residential aged care facilities

Stuff.co.nz/The Nelson Mail published an article on a recent seminar in Nelson on intimacy and sexuality in residential aged care facilities. The article quoted Dr Catherine Cook, who has been researching the issue with Dr Mark Henrickson.

Cadmium contamination

Interest.co.nz published an article on cadmium contamination, written by Dr Nick Kim from the School of Public Health, and Matthew Taylor from the Waikato Regional Council. 

PARTH tool for youth social workers

Court in the Act, the newsletter from the Youth Court published an article on Professor Robyn Munford and Professor Jackie Sanders, and their work on the PARTH tool for youth social workers.

Gonorrhea treatment reaching crisis point

Indian Newslink published an article on the spread of gonorrhea, and antibiotic resistance. The article quoted Dr Collette Bromhead and Dr Heather Hendrickson.

World in Union Rugby Conference

Indian Newslink also published an article on the World in Union rugby conference coming up in Palmerston North. The article quoted Dr Rachel Batty from the School of Sport and Exercise, who is organising the conference.

2017 PANZ Book Design Awards - finalist

Booksellers.co.nz published an article on the finalists of the 2017 PANZ Book Design Awards, mentioning Social Work in Aotearoa New Zealand by Kathryn Hay, Michael Dale and Lareen Cooper from the School of Social Work, which is a finalist in the Best Educational Book category.

 

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