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Focus on sleep quality, over social media quantity, to improve young people’s well-being

Monday, 18 January 2021 9:48am

Worried about how social media use is affecting your teenager’s well-being? University of Otago research has revealed you may be focusing on the wrong issue.

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Vale Professor Jim Flynn

Friday, 18 December 2020 2:35pm

Professor James Flynn FRSNZ, a University of Otago academic renowned for his intelligent approach to research and teaching, and his internationally recognised work on race and IQ, died on 11 December, aged 86.

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Otago study identifies ‘three pillars’ of good mental health for young adults

Monday, 14 December 2020 3:28pm

Getting good quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables predicts better mental health and well-being in young adults, a University of Otago study has found.

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'Glass Ceilings in New Zealand Universities' study highlights inequities in promotions and earnings

Wednesday, 2 December 2020 11:41am

'Glass Ceilings in New Zealand Universities' study highlights inequities in promotions and earnings.

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Ability to counter negative body image messages provides lessons for all – Otago study shows

Monday, 16 November 2020 11:24am

Viewing media with an engaged and sceptical eye allows young women to protect their body image, a University of Otago study has found.

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Dunedin Study exhibition now in Nelson

Friday, 13 November 2020 11:23am

The Dunedin Study 'Slice of Life' exhibition is now in Nelson.

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Otago study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 11:06am

A University of Otago study has shown adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their feelings of vitality by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks.

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Study shows that cannabis use is normalised

Thursday, 1 October 2020 11:17am

A University of Otago study into students’ attitudes on recreational cannabis has highlighted the ineffectiveness of cannabis law.

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Twenty years of the Pacific Islands Families Study

Friday, 18 September 2020 3:50pm

The video of the 20 Years of the Pacific Islands Families Study webinar is now available to view.

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A call for greater state involvement in dental care

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 1:57pm

NCLR researcher Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent and Professor Murray Thomson discuss the need for greater state support of detnal care.

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New Dunedin Study book "The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life"

Sunday, 13 September 2020 1:43pm

A new Dunedin Study book has been published entitled "The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life"