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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 >>

Trial to investigate how e-cigs affect smoking

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:26 am | Health Research Council

Some have touted e-cigarettes as a game-changing innovation that will dramatically help reduce smoking. Others argue that they will do just the opposite – putting at risk decades of tobacco control achievements. More >>

HRC honours top University of Auckland researchers

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 3:40 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand’s pre-eminent brain researcher and a talented up-in-coming eye researcher have received the first Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) awards for an outstanding contribution to health research excellence at the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

Māori keen for doctors and healers to work together

Monday, 18 April 2016, 2:17 pm | Health Research Council

Latest research shows that Māori are keen for traditional rongoā Māori healers and doctors to work together on managing their health, however, many seriously doubt that doctors would be open to such an arrangement. Dr Glenis Mark (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi ... More >>

Smart devices study could transform health care for over 65s

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 12:27 pm | Health Research Council

There’s good news for older New Zealanders worried about having to move out of their homes into residential care because of declining health. More >>

Māori water safety record under spotlight

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 12:11 pm | Health Research Council

A newly funded study will investigate why Māori are overrepresented in the national drowning statistics despite having a strong cultural connection to the water. Physical education graduate Chanel Phillips (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) from the University of ... More >>

Study to examine kava’s link to drink-driving

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 11:03 am | Health Research Council

Former police officer and soldier Dr Apo Aporosa has received a 2015 Pacific postdoctoral fellowship worth $230,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to examine the effects of the popular Pacific Island drink, kava, on driver ability ... More >>

Study to pave way for “personalised” approach to obesity

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 11:01 am | Health Research Council

Ethnic differences in New Zealand’s obesity rates are often attributed to consuming too many calories and a sedentary lifestyle. However, a newly funded study may help prove that the adage of ‘eating less and exercising more’ is only part of the ... More >>

Record $8.2m for NZ’s emerging health researchers

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10:59 am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced a record total of $8.2 million in awards to support the careers of the next generation of health research leaders. More >>

HRC ‘refresh’ “great news for health research in NZ

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 4:24 pm | Health Research Council

Today’s release of the findings from the government’s ‘strategic refresh’ of the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) is “great news for the future of health research in this country”, says HRC Chief Executive Professor Kath McPherson. ... More >>

Study to tackle NZ’s growing obesity via rugby clubs

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:35 am | Health Research Council

A new study announced today will determine if a weight management programme delivered throughout New Zealand rugby clubs could help to curb the nation’s growing obesity problem, particularly among Māori and Pacific men. More >>

Nose-to-brain drug delivery for epilepsy patients

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 10:28 am | Health Research Council

University of Otago pharmacist Dr Shakila Rizwan has secured more than $137,000 in funding to develop a promising new technique to treat drug-resistant epilepsy involving administering drugs to the brain via the nose. Health Research Council ... More >>

Food industry technology could aid critically ill patients

Monday, 13 April 2015, 10:57 am | Health Research Council

The same technology used in the food industry to measure the antioxidant properties of edible plants, tea, and wine could be adapted to monitor the oxidative stress of critically ill patients in intensive care. More >>

Strategic refresh of the HRC announced

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 3:35 pm | Health Research Council

The Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steve Joyce, and Health Minister, Hon Jonathan Coleman have today outlined their intent to undertake a strategic refresh of the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). The Government has called for the refresh ... More >>

NZ’s ‘virus hunters’ make new discovery

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 12:02 pm | Health Research Council

ESR scientist Dr Richard Hall has confirmed what is believed to be New Zealand’s first reported case of the sometimes nasty virus known as human parechovirus 3 (HPeV3). More >>

AUT University Professor named as HRC’s new Chief Executive

Monday, 24 November 2014, 11:43 am | Health Research Council

Experienced public health researcher Professor Kathryn McPherson has been appointed the new Chief Executive of the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). Professor McPherson, who is currently Professor of Rehabilitation (Laura Fergusson Chair) and ... More >>



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