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World Suicide Prevention Day

Friday, 8 September 2006, 10:34 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

At a media conference on September 8, 2006 at the World Health Organization United Nations Offices in New York, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation ... More >>

Research The Key To A Strong Knowledge Economy

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 9:07 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

New Zealand’s premier scientific conference of the year, the 15th Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting (QMB) will showcase the latest international developments in biotechnology and new advances in medical treatments. More >>

Teens More Worried About Pregnancy Than STIs

Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 9:38 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Research by Otago University’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences shows that although half of teenagers in year 12 and 13 in Christchurch are sexually active, only 44% of them say they use condoms every time they have sex. They also ... More >>

Hepatitis C Treatment Makes Economic Sense

Friday, 1 April 2005, 11:41 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Research by the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences has shown that methadone maintenance therapy for injecting drug users saves lives, and it is also cost-effective to treat their Hepatitis C virus. More >>

Arts And Humanities Important For Patient Health

Friday, 11 February 2005, 12:01 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

A visiting leading English clinical professor and Vice Chancellor of the University of Durham says the presence good art and an attractive ambience are vital for the health and well-being of patients in hospitals. More >>

Students Help Research Effects Of Air Pollution

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 2:24 pm | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Christ’s College boarders are taking part in a unique study which may throw new light on the health effects of air pollution in teenagers. The research is being carried out by the Canterbury Respiratory Research Group at the Christchurch School of Medicine ... More >>

Improving Maori Understanding Of Cancer Crisis

Monday, 16 August 2004, 1:51 pm | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Cancer is the leading cause of death for Maori women and the second most frequent cause for Maori men. Cancer mortality is 51% higher for Maori males, and 78% higher for Maori females than non-Maori. More >>

Possible Virus Risk Factor In Breast Cancer

Monday, 31 May 2004, 12:02 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

A study just published in the prestigious British Journal of Cancer by researchers at the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Dunedin School of Medicine, and the University of Melbourne, has found evidence ... More >>

Cancer Kids Calendar Helps Launch Research Lab

Friday, 5 December 2003, 10:12 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

The raising of nearly $50 thousand dollars through a calendar featuring children who have been treated for cancer has been vital in helping to establish a new laboratory at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, dedicated ... More >>

New Funding For Medical Research

Thursday, 11 September 2003, 1:32 pm | The Christchurch School of Medicine

The Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, has received $3.53 million to support seven new studies in the latest Health Research Council (HRC) funding round. More >>

High Cost Of Not Treating Hep C In Drug Users

Wednesday, 21 May 2003, 9:39 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Researchers at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, have revealed there will be increasingly heavy costs on the health system of up to $400 million as a result of not treating intravenous drug (IDU) users for Hepatitis ... More >>

Support For Influenza Vaccination Amongst Elderly

Wednesday, 7 May 2003, 12:09 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

In the first New Zealand study of adults’ attitudes to vaccination, research by the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, shows that most people think the free influenza vaccine is a good idea. The study is investigating ... More >>

Repairing Ruptured Aortas And Saving Lives

Wednesday, 5 March 2003, 9:48 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

David Paterson is a very lucky young man. Fortunate that Professor Tim Buckenham from Otago University’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences had the skill and experience to deal with his horrific injury. More >>

Ban On Advertising Prescription Drugs

Monday, 17 February 2003, 9:42 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

A group of senior academic General Practitioners from all New Zealand medical schools has delivered a report to the Minister of Health, Annette King calling for a ban on advertising prescription medicines to the public. More >>

Reserch Points to Key Factors In Youth Suicide

Wednesday, 29 January 2003, 11:12 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

Researchers at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, have examined some of the key factors associated with youth suicide in this country. This study extends the previous findings of the Canterbury Suicide Project that depression ... More >>

Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Studies Chair

Wednesday, 16 October 2002, 1:02 pm | The Christchurch School of Medicine

One of New Zealand’s leading cardiovascular researchers has been reconfirmed to a professorial research chair for a further five years, thanks to funding from the National Heart Foundation of New Zealand. More >>

1 In 60 Senior High School Students Has Chlamydia

Tuesday, 6 November 2001, 9:51 am | The Christchurch School of Medicine

A major research study of 1136 senior secondary students in Christchurch has found that one out of every 60 sexually active students is infected with Chlamydia. The survey involves a random selection of year 12 and 13 students from Christchurch schools, ... More >>

 

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