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Successful pilot trial of needle-free dental anaesthesia

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Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 11:00am

Researchers are literally taking the pain out of visits to the dentist after the successful creation and pilot trial of a needle-free device for dental anaesthesia for teeth extractions.

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Interprofessional healthcare education boosts early career skills

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Tuesday 9 August 2022 at 2:00pm

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.

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Young people ask for help only once

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Friday 5 August 2022 at 12:50pm

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.

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New Bill marks the beginning of the end for cigarettes and tobacco in Aotearoa

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Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 3:40pm

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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Student Health rewarded for MMR vaccine mahi

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Thursday 21 July 2022

Student Health staff have been recognised for their “outstanding” mahi in enabling Pasifika students to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR).

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Acute alcohol use linked to one quarter of New Zealand suicide deaths - study

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Friday 15 July 2022 at 8:40am

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are calling for immediate changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s suicide prevention strategy and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, due to figures showing more than 26 per cent of all suicide deaths in this country involve acute alcohol use.

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Change needed urgently, practitioners say

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Thursday 30 June 2022 at 10:45am

A group of New Zealand health practitioners is calling on the Government to change its approach to the way it cares for people with osteoarthritis, and to do so urgently.

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Study shows strong link between COVID‑19 and worsening mental health

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Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 8:30am

The past two years have caused widespread disruption, anxiety, loss and grief worldwide – but a new University of Otago, Christchurch, study has identified a concerning link between ongoing COVID-19 disruption and worsening mental health for those most at risk.

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$900,000 funding for Otago health researchers

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Thursday 12 May 2022 at 11:20am

Six Otago researchers have each been awarded a $150,000 Health Research Council Explorer Grant to support transformative research ideas that have a good chance of making a revolutionary change to managing New Zealanders’ health.

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Call for pipe upgrades after Asbestos found in Christchurch drinking water

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Wednesday 13 April 2022 at 8:55am

A new study concludes ageing underground pipes in many Christchurch suburbs are leaching asbestos fibres into the city’s main water supply; and although raising no immediate concerns for public health, the results are prompting calls for a prioritised pipe replacement programme.

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