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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 >>

Infectious Diseases Expert Awarded University’s Highest Honour

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 9:52 am | University of Otago

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global cooperation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s ... More >>

Christchurch Researchers Secure Lion’s Share Of Almost $1million In Funding

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 6:14 am | University of Otago

Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants. Eight University of Otago, Christchurch researchers were ... More >>

‘Quake Brain’ Study Could Give Insight Into Future Effects Of COVID Crisis

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:16 pm | University of Otago

‘Quake brain’ is a real phenomenon that impairs people’s memory even years after the shaking stops, a world-leading study from the University of Otago, Christchurch has shown. Lead researcher Professor Richard Porter says the study is potentially ... More >>

‘Quake Brain’ Study Could Give Insight Into Future Effects Of COVID Crisis

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 12:14 pm | University of Otago

‘Quake brain’ is a real phenomenon that impairs people’s memory even years after the shaking stops, a world-leading study from the University of Otago, Christchurch has shown. Lead researcher Professor Richard Porter says the study is potentially ... More >>

New Study Shows Lack Of Majority Support For Cannabis Law Change

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:42 am | University of Otago

Middle-aged New Zealanders are more likely to be opposed to the legalisation of cannabis than in favour of it, a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch shows. Almost half of them opposed the legalisation of cannabis compared with almost ... More >>

Christchurch Researchers Asking Parents What Information They Need About COVID And Children’s Health

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:24 am | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers and paediatricians are launching an urgent study to understand what information parents need to understand and feel reassured about COVID-19 and its potential impact on children. The study comes as parents prepare ... More >>

NZers In International Study Of COVID’s Impact On Depression And Other Mood Disorders

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 1:26 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago, Christchurch researchers are part of an urgent international effort to understand how isolation and disruption of routines associated with COVID-19 are affecting people with mood disorders. Mood disorders include bipolar disorder ... More >>

Sending Your Children To School Is As Safe As It’s Ever Been

Monday, 27 April 2020, 5:58 pm | University of Otago

Closing schools during the Level 4 lockdown for CoVID-19 sent a strong message about how we can beat this virus. This is a serious infection, and together we need to significantly reduce our close contacts with others to stop it spreading and eliminate ... More >>

Extended Lock-down Could Create Additional Risks For Older People’s Health.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11:46 am | University of Otago

Loneliness and social isolation due to an extended lock-down could increase the mental and physical vulnerabilities of the more than 400,000 New Zealanders aged over 70, an elder care expert warns. Dr Hamish Jamieson is a University of Otago, ... More >>

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 >>





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