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Increasing alcohol tax could benefit health, study finds

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:48 am | University of Otago

Increasing the excise tax on alcohol would likely result in fewer people dying or being injured in vehicle crashes – and generate savings for society, according to a just-published New Zealand study. The modelling study reports that raising the ... More >>

Study investigates link between loneliness and age

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:32 pm | University of Otago

Loneliness is associated with reduced quality of life and morbidity and mortality and typically worsens with aging. Loneliness may be considered a public health hazard because of its association with a wide range of conditions, including hypertension, ... More >>

Stock-take of AI in government a great start

Friday, 26 October 2018, 4:40 pm | University of Otago

Stock-take of AI in government a great start but New Zealand has a long way to go University of Otago academics applaud the first ever stock-take report into government agencies' use of algorithms launched on Thursday by Statistics New Zealand and the ... More >>

Kiwis failing with sun protection

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:08 am | University of Otago

An alarming proportion of New Zealanders are neither wearing hats nor seeking shade to protect themselves from the sun, University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Research finds relationship property law needs modernising

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 10:15 am | University of Otago

Some aspects of the law determining how relationship property is divided when a couple splits is out of touch with contemporary New Zealand and should change to reflect cur-rent values, University of Otago researchers believe. More >>

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers, new research shows

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:50 am | University of Otago

Irish Famine victims were heavy smokers which caused badly rotten teeth, researchers from the University of Otago and Queen’s University Belfast, in Ireland, have discovered. The research was carried out on the teeth of 363 adult victims of the Great Irish ... More >>

Flavoured capsule cigarettes pose a threat to smokefree goal

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 9:39 am | University of Otago

New research from ASPIRE2025, a University of Otago research theme, challenges tobacco companies’ claims they are working towards a smokefree world and suggests young people are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ product innovations. More >>

New 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia

Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:39 pm | University of Otago

The new 5-yearly HPV screening policy in Australia may reduce protection from cervical cancer More >>

New test may help rule out heart attack within 15 minutes

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:41 am | University of Otago

A preliminary study of a new, quick and accurate, bedside blood test performed in Emergency Departments (ED) could help reduce the time it takes to rule out heart attacks. The study findings have been published this morning in the Journal of the ... More >>

Otago researcher takes genomic sequencing to the farm

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 10:07 am | University of Otago

In a world first, international scientists including a University of Otago researcher, have used whole genome sequencing to help diagnose a plant pathogen destroying crops on African farms, potentially paving the way for preventing crop failures, vital ... More >>

Diet has little influence on precursor to gout

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:54 am | University of Otago

Dietary factors have a far smaller influence on urate levels (a precursor to gout) than previously envisaged, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Researchers call for end to fat stigma

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:53 am | University of Otago

Researchers are using World Obesity Day today to call for an end to the stigma which fat people experience in their daily lives. More >>

Study of migrant sex workers

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:43 am | University of Otago

The majority of migrant sex workers in New Zealand who participated in new University of Otago research, are in safe employment situations and working to fund study or travel rather than being desperate, exploited or trafficked, the research shows. More >>

University of Otago to develop Education Centre

Friday, 5 October 2018, 5:45 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago is developing a new $1.5 million education and research centre at its Southland campus in Invercargill, in partnership with the Southern District Health Board. More >>

Research reveals diagnosis delays for bowel cancer

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:26 am | University of Otago

There are often delays in diagnosis for New Zealanders with bowel cancer with people aged under 60, Māori and those with less formal education most at risk, new research reveals. More >>

Alcohol still impacting ED despite legislation

Friday, 5 October 2018, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Numbers of alcohol-impaired and injured people coming to Christchurch’s emergency department (ED) remained the same between 2013 and 2107 despite legislation aimed at reducing harm, new research shows. More >>

Otago researchers win Fellowships worth $3.2 million

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 12:44 pm | University of Otago

Three highly-promising University of Otago researchers and another recently departed from the university, have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships worth $3.2 million by the Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

Education for menstrual periods needed at primary school

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 10:19 am | University of Otago

Primary school is the correct place to educate girls about periods and provide sanitary bins and pads, say University of Otago researchers. More >>

Whale footage and research from sub-Antarctic Islands

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:41 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago research team led by Professor Steve Dawson and Dr Will Rayment, have recently returned from a month-long expedition to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands where they have been collecting data on a recovering population of southern ... More >>

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees

Sunday, 30 September 2018, 1:01 pm | University of Otago

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows High unmet need for dental care is causing pain, embarrassment, worry and reducing quality of life among Syrian refugees, new University of Otago research shows. The research, ... More >>



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