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Programme to analyse Havelock North’s water gastro outbreak

Monday, 18 September 2017, 9:29 am | Health Research Council

A new programme will carry out an in-depth analysis of the unprecedented water supply outbreak in Havelock North last August where more than 5000 people were infected with the bacteria Campylobacter . More >>

$1m to help Pacific prediabetes epidemic

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:13 am | Health Research Council

A new study will help empower Pacific communities to tackle the alarmingly high rate of prediabetes in Pacific youth and adults as part of the government’s push to improve the management of long-term health conditions in New Zealand. Massey University ... More >>

New strategy firmly backs NZ’s health research workforce

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:58 am | Health Research Council

New Zealand’s first health research strategy will help nurture and grow a strong health research workforce that can provide solutions to New Zealand’s unique health challenges, says Dr Tania Pocock, Acting Chief Executive at the Health Research Council ... More >>

Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Monday, 22 May 2017, 12:34 pm | Health Research Council

New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

Sleep problems focus of new study on Kiwi kids with autism

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:57 am | Health Research Council

New research will look at developing effective treatments for sleep problems that affect the growing number of New Zealand children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More >>

$2m for Māori and Pacific youth mental health research

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:05 am | Health Research Council

New Zealand has joined an alliance of the world’s biggest public research funding agencies to provide new research opportunities that target chronic diseases, starting with mental health. More >>

Study to develop faster detection of antibiotic resistance

Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:07 am | Health Research Council

New Zealand researchers are about to develop a radical new way of helping doctors detect antibiotic resistance faster that could save patients’ lives and change the way antibiotics are used around the world. More >>

Study improves prediction of movement recovery

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:24 pm | Health Research Council

Kiwi researchers have developed a new and simple process that is helping therapists accurately predict how well their patients will regain the use of their hands and arms after a stroke.   Associate Professor Cathy Stinear and her team at the University ... More >>

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes programme

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 4:04 pm | Health Research Council

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. More >>

Fewer deaths in ED when length of stay reduced

Monday, 21 November 2016, 9:43 am | Health Research Council

New Zealand’s six-hour target for the time people stay in hospital emergency departments has been associated with hundreds fewer patients dying, according to new research. More >>

Neighbourhoods could hold key to getting kids more active

Monday, 31 October 2016, 10:36 am | Health Research Council

Prising children away from the couch and their electronic devices is an all too common challenge for many parents. But a new study aims to find out if certain changes to our neighbourhoods could encourage children to be more physically active – and ... More >>

Study to examine traditional Māori herbal medicines

Monday, 31 October 2016, 10:34 am | Health Research Council

Plant and food biologist Dr Jonni Koia (Tainui, Ngati Whawhākia) is returning to New Zealand after many years across the ditch to investigate the potential of traditional Māori herbal medicines to help combat type-2 diabetes. More >>

Pacific sports stars’ mental health focus of new study

Monday, 31 October 2016, 10:31 am | Health Research Council

New research will examine the factors affecting the mental health and wellbeing of young Pacific male elite athletes. Mental wellbeing in sports is growing in importance, as are the numbers of young Pacific men pursuing careers in professional sports. ... More >>

Canterbury engineer honoured for medical tech innovations

Friday, 28 October 2016, 9:49 am | Health Research Council

Christchurch-based engineer Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to medical technology, particularly in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular and lung dysfunction and care. More >>

Top Pacific psychologist honoured for mental health research

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 10:42 am | Health Research Council

Waikato University research fellow Dr Byron Seiuli has been recognised for his significant contribution to supporting Pacific men facing trauma and mental health challenges. The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) presented Dr Seiuli, a counsellor ... More >>

Soaring rate of skin infections linked to resistance

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 10:34 am | Health Research Council

A topical cream containing antibiotics that is widely used for treating skin infections caused by staphylococcal (‘staph’) bacteria could have perversely contributed to New Zealand’s soaring rate of staph skin infections. More >>

AUT stroke expert’s global contribution recognised

Friday, 26 August 2016, 1:01 pm | Health Research Council

Professor Valery Feigin has tonight been recognised for his outstanding contribution to stroke and traumatic brain injury research at a special ceremony at Auckland University of Technology. The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) presented Professor ... More >>

Study shows long-term benefits of weight loss surgery

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:00 am | Health Research Council

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes in New Zealand have had good long-term results after weight loss surgery, according to a new study. The findings support other studies that indicate weight loss surgery is an effective and durable treatment for obesity ... More >>

New $97m boost for NZ’s main health research funder

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 4:22 pm | Health Research Council

The government has today announced that the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) will receive a significant new investment of $97 million over the next four years to help fund research that will improve the health and quality of life of all ... More >>

Study looks to fish eyes to help solve donor cornea shortage

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:44 am | Health Research Council

Fish eyes are currently a low-value by-product of the New Zealand fishing industry. But a new study that aims to manufacture human corneal replacements from proteins found in fish eye lenses could mean fish eyes go from being ‘scraps’ to highly-valued ... More >>

 

 

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