Latest news from the College of Health

Husband and wife celebrate double graduation
Husband and wife Amit and Namrata Taneja have had plenty to celebrate lately - the couple both graduated from Massey University's College of Health.
Strategies needed to prevent malnutrition in older people
New research shows concerning levels of malnutrition among older people living independently in the community or newly admitted to hospital or a...
Veges don’t make the cut in school kitchens
A Massey University dietitian is concerned at the lack of skills taught to intermediate school children about creating and cooking simple meals using...
Get set for Massey Wellington graduation ceremonies
More than 680 graduates of Massey University will cross the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre on Thursday to have their degrees conferred in two...
Health researcher awarded HRC grant
Dr Kathryn Beck has been awarded nearly $250,000 from the Health Research Council to find out how diet and lifestyle patterns affect older people.
Self-care for nurses a must
Recent media on well-being, and health and safety in the workplace has highlighted the need to acknowledge and address unhealthy stress and the...
Distinguishing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Tomorrow is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic...
Professor Emeritus honoured by NZOC
Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson has been honoured for his service to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.
Second-year of success for Rams Academy
Students from seven Auckland secondary schools attended Massey University's second Rams Academy Holiday Programme in Albany recently.
2017 Graduation celebrations head to Manawatū
Over 1000 students will cross the stage at the Regent on Broadway this week as Massey University graduation celebrations kick-off in Palmerston North.

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.

Are e-cigarettes the ultimate solution to stop smoking?

Associate Professor Marewa Glover was interviewed on a piece for TVNZs Sunday programme, about e-cigarettes. She was also interviewed on Radio Waatea about the Ministry of Health charging Philip Morris over the company’s new electronic tobacco sticks.

Prevention of malnutrition in older people

Associate Professor Carol Wham was quoted extensively about her pilot study which found that almost a quarter of older New Zealanders are malnourished, with even more at risk. She is suggesting nutritional screening become mandatory nationwide. Dr Wham appeared on One News, and wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, as well as being quoted in, The New Zealand Herald/Otago Daily Times, Stuff and Medical Xpress.

Veges don't make the cut in school kitchens

Nutritionist Niki Bezzant wrote an opinion piece for the New Zealand Herald about children learning how to cook. She mentioned recent research from Dr Carol Wham investigating the level of cooking skills being taught in schools. The research was also mentioned in an article in The Waiheke Marketplace, about a Waiheke Island school which is growing and cooking vegetables.

Is red meat good for you?

Eyewitness News website published an article about a recent study out of the United States which found eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases. The article quoted Dr John Potter from the Centre for Public Health Research, who said the findings should reinforce the need for many adults to cut back on meat consumption. Dr Potter’s comments were also published on the website for WHTC News – a radio station in Michigan, United States.

Personal trainer Katie Parsons

The New Zealand Herald published an article about human nutrition student Katie Parsons who has set up a successful business as a personal trainer in Auckland. Australia’s Daily Mail also published an article on Ms Parson’s business.

New Zealand Food Awards

The New Zealand Herald/Wanganui Chronicle published an article on NZFA supreme award winners Coastal Spring Lamb developing a new sausage with Hellers.  

Restaurant and Café ran a profile on Brazilian food company Durello which won a New Zealand Food Award in 2014.







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