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NZers Need To Work Together In Preparation For Likely Coronavirus Pandemic, Otago Expert Says.

Friday, 21 February 2020, 10:33 am | University of Otago

The likelihood of New Zealand remaining coronavirus-free is low and the country should be preparing for a pandemic, a University of Otago, Christchurch infectious diseases specialist warns. Currently there are no cases of coronavirus disease (now ... More >>

Methamphetamine Use And Its Impact On Violence Laid Bare In World-first Study

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 2:33 pm | University of Otago

Almost a third of middle-aged New Zealanders have tried methamphetamine at least once, according to a new University of Otago, Christchurch study looking at the link between using the drug and violence in the general population. The study found those ... More >>

Tiaki could attract more responsible visitors

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:22 pm | University of Otago

New Zealand could attract more responsible and high value visitors due to the recently launched Tiaki Promise, University of Otago research reveals. More >>

Building an emotional connection with visitors

Friday, 8 November 2019, 12:21 pm | University of Otago

An emotional connection can be used to inspire visitors to protect the places they visit for future generations, according to the research, undertaken by University of Otago tourism researcher Dr Julia Albrecht and social enterprise GOOD Travel co-founder ... More >>

Wellington Event: Global health in the era of climate change

Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:15 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago, Wellington, is hosting the Otago Global Health Institute’s annual conference on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 November. This year’s conference has a focus on Pacific research, including the threat that climate change poses to ... More >>

First NZ study of cannabis use in people with spinal injury

Sunday, 27 October 2019, 9:25 pm | University of Otago

Using cannabis helps people with spinal cord injuries better tolerate almost constant and excruciating pain and participate in community and family life without feeling like ‘zombies’, a new study has found. More >>

Forgotten and neglected: The late effects of poliomyelitis

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 12:08 pm | University of Otago

Survivors of New Zealand’s Poliomyelitis epidemics in the 1950s and 60s are largely being forgotten and neglected as they suffer from the late effects of Polio, says the University of Minnesota’s Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Dr Gareth Parry. More >>

Heart Disease Prediction

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 3:48 pm | University of Otago

Predicting whether a healthy person has the potential to develop heart disease later in life is important and now more feasible according to new findings from the Christchurch Heart Institute, a University of Otago Research Centre. More >>

1869 The Year That Was - Special Collections Exhibition

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:55 pm | University of Otago

On 3 June 1869 , the University of Otago Ordinance 1869 became law. This meant that the newly established University became a corporate body with power to grant degrees. This was a significant first for New Zealand. Two years later, with a building secured ... More >>

Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 9:02 am | University of Otago

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows. More >>

How large is the pro-gun lobby?

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:52 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago Wellington firearms researchers Marie Russell and Hera Cook are querying the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners’ claims about its membership. They are asking COLFO firstly, to substantiate its claim to represent 40,000 members, ... More >>

Dunedin showcased to international education delegation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:17 pm | University of Otago

(Dunedin, 15 August 2019) – An international education delegation visiting Dunedin on Friday 16 August will help to boost the University of Otago and City of Dunedin’s profile in key student recruitment markets the United States, the United Kingdom ... More >>

Treatable cancers killing thousands in Pacific

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 8:28 am | University of Otago

People living in the Pacific Islands are dying regularly from highly treatable cancers because of a lack of cancer care services around the region, researchers say. More >>

NZ involved in global anorexia study

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:24 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological. The findings, published in Nature Genetics , are likely to give hope ... More >>

NZ experts play crucial role in fight against pneumonia

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:52 am | University of Otago

New Zealanders played crucial roles in a global pneumonia study pinpointing the deadliest forms of viruses and bacteria, and identifying one vaccine that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies and young children. Findings from the decade-long ... More >>

Study of sexual orientation and mental health

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 1:38 pm | University of Otago

Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows. More >>

Celebrating Women Exhibition

Monday, 17 June 2019, 1:45 pm | University of Otago

A woman’s role in society, until recently, has traditionally been as wife, mother, and caregiver. She is often remembered in history, overwhelmingly written by men, for her looks, her body, or her scandalous behaviour. Women make up at least half ... More >>

Legionnaire’s cases triple the amount thought

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 11:18 am | University of Otago

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. More >>

Loneliness and isolation pushing elderly into aged care

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:04 pm | University of Otago

Loneliness and isolation are pushing healthy elderly into aged care facilities More >>

Urgent action needed to end love affair with cars: report

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 10:25 am | University of Otago

The authors of a University of Otago report on active transport say urgent steps must be taken to encourage New Zealanders to walk, cycle or take public transport, with our use of cars harming both our health and our environment. More >>

 

 

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