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Surprise te reo Māori finding in pre-diabetes research

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Surprise te reo Māori finding in pre-diabetes research

Source: University of Otago Monday 18 February 2019 2:27pmDr Andrea Teng.New research from the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge has found people who speak te reo Māori have a reduced risk of progressing from prediabetes to diabetes.The groundbreaking research, which has been published in the Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice journal, observed more than 14,000 […]

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Clues in Otago research as to changes in babies’ brain formation in obese mothers

By   /  February 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Clues in Otago research as to changes in babies’ brain formation in obese mothers

Source: University of Otago Monday 18 February 2019 9:54amAssociate Professor Christine Jasoni.University of Otago researchers have discovered a clue as to why there are changes in the way babies’ brains are formed in mothers who are obese during pregnancy, which can potentially lead to an elevated risk of mental illness, including autism spectrum disorders.Lead researcher […]

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Student well-being paramount as year begins – Vice-Chancellor

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Student well-being paramount as year begins – Vice-Chancellor

Source: University of Otago Friday 15 February 2019 3:04pmVice-Chancellor Professor Harlene HayneAs the University of Otago welcomes students back for the 2019 academic year, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne has some advice to ensure their experiences are both fun and safe.“Students come to Otago from across New Zealand and the world, to receive not only a […]

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Improved access to greenspace for older adults needs to be considered – Otago study

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Improved access to greenspace for older adults needs to be considered – Otago study

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 13 February 2019 2:50pmContact with nature enhances people’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being – from reducing stress and blood pressure to enhancing mood and social interactions.Older people’s inability to engage in nature can leave them feeling sad, frustrated and angry, a University of Otago study has found.Associate Professor Yolanda van […]

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Historic characters, local sports stars and musicians kick-off University of Otago’s 150th anniversary

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Historic characters, local sports stars and musicians kick-off University of Otago’s 150th anniversary

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 12 February 2019 4:36pmThe Clocktower Lawn at the University of Otago.New students arriving in Dunedin are in for an extra special welcome this year, with the public launch of the University of Otago’s 150th anniversary celebrations kicking-off this Friday, 15 February.The Clocktower Lawn picnic, starting at 5.30pm, is a great […]

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Pressing issues focus of inaugural Tourism Policy School

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Pressing issues focus of inaugural Tourism Policy School

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 12 February 2019 3:30pmProfessor James Higham.The impact, value and sustainability of tourism is the focus of the inaugural tourism policy school, in Queenstown, next month.Convened by the University’s Department of Tourism, Tourism and Sustainability – Volume vs Value, runs over two days and boasts an international line-up of panellists and […]

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Prestigious Law Chair for University of Otago

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Prestigious Law Chair for University of Otago

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 12 February 2019 3:15pmLeft to right: Dr Royden Somerville QC, Noel Carroll, and Professor Mark Henaghan at the signing of the deed to enable the initiative.The University of Otago Faculty of Law is honoured to announce the establishment of a new Chair of Jurisprudence, named after International scholar and Otago […]

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Otago research reveals need to ensure drug trials for anxiety are carried out on appropriate patients

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research reveals need to ensure drug trials for anxiety are carried out on appropriate patients

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 12 February 2019 1:26pmDr Chris Gale.University of Otago psychiatry experts are concerned some medications used to treat anxiety may appear ineffective because they are not being tested in appropriate patients.Dr Chris Gale, a consultant psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer in the Dunedin School of Medicine, and Hazel Buckland Professor of Psychiatry […]

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Otago study proves value of teaching open water survival skills to children

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago study proves value of teaching open water survival skills to children

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 12 February 2019 9:41amChildren take part in one of the skills sessions at Brighton Beach, Dunedin.Despite the majority of drownings occurring in open water, basic aquatic skills are typically taught in swimming pools.To address this disparity, a University of Otago study set out to determine the effectiveness of teaching children […]

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New Zealand leads global effort to control rheumatic fever

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Zealand leads global effort to control rheumatic fever

Source: University of Otago Monday 11 February 2019 4:20pmProfessor Michael Baker.A three-year project aimed at pinpointing the most effective ways to prevent and control rheumatic fever and associated heart disease in New Zealand is being launched tomorrow (Tuesday 12 February) at the University of Otago, Wellington.The project was awarded a $1.2 million grant from the […]

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Otago research links deprivation, inequality to poorer blood thinner outcomes

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago research links deprivation, inequality to poorer blood thinner outcomes

Source: University of Otago Friday 8 February 2019 10:11amBryan SimpsonNew University of Otago research is warning doctors to be wary of potential health risks for Māori and Pacific patients taking a common blood thinner.The breakthrough study published in the Journal of Primary Health Care has revealed Māori and Pacific peoples are more likely to be […]

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Otago nutrition experts call for updated national survey to see what NZ’ers are eating

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago nutrition experts call for updated national survey to see what NZ’ers are eating

Source: University of Otago Thursday 7 February 2019 12:19pmProfessor Jim MannAs dietary factors and obesity have taken over as the key causes of the global burden of disease, University of Otago nutrition experts say there’s a desperate need for a national nutrition survey to see what New Zealanders are eating, with the most recent survey […]

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DNA provides insights into penguin evolution and reveals two new extinct penguins

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on DNA provides insights into penguin evolution and reveals two new extinct penguins

Source: University of Otago Thursday 7 February 2019 9:31amPenguins. Artist: Sean Murtha. The painting, created to mark this research, shows Eudyptes warhami in the foreground, with Megadyptes antipodes richdalei in the background.New research has improved our understanding of when and why penguins evolved, and has identified two recently extinct penguins from New Zealand’s remote Chatham Islands.In […]

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New Woolshed Bay property name honours courageous tipuna

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on New Woolshed Bay property name honours courageous tipuna

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 5 February 2019 10:05amA carving from artist Riki Ngamoki reveals the new name of the University’s Central Otago property, Hākitekura.The University’s newest property based in Central Otago will have a name honoring a local tipuna whose life was filled with courage and bravery.The stunning four-hectare Woolshed Bay property was donated […]

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Otago academics question whether it is timely to salary GPs and abolish patient fees

By   /  February 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago academics question whether it is timely to salary GPs and abolish patient fees

Source: University of Otago Friday 1 February 2019 9:39amProfessor Robin Gauld.University of Otago academic health and business leaders consider it timely for a debate about funding primary healthcare services including the possibility of the Government salarying all GPs and abolishing patient fees.In an editorial in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal today, […]

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Cancer Society calls for an end to DHB-led cancer care

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Cancer Society calls for an end to DHB-led cancer care

Source: University of Otago Thursday 31 January 2019 10:43amDr Chris JacksonNew Zealand is at a major crossroads in cancer care and the Cancer Society are calling on government to back a nationally-led, coordinated approach to cancer.“All New Zealanders should have access to the best care wherever they live – but currently each district health board […]

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Glimpse of the future of the south from last summer’s heatwave

By   /  January 29, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Glimpse of the future of the south from last summer’s heatwave

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 29 January 2019 8:51amDr Robert SmithFish normally seen in sub-tropical waters arrived; the kelp that provides habitat for other fish and marine species died off; farmed salmon failed to thrive – even surfers could wear board shorts instead of wetsuits.These were some effects seen on the coastal waters around Dunedin […]

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Otago bioethicists call for more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing

By   /  January 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago bioethicists call for more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing

Source: University of Otago Monday 28 January 2019 12:59pmJing-ru Li, a PhD candidate in the Bioethics Centre is the lead author of the article, gathering information while carrying out field work in China for her postdoctoral thesis.University of Otago bioethicists are calling for a more robust system of ethical governance in human gene-editing in the […]

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Otago researcher contributes piece to the puzzle of baleen whales’ evolution

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on Otago researcher contributes piece to the puzzle of baleen whales’ evolution

Source: University of Otago Wednesday 23 January 2019 12:06pm Dr Carolina Loch,Faculty of Dentistry An Otago researcher has added another piece to the puzzle of the evolution of modern baleen whales with a world-first study examining the teeth and enamel of baleen whales’ ancestors. Modern baleen whales have no teeth when adults, instead they use […]

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‘Choosing Wisely’ reduces unnecessary tests and antibiotic use, study finds

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Press Release, Tertiary Education, University of Otago  /  Comments Off on ‘Choosing Wisely’ reduces unnecessary tests and antibiotic use, study finds

Source: University of Otago Tuesday 22 January 2019 11:35am Dr Lynn McBain A Hutt Valley District Health Board campaign to cut the number of urine tests being carried out on hospital patients not only significantly reduced the number of unnecessary tests being ordered but also lowered the level of antibiotic prescribing, a study published in […]

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