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10 Dec 2023

Grateful for fond memories, lasting relationships

It may not have been completely smoothly sailing for Obreniokibo Ibifubara Amies...

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04 Dec 2023

Whole grains for health study – recruiting people with type 2 diabetes

We all know whole grains are healthier than refined, but what happens if those g...

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04 Aug 2023

Tauira flourish in by-Pacific, for-Pacific research initiative

Three Pacific tauira traded rest for research as they embarked on their biomedic...

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12 Jul 2023

Rural residents die at higher rates than those in urban centres – study

People living in rural areas of Aotearoa die at higher rates than those living i...

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07 Jul 2023

Kids'Cam shows screen time is a concern

New research findings from the Kids'Cam project show that children are spending...

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07 Jul 2023

Study shows extent of health inequities

The first study to use Māori-specific data from a nationwide health-related qual...

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30 Jun 2023

Future cardiologists gain funding from A H Couch Trust Heart Foundation Scholarship

Future cardiologists hope their work will have a positive impact on heart health...

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21 Jun 2023

EDOR 20th anniversary event

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research is celebrating 20 years as a University of O...

25 May 2023

Study will measure how much breast milk baby is actually getting

Mothers worry about an exhaustive list of things; University of Otago researcher...

09 May 2023

HIV statistics encouraging, but work not over yet

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year is encouraging,...

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04 May 2023

Māori public health competencies developed

These competencies for public health teaching institutions have been developed w...

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16 Mar 2023

Two Otago Christchurch academics among newly elected Royal Society Fellows

For the first time ever, two of the four Otago academics elected to be Fellows o...

15 Mar 2023

Small changes in children’s sleep lead to significant changes in eating habits

Just an hour less sleep a night affects what and how children eat, University of...

10 Mar 2023

10 March 2023 Aotearoa’s work-related deaths – the real cost

Work contributes to at least a quarter of all fatal injuries in New Zealand – su...

07 Dec 2022

Postpartum diabetes testing low for women with gestational diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 di...

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07 Dec 2022

The rising tide: Three friends, one dream

They say good things come in threes. Kaitlyn Cocker-Valu, Brenetta Pogi and Fuat...

30 Nov 2022

Wednesday 30 November 2022, Excessive television viewing in childhood is a risk factor for later smoking and gambling disorders

Excessive television viewing as a child can lead to a higher risk of tobacco use...

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21 Nov 2022

Researcher wants equitable access to improved diabetes treatment

When Dr Alisa Boucsein advocates for better access to “life-changing technology”...

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14 Nov 2022

Students receive funding from the Neurological Foundation

Two Otago students will spend the summer researching neurodegenerative condition...

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09 Nov 2022

Wednesday 9 November 2022, Repeated childhood fractures could lead to repeated fractures in adulthood

If you were prone to breaking bones as a child, research out of the University o...

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08 Nov 2022

Health policy the priority for Rhodes Scholar

Talented Otago medical student Oliver Sutcliffe has been awarded a prestigious R...

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27 Sep 2022

Blues nomination just the beginning

Third-year student Corey Symon has experienced his fair share of challenges incl...

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09 Sep 2022

Professor Sue Crengle receives Te ORA award

The Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association) gathered for their awards’...

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24 Aug 2022

Six60 scholarship recipients announced

Four musically talented University of Otago students have been selected as the r...

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19 Jul 2022

Simple, not embarrassing

As a full-time student and a frontline health worker, Annie Geda has a piece of...

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18 Jul 2022

Should we be using BMI as a measure of health? 

Professor Jim Mann talks to Newsroom about why we still need to use Body Mass In...

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27 Jun 2022

"In our greatest of despairs and weaknesses, we can be stronger beyond measure"

From being told as a young woman she was not cut out to make it as a doctor to l...

16 Jun 2022

Otago research unravels insights into military veterans’ health

New Zealand military veterans experience the same level of anxiety and depressio...


08 Jun 2022

Healthy foods becoming unaffordable for many New Zealanders

The cost of food continues to rise globally, and EDOR is concerned that healthy...

02 Jun 2022

Researcher’s road trip to talk about spiritual care

Researcher’s road trip to talk about spiritual care...

19 May 2022

Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible – research

University of Otago researchers have discovered molecules in the blood that coul...


18 May 2022

College of learning inspires PhD journey

College of learning inspires PhD journey...

12 May 2022

Decline in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand

The number of people being diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand continues to declin...

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11 May 2022

Using continuous glucose monitors for managing type 1 diabetes: a meta-analysis

EDOR reseachers conducted a meta-analysis to see if continuous glucose monitorin...

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06 May 2022

Knighthood for EDOR Co-Director Professor Jim Mann

Professor Jim Mann receives his Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Mer...

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21 Apr 2022

Gavin Bishop - Mixing it up in medicine

Medical student Gavin Bishop is taking a year out from the traditional medical s...

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18 Mar 2022

Watch Professor Alister Neill's World Sleep Day presentation

EDOR celebrated World Sleep Day 2022 with a presentation by Professor Alister Ne...

14 Mar 2022

Prevalence of chronic kidney disease “alarmingly” high

Chronic kidney disease is “alarmingly” more prevalent among Auckland’s Pacific p...

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17 Feb 2022

Professor Christine Jasoni following leadership trend

Many EDOR researchers hold leadership positions at the University and around the...

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14 Feb 2022

Otago appoints new Dean to Dunedin School of Medicine

Professor Joanne Baxter has been appointed as the new Dean of Dunedin School of...

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10 Feb 2022

Otago appoints new Dean to Dunedin School of Medicine

Professor Joanne Baxter (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō)...

03 Feb 2022

3 February 2022 Long-term cannabis use damages lungs, but in a different way from tobacco

Smoking cannabis leads to lung damage, but in a different way from tobacco, new...

01 Feb 2022

Urgent investment needed in deadly disease

Researchers are calling for urgent investment in the prevention of a devastating...

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20 Jan 2022

Junk food ads seen by kids

Professor Louise Signal finds that 11-13 year olds are exposed to 554 brands a d...

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13 Jan 2022

One hundred years of insulin

Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and colleagues are researching new technologies...

12 Jan 2022

Diabetes and nutrition research recognised in New Year Honours

Professor Jim Mann, EDOR Co-Director, has been recognised with a knighthood in t...

22 Dec 2021

22 December 2021 Personalised approach needed for diabetes prevention: study

An individualised, rather than universal approach is needed for effective diabet...

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17 Dec 2021

Ben Wheeler talks diabetes

Associate Professor Ben Wheeler talked with Leah Panapa at Magic Talk about diab...

25 Nov 2021

Researchers pinpoint best diet for type 2 diabetes weight loss

Low energy diets using formula meal replacements are the most effective for weig...

22 Nov 2021

Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of...

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19 Nov 2021

It's Sneaker Friday! EDOR is supporting this event for Diabetes Action Month

The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago...

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18 Nov 2021

Which diet is best for treating type 2 diabetes?

EDOR members Professor Mike Lean and Dr Andrew Reynolds have published a study o...

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04 Nov 2021

Excellence in teaching, research and service

Excellence in teaching, research and service have been celebrated with the annou...

12 May 2021


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11 Jan 2019

11 January 2019, High intake of dietary fibre and whole grain foods reduces risk of non-communicable diseases

University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of diet...

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