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Health

Nutrition concern for older adults at home

Researchers are calling for screening of vulnerable older adults at risk of poor nutrition and diminished physical performance, in an effort to identify those in need of dietary intervention.

Health

Promoting health through waka ama (outrigger canoe)

Waka ama (outrigger canoe) is one of the fastest growing sports in Aotearoa New Zealand. Now Massey University researchers have joined advocates who increasingly see the activity as a vehicle for hauora (health) promotion. ...

Health

Older caregivers and entrepreneurs a focus of study

Should you launch your first business when you are over 50? How does caring for a loved one fit around paid work in later years? These are among new topics canvassed in the latest biennial survey by Massey University psychology ...

Health

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early detection vital in minimising gastroenteritis outbreaks

Research from Massey University suggests the timely identification, notification, and rapid implementation of control measures to combat gastroenteritis outbreaks will limit its impact and duration, especially in aged care ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Survey finds anxious drivers rule on NZ roads

Two thirds of New Zealand drivers experience mild to severe anxiety when they are behind the wheel – with fear of road rage from others among the causes, a Massey University study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Videogame loot boxes similar to gambling

Adolescents playing video games that offer randomised rewards to increase competitive advantage could possibly be exposed to mechanisms that are psychologically similar to gambling, according to new research just published ...

Health

Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, including the World Bank, United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for taxes on sugar, ...

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