University of Auckland

Overweight & Obesity

Income inequality impacts obesity in children

National income and income inequality impacts on body size of children and adolescents according to new research from the University of Auckland.

Immunology

Tiny fish leading the way in a cure for gout

A popular aquarium fish that grows no longer than 4 cm could provide the breakthrough in treating and preventing extremely painful attacks of joint inflammation that are a key concern to patients with gout.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants as young as 17 months expect fairness and equity

Children as young as 17 months recognise whether resources are being shared fairly, the first time researchers have found evidence that infants so young are sensitive to principles of "distributive justice".

Medical research

Robots helped patients' with drug and exercise routines

A pilot randomised controlled trial using robots to help people at home with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has found that the robots helped patients take their medication, carry out exercises, and keep them company.

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