Thursday, 14 December 2017 4:17pm
In an article published today in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal, New Zealand researchers found that Google laptop searches performed better at finding online sexual health advice than the digital assistants on smartphones.
Thursday, 7 December 2017 9:38am
Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals.
Thursday, 7 December 2017 1:40pm
Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 3:28pm
Sitting is bad for you, but it is unlikely to make you fat, a University of Otago study has found.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 10:39am
A University of Otago survey of 1000 employers and employees in New Zealand has found that many things can go wrong at work social events when alcohol is involved.
Monday, 4 December 2017 2:51pm
University of Otago biochemistry researchers are continuing a fine trans-Tasman history of scientific connections by making use of the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne in their studies – a roughly football-field sized machine that can create intense beams of light a million times brighter than the sun.
Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:05pm
New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 8:48am
If a mother’s immune system is activated by infection during pregnancy, it could result in critical cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia in her offspring, a University of Otago study has revealed.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 3:07pm
Cutting saturated fat in children’s diets reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 17 November 2017 11:44am
Scientists working in the vanguard of new genetic technologies have issued a call to ensure that possible applications in conservation will only affect local populations.
Thursday, 16 November 2017 5:00pm
The importance of working together to prevent mosquito-borne diseases will be highlighted during an upcoming University of Otago-organised event.
Monday, 6 November 2017 11:46am
An estimated 35,000 New Zealanders have clinically severe hoarding behaviour, according to the country’s first snapshot of the debilitating mental illness. A further 56,000 people are likely to have sub-clinical hoarding behaviours that could later develop into a diagnosable condition.
Friday, 3 November 2017 9:10am
Even minor improvements to new buildings can make a significant difference to tenants’ comfort, new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found.
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:53am
Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international progress in these areas.
Friday, 27 October 2017 12:25pm
A survey of New Zealand racecourses and sports grounds with stands has found no smokefree signs at the racecourses and signage at less than half the sports grounds.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:14am
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that only six per cent of Wellington City children’s playgrounds have drinking water fountains.
Monday, 16 October 2017 11:13am
New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (MOH) rarely recommends using supplements, but does urge mothers to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when breastfeeding, to help avoid neurodevelopmental problems in their babies.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 4:19pm
New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on nearly every visit to the supermarket, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals.
Monday, 9 October 2017 5:25pm
New Zealand children are exposed to around 27 unhealthy food advertisements per day, innovative camera research from Otago and Auckland Universities reveals.
Friday, 6 October 2017 3:08pm
Surgical admissions for people with abdominal pain to Wellington Hospital’s department of general surgery have nearly doubled over the past decade, a University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) study has found.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 2:26pm
New Zealand regulations around commercial sunbeds have been tightened in recent years, but they can be purchased on TradeMe where no regulations apply at all, according on to ongoing University of Otago research.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:38am
Overall today’s adolescents are ‘better behaved’ than teens in the 1990s, says a University of Otago, Wellington researcher.
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 9:43am
Professor Parry Guilford, an internationally renowned cancer genetics and biology expert, has been selected as the University’s latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s highest distinction.
Thursday, 28 September 2017 4:06pm
A world-leading team of microbiologists, whose work on a novel new way to fight TB infections shows great promise, has been selected as the recipient of the University of Otago’s latest Research Group Award.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 12:25pm
Athletes and the body-conscious beware – at least six sports supplements on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain anabolic steroids not declared on their labels.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:11pm
The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the first time.
Monday, 25 September 2017 5:40pm
Otago Department of Biochemistry glowworm bioluminescence research was recently showcased internationally on a US public radio website.
Friday, 22 September 2017 10:17am
A comprehensive survey in the lower North Island and South Island has revealed that general practices, although crucial for teaching our future health professionals, are at training capacity.
Friday, 22 September 2017 9:42am
Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:02pm
A new book sets out important ideas for helping New Zealand cities resolve the challenges of providing quality, affordable housing, designing healthy transport systems and dealing with climate change.
Monday, 18 September 2017 10:26am
A University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) team has been awarded an MBIE Endeavour grant this week to develop a non-invasive and cost-effective device to diagnose and treat stroke and other brain injuries.
Monday, 11 September 2017 9:29am
Learning to cultivate crops and other agricultural food – rather than relying on hunter-gathering – is often thought of as a key milestone in the history of humanity.
Friday, 8 September 2017 1:48pm
A Healthier Lives National Science Challenge study using New Zealand linked datasets reveals the impact of residential housing damage from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.
Friday, 8 September 2017 1:56pm
New Zealand stroke survivors are being sought by University of Otago researchers for an innovative study that holds promise for restoring their arm and hand function.
Thursday, 7 September 2017 11:02am
Researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) have shown that leaking and mouldy homes may lead to the development of a first attack of asthma in young children living in them.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 12:12pm
Having a baby may never be the same again as increasingly sophisticated genetic testing is likely to raise thorny ethical issues, according to a new report.
Friday, 1 September 2017 11:29am
An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell – a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by University of Otago researchers.
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:01am
Young couples who fear they are infertile may just need more time rather than costly treatments, University of Otago research shows.
Monday, 28 August 2017 11:44am
A team of researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington has just launched a unique on-line eLearning module to provide realistic and practical guidance for clinicians working with spoken language interpreters in primary health care.
Friday, 25 August 2017 4:03pm
University of Otago researchers studying learning processes affected in brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have made new discoveries about how nerve impulses form memories, findings which have implications for developing new therapies for these conditions.