Latest news from the College of Health

Controlling cancer in the Pacific
Researchers are calling for a regional cancer control partnership to improve services for patients in the south Pacific.
New study shows taurine supplements may improve performance recovery
New research suggests taurine supplementation taken after exercise, may help improve the rate of muscle recovery.
Auckland social work students honoured with awards
Three social work students from the Auckland campus have been awarded at the inaugural Social Work Awards, held earlier this week.
Study to investigate health impacts of turmeric
Auckland men have the chance to take part in a study investigating the impact of turmeric on inflammation and metabolic health. 
$15.6m Marsden funding a record for Massey
Massey researchers have received more than $15.6 million from the Royal Society of New Zealand's annual Marsden Fund for 26 projects, a record number...
Sharing social work knowledge in rural Cambodia
Using the family-centred approach to support parents with children with disabilities is gaining momentum among Cambodian parents, says a Massey...
Māori and Pasifika health inequity study funded
A Massey University academic and two students have been awarded funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand, for three separate projects.
First New Zealand online alcohol and drug study under way
College of Health researchers are launching a new study on alcohol and drug use throughout the country, including measuring levels of drug use in...
Student takes Pacific climate change issues to the UN
The vulnerability of Pacific peoples to the impacts of rising sea levels is a pressing issue for School of Social Work student Rae Bainteiti, who...
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...

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.

Drinking habits

Dr Andy Towers was interviewed live on Radio Live and Newstalk ZB about older people and their drinking habits.

Sharing knowledge Manawatu Standard ran an article on Dr Polly Yeung heading to Cambodia next month to help families with disabilities.


The New Zealand Herald/Wanganui Chronicle did an article on Sharon Marshall who is heading to the Honolulu Marathon in Hawaii next month. The article mentions she has taken a break from her Social Work studies with Massey University, via distance.

The New Zealand Herald/Hawke’s Bay Today did an article on Hawke’s Bay United football team, and mentioned Massey University nursing student Birhanu Taye, 
















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