Health and Wellbeing

Healthier classrooms for Kiwi kids

Many New Zealand primary-school children struggle through the winter months with respiratory and infectious illnesses. Could improving air quality in classrooms help their health?

Alcohol policies

Alcohol use has a major impact on society, here and overseas. Better understanding of patterns of consumption can lead to more effective alcohol control policies.

The evolution of cancer

Sometimes seen as a disease of modernity, cancer’s origins lie deep in the very earliest stages of evolution, the result of a war between conflict and cooperation.

Fighting a dangerous disorder

The use of anaesthesia is regarded as one of the safest medical interventions, however, major complications—even death—can occur.

A good gut feeling

The diversity of the bacteria in our gut could be a vital marker for our overall health, according to new Massey research.

Helping youth make a successful transition

A unique collaboration between research, social service agencies and government departments is transforming the delivery of social services to New Zealand teens.

Is your pet making you sick?

Basic hygiene around household pets could avoid the spread of multi-drug-resistant bacteria.

Unravelling the secrets of diabetes

Most funding related to diabetes now goes into its management, but new research could help predict and prevent the development of the condition and its complications.

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