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Businesses’ bottom lines suffer from extreme heat
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Extreme heat spells have detrimental effects on businesses, reducing customer sales and increasing costs, new research shows.

DNA reveals history of Aotearoa’s manu
Thursday, 11 August 2022
Previously shrouded in mystery, the evolutionary history of kōkako, huia, and tīeke saddlebacks have been revealed by a University of Otago study.

Interprofessional healthcare education boosts early career skills
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Health professional students who attended a five-week interprofessional education programme in Tairāwhiti run by the University of Otago several times each year developed better teamwork skills and more positive attitudes to working collaboratively with others, a study has found.

Otago’s free dental clinic provides vital care
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
More than 100 patients suffering from a range of dental issues have received care by volunteers at a series of free clinics at the University of Otago’s Dental School.

Young people ask for help only once
Friday, 5 August 2022
Psychiatrists are concerned young people in Aotearoa New Zealand are missing out on specialist mental health care with potentially life-long repercussions, according to new research from the Universities of Otago and Auckland.

Health outcomes for rural communities may be poorer than previously thought
Friday, 5 August 2022
A joint project by the Universities of Otago and Waikato to reclassify what is considered rural in a health context will provide more accurate data of differences in health outcomes between rural and urban areas.

What does poverty look like from a child’s perspective?
Friday, 5 August 2022
New research has revealed the “shameful” extent of child poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Sharing memories with toddlers helps their wellbeing into adulthood
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
How mothers share memories with their children during toddlerhood impacts mental health and well-being in early adulthood, a University of Otago study has shown.

Significant step on path to developing Alzheimer’s therapy
Monday, 1 August 2022
A brain protein with high potential to delay or reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s disease has been exploited by University of Otago researchers.

New Bill marks the beginning of the end for cigarettes and tobacco in Aotearoa
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Researchers from the University of Otago’s ASPIRE 2025 Research Centre, which carries out research to support the Smokefree 2025 goal, welcome the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill that Associate Health Minister Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall introduced to Parliament today.


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