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Better Patient Care At Heart Of NZ’s $35M Spend On New Research Programmes

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 5:20 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Research to eradicate inequities in cancer survival for Māori has gained funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). It’s one of several five-year research programmes awarded a combined total of $35 million announced today. Cancer ... More >>

NZ Research Sector Awarded $53.7 Million To Tackle A Range Of Health Issues

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 3:55 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced $53.7 million in government funding for research into pressing health issues, including a large trial to help New Zealanders quit vaping and a project to improve the health and ... More >>

Study To Probe Alcohol Companies’ Use Of The Metaverse To Recruit New Young Drinkers

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 12:25 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

In one of the first studies of its kind, New Zealand researchers will soon be delving into the immersive next-generation version of the internet – the metaverse – to discover how the marketing and engagement practices of alcohol companies could ... More >>

New Māori-led Research To Help Encourage More Bone Marrow Donors

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 6:33 pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A Whakatāne mum who set up a charity with her husband to help support whanāu who have a child with cancer has been awarded a community research grant from the Health Research Council (HRC) to explore Māori perspectives on bone marrow donation. Established ... More >>

Is Being Hooked On Sugar A Lifestyle Choice Or An Addiction?

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:32 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

It can be incredibly hard to resist the lure of lollies, cupcakes and other sweet treats, especially for those of us with a sweet tooth. But what if this craving for sugary foods wasn’t a lifestyle choice but a sign of a sugar addiction? University ... More >>

$38M To Support Independent Research In New Zealand

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 9:35 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Independent research organisations (IROs) doing crucial health research will receive funding to the value of $38.3 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC). The funding will be distributed among four IROs, spread over a maximum period ... More >>

Funding For Emerging Researchers Prepares Research Workforce For Future Health Challenges

Friday, 12 November 2021, 10:03 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New Zealand’s most promising emerging researchers have been awarded $11.3 million to undertake high-quality research and develop the skills to address current and future health challenges. Associate Research, Science and Innovation Minister, Hon ... More >>

Are The Flavours Added To E-cigarettes Safe?

Monday, 31 May 2021, 5:45 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Gooseberry fizz. Strawberry watermelon bubble gum. Vanilla custard. These flavours – just some of what is a huge range of e-cigarette flavours available in New Zealand – sound harmless enough, but are they really? University of Otago food scientists ... More >>

New Studies Put Health Equity At Centre Of COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:03 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has today announced more than $6.3 million in funding for 11 new research studies designed to help ensure equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders during the recovery from COVID-19 ... More >>

Study To Get More Kiwis Participating In Clinical Trials And Reaping The Potential Health Benefits

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 8:29 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A new study led by a national team of expert clinicians and health researchers will explore ways to increase the number of New Zealanders participating in clinical trials – particularly those living in rural communities and Māori and Pasifika – to ... More >>

Preliminary Findings Show Arthritis Drug To Be Effective In Treating Sickest COVID-19 Patients

Friday, 20 November 2020, 8:22 am | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 who are given a drug that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system require less time receiving intensive care treatment, an international study has found. The early findings, which are yet to be published, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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