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Central Otago after hours service needs to be saved - Dean

An urgent local solution to save Central Otago’s after hours service needs to be found, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.

Otago researchers help unlock answers about leptospirosis in Africa

University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania.

Here's the evidence - time to play fair, Breast Cancer Foundation tells Pharmac

In light of new clinical trial results, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging Pharmac to consider giving life-extending drug Perjeta to patients who’ve been missing out due to an earlier decision that the Foundation labelled unfair.

Pongaroa Boil Water Notice no longer 'precautionary'

A precautionary boil water notice was issued on 25 May 2018 for the Pongaroa water supply.

Following positive test results for E. coli, this is no longer a precautionary notice and Council has now issued a Boil Water Notice for the Pongaroa water supply.

Boil Water Notice

'Children from older mothers more likely to have heart risks'

New research published in The Journal of Physiology demonstrates that adult offspring born to older mothers are more susceptible to heart risks in later life. These results could be crucial in developing preventative treatments for children born to older women.

Dementia NZ applauds strengthened monitoring of dementia units

"A much-needed step in the right direction" is how Dementia New Zealand CEO Paul Sullivan describes the announcement of increased monitoring of dementia units.

Natural relief for symptomatic muscle and joint aches

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Otago Polytechnic signs MOU with groundbreaking doctor

Otago Polytechnic signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lance O’Sullivan’s Navilluso Medical Ltd this week, strengthening the ties between two innovative, future-focused organisations.

More Maori and Pacific students training to be doctors and dentists

There has been a significant increase in diversity of students entering the University of Otago’s health professional programmes in recent years, especially among Māori and Pacific students and those from rural areas.

Change of timing for improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme

The Ministry of Health has announced changes in timing for upcoming improvements to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP).