Latest news from the College of Health

Getting enough Iodine? Not eating bread?
Worldwide iodine deficiency remains one of the most common nutrient deficiencies and New Zealand naturally has low levels of iodine in the soil which...
Moving your mood with music
With the second Music Therapy Awareness Week coming up, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the health benefits of music and how its everyday...
Bugs’n’Bones study hopes to aid ageing population
As the world grapples with an ever-growing ageing population, it is estimated that one in three women over the age of 50 will experience bone...
Opinion: Sir John Key's legacy may be his cycleways
One of the things about being a politician, I suspect, is that you would want to leave a legacy of your time in elected office.
Developing social work supervision in Singapore
Associate Professor Kieran O'Donoghue is heading to Singapore next week to deliver a keynote address at the Social Work Supervision: Innovative ways...
Dairy shown to improve bone health of Kiwi children
New research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not...
30 years of scholarships from academic gown trust
Cancer therapies, volunteering, plant biology and sustainable development are among the diverse topics being undertaken by Massey University...
How legalising cannabis can help society
Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational...
Real life work experience for study abroad interns
For the next ten weeks more than 60 international students from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom will be part of a study abroad...
Research into gut health receives top honours
Gut health has fascinated College of Health PhD graduate Ivana Sequeira for years. Now her research has helped to refine and develop a test to assess...

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.

How legalising cannabis can help society

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins was interviewed live on The AM Show/Radio Live about his proposal for a not-for-profit public health model for the regulation of recreational cannabis. He was also interviewed on Newstalk ZB, 95bFM and for an article on

Former meth-contaminated home for sale published an article on a former meth-contaminated home being up for sale in Hamilton. The article quoted Dr Nick Kim who said black mould poses more of a health risk than methamphetamine.

Research: milk for schools programme

Indian Newslink and The Cattle Site website published an article on research by Professor Marlena Kruger which found children involved in the Fonterra Milk for schools programme have have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not in the programme.

Health risk posed my poisoned meat

Dr Nick Kim was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s panel about the health risks posed by eating poisoned dog meat in Bali. 

Combined family talent influences athlete's success

The New Zealand Herald/Herald on Sunday published an article on the Barrett brothers rugby success. The article quoted Jeremy Hapeta from the School of Sport and Exercise, who said the influence of combined family talent plays a part in an athlete’s success.

More than $6m secured for health research 

Indian Newslink published an article on Professor Jeroen Douwes and Professor Sally Casswell being awarded nearly $6m in Health Research Council funding.

Air in ice cream

Professor Matt Golding featured on Fair Go on a story about the amount of air in ice cream.



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