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‘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...

Eliminating COVID-19: what the world can learn from NZ and Taiwan

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan’s response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country’s, researchers say. In...

Newly funded research aims to slash waiting time for COVID-19 results

A new method to screen for COVID-19 infections could slash the current turnaround time of around 24 to 48 hours to just a few minutes, AgResearch scientists say. AgResearch is leading the research into this method...

Otago study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’

A University of Otago study has shown adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their feelings of vitality by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks. The study highlights the advantages of ingesting...

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...

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...

Research to inform national cervical screening programme

Researchers from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have been awarded more than $1 million from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to develop the evidence-base for an effective national HPV screening...

UNITE to tackle dementia – $3 at a time

Dementia is the next big health and social crisis the world will have to face after COVID-19, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with numbers set to soar in the coming years. Predicted numbers...

Funding success for Otago in 2020 Health Research Council grants

Ten University of Otago proposals have been awarded funding through the Health Research Council’s (HRC) new Health Delivery Research Investment round. The 32 research grants are the first of two funding announcements for the...

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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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