How do your genes affect your mental health? ▶

How do your genes affect your mental health? ▶

How do your genes affect your mental health? In this lecture hosted by the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland researchers discuss how knowing what your genes do can guide the development of future personalised medicine for prevention and treatment of mental...
Pulling all-nighters may damage your brain

Pulling all-nighters may damage your brain

By Hannah Thomasy Doctoral candidate Hannah Thomasy discusses the impacts of all-nighters on the brain. Is staying up late a health-risk? For decades, scientists have suspected that there is a connection between poor sleep and neurodegenerative diseases like...
Are obesity-reducing policies effective? ▶

Are obesity-reducing policies effective? ▶

Sugar and fat taxes, controlling density of fast food outlets, and mandatory portion sizes are examples of policies that aim to reduce obesity by raising costs. Assume such policies would be effective. While they typically raise ethical questions about whether they...
What is happiness?

What is happiness?

The recently published World Happiness Report shows New Zealand ranks eighth in the world for happiness, behind Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, and Canada. Six key variables help predict levels of happiness – GDP per capita, healthy...