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16 Jul 2024

Strong emotions, intense cravings and daily disruption: young people’s experiences of vaping

Young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are struggling with the effects of vaping a...

The University's Poutoko Taiea, Distinguished Chairs, 2025, with Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Nicholson are (from left) Professor Tony Ballantyne, Professor Christina Hulbe, Professor Cliff Abraham, and Professor Peter Dearden.

27 Jun 2024

Poutoko Taiea appointments recognise impactful contributions

Six Otago academics have been honoured for their significant research impact and...

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28 May 2024

Milky Way photo among world’s best

Kavan Chay’s stunning nightscape photos don’t tend to stay in the dark.

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27 May 2024

HRC awards $3.7 million to Otago researchers

Antibiotic resistance is increasing at an alarming rate, causing global concern....

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08 May 2024

Study debunks concerns about baby feeding methods

What, and how, a baby is fed can weigh on a caregiver’s mind. Thankfully, a Univ...

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27 Mar 2024

New trial for treatment-resistant depression

Researchers at the University of Otago are recruiting for a novel trial, combini...

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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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