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Research: exercise does a lot of good for ageing muscles

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:00 am | University of Otago

Getting old doesn’t necessarily mean getting weak and frail – just a little bit of exercise can help maintain muscle mass and strength, Otago research has revealed. More >>

Citizens’ Jury highlights complex euthanasia debate

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:22 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago-led Citizens’ Jury on euthanasia could not reach agreement about whether it should be legalised, highlighting complexities around the debate. More >>

Pelvic pain a major issue for women nearing mid-life: study

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:23 am | University of Otago

Many women nearing mid-life suffer some form of pelvic pain like period pain, or pain with sex however, pregnancy and childbirth appears to offer some protection, latest findings from the University of Otago's Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and ... More >>

Warning labels on alcohol containers highly deficient

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:06 am | University of Otago

Current health warning labels on alcohol beverage containers in New Zealand are highly deficient, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington shows. More >>

Obesity a tough topic for GPs, Otago research reveals

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:10 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research highlights the difficulties for GPs of discussing obesity with patients who are overweight and signals the need for resources to support them and other community health providers in this role. More >>

Primary schools to study the worm that once held up SH1

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:38 am | University of Otago

Researchers from Catchments Otago – a University of Otago Research Theme – are embarking on a year-long study with three Dunedin primary schools into the mysterious ancient velvet worm – peripatus – thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Unlocking ... More >>

Radical new framework for trade and investment treaties

Monday, 14 May 2018, 11:58 am | University of Otago

A team from the University of Otago, Wellington has just published a radical new framework for designing international trade and investment treaties. This framework is intended to assist policymakers worldwide in designing new treaties, and to help ... More >>

Otago study shows “giant” problem looms for ageing Kiwis

Monday, 14 May 2018, 9:55 am | University of Otago

Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders’ oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted. More >>

NZ school children revealing the power of mānuka

Friday, 11 May 2018, 12:18 pm | University of Otago

Schools and pupils from all over New Zealand are working with the University of Otago and Plant & Food Research to discover what secrets are locked within the wide variety of mānuka around the country – including whether the native plant’s ... More >>

Otago researcher discovers 34 million-year-old whale fossil

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:55 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago palaeontologist’s discovery of an ancient fossil whale that swam the Antarctica seas 34 million years ago has paved the way for new knowledge about the evolution of baleen whales. More >>

Exposure to second hand smoke doubles rates of asthma

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 6:43 pm | University of Otago

In a New Zealand first, University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers analysed nicotine levels in infants’ hair to get a true measure of the impact of passive smoking on respiratory problems. More >>

New tool to classify severity of Salmonella

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 2:21 pm | University of Otago

A University of Otago expert is part of an international collaboration that has created a new machine learning tool that can detect whether emerging strains of the bacterium Salmonella are more likely to cause life-threatening bloodstream infections rather ... More >>

Child poverty casts long shadow on oral health care

Monday, 7 May 2018, 12:23 pm | University of Otago

Child poverty casts long shadow on oral health care: Otago dental expert Child poverty and its detrimental impact on dental health care casts a long shadow and affects oral health into adulthood, University of Otago Associate Professor in the Faculty ... More >>

Otago experts welcome invitation to work on AI framework

Monday, 7 May 2018, 10:09 am | University of Otago

University of Otago experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy are welcoming a Government invitation to formalise a relationship to shape the future of AI and predictive analytics software use in New Zealand. More >>

Prescribing guidelines not always followed for patients

Friday, 4 May 2018, 10:37 am | University of Otago

Prescribing guidelines not always followed for patients on cholesterol-lowering drug New Zealand prescribers do not always follow guidelines when prescribing other medicines to patients taking simvastatin, according to University of Otago researchers ... More >>

Study aiming to improve NS's low breastfeeding rates

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 12:43 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers are leading a new collaborative study to find out why New Zealand breastfeeding rates are so low and even dropping. More >>

Researchers bring new thinking to dolphin tourism activity

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:38 am | University of Otago

New research led by University of Otago scientists indicates there is increasing evidence that whale and dolphin watching activities can have detrimental effects on the populations they target. More >>

Research reveals new insights into severe childhood epilepsy

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:36 am | University of Otago

In a new study on children with severe forms of epilepsy, researchers have found the genetic copying mistake that causes the severe epilepsy in children can be found in their parents who do not have epilepsy. More >>

Older, injured workers lose up to one-third of income

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 9:12 am | University of Otago

Injuries impact on the financial well-being of older workers with substantial lost earnings of between 20 and 30 per cent of their work income, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting

Monday, 30 April 2018, 1:27 pm | University of Otago

“Exceptional” PhD thesis delves into murky world of illegal sports betting Monday 30 April 2018 University of Otago Postgraduate student Minyheok Tak has achieved the rare feat of producing a PhD thesis awarded “Exceptional” status by an external ... More >>



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