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Supporting mental health of Pacific climate change migrants

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:30 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand could become a potential relocation destination for many Pacific peoples displaced from their homelands by rising sea levels and other climate-change related natural disasters. Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Māori Studies ... More >>

$81m for new research projects and programmes

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:48 pm | Health Research Council

WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 2019 Finding new way to control blood pressure receives $5m funding boost Half the New Zealanders being treated for blood pressure don’t have it under control, according to a University of Auckland researcher who has been awarded ... More >>

Oxygen in surgery trial gains vital feasibility funding

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 8:04 am | Health Research Council

For patients undergoing surgery, could less oxygen be better than more? One of New Zealand’s leading clinical researchers is a step closer to embarking on a major trial to determine whether the conservative use of oxygen during surgery improves ... More >>

Medicinal cannabis users focus of new research

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:18 am | Health Research Council

An independent study of medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand will begin next month. The study comes ahead of the government’s plans to introduce a new licenced medicinal cannabis scheme to broaden access to cannabis products for a wider range of patients ... More >>

How a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality

Monday, 1 April 2019, 10:09 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington scientist hopes to bring us a major step closer to a vaccine for drug addiction, with the help of an Explorer Grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Scientists have been trying to create vaccines for ... More >>

Health Research Council CEO to step down

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 11:31 am | Health Research Council

The chairman of the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Dr Lester Levy, has announced that the chief executive, Professor Kathryn McPherson, will step down from the role in mid-2019. More >>

Māori Scholarship could revive rare fertility treatment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:46 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher hopes to improve the success of a fertility treatment that’s rarely used in New Zealand but may potentially provide a safer alternative to current artificial reproductive technologies (ART). Matire ... More >>

Simple cancer tests potential lifeline for Pacific patients

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:44 am | Health Research Council

A simpler means of cancer diagnosis and monitoring, using small fragments of tumour DNA circulating in the bloodstream, could be a lifeline for Pacific patients in particular. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington, ... More >>

Investigating the impact of alcohol’s harm on children

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:42 am | Health Research Council

Dr Taisia Huckle from Massey University’s SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. More >>

Tackling racism in New Zealand’s health system wins funding

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:35 am | Health Research Council

Racism in New Zealand's health system is firmly in the sights of newly-funded research into how to combat it and bring positive changes to practice and policy. Natalie Talamaivao, a senior advisor in Māori Research at the Ministry of Health (MoH), ... More >>

Study into fertility treatment’s benefits wins Liley medal

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:17 pm | Health Research Council

An Auckland academic and fertility specialist whose research could revive support for a fertility treatment that’s less invasive than IVF, has just received a top honour from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). More >>

Clinician praised for saving lives in intensive care

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:15 pm | Health Research Council

Thousands of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have benefited from the clinical trials led in New Zealand by Auckland City Hospital intensive care specialist and clinical researcher Dr Colin McArthur. More >>

Leaders in Kaupapa Māori research recognised for excellence

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 2:14 pm | Health Research Council

The small team of researchers at Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato have succeeded in bringing together Māori providers, researchers and policy-makers to deliver maximum benefit to the communities they work with. More >>

Research aims to find ‘sweet spot’ for pertussis vaccination

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:25 am | Health Research Council

The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine given to infants at six weeks of age will be tested for its effectiveness in babies whose mums were vaccinated during pregnancy. More >>

New review launched into effectiveness of primary care

Friday, 27 July 2018, 8:59 am | Health Research Council

The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) have jointly awarded $1.33 million to a two-year research project that will evaluate the effectiveness of primary care models in New Zealand. More >>

Setting NZ's health research priorities

Monday, 25 June 2018, 10:20 am | Health Research Council

Some of New Zealand’s leading health researchers, innovators, advisors and health delivery experts have been brought together to help establish New Zealand’s first set of national health research priorities. More >>

Funding boost helps NZ researchers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:05 am | Health Research Council

Funding boost helps New Zealand researchers protect our minds and memories Keeping our brains sharp and memories alive is the focus of at least two research projects that have just received a significant funding boost from the Health Research Council ... More >>

Long-term funding for independent research organisations

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:40 am | Health Research Council

A robust review of independent research organisations (IROs) receiving funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has driven home the benefits of long-term stable funding. More >>

Can caffeine from birth prevent disability in preterm babies

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:15 am | Health Research Council

Could caffeine given from birth help prevent developmental impairment in babies born four to six weeks early? More >>

New ideas for detecting cancer get go-ahead

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:57 am | Health Research Council

Can dogs really sniff out cancer? Thanks to a grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), a University of Waikato lecturer can now test this theory in a clinical setting. More >>



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