Science Media Centre

Science Media Centre

In the News

3 News: NZ-made ‘Sleep Time’ milk a hit in Taiwan

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

David Farrier writes for 3 News about a New Zealand biotech firm which has developed a form of powdered milk which helps people sleep. Although not yet available here, the milk has done very well in Taiwan, where sleep deprivation is a common problem. An excerpt: (read in full here) “A New Zealand biotech company […]

Lack of sleep in childhood linked to risk of adult obesity

Peter Griffin posted in on November 4th, 2008.

New research from the University of Otago, published in the journal Pediatrics yesterday, has found that a lack of sleep during childhood may be contributing to the increasing rates of adult obesity. The study followed more than 1000 children born in Dunedin, New Zealand, between 1972 and 1973 until they were 32 years of age. […]

Copyright 2017 Science Media Centre (New Zealand)

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy