Latest news from the College of Health

Rethinking health care for long-term illnesses
It is not uncommon for people suffering from long-term health conditions to be affected by more than one serious illness.
Exploring the changing Sāmoan self
Pastoral counselling is one of the most important roles for ministers in Sāmoa, but a rise of individualism has contributed to a concept...
Sociologist to receive highest honour at graduation
Methane-munching bacteria to reduce greenhouse gases; autism; pastoral counselling in Samoa; and tikanga (Māori practices) in businesses are...
Assessing sustainable food systems and diets in the Pacific
College of Health PhD student Paul Eme recently returned from speaking at the High Level Regional Nutrition Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems and...
Disability, advocacy, activism as a mother
For the mothers of disabled children, navigating the roles of advocate and activist can be complex, confronting and a constant struggle.
Vaping helps reverse smoking harm - asthma expert
Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist...
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.
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. 
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.

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.

Drugs Western Leader published an article on the proportion of addicts seeking help. The article quoted drugs researcher Steve Randerson. published an article on Christchurch methamphetamine users taking about 1kg of meth a week. The article referred to Massey University's 2010-16 New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring report.


Next magazine and website Now To Love published an article on how to get by on less than eight hours sleep each night. The article quoted Dr Leigh Signal from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre. 

Sport & exercise

The Telegraph published an article on drinking alcohol before and/or after doing exercise, quoting Dr Matthew Barnes.


Medical Xpress published an article on Dr Sunia Foliaki’s research into the prevention and control of cancer in the south Pacific. 

Medical Xpress also published an article on PhD student Yanita McLeay’s study into taurine, and its effect on muscle recovery in men.















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