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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...

Te reo platform set to better support Māori mental health

Clearhead, a Kiwi digital mental health company, has today launched its translated te reo Māori website and chatbot offering in partnership with nib New Zealand (nib) and nib foundation, designed to help reduce the...

Cochlear implants: Are we meeting the standard of care in New Zealand?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5oaQv2ock8&t=7s Michel Neeff, ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, questions why only 1 in 20 adults in New Zealand are getting access to life-changing cochlear implant technology. For over 30 years in New Zealand, cochlear implants have...

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...

Cloud-based technology connects doctors to people with diabetes

COVID-19 containment measures saw a rise in the number of people with diabetes using cloud-based glucose monitoring technology to stay connected with doctors whilst at home. Adoption of cloud-based glucose data management platforms grew more...

Online therapy for people who stutter continues after lockdown

With the move to Alert Level 4, technology became an essential way to communicate and the only way for those who stutter to access specialist services. The Stuttering Treatment and Research Trust (START) has been...

Kiwi start-up to target drug cheats in sport with innovative technology

The world of drug-cheating in sports is set for major disruption with the formation of InsituGen, a start-up company that will supply anabolic drug testing kits developed at the University of Otago, New Zealand. InsituGen...

Bowel Screening Programme resumes

The National Bowel Screening Programme is back in action after coming to a halt during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Dr Nick Tindle, Clinical Lead for the MidCentral DHB National Bowel Screening Programme, said having bowel...

Rotorua firm futureproofs New Zealand’s hand sanitiser supply chain

Rotorua’s Damar Industries has launched SaniHero, a brand of hand sanitisers and related sanitising products. The New Zealand-owned business announced today it has the capacity to produce one million litres of hand sanitiser a month...

Research aims to identify COVID-19 cases earlier, within hours of infection

A team led by AgResearch has been funded to develop a new test for COVID-19 that can detect the presence of the infection earlier than current tests and before a person has symptoms. The AgResearch scientists will...
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