Wednesday, 7 December 2022 9:29am
Women with gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without, yet over a ten-year period only half of these women were tested for diabetes within six months of giving birth, a new University of Otago study reveals.
Wednesday, 7 December 2022 3:12pm
They say good things come in threes. Kaitlyn Cocker-Valu, Brenetta Pogi and Fuatino Heath, who completed high school, an anatomy degree and now a medical degree together, know that to be true.
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 9:09am
Excessive television viewing as a child can lead to a higher risk of tobacco use and gambling disorders in adulthood, a new University of Otago study shows.
Monday, 21 November 2022 9:59am
When Dr Alisa Boucsein advocates for better access to “life-changing technology” for diabetes patients, she really knows what she’s talking about.
Monday, 14 November 2022 9:12am
Two Otago students will spend the summer researching neurodegenerative conditions after being award Neurological Foundation stipends.
Wednesday, 9 November 2022 9:06am
If you were prone to breaking bones as a child, research out of the University of Otago should come as a warning – that painful tendency may well will carry on into adulthood.
Tuesday, 8 November 2022 11:00am
Talented Otago medical student Oliver Sutcliffe has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 11:39am
Third-year student Corey Symon has experienced his fair share of challenges including COVID-19 disruptions but none of them have stopped him from working hard on his study and sporting goals.
Friday, 9 September 2022 11:31am
The Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association) gathered for their awards’ night at the end of July.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 2:37pm
Four musically talented University of Otago students have been selected as the recipients of the Six60 Scholarships for 2023.
Tuesday, 19 July 2022 2:43pm
As a full-time student and a frontline health worker, Annie Geda has a piece of simple but life-saving advice for other students.
Monday, 18 July 2022 8:25am
Professor Jim Mann talked to Newsroom about BMI and how it can be a useful tool for identifying excess body fatness, if used appropriately.
Monday, 27 June 2022 2:39pm
From being told as a young woman she was not cut out to make it as a doctor to losing her partner, and father to her children, in tragic circumstances Leigh Albert has dealt with more challenges than most.
Thursday, 16 June 2022 9:20am
New Zealand military veterans experience the same level of anxiety and depression as the general population, but have more problems with pain and mobility, new research shows.
Wednesday, 8 June 2022 10:51am
Global issues have resulted in soaring food prices, with steep increases in the cost of fruits and vegetables. Choosing healthy food options is becoming increasingly difficult for many New Zealanders.
Thursday, 2 June 2022 2:39pm
Spiritual care can be an important part of patients’ recovery but is often overlooked, a University of Otago researcher says.
Thursday, 19 May 2022 8:57am
University of Otago researchers have discovered molecules in the blood that could assist with early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 2:14pm
As someone who researches the importance of sleep to diet, Silke Morrison is quick to highlight that she prioritised maintaining a normal sleeping pattern during her PhD.
Thursday, 12 May 2022 11:01am
The number of people being diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand continues to decline, figures released today by the University of Otago’s AIDS Epidemiology Group show.
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 10:11am
A recent meta-analysis by EDOR researchers has found that certain types of continuous glucose monitoring technologies are effective at improving blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Friday, 6 May 2022 6:11pm
Professor Jim Mann received his Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit from the New Zealand Governor-General, in an investiture ceremony held at Government House this week.
Thursday, 21 April 2022 9:23am
Medical student Gavin Bishop is taking a year out from the traditional medical school pathway to carry out a research project on dual practice.
Friday, 18 March 2022 12:21pm
EDOR celebrated World Sleep Day 2022 with a presentation by Professor Alister Neill, Director of the WellSleep Centre.
Monday, 14 March 2022 2:32pm
Chronic kidney disease is “alarmingly” more prevalent among Auckland’s Pacific population than previously thought, new University of Otago research reveals.
Thursday, 17 February 2022 12:44pm
Professor Christine Jasoni is the latest in a string of EDOR researchers to take up leadership positions, both at the University and nationally.
Monday, 14 February 2022 11:19am
Professor Joanne Baxter has been appointed as the new Dean of Dunedin School of Medicine.
Thursday, 10 February 2022 1:33pm
Professor Joanne Baxter (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) is the new Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine, at the University of Otago.
Thursday, 3 February 2022 11:24am
Smoking cannabis leads to lung damage, but in a different way from tobacco, new University of Otago research has found.
Tuesday, 1 February 2022 3:29pm
Researchers are calling for urgent investment in the prevention of a devastating emerging disease that kills tens of thousands of people each year
Thursday, 20 January 2022 5:09pm
Professor Louise Signal finds that 11-13 year olds are exposed to 554 brands a day, using wearable camera data
Thursday, 13 January 2022 11:29am
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and colleagues are researching new technologies for improved insulin delivery for those with type 1 diabetes.
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 4:29pm
Professor Jim Mann, EDOR Co-Director, has been recognised with a knighthood in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 2:26pm
An individualised, rather than universal approach is needed for effective diabetes prevention, a new study has revealed.
Friday, 17 December 2021 3:19pm
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler talked with Leah Panapa at Magic Talk about diabetes, as part of November's Diabetes Action Month.
Thursday, 25 November 2021 9:53am
Low energy diets using formula meal replacements are the most effective for weight loss in type 2 diabetes, University of Otago researchers have discovered.
Monday, 22 November 2021 10:28am
Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of professor this year.
Friday, 19 November 2021 4:09pm
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago is supporting Sneaker Friday, a Diabetes NZ event to raise awareness for the many New Zealanders living with diabetes.
Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:09pm
EDOR members Professor Mike Lean and Dr Andrew Reynolds, along with international colleagues, have published a study on the most effective diets for achieving remission of type 2 diabetes.
Thursday, 4 November 2021 9:20am
Excellence in teaching, research and service have been celebrated with the announcement of the 2021 Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus (Dunedin School of Medicine) Teaching and Research awards.
Tuesday, 2 November 2021 10:30am
Wear your sneakers to work on Friday 19 November, and support Diabetes Action Month's first ever Sneaker Friday!
Friday, 29 October 2021 11:51am
Peer Learning Programmes such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Numeracy (PAN) are weekly interactive study sessions aimed at supporting student success, facilitated by second or third-year students. The programmes are offered through the Student Learning Development, part of the University’s Higher Education Development Centre.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 11:11am
Otago Medical School Professor Sue Crengle will play a central role in what she describes as “the biggest opportunity for Māori health in my career”.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 5:16pm
EDOR advisory board member and endocrinologist Dr Ole Schmiedel calls for more work on reducing obesity in Aotearoa New Zealand to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Friday, 17 September 2021 11:50am
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 11:48am
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.”
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 11:48am
The Otago University Football Club recently made history as the first Otago team to progress to the quarter final of the Chatham Cup.
Friday, 6 August 2021 11:47am
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.