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Solving obesity epidemic can start at home

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:15 am | University of Otago

Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found. More >>

New Book Shines Spotlight on NZ Cities

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 12:05 pm | University of Otago

A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change. More >>

Otago University tops national educational performance

Monday, 18 September 2017, 4:22 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago tops national educational performance measures The University of Otago has topped every one of the latest key Government indicators measuring the educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. Released today ... More >>

New Medical Device For Brain Monitoring At The Bedside

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:06 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) team has been awarded an MBIE Endeavour grant this week to develop a non-invasive and cost-effective device to diagnose and treat stroke and other brain injuries. More >>

Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France in Dunedin

Friday, 15 September 2017, 7:06 pm | University of Otago

Our new exhibition ‘Parlez-vous français? Celebrating France & the French’ begins in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, Central Library, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, today, 15 September 2017. This exhibition offers a variety of ... More >>

Election cycle not helping transport sustainability

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:16 pm | University of Otago

Keeping New Zealanders on the move in an increasingly sustainable way is being hamstrung by our three-year election cycle and policy U-turns. That’s one of the conclusions of a joint transport study by the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability ... More >>

Otago researchers seek stroke victims for study

Friday, 8 September 2017, 11:34 am | University of Otago

New Zealand stroke survivors are being sought by University of Otago researchers for an innovative study that holds promise for restoring their arm and hand function. More >>

Study shows mould in bedrooms causes asthma in children

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:24 am | University of Otago

Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them. “We have known for a long time that damp and mould will ... More >>

Otago University Studies the Science of Fabrics & Odours

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:47 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago has a slight whiff to it – researchers have used advanced technology to find out why three common fibre types differ in how they take in and release body odour. More >>

Helping Healthcare Practitioners to Work with Interpreters

Monday, 28 August 2017, 11:24 am | University of Otago

A team of researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington has just launched a unique on-line eLearning module to provide realistic and practical guidance for clinicians working with spoken language interpreters in primary health care. More >>

Otago brain health researchers delve into dopamine

Friday, 25 August 2017, 2:30 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers studying learning processes affected in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have made new discoveries about how nerve impulses form memories, findings which ... More >>

Study shows most NZ playgrounds lack smokefree signs

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 1:41 pm | University of Otago

A new study of the smokefree signs at 63 New Zealand playgrounds has found that less than half of the playgrounds (44 per cent) had any such signs. Even when present, many of the signs were small and poorly designed, with some being only postcard sized. More >>

Quitline is good value-for-money – new study

Monday, 21 August 2017, 9:57 am | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found New Zealand’s Quitline service is a highly cost-effective way to improve health and even saves the health system money. More >>

Studying New Treatment for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:50 am | University of Otago

A New Zealand-first research study happening in Canterbury could make treatment of a common male condition easier and less painful. More >>

Otago memory philosopher receives prestigious medal

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:48 pm | University of Otago

An internationally leading philosopher of memory, Dr Kourken (Kirk) Michaelian, is the latest recipient of the University of Otago’s Carl Smith Medal and Rowheath Trust Award. More >>

Childhood respiratory illnesses and primary care

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:54 am | University of Otago

A study using ‘big data’ has found that childhood respiratory illnesses, especially during the first two years of life, have a big impact on New Zealand primary care general practice (GP) workloads. More >>

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 >>



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