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NZ mums not getting message about iodine and folic acid

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (MOH) rarely recommends using supplements, but does urge mothers to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when breastfeeding, to help avoid neurodevelopmental problems in their ... More >>

'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:04 pm | University of Otago

An international research team that includes a University of Otago scientist has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious concerns for these ... More >>

NZ kids can’t escape alcohol marketing

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 2:08 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on nearly every visit to the supermarket, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. The research found children were exposed to alcohol marketing on 85 per cent of their ... More >>

NZ-China non-communicable disease research strengthened

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 10:07 am | University of Otago

The upcoming signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the University of Otago with three leading Shanghai institutions is a welcome sign of the growing collaborations between New Zealand and Chinese health researchers, according to organisers. More >>

NZ children are surrounded by junk food ads

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:05 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand children are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals. The research found children were frequently exposed, across multiple settings, to marketing of ... More >>

Cancer geneticist to receive Otago’s highest honour

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 9:17 am | University of Otago

Professor Parry Guilford, an internationally renowned cancer genetics and biology expert, has been selected as the University’s latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s highest distinction. More >>

Lactation hormone also helps a mother’s brain

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 9:46 am | University of Otago

The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the first time. More >>

ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:23 pm | University of Otago

ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned by Otago experts University of Otago researchers are warning of the potential pitfalls in government departments using computer-based risk prediction models, as has been recently revealed through ... More >>

First study of inflammatory bowel disease rates in Kiwi kids

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:58 pm | University of Otago

Rates of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn’s disease among South Island children are up to three times higher than their North Island counterparts, the first New Zealand prevalence study has found. More >>

Research shows surge in outdoor smokefree action around NZ

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:29 am | University of Otago

Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Study shows General Practices at health training capacity

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:31 am | University of Otago

A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity. More >>

Solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:15 am | University of Otago

Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found. More >>

New Book Shines Spotlight on NZ Cities

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:05 pm | University of Otago

A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change. More >>

Otago University tops national educational performance

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:22 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago tops national educational performance measures The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. Released today ... More >>

New Medical Device For Brain Monitoring At The Bedside

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:06 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) team has been awarded an MBIE Endeavour grant this week to develop a non-invasive and cost-effective device to diagnose and treat stroke and other brain injuries. More >>

Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France in Dunedin

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7:06 pm | University of Otago

Our new exhibition ‘Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France & the French’ begins in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, Central Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, today, 15 September 2017. This exhibition offers a variety of ... More >>

Election cycle not helping transport sustainability

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:16 pm | University of Otago

Keeping New Zealanders on the move in an increasingly sustainable way is being hamstrung by our three-year election cycle and policy U-turns. That’s one of the conclusions of a joint transport study by the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability ... More >>

Otago researchers seek stroke victims for study

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:34 am | University of Otago

New Zealand stroke survivors are being sought by University of Otago researchers for an innovative study that holds promise for restoring their arm and hand function. More >>

Study shows mould in bedrooms causes asthma in children

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:24 am | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them. “We have known for a long time that damp and mould will ... More >>

Otago University Studies the Science of Fabrics & Odours

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:47 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has a slight whiff to it – researchers have used advanced technology to find out why three common fibre types differ in how they take in and release body odour. More >>



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