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22 Sep 2023

A sound junkie working for the public good

Department of Public Health epidemiologist Associate Professor Amanda Kvalsvig h...

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12 Jul 2023

Rural residents die at higher rates than those in urban centres – study

People living in rural areas of Aotearoa die at higher rates than those living i...

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07 Jul 2023

Study shows extent of health inequities

The first study to use Māori-specific data from a nationwide health-related qual...

07 Jul 2023

Kids spending one-third of after-school time on screens, study finds

Regulations are urgently needed to protect children from harm in the unregulated...

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04 Jul 2023

HRC grants $51 million to Otago researchers

Otago researchers have received a significant $51 million funding boost from the...

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29 Jun 2023

Alcohol causes more harm than meth and other illegal drugs – study

New University of Otago, Christchurch, research has found that a legal drug – al...

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12 Jun 2023

Promoting physical activity in young adults

Encouraging adolescents to develop good physical activity behaviours is the focu...

25 May 2023

Why high school kids are saying ‘yeah, nah’ to alcohol

Striking differences in the way high school students socialise may be one of the...

09 May 2023

HIV statistics encouraging, but work not over yet

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand last year is encouraging,...

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04 May 2023

Māori public health competencies developed

These competencies for public health teaching institutions have been developed w...

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04 Apr 2023

Suggestion you could walk around your neighbourhood good for mental health

Even just knowing you could walk around the area you in live in if you want to c...

10 Mar 2023

Cloak of protection against infectious diseases needed for schools

A group of health and education experts have published seven key goals in a miss...

10 Mar 2023

10 March 2023 Aotearoa’s work-related deaths – the real cost

Work contributes to at least a quarter of all fatal injuries in New Zealand – su...

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14 Feb 2023

University of Otago welcomes new voice for public health

A new centre hosted by the University of Otago will boost the reach and impact o...

07 Feb 2023

NZ one of few island nations with potential to produce enough food in a nuclear winter

New Zealand is one of only a few island nations that could continue to produce e...

02 Feb 2023

Locating for recovery: acute mental health units remain in the shadows

Acute mental health care units remain in the shadows, neither fully integrated i...

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06 Jan 2023

Focusing on LGBTIQ+ homelessness

As a young campaigner on social justice and LGBTIQ+ rights, Dr Brodie Fraser has...

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19 Dec 2022

Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whe...

15 Dec 2022

Housing the homeless is the first step

Providing unconditional access to housing is the first step towards improving th...

14 Dec 2022

Wednesday 14 December 2022, New smokefree policy will improve Aotearoa health: Otago experts

University of Otago experts welcome a new smokefree legislation which they say w...

07 Dec 2022

Postpartum diabetes testing low for women with gestational diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes are seven times more likely to develop type 2 di...

30 Nov 2022

Wednesday 30 November 2022, Excessive television viewing in childhood is a risk factor for later smoking and gambling disorders

Excessive television viewing as a child can lead to a higher risk of tobacco use...

28 Nov 2022

Otago researchers set to tackle health issues with Career Development Awards

From a global health crisis to Aotearoa’s health inequity – University of Otago...

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28 Nov 2022

$3.8 million to Otago researchers in Career Development Awards

The Health Research Council has awarded 19 Otago researchers almost $3.8 million...

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23 Nov 2022

Two more prestigious awards for Otago researchers

Two of the University of Otago’s leading researchers have been honoured for thei...

09 Nov 2022

Youth support for smokefree generation policy

Young people have shown strong support for the Government’s proposal to introduc...

28 Oct 2022

Local councils inadequately fluoridating water over past 30 years, researchers find

Local councils have only achieved fluoride targets for drinking water 54 per cen...

06 Oct 2022

Call to end harmful marketing after study reveals children’s exposure

An end to outdoor marketing of gambling, alcohol and junk food is urgently neede...

04 Oct 2022

Greater proportion of public housing in communities supports tenant health, researchers find

Arbitrarily limiting the proportion of public housing in new housing development...

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04 Oct 2022

The PhD graduate keeping an eye on the mozzies

Conducting surveillance on mosquitoes has been all part of the journey for PhD g...

22 Sep 2022

Government urged to start official inquiry into pandemic response

Leading University of Otago academics are calling for the launch of an official...

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22 Sep 2022

Government urged to start official inquiry into pandemic response

Leading University of Otago academics are calling for the launch of an official...

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09 Sep 2022

Professor Sue Crengle receives Te ORA award

The Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association) gathered for their awards’...

07 Sep 2022

Respiratory diseases lower in homes with retrofitted insulation

Retrofitting home insulation can reduce the onset of chronic respiratory disease...

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05 Sep 2022

Joining forces against climate change

The Otago Tongan Students’ Association (OTSA) and the Otago Kiribati Islands Stu...

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26 Aug 2022

“I never thought I would have a published article before I even have a degree.”

For Harriet Wills the outcome of her summer studentship is a dream come true....

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22 Aug 2022

Ones to Watch: Maia Dean

Maia Dean is combining her love for physics, chemistry and math to carve out a p...

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22 Aug 2022

Rowing with a side of Italian gelato

Soaking up some genuine Italian culture in a relatively tourist-free town was an...

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19 Aug 2022

"I want to go into medicine and be the brown face that brown people can see."

An Otago student determined to add another Pacific voice to the health conversat...

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19 Aug 2022

Propelling her life-long dreams into action

Empowering other young Kiwis to pursue careers in STEM is the big dream for one...

18 Aug 2022

Student addressing the digital divide

Second year Bachelor of Applied Science student Owyn Aitken (Ngāti Raukawa ki te...

05 Aug 2022

What does poverty look like from a child’s perspective?

New research has revealed the “shameful” extent of child poverty in Aotearoa New...

27 Jul 2022

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

Researchers from the University of Otago’s ASPIRE 2025 Research Centre, which ca...

15 Jul 2022

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

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are cal...

26 Jun 2018

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