Latest news from the College of Health

Massey women in Royal Society lecture series
Five Massey women researchers will present their ideas in a Royal Society of New Zealand lecture series celebrating women's discoveries as part of...
New UN report shows one in three malnourished
The latest High Level Panel of Experts project on nutrition and food systems has just been released.
Opinion: Why exercise must look beyond energy expenditure
This World Obesity Day day, I think it is important to discuss one of the more commonly recognised aspects of weight management interventions:...
Sport Management student success celebrated
A lunch this week at the Sport and Rugby Institute celebrated recent student successes of the Massey University Sport Management programme, which...
Massey gifted two Alinker bikes
Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker bike Barbara Alink has donated two of the revolutionary bikes to Massey...
Calls for malnutrition screening for at risk elderly
New Massey University research highlights the importance of screening for risk of malnutrition among older people as a preventative health measure.
Massey academic’s book wins Educational Publishing Award
The second edition of Pharmacology in Nursing: Australian and New Zealand won the Tertiary (Adaptations): Student Resource Category at the...
Defining social work in Aotearoa
A new book published by the Massey University Press looks back at the past 40 years of research and teaching Social Work at Massey University.
Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3
The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting...
The changing face of nursing
Nursing has changed considerably over the past 40 years, and Massey University alumna Rose Stewart has seen it all.

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.


The New Zealand Herald/Hawkes Bay Today published an opinion piece from Dr Sarah Shultz on World Obesity Day. The piece was also published on the Indian Newslink website. 


Dr Lynette Hodges wrote a piece for The Conversation about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Drugs & Housing

The New Zealand Herald/Rotorua Daily Post/Bay of Plenty Times/The Northland Age published an article on the latest NZ Arestee Drug Use Monitoring study by Massey University, highlighting the rise in availability of synthetic cannabis. 

Newsroom published an article about the government spending $52m on methamphetamine testing and housing repairs, quoting Dr Nick Kim, who believes the industry is unnecessary. published an article querying the safety of buying homes that test positive for methamphetamine contamination, for a cheaper price. The article quoted Dr Kim, who says the risk is negligible. 









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