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29 Feb 2024

Odours hasten mortality and reproductive ageing


Sensory cues from the opposite sex can influence how animals age, a University o...

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27 Feb 2024

Repeal of smokefree laws means thousands will die, researchers warn


The repeal of Aotearoa’s world-leading smokefree legislation means thousands of...

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27 Feb 2024

Time is right to focus on spiritual care in the health system


Spirituality in healthcare is “coming of age”, says the Otago researcher co-lead...

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23 Feb 2024

Rural New Zealanders less likely to be admitted to hospital – study finds


Despite having poorer health outcomes than their urban counterparts, rural New Z...

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21 Feb 2024

Half-price fares benefit people experiencing transport poverty – study


New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, has found reduced cost...

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21 Feb 2024

First time dual winners of Premier Undergraduate Prize


For the first time, the Division of Health Sciences Premier Undergraduate Prize...

OMRF Summer Scholarships recipients

15 Feb 2024

Summer research projects a great opportunity for a taste of reality


Having a real research experience, with unexpected problems and outcomes, was a...

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14 Feb 2024

Urban-rural vaccination divide underscores need for change


Visible gaps between rural and urban COVID-19 vaccination rates highlights the n...

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13 Feb 2024

US-based Otago alumnus leaves $3.8m gift to support students and research


A major bequest of $3.8m from the estate of medical alumnus and radiologist Dr J...

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02 Feb 2024

The case for cannabidiol inhalers


Professor Shyamal Das has secured funding to investigate how cannabidiol can be...

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01 Feb 2024

Archaeological evidence of seasonal vitamin D deficiency discovered


Rickets ran rife in children following the Industrial Revolution, but University...

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31 Jan 2024

Pacific nations tax unhealthy foods to tackle NCD crisis


Pacific Island governments are increasingly imposing taxes on unhealthy foods as...

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