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Lack of help for dyslexic students has high social cost, say experts

Mike Styles, who works with a range of adult learners from apprentices to prisoners, said it was commendable the government was finally rolling out dyslexia resources to schools. However, with one in seven people suffering...

Otago researchers part of world-first trial to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes

Otago researchers are playing a leadership role in an Euro €4.8 million international project to conduct the world’s first trial attempting to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes. Every year, more than 11 million people...

Researchers shed light on ‘arms race’ between bacteria and viruses

University of Otago researchers have contributed to an international study which helps improve the understanding of bacteria and viruses. Published recently in the international science journal, Nature, the study reveals how bacterial immune systems can...

Whooping cough bug becoming ‘smarter’, researchers warn

By RNZ Australian researchers are warning that whooping cough is evolving, and new vaccines will be key to combat it in the future. New South Wales researchers examined various strains of whooping cough bacteria and their behaviour....

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...

Best practice treatments for chronic pain overlooked as media focus on opioids and medicinal...

Media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found. Chronic pain, defined as persistent or recurring pain present for more...

Samoa Measles Epidemic – Cash the best way to support

“It has been heartening to see again, the generosity of the New Zealand public during a crisis, but it is key that support matches the immediate needs in Samoa”, says CID’s Humanitarian Coordinator, Aaron...

World Aids Day reflects importance of community effort

Sunday 1 December is World Aids Day and the theme of this year’s observance is that communities can make a difference by fighting to end the epidemic. One way for community-led organisations to act is...

Strategies for risk reduction in dementia and cognitive impairment

This year the World Health Organization published guidance on ways to reduce risk of dementia and cognitive decline (WHO | Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia, 2019) which was highlighted in the World...

Pancreatic cancer lowest one-year survival rate in NZ – study

New Zealand is falling behind other comparable countries, including Australia, on cancer survival, according to a new study released today. The Lancet Oncology study looked at survival against seven key cancers in seven high-income countries,...
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