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.
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 11:01am
The Science of Medicines programme for tamariki
Thursday, 4 February 2021 2:26pm
Sue Crengle Promoted to Professor
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 3:32pm
The Government should be careful about banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries based on the presence of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, given most countries are not testing for variants, University of Otago experts say.
Monday, 14 December 2020 9:59am
More young people are opting for skateboards as a mode of transport, with fewer choosing to get their driver licence, and more needs to be done to protect them on the road, a University of Otago study has found.
Monday, 7 December 2020 11:14am
Claims that tobacco drives foot traffic into convenience stores have been discredited in new research from the University of Otago.
Thursday, 26 November 2020 4:19pm
More than half a million New Zealand adults are taking cholesterol-lowering medications, but a new University of Otago study reveals many are not taking them consistently.
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 1:02pm
Eating dairy and a low-fat diet can reduce the risk of bowel cancer in New Zealand, a new University of Otago study reveals.
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:21am
Designated outdoor smoking areas in bars are facilitating experimentation and tobacco use among young adults, a new study has found.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020 10:41am
University of Otago researchers have secured $17.5 million in Marsden funding for 30 world-class research projects.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 10:04am
Newly released study results present a strong case for lung cancer screening in New Zealand – particularly for Māori whose mortality rates are between three and four times higher than other ethnic groups.
Friday, 28 August 2020 9:50am
The number of people hospitalised because of assaults over the weekend reduced significantly following restrictions on late-night alcohol sales, new research from the University of Otago shows.
Monday, 24 August 2020 11:47am
Professor John Broughton (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga), who has now retired from his position in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM).
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 2:33pm
In infectious disease outbreaks, digital contact tracing alone could reduce the number of cases, but not as much as manual contact tracing, new University of Otago-led research published in the Cochrane Library reveals.
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:00am
A group of Otago Medical School student researchers were awarded scholarships this week, showing there’s a bright future for medical research in New Zealand.
Friday, 7 August 2020 10:56am
An initial test of the University of Otago’s contact tracing system for COVID-19 has produced promising results after most contacts identified in the emergency exercise scenario of a visiting international professor to the Dunedin campus were able to be tracked down.
Monday, 3 August 2020 1:54pm
Welcome back to our tauira! We hope you are looking forward to semester two studies and catching up with your mates. If you need support, come and see us and/or apply for the tautoko hardship fund. Read more about the Māori response to COVID-19 and Urutā in this article too.
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 9:40am
While paracetamol was the most common substance of enquiry for calls to the National Poisons Centre in 2018, new research reveals most New Zealanders have large quantities of the painkiller stockpiled in their homes.
Friday, 10 July 2020 12:03pm
Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:40am
International conferences held entirely online may well be the future, if the just-completed University of Otago Global Health Institute’s (OGHI) online COVID-19 Masterclass is anything to go by.
Tuesday, 7 July 2020 10:54am
Despite schools being encouraged to implement sun protective hat wearing policy to reduce children’s future risk of skin cancer, less than half participating in a University of Otago study had robust policy in place.
Thursday, 11 June 2020 11:23am
If you’ve got questions about COVID-19, an upcoming fortnight-long masterclass, running from June 22 until July 3, should be on your radar.
Friday, 29 May 2020 10:58am
The health and safety of truck drivers and the impacts of evening television binge-watching will come under the spotlight in new University of Otago research being funded by the Health Research Council.
Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:31pm
After two years of declining numbers of HIV cases in New Zealand, there was a slight increase in 2019, but many of these cases were first diagnosed overseas.
Monday, 25 May 2020 11:08am
Māori and Pasifika who have not been able to quit smoking may need more support to move from smoking to vaping, researchers from the University of Otago and Māori public health collective Hāpai Te Hauora have found.
Friday, 22 May 2020 11:30am
Cancers are prevalent among Mururoa veterans who witnessed the French atmospheric nuclear explosions in 1973 while many of their children have fertility problems, new University of Otago research reveals.
Monday, 18 May 2020 10:05am
Cannabis is harmful to the lungs, but in a different way to tobacco, causing significant respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis with evidence to suggest it can result in destructive lung disease – sometimes referred to as ‘bong lung’ – in heavy cannabis users.
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:02am
With a lack of CoVID-19 circulating in our community, fewer other viruses and bacteria than usual, and good systems for detection and contact tracing in place, it is as safe as it has ever been for children to attend school.
Friday, 24 April 2020 12:15pm
The first wide-ranging survey of New Zealand military personnel shows many suffer symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) though greater length of service, psychological flexibility (resilience) and quality sleep may be protective factors.
Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:15am
Most infectious diseases have an Achilles heel, the secret is to find it. The question is, if we don’t have a drug or a vaccine for COVID-19, is there something else we can do to beat it?
Friday, 13 March 2020 4:17pm
China, Taiwan and other Asian countries have shown that a massive public health response to COVID-19 works. Now is the time for New Zealand to do the same.