Tagged: rugby

Rugby pros feel the pain later in life, but no regrets - News

John Kerr Sep 29, 2017

Elite rugby players are a pretty fit and healthy bunch, but new research suggests the strain of top-level rugby can take its toll on the body later in life. A new University of Oxford study, published today in Scientific Reports, finds that retired elite rugby players are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, joint replacement, and site-specific joint replacement … Read More

Why do so many fear the bicycle? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 14, 2017

By Prof Alistair Woodward, Auckland University “It is too dangerous.” This is the reason given most commonly for not riding a bike on the road in New Zealand. In this blog, I summarise a paper we have just published quantifying the risk of cycling injury. We found it to be low compared to other activites that New Zealanders commonly engage … Read More

Scifest – heading south for a dose of science - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 22, 2016

We are less than a month out from the New Zealand International Science Festival, the biennial showcase of events, lectures, art and people that sees Dunedin become science-central for a full week. The festival runs July 8- 16. This year’s line-up looks particularly good. I’ll be heading down myself and am particularly looking forward to hosting a panel discussion on … Read More

Rugby fans – get physical - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 12, 2011

Here in New Zealand,  the Rugby World Cup has taken over. Just in time for the tournament the University of Otago has a new book to help rugby nuts get physical; others will have to scour bookstores. Clearly a rugby-mad man, Ph.D.-welding theoretical physicist Trevor Lipscombe has written The physics … Read More