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Studies Show Improved Outcomes For COVID-19 Patients Receiving Steroid Treatments

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 8:23 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Research into critically ill patients with COVID-19, published today in JAMA, shows fewer patients died and less intensive care (ICU) support was required when patients received corticosteroids compared with usual treatment. And the effect was consistent ... More >>

Healthy Homes For All Kiwis At Heart Of Major New Research Programme

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:07 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The team whose highly influential research provided the evidence base for such major changes to New Zealand’s housing policy as the EECA Warmer Homes insulation scheme and new national Healthy Housing Standards for rental properties have received a ... More >>

Newly Funded Study Aims To Improve Outcomes For More Than One In 10 New Zealand Births

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:05 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New Zealand researchers are about to undertake the largest-ever trial of corticosteroids in women having planned caesareans, to assess the treatment’s benefit and potential harm in newborns. Associate Professor Katie Groom from The University of Auckland’s ... More >>

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Friday, 29 May 2020, 4:31 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant ... More >>

Evening Sitting Habits And Binge-watching Come Under Research Spotlight

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 6:43 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

We know that performing short bouts of activity regularly throughout the day can counter some of the risks that come with sitting for prolonged periods. But we don’t yet know whether short activity breaks in the evening, while binge-watching our favourite ... More >>

Newly-funded research targets mental health needs

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:01 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A study will explore if an e-screening tool can increase the rate of mental health assessments in youth, and make it easier to disclose sensitive information. More >>

New discovery could help prevent preterm birth

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 9:34 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Otago University researchers have discovered a new trigger that stimulates the release of oxytocin from the brain in pregnancy – the hormone responsible for contracting the uterus during birth. More >>

Missing link in understanding of type 2 diabetes

Friday, 9 December 2016, 3:29 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. More >>

New fund set up to support research into medicines usage

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:44 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Why do people not take all the medicine prescribed for them? Why are there differences in the way different people take their medicines? What social and cultural factors most influence medicines use in New Zealand? More >>

New strategy to shape future direction of health research

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:11 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The government today announced that it is seeking public input on the development of what will be New Zealand’s first health research strategy. More >>

Blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s on the cards

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 10:44 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New Zealand researchers have discovered a promising new marker that could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease – and all that might be required is a simple blood test. Researchers at Otago University have discovered that a small number of a large class ... More >>

New diagnostic tool cuts hospital admissions for chest pain

Monday, 7 October 2013, 11:09 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A new fast-track cardiac diagnostic tool trialled at Christchurch Hospital is already cutting down the number of unnecessary hospital admissions involving people presenting with chest pain. More >>

Clinicians and researchers combine to tackle challenges

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 11:01 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has awarded more than $750,000 in funding for four research partnership projects that will help improve New Zealand’s health care services in the short term. More >>

Transforming knowledge focus of HRC Pacific Health Research

Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 12:24 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Fono 2012, through its theme – Pacific Edge – Transforming Knowledge into Innovative Practice – will provide an opportunity for Pacific and non-Pacific peoples, researchers and health professionals from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to discuss Pacific ... More >>

HRC & Ministry of Health to halve NZ smoker rates by 2020

Thursday, 15 December 2011, 12:08 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The HRC and the Ministry of Health have made a joint investment in an innovative programme of research which will tackle the issue of smoking and tobacco-related harm in New Zealand. More >>

HRC Beaven Medal for Hepatitis B virus infection researcher

Friday, 25 November 2011, 10:06 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The HRC Beaven Medal for excellence in translational research has been presented to Professor Edward Gane, a Consultant Hepatologist in the Liver Unit at Auckland City Hospital. His research will investigate whether better surveillance can prevent ... More >>

Investment in research to explore quake health impacts

Monday, 3 October 2011, 3:24 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

HRC and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation invest in new research to explore the health impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) have made a joint ... More >>

Investment in research to explore quake health impacts

Monday, 3 October 2011, 3:24 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

HRC and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation invest in new research to explore the health impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) have made a joint ... More >>

Feasibility studies for health research announced

Friday, 15 May 2009, 3:46 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Five feasibility awards announced by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today will investigate the feasibility of establishing larger public health and clinical research projects. The HRC is the principal Government agency responsible for funding ... More >>

$1.5M awarded to develop Māori health research

Monday, 21 January 2008, 9:40 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) announced today that it has awarded $1.5M towards the development of the Māori health research workforce through its Career Development Awards programme. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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