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Bowel-cancer screening cost-effective but does not reduce health inequalities
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

New Home for Music, Theatre and the Performing Arts
Thursday, 13 July 2017
The University of Otago is building recording studios and refurbishing existing buildings in a $26 million project that will spark multiple benefits for both the University and Dunedin.

International screenwriters drawn to Dunedin for conference
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Some of the most prolific and central figures of the New Zealand film industry have been attracted to the country’s first international conference dedicated to screenwriting, being held at the University of Otago.

Modified baby-led weaning shows benefits for infants – Otago research
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found.

Thousands of NZ children continue to be exposed to second-hand smoke in cars
Friday, 7 July 2017
New evidence shows one in five children continue to be exposed to smoking in cars, and that exposure even increased in 2015.

Study predicts future burden of Parkinson’s disease in New Zealand
Friday, 7 July 2017
Numbers of people with Parkinson’s disease will double over the next 25 years, according to a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch’s specialist brain research group.

New evidence of personal and social benefits of university education for Māori and Pacific Peoples
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Latest research from the National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) suggests that graduating from university may not only change the individual lives of Māori and Pacific Peoples, but also positively impact on their families, communities and society in general.

Pathways to achieve Smokefree NZ – new study
Thursday, 29 June 2017
New modelling research has shown the major ways for reducing smoking on the path to New Zealand’s smokefree goal by 2025. University of Otago, Wellington researchers are calling for these new measures to be considered by the New Zealand Government.

Changes in the Antarctic focus for Otago students winning postgraduate scholarships
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Three University of Otago postgraduate students, along with a Victoria University postgraduate student, were last night awarded postgraduate scholarships by Antarctica New Zealand for their work to better understand the changes occurring on the frozen continent.

Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers’ blood lipids
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Many people spend increasing time sitting during their work days, but breaking things up with regular brisk walks, while also taking daily 30-minute walks, significantly lowers levels of fatty acids that lead to clogged arteries, University of Otago researchers have found in a first-of-its-kind study.


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