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Daily walks help lower office workers’ blood lipids

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:45 am | University of Otago

Many people spend increasing time sitting during their work days, but breaking things up with regular brisk walks, while also taking daily 30-minute walks, significantly lowers levels of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, University of Otago researchers ... More >>

Foreign Policy conference tackles forced migration, borders

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:57 pm | University of Otago

Forced migrations of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the closing and enforcement of immigration borders, and the widespread misery and geopolitical instability that ensues is the focus of the Otago Foreign Policy School that takes place this weekend. ... More >>

Closing the border in extreme pandemics worthwhile – Study

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:29 am | University of Otago

It may sometimes make sense for island nations like New Zealand to temporarily close their borders in extreme pandemic situations, a new study by Wellington researchers suggests. More >>

Simple act to protect against Legionnaire’s disease

Friday, 23 June 2017, 9:06 am | University of Otago

Washing hands after using compost could protect gardeners from contracting a common but dangerous strain of Legionnaire’s disease, new University of Otago research shows. More >>

Updated guidance urgently needed for antipsychotic drug

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:30 am | University of Otago

Drug-safety regulators and manufacturers need to take urgent action over serious adverse effects of the valuable antipsychotic drug clozapine, a new study shows. More >>

Research finds flu is a major killer in New Zealand

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:47 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago, Wellington, shows that influenza kills about 500 New Zealanders each year, and the risk of premature death is much higher for Māori, Pasifika, men, and those living in relative poverty. More >>

A well-matched name and face could win you votes

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:36 am | University of Otago

If you have a name that matches your face, you are more likely to win votes if you are a politician, and gain approval in general, says new University of Otago research. More >>

Obesity and heart health

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:20 pm | University of Otago

Being overweight or obese from as early as three years of age is associated with measures of cardiovascular risk in early midlife, according to new findings from the world-renowned Dunedin Study. More >>

Setting the world on a course toward sustainable development

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:04 pm | University of Otago

Not all good policies, in isolation, lead to an overall good outcome. Interactions and linkages between policies are what will lead us towards a more sustainable world, according to a new International Council for Science (ICSU) report. More >>

Experts call for urgent changes to tobacco sales

Friday, 2 June 2017, 8:13 am | University of Otago

Dramatically changing the way tobacco is sold will be a crucial step in achieving the Government’s 2025 smokefree goal, according to new University of Otago research that examined the views of smokefree experts throughout New Zealand. The study, which ... More >>

Cardiovascular killer protein probed by Otago researchers

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 11:53 am | University of Otago

Probing the molecular breakdown of a little-known “killer” lipoprotein, responsible for many cases of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions, has given University of Otago scientists new insights into how it is metabolised by the body. More >>

University of Otago Centre for the Book Call for Papers

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:21 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is pleased to announce our sixth annual research symposium. In 2017, we are teaming up with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature to offer a 3-day extravaganza engagement with books and culture. More >>

Smokers more likely to have babies with teeth abnormalities

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 10:07 am | University of Otago

Women who smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy are much more likely to give birth to babies who will fail to grow all their teeth, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

‘Missing DNA’ could explain why some get breast cancer young

Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:11 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago, Christchurch, discovery of missing DNA in women who develop breast cancer at a young age could hold the key to helping them beat the disease. More >>

The Hakluyt Society Voyages and Travels

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:36 pm | University of Otago

‘I am on the road to Tombuctoo’? Who has not wanted to pen these words, as explorer Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826) did in November 1825. More >>

New insights gained into genetics of gout

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:03 am | University of Otago

Wednesday 24 May 2017 New insights gained into genetics of gout in Māori and Pacific people Newly identified gene variants contribute to explaining why Māori and Pacific people have the highest rates worldwide of gout, the painful and debilitating arthritic ... More >>

Do Community Treatment Orders violate human rights?

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:35 am | University of Otago

Researchers from New Zealand and Australia have claimed that a standard practice used in psychiatry may be ineffective and violate international human rights conventions. More >>

Canadian university honours former Otago Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:03 am | University of Otago

Canada’s Queen’s University will next month confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science on former University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Skegg. More >>

New appointment for the University of Otago in Tairāwhiti

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 12:08 pm | University of Otago

Dr Diana Kopua (nee Rangihuna) has been appointed to the new part-time role of Associate Dean, Tairāwhiti, by the University of Otago, Wellington. She will be providing support for all University of Otago students in the Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) region, ... More >>

Improvements to healthcare needed to manage multimorbidity

Friday, 12 May 2017, 10:47 am | University of Otago

Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders. New research led by the University of Otago, Wellington, has identified issues and improvements needed in the health ... More >>



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