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Firstborn females more likely to be overweight, obese – NZ research

John Kerr posted in on August 27th, 2015.

Girls who are born the first in their family are more likely to be overweight or obese compared to their younger sisters, according to a new study from New Zealand and Swedish researchers. The conclusions were drawn from a study of more than 13,000 pairs of adult Swedish sisters – the largest study of its […]

Safe IVF in New Zealand – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on November 6th, 2014.

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), confirms a new report that summarises the latest data from the two countries. The authors of the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 report analysed data about IVF cycles undertaken in 2012 and the resulting babies born. They found that rates of multiple […]

Bad news for women: negative media and stress – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 11th, 2012.

With 24 hour news channels, smart phones and constant exposure to the internet, it is almost impossible to avoid news media. But what effect could this exposure be having on the rest of our lives? A new study has found that reading negative news articles can increase women’s – but not mens’ – sensitivity to […]

‘A Drink a day’ and women’s health – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 7th, 2011.

New research suggests that one -and only one- drink of alcohol a day could be good for the health of middle-aged women. However, the implied benefits of alcohol are drawing criticism from some experts.   US researchers have studied over 121,000 nurses enrolled in the US Nurses’ Health Study which started in 1976. They compared […]

Women in Science: A 2011 Snapshot

John Kerr posted in on August 15th, 2011.

The Association for Women in the Sciences, in association with Dr Belinda Bray of The University of Auckland, have produced a new booklet giving a snapshot of women in science in New Zealand in 2011. A pdf copy of the booklet can be downloaded here. Key findings of the report show: When science is compulsory at […]

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Dom Post: Men get fitter without breakfast

Peter Griffin posted in on May 25th, 2010.

Michael Forbes writes in the Dominion Post about Massey University research showing that men who don’t eat breakfast before training see benefits in peak muscle power and experienced prolonged muscle energy. The same benefits did not, however, apply to women, showing that men and women really do burn fat differently. An excerpt: (read in full […]

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