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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.

Health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 response: NZ compared against OECD countries

New Zealand has achieved the lowest death rate in the OECD from the COVID-19 pandemic, equivalent to around 2000 lives and 32,000 life-years saved compared against the OECD average, say researchers at the University...

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

University graduate Florian Flueggen’s research explores how people use games, and how gaming influences their wellbeing. Florian, a PhD graduate of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education, first came to Wellington in...

Demand surges for kids’ mind health programme

Demand for a programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs has more than doubled in the past three months. Interest in 'Pause Breathe Smile' with Southern Cross has...

Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Ghassan Idris (left), of Otago’s Sir John Walsh Research Institute and...

Significant psychological toll from COVID-19 lockdown

Research published today has confirmed the nationwide Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown had a significant toll on New Zealanders’ wellbeing, especially for younger people – but the results were not all negative. Researchers from the...

Kiwi kids get half of energy intake from ultra-processed foods

New Zealand children consume almost half of their energy intake from ultra-processed food by 12 months old, with consumption rising even higher by the time they turn five. That’s according to new research by the...

‘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...
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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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