Long-term health conditions – such as type 2 diabetes – don’t have to mean the end of a fulfilling, full life. But diabetes is a long-term condition which, if not well managed, can lead to poor health outcomes and even shorter lives. Māori is one …

Rising diabetes and obesity rates in New Zealand could have serious economic impacts on the healthcare system, warned UK scientist Professor Nick Wareham during a recent visit to Dunedin. Responding effectively to this challenge is vital according to Professor Wareham, who suggested that the key …

Members of the Healthier Lives International Science Advisory Panel (ISAP) travelled to New Zealand from 19-23 February 2018 to advise on the progress of Healthier Lives’ research and the most promising directions for future research.  The ISAP is made up of six eminent international scientists, …

Healthier Lives is participating in two very significant studies to radically improve the early detection of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to improve care following a coronary event (heart attack or angina): The Equitable Cardiovascular and Diabetes risk prediction project The Multi-Ethnic New Zealand Study of …

The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge welcomes the launch last week of Te Kāika, an iwi-driven health village in Dunedin. Te Kāika is situated in a former primary school in Caversham, which has been transformed to become a health village that will provide high quality and …

Inequity is a problem in today’s health system. Why do some communities – notably Māori and Pasifika – have far worse access to health care and worse health outcomes than others in Aotearoa – and how can we fix this? This is an important issue …

Having treatment for cancer is a traumatic experience for anyone. But scientists are working towards making it easier, and more effective. Most of us will be affected by cancer in some way during our lifetimes; so we know that cancer treatments are invasive, often painful, …

Healthier Lives Director Professor Jim Mann recently featured in two articles in the Otago Daily Times about diabetes and translating healthy eating messages. On Tuesday, 14 November Dunedin launched a day of diabetes-awareness activities that saw the city lit blue to coincide with World Diabetes …