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Covid 19 coronavirus: New strain emerges in UK as cases soar

A new variant of coronavirus has been identified in England and is spreading rapidly. Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, told British MPs: "Over the last few days, thanks to our world-class genomic capability in the...

Covid 19 coronavirus: What is the new mutation strain in the UK?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled Christmas for millions of people across London and south-east England after scientists said a new coronavirus strain is spreading more rapidly.

Regulation of alcohol marketing is needed to meet health, wellbeing and equity goals

  Photo by Andreas M on Unsplash In Aotearoa, alcohol results in a wide range of health and social harms affecting both drinkers and non-drinkers. However, drinking is “normal” with 80% of the population over 14 years of age...

Proof Chronic Fatigue Syndrome not psychsomatic

University of Otago researchers have “unequivocally proved” – contrary to the long-held belief of some health practitioners – that Myalgic Encephalamyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not psychosomatic.

Use of controversial restraints varies wildly across the Pacific – Otago-led study reveals

Despite being considered a form of torture, and policies to reduce or abolish it in place, the use of mechanical restraints in psychiatric settings continues, a University of Otago-led study shows. Researchers from Otago, Victoria...

Asthma NZ documentary shows how Kiwi homes are contributing to respiratory illness – and...

The relationship between unhealthy Kiwi homes and sky-high asthma and respiratory illness rates is being put under the spotlight with the upcoming launch of impactive new documentary Healthy Homes, A Kiwi Dream by Asthma...

‘Epidemic’ of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Māori to come under spotlight

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a grant to undertake vital research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which she says disproportionately affects Māori in epidemic proportions. Clinical Neuropsychologist Sarah Goldsbury (Ngāti Porou...

New tech sees teens with diabetes improve glucose monitoring, but not control

A world-first Otago study has revealed flash glucose monitors help youth with type 1 diabetes better monitor their blood sugar levels; however, it does not improve glucose control. A team of researchers co-led by Associate...

Study identifies exercise as key to halting progress from diabetes to heart disease

An international study led by the University of Otago has revealed how exercise can reduce the chance of diabetes leading on to heart disease. The research has identified that exercise triggers the release of small...

Smokers increasingly using e-cigarettes to quit, survey shows

People who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. The researchers found that between 2016 and 2018 the level of...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey 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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