12 October 2018
Researchers at the National Institute for Health Innovation are developing a chatbot to answer patients questions after surgery.
The two-year Engagebot project is funded by a Health Research Council Explorer Grant, which support transformative research ideas.
NIHI ehealth and mhealth co-lead Gayl Humphrey says the aim is to determine if creating a chatbot in this area is possible, useful and acceptable to patients.
10 September 2018
Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu and the HRC-funded DIET programme team held a symposium in Wellington on the 4th September 2018, ‘Tackling Diet-related Disease in NZ’, to share results of the 5-year research programme with key stakeholders. The symposium was opened by Hon Dr David Clarke, Minister of Health, and finished with a panel discussion chaired by Kim Hill.
Kiwi women are continuing to drink when pregnant, according to fresh figures from the Growing Up in NZ Study
NIHI's Professor Chris Bullen speaks to Jack Tame on Breakfast about the results of fresh figures from the Growing Up in NZ Study, showing Kiwi women are continuing to drink when pregnant, with 23 per cent drinking in their first trimester.
NIHI researchers have been successful in the latest Health Research Council funding rounds being awarded funding for a programme and two project grants.
Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu has been awarded a programme grant to test the health impact of supermarket strategies and Health Star Rating labels. The research team will look at strategies to support healthier diets across four different domains; at an individual level, government level, food industry level and public health level.
Professor Ni Mhurchu's team has been collecting information on composition, labelling and ingredients of packaged foods in New Zealand for the past five years.
Watch NIHI's Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu on TVNZ's Breakfast as she discusses whether artifical sweetners are better for you than sugar.