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Study To Prevent Paracetamol Poisoning In Children

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 8:35 am | Health Research Council

A new Māori-led study will design and evaluate strategies to help caregivers safely administer paracetamol to children to avoid dosing errors that can potentially cause paediatric acute liver failure and even death. Lead researcher Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen ... More >>

‘Big Data’ To Be Used In Search For Reliable ADHD Biomarkers In Brain Scans

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:12 am | Health Research Council

Newly funded research will examine over 10,000 brain scans to identify the key brain processes underlying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), with the overall aim of developing a reliable ‘biomarker’ to detect cognitive differences associated ... More >>

Rheumatic Heart Disease Patients Among Those To Benefit From New Research Funding For DHBs

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 6:07 am | Health Research Council

An all-new approach for the early detection of rheumatic heart disease will be developed and tested as part of a suite of new research to be carried out by some of New Zealand’s district health boards (DHBs). With its brand new Health Sector Research Collaboration ... More >>

Research To Investigate Systemic Drivers Of Māori Cannabis And Methamphetamine Use

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 8:35 am | Health Research Council

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu). The Hohua Tutengaehe ... More >>

Marking 30 Years Of Health Research That Has Changed New Zealand And The World

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:38 am | Health Research Council

This October, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) celebrates 30 years of funding high-impact research which has contributed to saving thousands of lives in Aotearoa and across the globe. The Health Research Council is the government's ... More >>

Reducing Inequalities Major Focus Of New Research At The Frontline Of Healthcare Services

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 6:14 am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced $14.4 million in funding for research that will directly improve the delivery of healthcare services in New Zealand. The 32 research grants funded are the first of two funding announcements ... More >>

First Pacific Owned Research Group To Be Fully Funded By HRC Explores Mental Health Of Parents

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 1:41 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council has awarded Dr Seini Taufa of Moana Research - an independent research organisation owned by six Pacific researchers - a ($600K) Pacific Project Grant to explore the response of the health system to the mental health needs of ... More >>

Government Agencies Launch Rapid Research Response To COVID-19 Threat

Monday, 24 February 2020, 1:38 pm | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have announced a rapid research response to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threat, and ensure New Zealand is further prepared should the outbreak reach our ... More >>

New study to help those directly affected by Mosque attacks

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 7:11 pm | Health Research Council

A new study is about to get underway to help understand the psychological and physical effects of the March 15 Mosque attacks in Christchurch last year and to link those directly affected with additional support, if needed. Following the tragedy on March ... More >>

Study aims to reduce drop-out rate for weight loss patients

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:45 am | Health Research Council

Pacific peoples in New Zealand have the highest drop-out rate for weight loss or bariatric surgery despite being the most affected by obesity-related health conditions. More >>

Mum’s struggles inspire study to raise Māori nurse numbers

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:42 am | Health Research Council

Whangarei mental health nurse and nursing educator Phillipa (Pipi) Barton (Ngāti Hikairo/Te Rohe Pōtae) knows only too well the challenges Māori may face when entering the nursing profession. More >>

Research into rural health professionals’ skills

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:39 am | Health Research Council

Sarah Walker knows first-hand what it takes to be a practising physiotherapist in a rural community, and now she aims to determine whether rural allied health professionals in New Zealand require fundamentally different skills to their urban counterparts. More >>

Supporting mental health of Pacific climate change migrants

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 3:30 pm | Health Research Council

New Zealand could become a potential relocation destination for many Pacific peoples displaced from their homelands by rising sea levels and other climate-change related natural disasters. Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, co-head of the School of Māori Studies ... More >>

$81m for new research projects and programmes

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:48 pm | Health Research Council

WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE 2019 Finding new way to control blood pressure receives $5m funding boost Half the New Zealanders being treated for blood pressure don’t have it under control, according to a University of Auckland researcher who has been awarded ... More >>

Oxygen in surgery trial gains vital feasibility funding

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 8:04 am | Health Research Council

For patients undergoing surgery, could less oxygen be better than more? One of New Zealand’s leading clinical researchers is a step closer to embarking on a major trial to determine whether the conservative use of oxygen during surgery improves ... More >>

Medicinal cannabis users focus of new research

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9:18 am | Health Research Council

An independent study of medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand will begin next month. The study comes ahead of the government’s plans to introduce a new licenced medicinal cannabis scheme to broaden access to cannabis products for a wider range of patients ... More >>

How a vaccine for drug addiction could become a reality

Monday, 1 April 2019, 10:09 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington scientist hopes to bring us a major step closer to a vaccine for drug addiction, with the help of an Explorer Grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand. Scientists have been trying to create vaccines for ... More >>

Health Research Council CEO to step down

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 11:31 am | Health Research Council

The chairman of the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Dr Lester Levy, has announced that the chief executive, Professor Kathryn McPherson, will step down from the role in mid-2019. More >>

Māori Scholarship could revive rare fertility treatment

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:46 am | Health Research Council

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher hopes to improve the success of a fertility treatment that’s rarely used in New Zealand but may potentially provide a safer alternative to current artificial reproductive technologies (ART). Matire ... More >>

Simple cancer tests potential lifeline for Pacific patients

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:44 am | Health Research Council

A simpler means of cancer diagnosis and monitoring, using small fragments of tumour DNA circulating in the bloodstream, could be a lifeline for Pacific patients in particular. Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Associate Dean (Pacific) at the University of Otago, Wellington, ... More >>