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Inequities in maternity services same as 22 years ago

Concerns raised more than 20 years ago about inequities in New Zealand’s maternity services have still not being addressed, a new University of Otago study shows. The study, published recently in the international journal...

Honest answers, clear communication valued by pregnant patients

Clear, honest communication and a good rapport with doctors are key factors in the high levels of satisfaction reported by patients with high-risk pregnancies following consultation with specialist obstetricians, researchers at the University of...

Children on the autism spectrum and their whānau sought for study

Wellington whānau of children aged 12–54 months on the autism spectrum are being encouraged to be part of a New Zealand-first clinical study. “Most studies using the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) to support children...

International HIV research to improve sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women and girls

A new international collaboration investigating the sexual and reproductive health of indigenous women living with HIV will share and build upon New Zealand learnings for the “next pandemic”, says a participating researcher at Te Herenga...

New Zealand’s first study of the safety and benefits of puberty blockers called for

For some people, their innate sense of self doesn’t fit with their biological sex. Any distress this causes is particularly heightened during puberty, but medication used to help is controversial. University of Otago, Christchurch, researchers...

NZ part of global project with world-leading scientists to map future Covid-19 scenarios

Two top New Zealand scientists are key members of a new international panel mapping future Covid-19 scenarios. Epidemiologist Professor Sir David Skegg of the University of Otago and Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, the President-elect of...

Kiwi kids consume five unhealthy snacks a day

On average, 12-year-old children snack on unhealthy food and beverages five times a day, according to new research from the University of Otago. The average child snacked on confectionary, salty snacks, cookies/cakes and sugary drinks...

New bioactive beverage to be developed using kawakawa, a NZ native species

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $1,297,299 in funding for research which, in collaboration with industry partners Wakatū Incorporation and Chia Sisters, will explore the potential health benefits of incorporating the...

Eating disorders result in significant financial impact on carers

Anorexia Nervosa has not only a detrimental impact on the people who suffer from the eating disorder, but often a significant financial impact on their carers, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch,...

Research shows self-administered cervical screening has lifesaving potential

Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has shown the offer of an HPV self-test could increase the uptake of cervical screening by almost three times for under-screened Māori women.

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