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Frontispieces Exhibition - Special Collections, Otago

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 3:14 pm | University of Otago

What is a frontispiece? When did they first appear in print? Where do they sit in relation to the rest of a book’s contents? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition, ‘ Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece’ ... More >>

Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google?

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 2:38 pm | University of Otago

In an article published today in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal, New Zealand researchers found that Google laptop searches performed better at finding online sexual health advice than the digital assistants on smartphones. Of these ... More >>

More than 15,000 frail elderly New Zealanders are lonely

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:12 pm | University of Otago

More than 15,000 frail elderly identified as being lonely according to a world-first study of 72,000 older New Zealanders. That equates to one in five older people. More >>

New research shows retail crime increasing and more violent

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 1:08 pm | University of Otago

A new study by Retail NZ and the University of Otago shows retail crime costs about $1.1 billion a year, and retailers are facing increasingly organised and violent criminals More >>

No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 12:39 pm | University of Otago

Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals. More >>

Major set net risk to rare, treasured NZ penguin

Friday, 1 December 2017, 1:46 pm | University of Otago

A new review whose authors include University of Otago scientists highlights the serious risk fishing nets pose to the survival of New Zealand’s iconic hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin, and calls for urgent Government action to improve the species’ chances ... More >>

Findings from Otago study into NZ justice system

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:53 am | University of Otago

Despite perceptions of a slow system, the wheels of justice are turning smoothly in most court cases, according to a major University of Otago-led study. More >>

Interventions required to keep aging workforce safe

Friday, 17 November 2017, 3:08 pm | University of Otago

With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees only set to increase, more needs to be done to keep them safe, a University of Otago study has found. More >>

Kids in Space Study: Where do our children go?

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 10:43 am | University of Otago

Kids in Space Study: Where do our children go? New Zealand children stick close to home, innovative research from Otago, Auckland and Harvard Universities has revealed. The ‘Kids in Space’ study found that children aged 11-13 spent more than 50 per ... More >>

First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding

Monday, 6 November 2017, 8:30 am | University of Otago

An estimated 35,000 New Zealanders have clinically severe hoarding behaviour, according to the country’s first snapshot of the debilitating mental illness. A further 56,000 people are likely to have sub-clinical hoarding behaviours that could later develop ... More >>

Small changes can make big differences for tenants

Friday, 3 November 2017, 2:14 pm | University of Otago

Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. More >>

Pay gap between CEOs and workers is widening

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 11:01 am | University of Otago

The gap between CEO compensation and worker income is widening, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Otago health researchers gain career development awards

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:21 am | University of Otago

Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international ... More >>

No smokefree signs at New Zealand racecourses, study shows

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:28 am | University of Otago

A survey of New Zealand racecourses and sports grounds with stands has found no smokefree signs at the racecourses, and signage at less than half the sports grounds. More >>

Otago performs well in survey of international students

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:33 pm | University of Otago

Otago performs well in global survey of international students Otago has achieved impressive showing amongst New Zealand universities in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB), a biennial global benchmark for international student experience ... More >>

Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 12:38 pm | University of Otago

Provide more water fountains at playgrounds, say researchers A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that only six per cent of Wellington City children’s playgrounds have drinking water fountains. The study looked at all 47 ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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