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Rats that get regular exercise are more productive

Friday, 3 July 2015, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

Regular exercise may help keep you on top of your to-do list at work, latest University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 3:16 pm | University of Otago

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council’s Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai ... More >>

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 11:55 am | University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) ... More >>

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 9:30 am | University of Otago

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. ... More >>

Chemicals and cancer

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Mixtures of common chemicals used in our environment may act in concert with each other in the human body to cause the development of cancer. This is the overall finding of ground-breaking new research by an international task force that included New ... More >>

Self-management techniques helping suicidal people

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 10:00 am | University of Otago

Self-management techniques need to be more widely acknowledged by mental health professionals as an option to help people who felt suicidal and better support provided to help them develop their own self-management strategies, according to new University of ... More >>

National Poisons Centre continues to deliver Poisonsline

Friday, 19 June 2015, 12:44 pm | University of Otago

National Poisons Centre continues to deliver Poisonsline Friday 19 June 2015 Staff at the National Poisons Centre based at the University of Otago are delighted to learn that the Ministry of Health has chosen Homecare Medical as the preferred provider ... More >>

Contraception needed for women at risk

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10:33 am | University of Otago

Women with near-fatal illnesses during pregnancy have been leaving New Zealand hospitals without the contraception that could prevent future serious harm to their health, a study by University of Otago, Wellington, has found. More >>

Finding new ways to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Monday, 8 June 2015, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Christchurch-based scientists have been awarded $4.8 million in Health Research Council (HRC) funding to find new ways to diagnose and treat bacterial infections. More >>

Ganges river dolphin distant cousin of ancient NZ one

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 3:50 pm | University of Otago

Tuesday 2 June 2015 Ganges river dolphin distant cousin of ancient New Zealand one A newly described ancient marine dolphin fossil from the Waitaki region is of the same superfamily as the endangered Ganges river dolphin, according to University ... More >>

Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 10:23 am | University of Otago

Wednesday 27 May 2015 Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid Variable winds—even in New Zealand’s most blustery locations—make it difficult for windfarms to contribute more fully to the national grid, but now University of ... More >>

Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:02 am | University of Otago

The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer. More >>

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:25 am | University of Otago

There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer ... More >>

Otago appoints first Professor of Earthquake Science

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 12:27 pm | University of Otago

A leading New Zealand seismologist has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science. More >>

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 9:42 am | University of Otago

New Zealand’s maternity statistics should be better – expert New Zealand should be one of the safest places in the world to give birth with maternity statistics that are as good as or better than most other countries, says Professor Stacie Geller, ... More >>

Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:31 pm | University of Otago

riday 8 May 2015 Otago key partner in Māori Centre of Research Excellence University of Otago researchers are set to make key contributions to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), which has been selected ... More >>

High rate of harassment of our MPs, their staff and families

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:49 am | University of Otago

Harassment of New Zealand politicians, their families and staff is ‘common and concerning’, according to new Otago University research. More >>

Otago selects next School of Physiotherapy Dean

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 11:09 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Leigh Hale as the next Dean of its School of Physiotherapy. More >>

Reducing salt in food good for the heart and health budgets

Monday, 4 May 2015, 9:50 am | University of Otago

New Otago University research shows that introducing strategies that reduce the dietary salt intake of New Zealanders could reduce premature death and save millions of dollars annually for our health sector. More >>

Infectious disease spread looming issue for Nepal

Sunday, 3 May 2015, 11:34 am | University of Otago

There is a high chance of the spread of potentially life-threatening diseases such as gastroenteritis and cholera in post-quake Nepal, but New Zealanders can play their part in saving lives, says an infectious disease expert in Nepal when the disaster ... More >>



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