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New eating disorders recovery app created

A one-of-a-kind programme, delivered via an app to support people through recovery from an eating disorder has been created by co-founder of the Mental Health Charity Voices of Hope, Genevieve Mora, and founder of...

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage. Begg’s exterior cleaning company Pure Services recently merged with the...

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...

Community urged to seek support and show kindness

People in the MidCentral region are being asked to show kindness, compassion and support to each other as the community works together to stamp out COVID-19. The resurgence of COVID-19 in New Zealand, which has...

Non-medical, reusable fabric masks: layers and fabric structures dominate performance

Guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask, from the University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences. Professor Raechel Laing, Clothing and Textile Sciences, says controlled...

Covid-19: Major nationwide nurses’ strike set for next month

Thousands of nurses working at medical centres across New Zealand are expected to walk off the job for one day next month as part of a desperate plea for better pay. The New Zealand Nurses...

High-fructose diet in pregnancy impacts metabolism of offspring, study finds

An increased level of fructose intake during pregnancy can cause significant changes in maternal metabolic functions and milk composition and alter the metabolism of their offspring, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, have...

Diploma graduate helps victims on journey of recovery

As a victim support worker, Deborah Du Toit is one of those ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference. Deborah (left) has given strength to people during some of the most difficult times in recent...

Virus uses ‘decoy’ strategy to evade immune system, Otago research reveals

Researchers have learnt more about how viruses operate and can evade the immune system and are now using their discovery to help learn more about COVID-19. The recent University of Otago research, led by Dr...

New research shows declining alcohol and cigarette use in New Zealand youth

A new study shows that cigarette smoking is now rare in high school students, and binge drinking has declined since 2012. These are some of the latest findings from the Youth19 Rangatahi smart study, part...
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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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