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Promising advances in prevention of rheumatic fever

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 12:42 pm | University of Otago

Leading health researchers and practitioners are meeting today to work towards preventing and controlling rheumatic fever across New Zealand and Australia. The experts are gathering at a one-day seminar at the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the ... More >>

Mouth breathing while sleeping may increase tooth decay risk

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:39 am | University of Otago

Mouth breathing during sleep is linked to a more acidic oral environment that may promote tooth enamel erosion and caries, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

NZ’s little penguins are recent Aussie invaders

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 1:52 pm | University of Otago

The little penguin species (popularly known as little blue penguins) found in southern New Zealand is a surprisingly recent invader from Australia, according to a new study led by University of Otago researchers. More >>

Professor Hayne to continue as Vice-Chancellor

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 11:08 am | University of Otago

Professor Harlene Hayne will continue in the role of Vice-Chancellor until 2021, after her contract was extended for a further term of five years, University Chancellor John Ward announced today. More >>

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 10:56 am | University of Otago

English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant of modern-day immigration Modern-day tolerance towards immigrants is significantly higher in English towns that welcomed medieval Jews, according to new research into persistent regional variations in attitudes ... More >>

Working to improve public health in New Zealand

Friday, 29 January 2016, 4:29 pm | University of Otago

Leading international and New Zealand health experts will descend on Wellington throughout February to participate in the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Summer students trial wearable fitness technology

Friday, 29 January 2016, 9:35 am | University of Otago

Trialling whether data from a wearable sports monitor could predict a patients’ decline and assessing a new crisis mental health service were two of the research projects tackled by this year’s University of Otago, Christchurch’s Summer Students More >>

Otago University and Te Papa sign MOU

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 3:10 pm | University of Otago

Te Papa and the University of Otago have signed up to a collaborative relationship to strengthen joint efforts in research, scholarships, teaching and public lectures involving the national facility. More >>

Government failing to address tobacco-related harm for Maori

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 11:38 am | University of Otago

Māori smoking rates have barely changed since 2011, and the Government is not doing enough to address tobacco-related harm amongst Māori, say leading tobacco researchers and public health advocates. More >>

Wellington start-up in top three at Paris Climate Conference

Monday, 21 December 2015, 12:53 pm | University of Otago

A Wellington e-commerce start-up with a unique eco-idea to lower CO2 emissions has been placed second in a worldwide competition to tackle climate change at COP21, the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris. More >>

Collaboration on veterans’ health research

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:41 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago is joining forces with Queen’s University in Canada to collaborate in research aimed at enhancing veterans’ health. More >>

‘Warrant of Fitness’ to start in Wellington and Dunedin

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:03 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago, Wellington is working with Wellington and Dunedin City Councils on a rental Warrant of Fitness (WoF) to be introduced next year. He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme based at the University of Otago, Wellington, ... More >>

‘Hunger hormone’ may treat severe peripheral artery disease

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:59 am | University of Otago

A new study by a team of researchers from the University of Otago and Japan suggests that the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin could be used clinically for the early treatment of critical limb ischemia (CLI), an advanced form of peripheral artery ... More >>

Mountain growth helped spawn fish diversity in New Zealand

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:45 am | University of Otago

Mountain growth helped spawn fish diversity in New Zealand: Otago research The growth of mountain ranges on New Zealand’s South Island directly influenced the evolution of different freshwater fish species in the region, according to new University of ... More >>

Researchers find Australian and NZ little penguins distinct

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:26 am | University of Otago

A team of researchers from the University of Otago and University of Tasmania has discovered that Australian and New Zealand little penguins represent two distinct species, rather than one. More >>

Professor Brett Delahunt receives top Cancer Society award

Monday, 14 December 2015, 5:06 pm | University of Otago

Professor Brett Delahunt receives top Cancer Society award Professor Brett Delahunt from the University of Otago, Wellington recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the Cancer Society of New Zealand in recognition of the many voluntary ... More >>

NZ Vietnam War vets’ health scrutinised

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 10:54 am | University of Otago

Thursday 10 December 2015 NZ Vietnam War vets’ health scrutinised New Zealand’s Vietnam War veterans are more likely to suffer chronic renal failure (CRF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than their non-serving peers, according to new ... More >>

What drives urban change in New Zealand?

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 9:07 am | University of Otago

A new report about the drivers of urban change in New Zealand by the MBIE-funded Resilient Urban Futures Programme has been launched in Parliament by MPs Nicky Wagner and Grant Robertson. The report ‘Drivers of Urban Change’ brings together the ... More >>

Missing out on prescription medicines harms health

Monday, 7 December 2015, 9:33 am | University of Otago

Two new studies conducted by researchers at the University of Otago show that not being able to afford prescription medicines can harm people’s health. More >>

Christchurch’s leading woman of science celebrated

Monday, 7 December 2015, 8:34 am | University of Otago

International scientists will today celebrate the exceptional career of Professor Christine Winterbourn, whose research in the area of free radical science has spanned more than four decades. More >>



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