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Last updated on Tuesday 19 December 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.
Dr Andy Towers was interviewed live on TVNZs Breakfast about his latest research into the drinking habits of people aged over 50 in New Zealand, and comparing them with older people from eight other countries.
The New Zealand Herald/Herald on Sunday ran a story on avoiding the health risks associate with excessive drinking over the holiday period. The article quoted Dr Matthew Barnes, who also provided tips for not overdoing it.
Australian website The New Daily ran an article on the unhealthy diet and fitness trends in 2017. The article mentioned research from Massey University which showed that alcohol after a workout can interfere with post-exercise muscle recovery.
Stan Abbott, director of the Roof Water Harvesting Centre did a live interview with Radio New Zealand about using water tanks safely this summer.
Newshub’s website published an article on the Ministry of Health telling MPs that vaping is better than smoking. The article referred to comments made by Associate Professor Marewa Glover in November, saying that upfront costs of vaping remain a barrier for those wanting to switch from cigarettes.
Stuff.co.nz ran an article on Wanaka’s Aspiring Conversations Festival, mentioning that Professor John Potter will pose the question: Does what we eat really matter?
The NZ Herald/Wanganui Chronicle published an article on new Te Oranganui CEO Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata, who taught social work at Massey for 20 years.