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News from the Department of Medicine


Better targeted prediabetes care needed

Friday, 24 February 2023 11:24am

A more targeted approach to the screening and treatment of prediabetes is likely to be more effective at preventing type 2 diabetes and to reduce strain on primary health care sector resources, according to researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington.

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Funding to assist with story-telling approach to opioid tapering

Friday, 13 January 2023 2:26pm

A University of Otago researcher hopes whānau-focused storytelling could help support people taper off potentially harmful opioids prescribed for chronic pain.

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Health Delivery Research Activation Grant recipients

Thursday, 4 August 2022 10:51am

Three Otago researchers have received Health Delivery Research Activation Grants from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

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Improving stroke care: what survivors say

Friday, 10 June 2022 2:00pm

New Zealand stroke survivors have told researchers a range of improvements to stroke care is needed, including better access for non-urban residents to specialist stroke care units, improved support and coordination of care after discharge from hospital, better communication, and a focus on providing culturally safe care to Māori.