Friday, 24 January 2020 10:46am
There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 10:43am
EDOR researcher and public health physician, Dr Rachael McLean, discusses how we can reduce our salt intake in the latest edition of the NZ Listener.
Thursday, 23 January 2020 9:34am
Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars in the coming decades, according to a new University of Otago study.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:49am
View recordings of the Evidence to Everyday research symposium presentations, held in Wellington on 20 September, 2019.
Thursday, 9 January 2020 2:39pm
The sale of tobacco only through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies would considerably reduce the overall availability of tobacco and assist the Government in achieving its 2025 smokefree goal, new University of Otago research shows.
Monday, 23 December 2019 4:02pm
Sometimes things happen that are so tragic, so traumatic, there is no way to forget them.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:14am
Three EDOR researchers have been made Professor or Associate Professor in the recent University of Otago promotion round.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:26am
New Zealand prescribers should be aware of the high risk of death associated with two prescription medicines, methadone and clozapine, University of Otago researchers warn.
Monday, 9 December 2019 10:11am
We are super proud to announce that our Director Dr Emma Wyeth has been promoted to Associate Professor!
Friday, 6 December 2019 12:30pm
Several EDOR members have been successful in the gaining funding from the Royal Society Te Apārangi's Marsden fund in 2019.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:15am
Introducing flexible sigmoidoscopy screening into the national bowel screening programme would significantly reduce both the incidence and mortality of bowel cancer in New Zealand, new University of Otago research reveals.
Friday, 22 November 2019 12:20pm
The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Research Team, including EDOR member Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell, has been awarded the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award.
Thursday, 14 November 2019 11:46am
World Diabetes Day is November 14 and this year is part of Diabetes Awareness month.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 1:03pm
A new strategic research project led by EDOR Director Professor Rachael Taylor, with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whānau, has been awarded $1.7 million over three years from A Better Start National Science Challenge.
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 9:42am
University of Otago researchers are the recipients of an inaugural Marsden Fund Council Award worth $3 million to investigate genetic predisposition to metabolic diseases like diabetes and gout among Pacific people.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 1:42pm
A University of Otago researcher has won a fellowship to undertake cutting-edge research on stomach cancer survival, using technology not yet available in New Zealand.
Friday, 25 October 2019 9:38am
The cost of diabetes-related hospital admissions to Dunedin and Southland Hospitals for the 2016/2017 financial year was $41 million, new University of Otago research reveals.
Friday, 18 October 2019 4:05pm
EDOR researcher Dr Lisa Te Morenga wins the Royal Society Te Apārangi Hamilton Award, which was presented at the Research Honours Awards Aotearoa in Dunedin on the 17th October, 2019.
Friday, 11 October 2019 1:42pm
The Cost of Food panel discussion, held at the Evidence to Everyday symposium on 20 September, 2019, was recorded by Radio NZ and is now available on their website.
Social audit as a social accountability mechanism for strengthening governance and service delivery in Nepal
Friday, 11 October 2019 9:57am
Social audit is a mechanism used to hold frontline health service providers accountable. This study explored the role of social audit in facilitating direct accountability between service providers and community.
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 10:44am
Professor Jim Mann has commented on a series of reviews suggesting that there are very few health benefits to cutting your consumption of red and processed meat.
Friday, 20 September 2019 12:26pm
"From Evidence to Everyday: Translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa", a symposium organised by the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, was held on Friday 20 September, 2019, at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington.
Friday, 13 September 2019 12:23pm
Having a clear goal to make people’s lives better has helped earn Professor Richie Poulton Otago's prestigious Distinguished Research Medal for 2019.
Monday, 9 September 2019 12:02pm
I tērā wiki i whakanui mātou Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 8:55am
New Zealand’s adult-centred health system appears ill-equipped to meet the needs of chronically sick young people, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday, 26 July 2019 12:31pm
A ground-breaking University of Otago study has found Māori experience disproportionately higher rates of subsequent injuries within two years of their initial injury.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 8:59am
National Bowel Screening age limit harms Māori - Dr Sue Crengle talks to the ODT
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 3:43pm
EDOR researchers comment on a mental health and life expectancy report published in The Lancet.
Thursday, 27 June 2019 1:49pm
Māori researchers from the University of Otago have been granted more than $3 million in funding from the Health Research Council (HRC) to tackle a wide range of projects ranging from water safety to disability support access for Māori - including our very own Dr Emma Wyeth.
Monday, 24 June 2019 1:44pm
We were so privileged to host the fantastic Dr Donna Cormack last Monday who presented about data (in)justice and Māori data sovereignty in a datafied world.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 3:04pm
Infant sleep and nutrition studies, co-led by EDOR Director Professor Taylor, have gained significant funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand
Friday, 14 June 2019 2:50pm
Two new EDOR Professors have delivered their inaugural professorial lectures.
Friday, 7 June 2019 9:50am
Employees turning up to work hungover, or not turning up at all, cost New Zealand $1.65 billion per year, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday, 30 May 2019 10:03am
EDOR staff have featured at Health Research Excellence Awards.
Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:51am
EDOR co-director Kirsten Coppell is concerned about the effect of the environment on health, and has co-authored a report listing key policy recommendations to increase active transport in New Zealand.
Thursday, 23 May 2019 4:43pm
University of Otago researchers have discovered that high-intensity exercise can reduce or reverse the loss in heart function caused by type 2 diabetes.
Friday, 17 May 2019 11:59am
EDOR benefactor and advisory board chair, Sir Eion Edgar, is busy raising funds to support those with diabetes in New Zealand.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 2:42pm
For the second year in a row there has been a reduction in the number of confirmed cases of HIV in New Zealand.
Friday, 10 May 2019 10:52am
Joyce Guo and Noeline Venter were among 10 University of Otago students who were selected to present their research at the 248th scientific meeting of the Otago Medical School Research Society.
Wednesday, 8 May 2019 2:14pm
Our two assistant research fellows Vicky Nelson and Georgia McCarty flew the ditch last week to go the the 17th Qualitative Methods Conference in Brisbane.
Thursday, 2 May 2019 9:42am
EDOR Director Professor Rachael Taylor delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 30 April, 2019.
Friday, 5 April 2019 11:41am
We held our inaugural Annual Departmental Awards Dinner in February. At this event, seven members of staff were acknowledged for their contributions within the Department to improving and protecting public health, locally and globally, through excellence in teaching, research, or service.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 3:23pm
Watch the presentations from the Focus on Fibre and Food Monitoring symposium, held on 11-12 February, 2019, in Dunedin, NZ.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 12:28pm
Local governments are failing to consult meaningfully with Māori when it comes to liquor licensing legislation, new research from the University of Otago has found.
Monday, 25 March 2019 9:14am
NTMHRU Assistant Research Fellow - Māori health, Ms Vicky Nelson (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Ruanui), presented at the In-house Convention. Vicky presented on a research project that herself and Associate Professor Sue Crengle (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) are conducting this year, titled 'Rangatahi Primary Mental Health - A Kaupapa Māori Approach to Identifying the Gaps and Needs'
Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:22am
EDOR researchers Dr Andrew Reynolds and Professor Jim Mann are leading a study on whole grains and health in type 2 diabetes, assisted by visiting Swedish postgraduate student Sebastian Åberg.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:46am
We hosted the fantastic Dr Rawiri Jansen today who gave a talk to our PUBH304 tauira on the hauora kaupapa Waitangi Tribunal Claim.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 3:27pm
EDOR hosted Distinguished Professor Linda M. Collins from Pennsylvania State University, to give a seminar and run a workshop on the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), an alternative way of running interventions.
Monday, 18 February 2019 10:40am
Last week, our director, Dr Emma Wyeth, was fortunate enough to attend the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Principal Investigators' Wānanga at the beautiful Rānana up the Whanganui River.
Friday, 11 January 2019 12:39pm
University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
Thursday, 6 December 2018 4:34pm
Samuel Carrington is currently underway with his masters project exploring Māori understandings of antimicrobial resistance using a One Health approach.
Thursday, 29 November 2018 9:45am
Older adults diagnosed with dementia are frequently being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, which leaves them at risk of delirium, worsening cognitive impairment, and increased mortality, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday, 22 November 2018 5:05pm
The true burden of rheumatic fever in New Zealand may be underestimated because serology cut-off guidelines are too high resulting in undercounting about 16 cases annually, new collaborative research has found.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 3:30pm
The Focus on Fibre and Food Monitoring symposium was held on 11-12 February, 2019, in Dunedin.
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 2:29pm
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre released an infographic for World Diabetes Day 2018
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 4:11pm
Spiritual care must be integrated into health system care plans, policies and training in order to reflect national guidelines and strategies more effectively, according to University of Otago researchers.
Friday, 19 October 2018 12:25pm
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Researchers have chaired sessions at He ora te whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand life course research.
Friday, 5 October 2018 12:44pm
There are often delays in diagnosis for New Zealanders with bowel cancer with people aged under 60, Māori and those with less formal education most at risk, new research reveals.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:16am
New University of Otago research shows infants using popular anti-reflux medicines like omeprazole are not at increased risk of pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections, contrary to findings from other international studies.
Monday, 17 September 2018 12:20pm
Otago scientists secure almost $1.6 million for heart research
Friday, 14 September 2018 12:08pm
Professor Jim Mann, Co-Director of EDOR, has commented on a study showing that serving sizes have increased in New Zealand fast food outlets.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 9:53am
A nutrition textbook co-edited by EDOR Co-Director Professor Jim Mann, was highly commended in the recent British Medical Association medical book awards.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 9:38am
Congratulations to our Director Emma Wyeth who has been promoted to Senior Lecturer above the bar in Hauora Māori.
Thursday, 13 September 2018 4:41pm
Earlier this week the Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit’s new space was officially opened.
Friday, 7 September 2018 11:56am
We are so excited that this week is te reo o te wiki (te reo Māori language week). The week runs from September 10th – 16th and we are all challenging each other and you to kōrero te reo Māori (speak te reo Māori) as much as possible not only this week but all year!
Friday, 7 September 2018 11:57am
A poster summarising the longitudinal studies of Māori Injury and Disability.
Thursday, 6 September 2018 4:02pm
Changing the way tobacco is sold is a crucial step in achieving the Government’s 2025 smokefree goal, new University of Otago research suggests.
Monday, 3 September 2018 9:54am
Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country.
Monday, 3 September 2018 9:39am
When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:02am
Studying the liver health of a high-risk, hard-to-reach gang population certainly came with challenges and a few surprises, a University of Otago academic says.
Wednesday, 8 August 2018 9:04am
EDOR Co-director Professor Jim Mann has commented on a report that found that mandatory folic acid fortification is linked to lower rates of birth defects, and that taking folic acid supplements at the recommended doses in pregnancy has no adverse effects on pregnancy outcome or the child’s health.
Thursday, 2 August 2018 9:36am
The McAuley Professor of International Health at the University of Otago is labelling the findings of new international collaborative research a step forward in the fight to eliminate the world’s top infectious disease killer, tuberculosis.
Friday, 27 July 2018 9:40am
University of Otago experts in addiction medicine and the health effects of alcohol are questioning what the barriers are to Government action on reducing alcohol-related harm and calling for change.
Friday, 20 July 2018 9:45am
New research by EDOR member Louise Signal has found that two thirds of foods sold at New Zealand sporting venues are classed as junk food.
Thursday, 5 July 2018 12:06pm
Professor Jim Mann has commented on a University of Otago study on obesity in New Zealand, that predicts that two million Kiwis will be obese by 2038.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018 2:48pm
Thursday, 28 June 2018 3:38pm
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research (EDOR) Director, Professor Rachael Taylor, has commented on the new UK strategies for preventing childhood obesity.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 2:06pm
Several members of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre have enjoyed recent funding success.
Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:46am
The Primary Care Exhibition was showcased at the Hocken Library this month focusing on "different areas such as health promotion, disease prevention, disgnosis, treatment, deinstitutionalisation - thinking about hospitals like Seacliff - mental health, community health and Māori health".
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:03am
There has been a significant reduction in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand over the past year.
Friday, 15 June 2018 11:48am
We are pleased to welcome Fran to the NTMHRU team as a Professional Practice Fellow.
Monday, 11 June 2018 11:49am
The Expert Advisory Rōpū met for the first time today.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 1:21pm
The Kids'Cam team has been featured in the latest issue of the Otago Magazine, and their seminal paper published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity last year has just been awarded best publication for 2017.
Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:07pm
Sarah Donald has received a prize in the 2018 Dunedin School of Medicine postgraduate poster competition for a poster which outlines the process of generating a pregnancy cohort for medicine utilisation and safety studies in New Zealand.
Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:59am
A University of Otago-led Citizens’ Jury on euthanasia could not reach agreement about whether it should be legalised, highlighting complexities around the debate.
Monday, 14 May 2018 11:58am
Emma Wyeth and Georgia McCarty recently attended the Toi Tū Te Whānau, Toi Tū Te Kāwai Whakapapa: A Workshop on Whānau and Whakapapa for Public Policy.
Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:50am
Congratulations to Shawnee for graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.
Friday, 4 May 2018 10:40am
New Zealand prescribers do not always follow guidelines when prescribing other medicines to patients taking simvastatin, according to University of Otago researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network.
Thursday, 3 May 2018 10:28am
EDOR researchers have two back-to-back letters published in The Lancet, commenting on the PURE study that was published in August 2017.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 11:52am
EDOR member Dr Moana Theodore has been awarded a prestigious four-year fellowship aimed at providing better health and well-being for Māori.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 9:21am
Injuries impact on the financial well-being of older workers with substantial lost earnings of between 20 and 30 per cent of their work income, new University of Otago research reveals.
Thursday, 5 April 2018 4:36pm
EDOR researchers speak at Tātai Oranga: Joining forces to tackle metabolic conditions, held at Iritekura Marae in Waipiro Bay and in Gisborne, 4-6 April 2018.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:47pm
The journey to obesity can start as young as age one so increased physical activity should be established and encouraged early, University of Otago researchers say.
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:26am
EDOR researcher Dr Kirsten Coppell has been interviewed by NZ Doctor about her successful prediabetes intervention study in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:13pm
Professor Jim Mann comments on the close links between obesity and type 2 diabetes. If sugar is reduced, rates of both obesity and type 2 diabetes are likely to be reduced.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1:16pm
"The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes" public lecture presentations, held on Friday 23 February 2018, are now available to watch online.
Friday, 9 March 2018 11:05am
Otago researchers are helping lead a major international project to determine what the main causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are and how they should be treated.
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 9:41pm
The new Co-Directors of the Cancer Society Social & Behavioural Research Unit, Dr Richard Egan and Dr Louise Marsh, are keen to ensure they make a real difference to the wellbeing of New Zealanders through high-quality research.
Thursday, 1 March 2018 2:56pm
School teachers were among the majority of frontline workers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the Christchurch earthquakes, new University of Otago research shows.
Thursday, 8 February 2018 2:48pm
Smokers attempting to quit the habit by vaping or using e-cigarettes do not always find the process plain sailing, according to new University of Otago research published in the international journal, Tobacco Control.