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”.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:56am
The accuracy of District Health Board (DHB) data on the use of consultants and contractors has been questioned by an Otago University research team.
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.
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.
Monday, 2 August 2021 11:03am
The University of Otago’s Global Health Institute and Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital are supporting the establishment of a new Communicable Diseases Research Centre at Fiji National University.
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.
Friday, 23 July 2021 12:27pm
Eight University of Otago researchers are sharing more than $230,000 from the first round of the Health Research Council (HRC)’s Health Delivery Research Activation Grants.
Friday, 23 July 2021 9:37am
Study examines the real-life long-term impact of routine introduction of vaccine.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 11:35am
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, 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.