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Obstetric providers need greater support

Friday, 4 August 2017, 1:56 pm | University of Otago

Obstetric providers need greater support for new prenatal screening test A new study shows most New Zealand obstetric providers need more support when providing a revolutionary genetic prenatal screening test because of its complexity and because it is not publicly ... More >>

University of Otago Recognises its Outstanding Researchers

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

The impressive contributions of seven up-and-coming University of Otago academics have been recognised through the University’s annual Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research. More >>

NZ Falling Far Short of its Smokefree 2025 Goal

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 8:57 am | University of Otago

New Zealand is falling far short of its Smokefree 2025 goal Smokefree 2025 will be Smokefree 2065 unless urgent government action is taken. Researchers and experts in tobacco control, led by the University of Otago, Wellington and Hāpai te Hauora, ... More >>

Centre for Translational Physiology launched in Wellington

Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:36 pm | University of Otago

A unique centre that will forge new links between health researchers and clinicians, working on solutions for complex diseases such as diabetes, obesity and stroke, is being launched at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) this week. More >>

Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy: TB

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:27 pm | University of Otago

Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy - TB An innovative approach in drug discovery in combating one of the world’s greatest health scourges – tuberculosis (TB) – is being pioneered by an international research group that ... More >>

Youth more likely to discourage than promote smoking

Friday, 28 July 2017, 11:46 am | University of Otago

Young people more often discourage smoking among their peers than encourage it, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

Research reveals insights into lives of early settlers

Monday, 24 July 2017, 11:43 am | University of Otago

Monday 24 July 2017 Otago cemetery research reveals insights into lives of early settlers In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early ... More >>

Children continue to be exposed to second-hand smoke in cars

Friday, 7 July 2017, 9:04 am | University of Otago

New evidence shows one in five children continue to be exposed to smoking in cars, and that exposure even increased in 2015. These findings by ASPIRE2025 researchers contradict Government claims that current initiatives are sufficient to protect children ... More >>

Benefits of university education for Māori and Pacific

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 10:29 am | University of Otago

Latest research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) suggests that graduating from university may not only change the individual lives of Māori and Pacific Peoples, but also positively impact on their families, communities and ... More >>

Men of different ethnicities needed for weight loss study

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:48 pm | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) are seeking 20 men from different ethnic backgrounds for a study to find out how well people of different body shapes and different ethnicities respond to a weight loss diet More >>

Pathways to Achieve Smokefree NZ – new research

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

New modelling research has shown the major ways for reducing smoking on the path to New Zealand’s smokefree goal by 2025. University of Otago, Wellington researchers are calling for these new measures to be considered by the New Zealand Government. ... More >>

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 >>



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