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Last updated on Monday 26 June 2017
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.
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 Stuff.co.nz.
Stuff.co.nz 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.
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.
Dr Nick Kim was interviewed on Radio New Zealand’s panel about the health risks posed by eating poisoned dog meat in Bali.
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.
Indian Newslink published an article on Professor Jeroen Douwes and Professor Sally Casswell being awarded nearly $6m in Health Research Council funding.
Professor Matt Golding featured on Fair Go on a story about the amount of air in ice cream.