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Dual respiratory treatment increases risk of heart attack – study

People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals. Inhaled...

Doctors warn masculinity forces men into loneliness

As the world reels in the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, experts warn he is just one of many men whose suicides and preceding struggles with mental illness often go overlooked.

Fewer Kiwis will die of bowel cancer if new screening tool introduced

Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals. The number of bowel cancer...

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Groundbreaking Tauranga prostate research could improve life quality for older men

Groundbreaking research under way in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.

Otago researcher’s discovery paves way for advances in treating cardiovascular disease

A University of Otago researcher has made an innovative discovery which paves the way for advances in treating cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure. Dr Martin Fronius from the Department of Physiology led the research...

Alcohol-related assaults in NZ decline after restrictions on late-night alcohol sales

The number of people hospitalised because of assaults over the weekend reduced significantly following restrictions on late-night alcohol sales, new research from the University of Otago shows. Following the introduction of regulations in 2013, which...

Toi Ohomai gets $700k for Maori health research project

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has received $700,000 in National Science Challenge funding to research new designs for sustainable and affordable homes and identify how these contribute to health and wellbeing for Maori.

Seven measles cases in Waikato; university on alert after infected person visits campus

The University of Waikato is on measles alert after a part-time student infected with the disease visited the campus. It's one of seven cases of measles that have been confirmed in Hamilton in the past...

High rates of suicide continue among older NZ men

There continues to be a high rate of suicide among older New Zealand men and an Otago psychogeriatrician says more needs to be done to understand why and to help prevent this occurring. Associate Professor...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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