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Last updated on Friday 18 August 2017
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.
Associate Professor Chris Wilkins was interviewed for a New Zealand Herald/Rotorua Daily Post article, highlighting Rotorua and Auckland as the two places needing the most help with the fallout from synthetic cannabis use.
Sciblogs published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Andrea t’Mannetje, Dr Dave McLean, Professor Jeroen Douwes and Professor John Potter about the Environmental Protection Authority ignoring a report which shows the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer is a “probable carcinogenic”.
The New Zealand Herald published an article about the amount of space in pre-packaged foods like chips, chocolate and crackers. The story quoted Dr Michael Parker from Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Dr Toby Mündel wrote a piece for The Conversation based on a recent paper he had published about the effects of nicotine on sporting performance.
He also appeared in the new Radio New Zealand podcast ‘The Science of …’ – this week was the first episode – The Science of Sweat.
Professor Sally Casswell was quoted in articles in The Guardian and Sputnik News, calling for a ban of alcohol sales in supermarkets. Professor Casswell was also quoted in an article about the New Zealand Medical Authority calling for the ban, on website Health Thoroughfare.
Dr Andy Towers was quoted in a Forbes article about the recent IAGG conference in San Francisco, which he attended. Dr Towers was quoted in relation to his research into alcohol consumption and older people.
Dr Jasmine Thomson was quoted in an article on Stuff.co.nz/Manawatu Standard about her current study of osteoporosis.
Distinguished Alumni award recipient Andrew Cameron was interviewed live on Radio New Zealand ahead of his book launch in Wellington – A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert was published by Massey University Press. The book launch was also included in the What’s On section of the Dominion Post.