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New Study Reinforces Timely Need For Pneumococcal Vaccine Switch

Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9:51 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, backs a recent Pharmac decision to provide broader protection against a potentially fatal childhood disease. Late last year, in response to concerns raised by child health experts, Pharmac amended ... More >>

Fifty Years Of Mahi – A Milestone For The University Of Otago, Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 March 2023, 1:18 pm | University of Otago

‘Kia Mau’ – a call to come together and hold tight to one and all – is the chosen theme to celebrate 50 years of medical education and research excellence this year at the University of Otago, Christchurch. More than 5000 medical students have ... More >>

Scientists Work On Aotearoa’s Own Wellbeing Diet

Monday, 18 July 2022, 5:44 am | University of Otago

Joint University of Otago and University of Auckland media release: Kiwi scientists are developing an Aotearoa New Zealand wellbeing diet, He Rourou Whai Painga, aimed at tackling diabetes and other metabolic diseases. A team of researchers is developing ... More >>

Acute Alcohol Use Linked To One Quarter Of New Zealand Suicide Deaths - Study

Friday, 15 July 2022, 5:21 am | University of Otago

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are calling for immediate changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s suicide prevention strategy and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, due to figures showing more than 26 per cent ... More >>

Virtual Reality App Trial Shown To Reduce Common Phobias

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 5:43 am | University of Otago

Results from a University of Otago, Christchurch trial suggest fresh hope for the estimated one-in-twelve people worldwide suffering from a fear of flying, needles, heights, spiders and dogs. The trial, led by Associate Professor Cameron Lacey, from ... More >>

“Quake Brain” Effects Suffered By Resilient Cantabrians Fade Over Time – Study

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 5:45 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research suggests the brain function of otherwise-healthy individuals exposed to event trauma has the ability to “bounce back” over time once the threat resolves. Researchers led by Dr Katie Douglas at the University of ... More >>

Study Shows Strong Link Between COVID-19 And Worsening Mental Health

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 6:24 am | University of Otago

The past two years have caused widespread disruption, anxiety, loss and grief worldwide – but a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study has identified a concerning link between ongoing COVID-19 disruption and worsening mental health for those most ... More >>

Study Identifies Exact Amounts Of Extra Vitamin C For Optimal Health

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 5:47 pm | University of Otago

If you are carrying a few extra kilos in weight, an extra apple or two per day might make a difference in boosting your immune system and helping ward off COVID-19 and winter illnesses. New University of Otago, Christchurch research has identified, ... More >>

Study Calls For Urgent Regulation Of Unhealthy Home Deliveries

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 5:44 am | University of Otago

Ordering an online Uber Eats, other food, alcohol or vaping delivery from the comfort of your couch is hugely popular – but a new study is calling for urgent government action, due to concerns unregulated, on-demand, home deliveries may be damaging the ... More >>

Family Donation Supports Otago University Research On World Bipolar Day

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 6:43 am | University of Otago

The generosity of a Christchurch family, in memory of a much-loved wife and mother, aims to improve the lives of New Zealanders living with bipolar disorder. A research project led by a team at The University of Otago, Christchurch, has been chosen as ... More >>

Family Donation Supports Otago University Research On World Bipolar Day

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 6:42 am | University of Otago

The generosity of a Christchurch family, in memory of a much-loved wife and mother, aims to improve the lives of New Zealanders living with bipolar disorder. A research project led by a team at The University of Otago, Christchurch, has been chosen as ... More >>

Alcohol Dependence Significantly Increases Suicide Risk – Otago Study

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 6:54 am | University of Otago

There are calls for changes to New Zealand’s national suicide prevention strategy in light of new research linking harmful drinking to a heightened risk of suicide. The University of Otago, Christchurch study, published in the Australian and New ... More >>

Professor Suzanne Pitama Appointed Dean Of Christchurch Campus

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:58 pm | University of Otago

An historic day for wahine Māori leadership at the University of Otago. Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Whare) has been appointed the new Dean and Head of Campus at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The former Director of the ... More >>

Significant Psychological Toll From COVID Lockdown For People With Histories Of Mental Illness – Study

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 6:32 am | University of Otago

New research suggests more priority needs to be given to support the health of New Zealanders struggling with mental illness during COVID-19 lockdowns – with findings showing many people with mental health histories struggle and are disproportionately ... More >>

University of Otago 2022 Arts Fellows announcement

Friday, 17 September 2021, 2:47 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s 2022 Arts Fellows’ projects will explore a wide range of topics with a common thread; understanding and embracing diversity. The 2022 Robert Burns Fellow is Albert Belz; Sean Donnelly is the Mozart Fellow; Michael Parmenter ... More >>

Lockdown 'Fear' And Money Worries Saw Patients Miss Vital Medications - Study

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 5:33 am | University of Otago

The swift move to electronic prescribing during the early months of the first COVID-19 pandemic saw a number of general practices struggling to adapt, with some patients and whānau too scared or cash-strapped to pick up their medications, a new University ... More >>

A Call For New Zealanders - Reach Out To Protect The Health Of The Elderly With The Move To Level 3

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:10 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago geriatrician and researcher is calling on neighbours and extended family to reach out to support older New Zealanders potentially struggling with their physical and mental health, with the imminent shift to Level 3 lockdown for much ... More >>

COVID-19 Antibodies And Heart Health, Focus Of New Study

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 5:43 am | University of Otago

Christchurch researchers are aiming to get a handle on the number of Kiwis exposed to COVID-19 and how long antibodies to COVID-19 may last as part of a Government-funded study. Professor Chris Pemberton and a team from the University of Otago, Christchurch, ... More >>

Christchurch Cardiac Research Group Wins University’s Premier Award

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 1:55 pm | University of Otago

A Christchurch research group whose work has changed the way clinicians around the globe diagnose and treat heart conditions has won the University of Otago 2020 Research Group Award. The Christchurch Heart Institute (CHI) is a group of biomedical scientists ... More >>

World-first Study On Blood Hormone Could Help Reduce Cardiovascular Deaths

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 9:29 am | University of Otago

A simple blood test could identify seemingly-healthy people with a high hidden risk of heart disease thanks to a world-first discovery by University of Otago, Christchurch researchers. Researchers from the University’s Christchurch Heart Institute studied ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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