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Department of Preventive and Social Medicine news

HIV statistics encouraging, but work not over yet

Tuesday, 9 May 2023 12:42pm

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year is encouraging, but there is still work to be done, the head of the AIDS Epidemiology Group says.

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Māori public health education competencies developed

Thursday, 4 May 2023 9:20am

These competencies for public health teaching institutions have been developed with te Tiriti o Waitangi, equity and cultural safety at their core to ensure te Ao Māori is actively prioritised.

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Aotearoa’s work-related deaths – the real cost

Friday, 10 March 2023 9:57am

Work contributes to at least a quarter of all fatal injuries in New Zealand – substantially more than what official records show, University of Otago-led research reveals.

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Postpartum diabetes testing low for women with gestational diabetes

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.

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Excessive television viewing in childhood is a risk factor for later smoking and gambling disorders

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.

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Professor Sue Crengle receives Te ORA award

Friday, 9 September 2022 11:31am

The Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association) gathered for their awards’ night at the end of July.

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Otago research unravels insights into military veterans’ health

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.