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Parental Alienation Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:42 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago study calling for consideration of law reform in the complex field of parental alienation has been published this week in the New Zealand Family Law Journal. More >>

Study of NZ's lost world through fossil bone DNA

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 1:26 pm | University of Otago

Study gives picture of New Zealand’s lost world through fossil bone DNA New Zealand’s unique and relatively short history coupled with new and revealing techniques examining ancient DNA from fossil bone fragments has provided insights about the impact of ... More >>

Major fundamental changes required to achieve health equity

Monday, 9 July 2018, 7:51 pm | University of Otago

In comparing efforts to address health inequities, researchers in Aotearoa/New Zealand (NZ) and the United States (US) have found that both countries are failing to align policy with evidence-based approaches that could help achieve equity. More >>

Report highlights lack of progress in clinical governance

Monday, 9 July 2018, 10:00 am | University of Otago

Eight years after the Government called for more clinical governance in the health system to help improve patient care and safety, University of Otago researchers have found little has changed. More >>

Junk food dominates NZ sport

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 8:00 pm | University of Otago

Junk food dominates New Zealand sport venues, according to new research led by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Otago research reveals alarming rise of obesity in NZ

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:45 pm | University of Otago

The Body Mass Index (BMI) of New Zealanders is continuing to rise and on current trends, two million New Zealanders will be considered clinically obese by 2038 up from 1.1 million in 2015, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

New drugs to treat TB a possibility with Otago discovery

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 9:25 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have discovered a novel property of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may help develop more drugs to treat the top infectious disease killer in the world. More >>

Otago scientists' breakthrough in childhood kidney cancer

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 9:29 am | University of Otago

A world-first discovery by University of Otago scientists may change the way children suffering from a rare form of kidney cancer are treated. More >>

Pulsed Electric Field technology gives new potential

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 4:23 pm | University of Otago

Pulsed Electric Field technology gives new potential for New Zealand food processing JUNE 27TH University of Otago researchers are demonstrating the potential of a new technology which could see New Zealand production of a popular food – the French ... More >>

Researchers help find answers to growing typhoid problem

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 10:24 am | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have been key partners in a study which has found poor sanitation facilities appear to be a major source of Salmonella Typhi, the cause of typhoid fever, in Fiji. More >>

Multimorbidity impacts on employment and financial wellbeing

Sunday, 24 June 2018, 3:04 pm | University of Otago

Multimorbidity has a substantial impact on sufferers who report not only poorer health but also adverse impacts on their employment and financial wellbeing compared to the general population, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Preparing for increased stroke volumes in New Zealand

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:45 am | University of Otago

Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population. More >>

Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Govt

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:42 am | University of Otago

A group of tobacco control experts published an open letter this week in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. More >>

$5m boost for Otago team working on disabling ovary disorder

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:35 am | University of Otago

$5 million boost for Otago team’s quest to restore fertility in women with disabling ovary disorder More >>

Shelagh Dawson’s employment with the University of Otago

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:29 pm | University of Otago

Shelagh Dawson, a nurse with a PhD gained in the United Kingdom, was employed at the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus between November 2004 and March 2009. More >>

Price of ‘healthy food basket’ continues to rise

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 10:54 am | University of Otago

The cost of buying healthy food in a weekly supermarket shop continues to grow, the latest New Zealand Food Cost Survey carried out by the University of Otago shows. More >>

Almost $19 million awarded to Otago researchers

Monday, 18 June 2018, 2:47 pm | University of Otago

A new study investigating for the first time the health of occupants of leaky homes in New Zealand is one of many University of Otago-led projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of almost $19 million. More >>

Scientists identify bug likely to cause bowel cancer

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 2:27 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand scientists have identified a toxic bug they believe may cause bowel cancer and could lead to a life-saving vaccine or early detection test for the too-often deadly disease. More >>

Environmental impacts of meat consumption low priority

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:04 am | University of Otago

Many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the environmental impacts of their meat consumption and this may be influencing our high meat intake, according to a study by the University of Otago. More >>

Vitamin C trialled as life-saving treatment

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:32 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers are teaming up with intensive care specialists to study whether intravenous infusions of vitamin C could be a life-saving treatment for patients with sepsis. More >>



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