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Heart Foundation 2021 research grants announced

Wednesday, 29 September, 2021 - 07:41

A pacemaker that mimics the hearts of elite athletes, a simple blood test to predict imminent heart attacks, and ‘living drugs’ to regenerate damaged heart tissue, are just three of a host of research projects awarded funding, the Heart Foundation announced today.

Research to investigate systemic drivers of Maori cannabis and meth use - HRC

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 05:00

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu).

BMI inconsistent measure of obesity in Maori and Pacific people - research

Thursday, 11 June, 2020 - 23:59

BMI (Body Mass Index) is likely to be an inconsistent measure of obesity in Māori and Pacific patients, new University of Otago research reveals.

Otago researcher sets wheels in motion on #rOAdtrip for osteoarthritis change

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 - 09:14

An Otago researcher is setting the wheels in motion to seek out much-needed change in the way osteoarthritis, which affects increasing numbers of people, is treated in New Zealand.

The Big FAT Lie 'cracks international market'

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019 - 16:44

The feature length plant-based documentary ‘The Big FAT Lie’ on 10th December will begin a string of international releases, starting with a pre-release on iTunes.

Burden of knee osteoarthritis costs predicted to almost double to $370 million

Friday, 4 October, 2019 - 17:00

Public health measures to reduce obesity rates would help slow the rising burden of costs associated with knee osteoarthritis, projected to almost double to $370 million by 2038.

Sharp increase in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening - study

Friday, 12 July, 2019 - 10:35

Pregnant women who notice their baby is less active than usual in the evenings should call their lead maternity carer straight away, and not leave it to the morning, a midwife researcher says.

Postcode lottery for weight loss surgery - research

Saturday, 13 April, 2019 - 05:00

A ‘postcode lottery’ is denying people with obesity access to weight loss surgery through the public health system in some parts of Aotearoa New Zealand, researchers say.

Targeting chemical signals could lead to new treatment for obesity

Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 - 01:00

New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shed light on how to disrupt chemical signals that affect how much someone eats, which could lead to a method for helping manage obesity.

Research finds sense of smell linked to obesity

Monday, 19 November, 2018 - 09:12

New study finds link between smell and obesity University of Otago researchers have broken new ground by identifying a link between smell and obesity. The findings will be published today in the international Obesity Reviews journal.