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University of Otago staff wear respirator (N95) masks.

23 May 2024

Review highlights benefits of masks

Medical researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, are calling for Ao...

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22 May 2024

Passing around, proxies and dodgy dairies

Underage youth in Aotearoa New Zealand are accessing e-cigarettes (or vapes) usi...


15 May 2024

Improved RHD treatment delivery trial popular

A new way of delivering treatment to prevent rheumatic heart disease progression...

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18 Apr 2024

Housing, support benefits homeless

Being supported to find a home and then receiving ongoing specialised support se...

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22 Mar 2024

Not just a headache: migraine causing significant disability

More than a quarter of people who live with migraine disease say the condition h...

Sarah Bierre standing in front of wall.

06 Mar 2024

Better regulation could reduce deaths, injuries at home, researchers say

New regulations for private rental properties are needed to reduce injuries from...

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27 Feb 2024

Repeal of smokefree laws means thousands will die, researchers warn

The repeal of Aotearoa’s world-leading smokefree legislation means thousands of...

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31 Jan 2024

Pacific nations tax unhealthy foods to tackle NCD crisis

Pacific Island governments are increasingly imposing taxes on unhealthy foods as...

Dr Catriona Murray

15 Dec 2023

COVID-19 contact tracing lessons could be applied to STIs, researcher says

A centralised contact tracing system for sexually transmitted infections, suitab...

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16 Nov 2023

Study highlights discrimination of mental health patients due to clinician bias

A survey, carried out by University of Otago researchers, reveals a significant...

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02 Nov 2023

Otago 2023 Marsden recipients announced

Established and emerging Otago researchers have won prestigious research funding...

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27 Oct 2023

Fellowships awarded to five Otago researchers

Five University of Otago researchers are being celebrated with Royal Society Te...

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