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Medical students striving to be more socially accountable

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Student representatives from the country’s two medical schools recently met to share ideas on how the medical curriculum can become more socially accountable to ensure medical students become competent doctors, advocates and agents of change in society.

Cannabis: What's the harm?

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Friday, 25 May 2018

A researcher of the effects of cannabis says any law change to free up the drug’s availability needs to take account of scientifically-robust data showing regular use in young people is associated with a higher risk of mental health issues, use of other substances, and lower levels of achievement.

Education key to hauora and success

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Monday, 21 May 2018

A Christchurch medical student is playing a key role in a Ngāi Tahu-backed initiative to keep rangatahi (youth) from the West Coast in education.

New ideas for detecting cancer get go-ahead from HRC

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

A University of Otago researcher focused on the earlier detection of cancer has just secured her first significant grant from the Health Research Council, valued at $249,984, for her novel proposal for diagnosing bowel cancer.

Christchurch campus hosts indigenous health leaders

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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Improving health statistics for indigenous populations and more culturally-relevant medical curriculums were topics for discussion at a recent meeting of Australian and New Zealand medical schools at the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus.

Inaugural Christine Winterbourn Lecture

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Monday, 30 April 2018

The Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science has established a named, annual lecture in honour of Professor Christine Winterbourn from the Centre for Free Radical Research.

New Zealand-led heart failure findings debunk world medical view

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Thousands of New Zealanders can look forward to improvements in treatment and care of heart failure following new research findings that look set to alter the clinical approach and health care planning for heart failure globally.

Christchurch researcher easing the pain of gout

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Friday, 16 February 2018

A Christchurch rheumatologist has won Medicines New Zealand's top prize for research into how increasing dosages of gout medicines can dramatically improve patients’ lives.