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No funding left for life-saving oral pathology service

There is no money left to fund life-saving cancer tests at New Zealand’s only dedicated oral pathology diagnostic service, the University of Otago says. Every year around the country, more than 3000 tissue samples are...

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...

Lung cancer screening a step closer to reality following combined study

Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand – particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups. Around 450...

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...

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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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