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Health Sciences He Kitenga articles 2012

Aspire to a smokefree New Zealand

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 1:09pm

ASPIRE2025 – an interdisciplinary group of tobacco control researchers – conducts research that informs and supports the government’s goal of creating a tobacco-free New Zealand by 2025.

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At the front

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 1:22pm

Soldier, surgeon, academic - Associate Professor Lieutenant Colonel Dr Darryl Tong is combining all three roles for his PhD on face-and-jaw surgery in the context of warfare.

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Cancer trends

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:22pm

Cancer is the most significant cause of death in New Zealand, likely to affect one in three people at some stage in their lifetime, and accounts for around 30 per cent of all deaths. While there has been a steady improvement in survival rates for many cancers over the last two decades – largely because of early detection and treatment – researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington believe significant further progress can be made in reducing cancer mortality.

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Cause and effect

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 9:24am

New Zealand has the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Fortunately, the University of Otago is at the forefront of cancer research and new findings to bring these figures down.

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Engaging in games

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:00am

Common children’s games have been shown to help hyperactive children learn better self-control and may provide a longer-lasting treatment for ADHD.

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Health and home

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:59pm

Over the last decade Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman has repeatedly drawn attention to the detrimental health and social effects of low-quality housing and fragmented policy in housing, cities and energy.

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Longitudinal studies: A national taonga

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 2:59pm

The University of Otago hosts two of the most significant longitudinal studies in the world – the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study and the Christchurch Health and Development Study.

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Longitudinal studies: societal insights

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 2:58pm

In 1977 Fergusson signed up more than 1,200 families to be part of a new longitudinal study, running parallel to the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. Today they are regarded as among the best longitudinal studies in the world.

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Simple tests

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 1:02pm

With a suite of novel protein biomarkers patented in areas of unmet clinical need, the Christchurch Heart Institute is helping to save lives, time and money.