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Last updated on Monday 18 September 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.
Radio 531pi/Niu FM ran news stories including audio grabs from Dr Riz Firestone, on her recent Health Research Council funding grant.
Stuff.co.nz/Taranaki Daily News ran an article on a Taranaki man who wants to quit smoking and has signed up for a clinical trial studying e-cigarettes. The article quoted Associate Professor Marewa Glover who talked about smokers’ dependency on nicotine.
Stuff.co.nz ran a story on former Black Caps batsman Peter Fulton who has set up a business in Christchurch testing properties for methamphetamine. The article mentioned earlier quotes from Associate Professor Chris Wilkins in relation to meth use in Canterbury.
Stuff.co.nz/Manukau Courier published an opinion piece from Bob McCoskrie from Family First, about legalising cannabis. The piece quoted Dr Wilkins.
Warrick Wood was quoted in a Stuff.co.nz/Taranaki Daily News/Manawatu Standard article about a 207-27 score in a secondary school basketball game. Mr Wood said good support would lessen the effect of the loss, although it was still likely to be discouraging.
Website BioSpace published an article on Dr Darryl Cochrane’s research around how wearable vibration technology can help athletes with aches and pains.