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Compulsory Treatment Orders Benefit Some Mental Health Patients More Than Others – Study

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 11:31 am | Otago University

A ground-breaking University of Otago study could well influence which mental health patients in New Zealand are prioritised for controversial Compulsory Treatment Orders (CTOs) to ensure they get the medications and support they need. The ten-year study ... More >>

Winner of 2019 Young Writers' Essay Competition announced

Monday, 6 May 2019, 4:46 pm | Otago University

Landfall , New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is seventeen-year-old Jack McConnell, whose essay is titled ‘The Taniwha, Moderation ... More >>

Discovery Unlocks Secrets Behind Cancer Drug Resistance

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:09 am | Otago University

University of Otago research provides insights into an underlying mechanism that could explain why new cancer therapies to help treat metastatic melanoma do not always work on patients, paving the way for predicting which patients will benefit from ... More >>

Yoghurt May Reduce Eczema and Allergy in Infancy

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:20 am | Otago University

Yoghurt given to infants in the first year of life may protect them from developing eczema and allergy, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, and the University of Auckland have found. More >>

Researchers Help Re-Write the Historical Record of Vanuatu

Friday, 23 March 2018, 10:17 am | Otago University

Researchers from The University of Otago are playing a key role in revealing previously unknown information about prehistoric settlement in the South Pacific. More >>

Childhood Predictors of Becoming Overweight or Obese

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:42 am | Otago University

Childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese as adults in New Zealand include being male, born into a single-parent family, having parents with larger body size and limited or no breastfeeding, new University of Otago research reveals. More >>

More Sustainable Transport for Better Health in NZ Cities

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:33 am | Otago University

Can your local council stop you getting heart disease or cancer? Yes, say researchers in a new study led by the University of Otago, Wellington. More >>

Giving Cash without Strings Attached Can Improve Health

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:52 am | Otago University

New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty. More >>

Kiwis Who Cycle & Walk Are More Physically Active

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 11:37 am | Otago University

Study Shows NZers Who Cycle And Walk for Transport Are More Physically Active New Zealanders who walk and cycle for transport are much more likely to have adequate levels of physical activity than those who drive cars. The University of Otago Wellington ... More >>

Otago Researchers to Study Life & Health of Chinese Miners

Friday, 27 October 2017, 10:40 am | Otago University

University of Otago bioarchaeology researchers are hoping to undertake a new project to study the lives of members of the Otago Goldfields Chinese community, many of whom were miners, by examining their burial remains in the Lawrence Cemetery. More >>

Osteoarthritis No Knees-Up For Many Kiwis

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 9:47 am | Otago University

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes adult New Zealanders to lose a total of 467,240 quality-adjusted years of life (QALY) across their lifetimes, new University of Otago research shows. One QALY equates to one year in perfect health. More >>

Improving Assessment of Acute Abdominal Pain

Friday, 6 October 2017, 9:21 am | Otago University

Surgical admissions for people with abdominal pain to Wellington Hospital’s department of general surgery have nearly doubled over the past decade, a University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) study has found. More >>

Internationally pioneering microbiology group honoured

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:06 am | Otago University

A world-leading team of microbiologists, whose work on a novel new way to fight TB infections shows great promise, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Otago’s latest Research Group Award. More >>

Otago Researchers Make Natural Killer Cell Discovery

Friday, 1 September 2017, 9:34 am | Otago University

An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell – a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by University of Otago researchers. More >>

David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 11:40 am | Otago University

Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot wins 2017 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award More >>

Electric Vehicle Owners Unfazed by “Range Anxiety”

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 10:03 am | Otago University

Most electric vehicle owners are unfazed by the prospect of getting stranded with a flat battery. This is the finding of the latest poll by Flip the Fleet , a citizen science collaboration of over 200 New Zealand electric vehicle owners that share ... More >>

Bowel Cancer Screening Cost-Effective

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:08 am | Otago University

Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. More >>

Modified Baby-Led Weaning Shows Benefits for Infants

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 9:20 am | Otago University

Tuesday 11 July 2017 - Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

Otago welcomes new government health research strategy

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 12:45 pm | Otago University

The University of Otago welcomes the newly announced 10-year strategy for health research in New Zealand, and is pleased by the joined-up approach planned by ministries and agencies for putting it in place. Otago Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and ... More >>

Review Shows Child Protection Services Need Further Work

Monday, 19 June 2017, 10:06 am | Otago University

One of the first academic and independent reviews of the Government’s direction on child protection services has raised fundamental concerns that the study author, Otago University’s Dr Emily Keddell, says need addressing. More >>





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