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Mild flu season no cause for complacency

Monday, 18 November 2013, 4:22 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Health professionals are warning whanau, parents and caregivers not to drop their guard against influenza despite figures showing that the 2013 NZ winter flu season was one of the mildest recorded for more than 20 years. More >>

Dung beetles pose low risk to New Zealander’s health

Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 10:04 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

An ESR report into the health risks and benefits of releasing dung beetles in New Zealand has found the insects pose low risk to the public. More >>

Major NZ Study Into MRSA Published Internationally

Monday, 29 April 2013, 11:59 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

The results of the first study to systematically assess the clinical and molecular epidemiology and burden of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) from New Zealand have today been published More >>

Care needed with greywater as water rationing continues

Friday, 22 March 2013, 9:33 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

An Environmental Science and Research (ESR) scientist says householders should take care using greywater to water their gardens as water rationing in the Wellington region continues. More >>

ESR scientists monitoring North Korean nuclear test

Thursday, 14 February 2013, 11:12 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR scientists monitoring North Korean nuclear test ESR scientists are monitoring the Pacific for airborne radioactivity resulting from yesterday’s underground nuclear event detected in North Korea. Nuclear scientists at the Institute of Environmental ... More >>

Agreement Sees Better Protection Against Nuclear Fallout

Friday, 28 September 2012, 3:59 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A new agreement announced today between Australia and New Zealand will see scientists on both sides of the Tasman working together to beef up detection of any nuclear explosions under the framework of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). ... More >>

ESR reaffirms prescription drug found in synthetic cannabis

Friday, 5 August 2011, 3:42 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR reaffirms prescription drug found in synthetic cannabis 5 August 2011 ESR scientists are rejecting false statements about their testing of synthetic cannabis products and the presence of the controlled substance phenazepam. The claims were made in ... More >>

ESR CEO appointment

Friday, 20 May 2011, 7:45 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

On behalf of the ESR Board, Dr Susan Macken is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Smith as ESR’s new CEO. He replaces Dr John Hay who stepped down after 11 years in the role. More >>

Testing delays denied

Friday, 10 September 2004, 1:53 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

ESR and the Police have denied claims by Dr Muriel Newman that delays in testing samples at ESR are putting investigations into serious crimes at risk. More >>

Science unlocks doors to a better society

Friday, 17 October 2003, 4:16 pm | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Fifty years after the discovery of DNA, the intertwining of science and society is stronger than ever before. Scientific expertise and specialist skills are playing a key role in shaping the society of tomorrow and ESR’s Annual Report, tabled in ... More >>

Meningococcal Disease - Background Information

Friday, 11 August 2000, 10:31 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Main findings from this study  Household crowding is the most important risk factor for meningococcal disease in Auckland children 10% of adolescents and adults)  The bacteria is passed from these carriers by coughing and by ... More >>

Overcrowding and the risk of meningococcal disease

Friday, 11 August 2000, 10:30 am | Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A three-year study provides evidence that the meningococcal disease epidemic has been driven, at least in part, by social conditions. It shows that while household crowding is unlikely to have caused the meningococcal disease epidemic in New Zealand, ... More >>

 

 

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