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Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Whitireia graduate helps set up New Zealand’s Covid-19 Close Contact Tracing Centre

“As a nurse, it is in our DNA to save lives; that is why when I received a call late one evening from my manager at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to...

Higher fibre saves lives, but food processing may remove benefits

Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, Otago researchers say. Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, is associated with serious medical complications, and increases the risk of dying from...

Dentists reassure about safety in Level 2; advise public to contact for appointments

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is reassuring patients that they are safe to book dental treatment under Level 2 restrictions from tomorrow, but advises people to phone ahead, instead of simply turning up...

Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill: World-leading public health law

The Government today released the full and final Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill that New Zealanders will be voting for at the referendum on 19 September. “These final new details strengthen the controls from the...

Air NZ could provide some answers for NZ’s ailing health IT systems

Professor Robin Gauld, co-director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Health Systems and Technology, says the national airline’s expertise in developing a world-leading app for air travel services could be put to good...

New research is showing that the longer people stay in isolation, the more pronounced...

Stressors identified included length of self-isolation, fear of infection, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies and financial loss. As a result, many people experienced insomnia, irritability, depression and anxiety, with some people developing post-traumatic stress disorder. If...

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

COVID-19 highlights new zealand’s urgent need for ‘health on demand’ digital health and wellbeing...

Offering a range of wellbeing services, ‘Ignite Aotearoa’ centres on an all-in-one online platform of curated health and wellbeing content. In the face of isolation, the site provided a free, early platform for essential...

University of Otago calling for survey participants for study on lockdown life

Researchers from the University of Otago’s Department of Psychology are urgently seeking participants for research into life under the lockdown imposed in response to Covid-19. Participants would be required to take a 15 minute...
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