Friday, 17 September 2021 11:19am
An eight-week te reo Māori class for medical students, set up by fellow students, was so popular it will be repeated in future years. The organisers explain how Te Reo Kia Ora sessions at the Hunter Centre began, the philosophy behind the classes and their hopes for the future.
Friday, 13 August 2021 11:59am
People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals.
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 10:35am
Meet some of EDOR's postgraduate students, who are conducting a range of research trials and projects as part of their PhD studies.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 9:45am
The Otago University Football Club recently made history as the first Otago team to progress to the quarter final of the Chatham Cup.
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 8:55am
Just by being here as a sick, queer, woman of colour I make it easier for other people. This is what I would say to other students from minority backgrounds who want to pursue studies here.”
Friday, 6 August 2021 12:04pm
A career that serves others is the dream for a medical student who believes that health care can be adapted to better reach high-risk communities.
Thursday, 5 August 2021 12:39pm
Groups who suffer the highest burden of type 2 diabetes have the lowest level of adherence to effective medication to control it, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 30 July 2021 10:59am
High school rowing uniforms should include sun protective headwear and sunglasses to better shield rowers from the harmful effects of the sun, a University of Otago study recommends.
Thursday, 29 July 2021 5:08pm
EDOR members have been successful in gaining research funds from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)
Friday, 23 July 2021 3:27pm
Professor Rachael Taylor and other EDOR members have contributed to the recent virtual Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) meeting.
Friday, 23 July 2021 9:37am
Study examines the real-life long-term impact of routine introduction of vaccine.
Friday, 16 July 2021 9:41am
When dealt a second opportunity at a career with purpose, a Nelson paramedic was ready to take the plunge.
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 2:51pm
EDOR member Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and his group are developing an artificial pancreas that can automatically deliver insulin to those with diabetes, based on their usual needs.
Thursday, 8 July 2021 2:24pm
Professor Jim Mann explains why we need to keep talking about how to address the obesity pandemic in this ODT opinion piece.
Thursday, 1 July 2021 3:18pm
Professor Jeremy Krebs has been interviewed by RNZ's Jim Mora on recent reports of a new drug to treat obesity.
Thursday, 17 June 2021 8:07pm
Professor Jim Mann comments on the simple but powerful gesture by football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the Euro 2020 competition this week.
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:52pm
The passing of Sir Eion Edgar this week leaves a keen sense of loss for members of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.
Tuesday, 8 June 2021 8:48am
University of Otago research into what helps and hinders people with type 2 diabetes correctly taking, and continuing to take, metformin, features in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal.
Friday, 4 June 2021 5:10pm
EDOR members Professors Jim Mann and Jeremy Krebs have co-authored a paper in The Lancet on cardiovascular risk prediction using type 2 diabetes screening data.
Friday, 4 June 2021 11:23am
Learn lessons from our COVID-19 response, or our health system could suffer the consequences.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 4:16pm
Professor Patricia Priest admits to a “little twinge of pride” at seeing her former students and colleagues working in the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 team.
Friday, 28 May 2021 2:08pm
Associate Professor Lisa Te Morenga comments on research showing an increase in sugary drink exports from NZ to the Pacific Islands, despite chronic diet-related disease being the number one cause of death in this part of the world.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 9:54am
More than 250 people died between 2009 and 2012 from potentially survivable trauma injuries before they reached a hospital because their injury happened in a location without timely access to advanced level hospital care.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:18pm
A systematic review by EDOR researchers of child sleep interventions has made some interesting findings.
Thursday, 20 May 2021 12:49pm
The University of Otago, Waitematā DHB, and Auckland DHB have today welcomed a $1.96 million grant from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) – via the Health Research Council.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 2:59pm
Almost half of New Zealand women who take antidepressants in the months before getting pregnant, stop during their pregnancy, a new University of Otago study shows.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021 1:57pm
Organised by Otago Medical School students, the Teddy Bear Hospital involved dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and nursing students.
Friday, 14 May 2021 10:47am
The Young Foods NZ study is learning more about what, and how, we feed our young tamariki.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 11:32am
Sir Eion, EDOR chair and benefactor, has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Monday, 3 May 2021 8:41am
Sophie Papali’i, a trainee intern from Porirua, has a rich heritage which enables her to bring a range of cultural perspectives to the board.
Thursday, 22 April 2021 2:46pm
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre welcomes the NZ Health system reforms announced on the 21 April, 2021.
Thursday, 8 April 2021 2:36pm
EDOR Directors Rachael Taylor and Jim Mann attended the parliamentary launch of the Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report on 15 March 2021.
Wednesday, 7 April 2021 12:09pm
Two thirds of New Zealanders believed there were ‘silver linings’ to the country’s Alert Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown imposed in March last year, a University of Otago survey has found.
Thursday, 1 April 2021 4:35pm
The Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report found that around 600 amputations could be avoided in New Zealand each year if better foot screening and podiatry services were made available for everyone with type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 4:15pm
An impressive range of joint research projects between Chinese and New Zealand cancer, brain and modernisation of traditional medicine scientists may receive further support from the New Zealand-China Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre (NCD CRCC).
Tuesday, 30 March 2021 9:24am
Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.
Friday, 26 March 2021 12:14pm
An Otago academic says it’s time to ask tough questions after an audit revealed “concerningly low” numbers of people scanning COVID-19 QR code posters.
Thursday, 25 March 2021 4:05pm
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research advisory board member, Dr Ofa Dewes, is calling for communities to work together to implement the findings of the Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report, launched at Parliament on 15 March 2021.
Thursday, 18 March 2021 11:34am
The prevalence of teenage depression in New Zealand has more than doubled since the 1980s, a new University of Otago-led study reveals.
Monday, 15 March 2021 2:38pm
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR), Healthier Lives - He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge, and Diabetes New Zealand have released a hard-hitting report into the cost of type 2 diabetes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Monday, 15 March 2021 3:39pm
EDOR researchers collaborate with many other research organisations. Here we profile the work being done in collaboration with the Riddet Institute, as part of the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 2:57pm
Taxpayers are footing an annual bill of up to $11.5 million – the cost of 760 hip replacements - for patients who need public hospital care after private inpatient treatment, a new University of Otago study reveals.
Thursday, 18 February 2021 3:18pm
Research by EDOR member Professor Louise Signal is again in the spotlight, with junk food marketing to children still going unchecked.
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:03pm
Two top New Zealand scientists are key members of a new international panel mapping future Covid-19 scenarios.
Tuesday, 9 February 2021 11:35am
The Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit's Dr Karyn Maclennan is currently piloting a new, innovative and hands-on education programme targeted at tamariki.
Thursday, 4 February 2021 2:26pm
Sue Crengle Promoted to Professor
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 3:58pm
A major study led by a University of Otago researcher challenges an established view that people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes are at increased risk of fractures.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 1:34pm
Professor Jim Mann talks about nutritional therapy for type 2 diabetes, and what we need to be doing right now.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 10:33am
University of Otago-designed computer software for helping surgeons monitor how their patients are doing during their time in hospital has been developed into a commercially available system.
Friday, 29 January 2021 12:08pm
EDOR researcher Barbara Galland has been promoted to Professor from February 2021.