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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 >>

New Māori Emerging Leader Fellowships announced

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:05 am | Health Research Council

A University of Otago researcher wants to improve the quantity and quality of life for Māori with cancer, and he’s just been awarded nearly $500,000 to identify strategies to do so. More >>

The fertility puzzle: what NZ researchers now know

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:46 pm | Health Research Council

About 25 per cent of New Zealand couples who are wanting to conceive may experience infertility or seek medical help. But thanks to a series of discoveries funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand, new light is being shed on the mechanisms ... More >>

Using VR & Neuroeconomics to Find Out What Makes Us Tick

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 10:01 am | Health Research Council

Entering a multi-sensory virtual reality environment that measures reactions such as heart rate and sweat, might be the key to developing more effective preventive healthcare measures for New Zealanders. More >>

Research helps unlock better immune response to vaccines

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 12:34 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand researchers have developed a promising vaccine ‘adjuvant’ which could help the body mount a more effective immune response to vaccines, with potentially fewer side-effects. More >>

Embedding cultural practices into mental health services

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:33 pm | Health Research Council

Despite growing evidence for the role of culturally-centred programmes in addressing mental health needs, few programmes have been embedded into practice, says one researcher who hopes to change all that. More >>

NZ’s world-leading move in assessing chest pain

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:57 pm | Health Research Council

A new study has found that protocols implemented across New Zealand’s emergency departments are helping rule out a heart attack in patients, a lot sooner. More >>

New Approach to Mental Health of Pasifika Youth Offenders

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:28 am | Health Research Council

The mental health of Pasifika youth offenders is about to be uniquely examined from a Pasifika worldview, looking at associations with culture, family and spirituality, as well as links between mental health and reoffending. More >>

Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Worse for Māori

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:25 am | Health Research Council

A University of Otago PhD student is doing his bit to curb antibiotic resistance and subsequently reduce the threat of infectious disease among Māori communities. More >>

Can 'Live Coaching' of Parents Help Behaviour Problems?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 8:23 am | Health Research Council

Can conduct problems in children be resolved with parents wearing an earpiece and being coached by an expert on what to say to their child? More >>

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 >>

 

 

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