With this therapy, you could sleep like a baby

Dr Lora Wu –  Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre in Wellington is now providing group treatment for people with insomnia – a first in New Zealand. Insomnia is a common problem, with about 30% of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep and 25% affected by long-term insomnia. Now Massey wants to hear from people suffering from sleeplessness who…

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Study values community water fluoridation

Massey News – New research from Massey University shows that community water fluoridation remains cost-effective, despite an overall reduction in the average number of decayed teeth in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. Updated observations Massey University Centre for Public Health Research Senior Analyst Caroline Fyfe and Professor Barry Borman wrote a Paper called, ‘A cost effectiveness analysis of community water…

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Children need resilience, not cotton wool

Dr Ajmol Ali –  A collaborative effort to reduce childhood obesity will continue in the New Year, with Massey University and the University of Waikato promoting healthy eating and exercise patterns through a partnership with ‘BestStart Education and Care Centres.’ Throughout a ten-week period in the last quarter of the past year, 155 preschoolers in two South Auckland centres participated…

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Three bright youngsters head for masters at Oxford

Staff Reporter –  Three bright youngsters have qualified for Rhodes scholarships to pursue their postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford in United Kingdom. Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand who chaired a Selection Meeting announced the names of the three students at a meeting held at the Government House in Wellington on December 18, 2015. Jade Leung, Kimberley Savill…

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Rogue advisers expose international students to risks

Phil Goff – India has taken over as New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing source country for international students. International education contributes $2.85 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product. As long as we are attracting high calibre students who are qualified in areas with skills shortages, international students significantly benefit New Zealand’s economy and society. Great destination Most…

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Pilot Programme to benefit international students

From the Beehive –  Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last fortnight details of a pilot programme called, ‘Pathway Student Visa’ aiming to make New Zealand more competitive for international students. The Programme will allow international students to undertake a progression of up to three consecutive programmes of study with selected education…

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Nursing graduates get quicker appointments

Dr Jonathan Coleman –  More than half the nurses who graduated last month have found jobs before they knew their final examination results through the system which matches graduates with employers. The national recruitment system (ACE) provides accurate information much sooner for both nurse graduates and employers. The latest data shows that 677 students (54%) of the 1245 nurses graduating…

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