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The shorter the mother, the higher the odds of having a premature baby: study
22 April 2016Short mothers are twice as likely to have a baby born premature than tall mothers, according to a new international study.
Public experts call for sugary drinks tax
05 April 2016A group of public health professors from New Zealand universities have signed an open letter to the Cabinet calling for stronger child obesity prevention measures from the Government.
Girl babies born late more likely to become obese adults: study
31 March 2016Girl babies born more than a week past term could be 12 percent more likely to grow up obese, according to a new international study led by a Liggins Institute researcher.