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Improvements to healthcare system needed to manage multimorbidity

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Living with multiple health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, is a challenge for increasing numbers of New Zealanders. New research led by the University of Otago, Wellington, has identified issues and improvements needed in the health care system to help patients with multimorbidity (multiple health conditions), their supporters and health care providers.

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New research towards a Smokefree Wellington

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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Progress towards smokefree inner cities in New Zealand requires specific policies for places like building entrances, family areas, public seating, outdoor dining and for city events, say researchers.

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Specific immune cells predict bowel cancer outcomes

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Monday, 6 March 2017

A pilot study by University of Otago researchers suggests that people with colorectal cancer that have a certain type of immune cell in their tumour may have increased survival rates.

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Otago discovery sheds new light on several disease processes

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

New light on a key factor involved in diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, gastric cancer and melanoma has been cast through latest University of Otago research carried out in collaboration with Australian scientists.

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