Massey University

Massey University was established in 1927 as a public university in New Zealand. Today, Massey University has three campuses, Manawatu, Albany, and Wellington with satellite facilities throughout New Zealand and a distance learning component. Massey University's student body consists of 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students with a strong emphasis in agriculture, aviation, science and veterinary medicine. Massey also has New Zealand's largest business college.

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Could flavoured vaping help battle obesity?

Vaping electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a new paper co-authored by two Massey University College of Health researchers.

Oct 26, 2016
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Putting the balance back into aging lives

Increased frailty in the elderly means a higher risk of falls, fractures, lack of independence and an overall decreased quality of life. Now a new study from Massey University's School of Sport and Exercise has highlighted ...

Sep 30, 2016
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Study to help youth with cancer on the cards

'Are you wearing a wig?' is the kind of question that a young person with cancer might be asked. Whether it makes them feel embarrassed or supported depends on how it is delivered and interpreted.

Sep 07, 2016
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Can protein plus exercise improve type 2 diabetes?

Exercise has been shown to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes. But the benefits of exercise vary greatly between people, meaning some benefit more than others. Now, researchers from Massey University's School ...

Aug 15, 2016
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From fat to fit—at what cost?

Kiwis could weigh in as the fattest country in the world in the next five years, with around one third of adults classed as obese. New Zealand has reached a crucial tipping point in how we handle such a rapidly growing health ...

Aug 01, 2016
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End of life plans added to healthy ageing study

It is 10 years since Massey University researchers launched the first comprehensive survey to find out how well New Zealanders are ageing – now they want the next generation of people aged 55 and over to sign up.

Jul 19, 2016
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Research to help prevent child sex abuse

A researcher looking into how to help prevent people who are sexually attracted to children from acting on this attraction is surveying adults who feel the attraction but have never sexually abused a child.

Jun 23, 2016
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Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

It has long been known taste plays an important role in many of our food choices, but what if we knew whether having a so-called "sweet tooth" did indeed lead to a sugar habit?

Jun 21, 2016
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Improving health outcomes for mother and baby

After the birth of their baby most women see their health care professionals, with the focus often on the baby's health. Yet 10 to 15 per cent of new mothers in New Zealand will suffer from postnatal depression.

May 16, 2016
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