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Waste fibres from washing and wearing clothing – world first study

We assume that washing our clothing on delicate, cold cycles will be the most sustainable way to keep our clothes from smelling, our washing machines from sitting idle and the best way to keep...

How to find the healthiest milk for your needs

While cow's milk has been a controversial staple in our diet for generations, it didn't have any serious competition until the past decade, which has seen a remarkable rise in the number of plant-based...

Finding flow in adventure recreation

New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities. In a...

At least a third of kids are vaping – principals

High-decile schools say at least a third of their students are trying vaping - and they want quick action to regulate it. The Secondary Principals' Association and 36 individual principals of mainly high-decile schools have...

Scientific conference at EIT brings leading nutritionists together

The 2019 Nutrition Society of New Zealand Conference will be hosted by the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) this Thursday and Friday, 28th and 29th November, at the EIT. 130 delegates will be attending. This...

Is social media really hurting your mental health?

We blame friends' posts about weddings, babies and holidays for driving "digital depression" - but is social media really that bad for mental health? A new study that dug deep into how platforms like Facebook, Twitter...

Do you have ‘wine face?’ Tell-tale signs alcohol is ageing you

It's not just a ruddy snout and red cheeks that suggest someone might be overindulging in alcohol. A UK facialist and nutritionist has revealed to the Daily Mail there are several tell-tale signs your wine...

Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all

Lead author of the University of Otago study, Dr Mei Peng says inaccurate judgements about food energy and/or portion size can lead to overeating and subsequent weight problems. “It is very important to understand how people make...

One community’s fight against fast food

It’s fast food central near Henderson Intermediate School. Located on Lincoln Road in West Auckland, the route to and from school for many students involves walking past an array of fast food outlets. Within...

Short bursts of exercise good for the brain

Short intensive bouts of exercise have similar beneficial effects on the brain as longer workouts, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Dr David Moreau from the University’s School of Psychology carried out...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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