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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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20 Feb 2024

University of Otago announces appointment of new Vice-Chancellor


The University of Otago is pleased to announce the appointment of Former Deputy...

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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

Sense of smell impacted by vaping


Sensory changes may be an unexpected side effect of vaping, new University of Ot...

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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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09 Feb 2024

Inaugural Deputy-Vice Chancellor Māori appointed at Otago


Distinguished Māori legal scholar Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginu...

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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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30 Jan 2024

“Gifted” Vascular and Transplant Surgeon Professor Justin Roake retires


It was William Osler (1849-1919), a Professor of Medicine at John Hopkins Medica...

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25 Jan 2024

Furry fruit improves mental health – fast


Kiwifruit has proven itself as a powerful mood booster and new research from the...

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23 Jan 2024

Strong links found between Long COVID and ME/CFS: Study


People suffering from Long COVID or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue S...

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18 Jan 2024

Otago appoints game studies lecturer


The University of Otago’s English and Linguistics Programme has appointed a new...

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