Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) are becoming a pressing issue for the country. Leading New Zealand nutrition experts will be gathering on Tuesday, 4 September in Wellington to present the …

Kiwis of all ages are living more and more of their lives online and on digital devices. Our smartphones, tablets and computers are not only being used for entertainment and connection, but also as essential tools for life. So it makes sense that researchers are …

A Healthier Lives project leader has been honoured in the recent Matariki Awards. Dr Matire Harwood was one of three finalists in the Te Tupu-ā-Rangi Award for Health and Science in the 2018 Matariki Awards. The category is for ‘healthcare and science experts dedicated to …

The Chair of the Healthier Lives governance group, Dr Jenny McMahon, has been made a Companion of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. The honour is one of six handed out this year for ‘outstanding leadership or sustained contributions to promoting and advancing science, technology, or …

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women in New Zealand. There’s a great deal of information and support for sufferers. But what if you have breast cancer and you’re in a group not commonly associated with the disease? That’s the situation …