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Collaboration gets funding to track COVID-19 spread and evolution in NZ

A collaboration between the University of Otago and ESR has received a substantial government grant to lead an international team of scientists to sequence the genomes of all of New Zealand’s positive COVID-19 cases...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%), and that many want to continue to work from home...

Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Whitireia graduate helps set up New Zealand’s Covid-19 Close Contact Tracing Centre

“As a nurse, it is in our DNA to save lives; that is why when I received a call late one evening from my manager at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to...

Dentists reassure about safety in Level 2; advise public to contact for appointments

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is reassuring patients that they are safe to book dental treatment under Level 2 restrictions from tomorrow, but advises people to phone ahead, instead of simply turning up...

Air NZ could provide some answers for NZ’s ailing health IT systems

Professor Robin Gauld, co-director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Health Systems and Technology, says the national airline’s expertise in developing a world-leading app for air travel services could be put to good...

Dentists desperate to assist New Zealanders

Dentists in New Zealand are desperate to get back to work to assist their patients.

New research is showing that the longer people stay in isolation, the more pronounced...

Stressors identified included length of self-isolation, fear of infection, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies and financial loss. As a result, many people experienced insomnia, irritability, depression and anxiety, with some people developing post-traumatic stress disorder. If...

NZDA says oral health not a focus for government, feels shut out

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is saying the Ministry of Health has met with other medical groups via the General Practice Leaders' Forum but say they feel shut out, citing a lack of government...

Large numbers of NZ military personnel suffer post-traumatic stress, Otago research reveals

The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand  personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors. Conducted by University of...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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