Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.
Thursday, 8 August 2019
A Dementia Prevention Research Clinic has officially opened in Christchurch, providing affected Cantabrians access to detailed neurological assessments and the opportunity to be part of a study aimed at identifying factors influencing the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Thursday, 8 August 2019
The new Consumer NZ Poll shows the majority of the New Zealand public support banning drug advertising, otherwise known as direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medicines (DTCA).
Monday, 5 August 2019
Robotic spiders and endometrial cancer – two very different topics, but two very happy graduate students.
Friday, 26 July 2019
The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic officially opened in Christchurch today (26 July) – the third in a national network of clinics established by Brain Research New Zealand| Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (BRNZ).
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Staff and students from the University of Otago, Christchurch visited a Hare Krishna temple recently as part of an initiative to raise awareness of different cultures.
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
A record number of Christchurch staff were presented with the campus’ highest award for research excellence at this year’s celebration of campus success and spirit.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological.
Friday, 12 July 2019
University of Otago mental health experts are upset another Government has missed an opportunity to curb excessive drinking and reduce harm, by taking a recommendation from the recent Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction off the agenda.
Friday, 5 July 2019
The University of Otago, Christchurch recently played host to more than 200 mental health professionals keen to learn about the Muslim faith and how to better support patients.
Thursday, 4 July 2019
The University of Otago, Christchurch recently opened its doors to more than 200 Canterbury secondary school students to showcase the campus and options for a career in health science.
Friday, 28 June 2019
New Zealanders played crucial roles in a global pneumonia study pinpointing the deadliest forms of viruses and bacteria, and identifying one vaccine that could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies and young children.
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows.
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Beta blockers, smoking cessation, stress suppression in motherhood and synthetic cannabinoid signalling are just a few of the areas of University of Otago Division of Health Sciences research to receive a total of almost $35 million in funding this year from the Health Research Council.
Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Climate change and its impact on people’s health and using DNA to help predict who may suffer heart failure are just two of many University of Otago-led research projects being funded this year by the Health Research Council to the tune of more than $40 million.
Thursday, 13 June 2019
Christchurch Facilities Manager Murray Clarke was farewelled by staff and contractors recently at an event to celebrate his 30 years’ service to the University.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaires' disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.
Monday, 10 June 2019
Christchurch senior lecturer Sue Bagshaw has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her advocacy of youth health.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
An occupational therapist who aims to improve the quality of life for children with disabilities is one of several University of Otago early-stage researchers who have together been awarded more than $1.7 million in Health Research Council funding.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Loneliness, social isolation and burnt-out carers are pushing physically and mentally well elderly into aged care facilities, a University of Otago, Christchurch, study has found.
Monday, 29 April 2019
In what is possibly a New Zealand first, the University’s largest ever construction project is being led by a team of women.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
A new School of Physiotherapy clinic in Christchurch is officially open after a ceremony attended by Alumni and former Silver Ferns physiotherapist, Sharon Kearney.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
A week after the mosque shootings, Christchurch medical student Mohamud Osman stood in front of staff and fellow students and shared a story of love, kindness and forgiveness.
Thursday, 21 March 2019
The University of Otago, Christchurch’s main foyer has this week become a place to reflect, give and receive support, and share messages of condolence and support in a tribute book. It has also featured a table of baked goods made by medical students wanting to help nourish members of their campus community.