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Kiwifruit daily can improve mood and energy 23 Aug 2013 | 06:20 am

Eating two kiwifruit a day can improve a person’s mood and give them extra energy, new research from the University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC) shows.

Artists and iconic landscapes feature in Hocken exhibition 22 Aug 2013 | 02:15 am

An exhibition of paintings from the University of Otago’s Hocken Library that communicates a sense of place through art has just opened.

New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says Otago research 21 Aug 2013 | 04:10 am

Despite the introduction of new accounting rules effective from 2007, New Zealand companies still have further to go than Australia to show a higher and more internationally-expected level of transpar...

New book points the way on housing affordability 19 Aug 2013 | 08:20 am

A decent supply of affordable and social housing requires a concerted effort from government and the private sector as well as community groups, says Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman from the Univers...

Cold bedrooms harm children’s lungs: Otago research 16 Aug 2013 | 05:00 am

New findings from the Housing and Health Research Programme/He Kainga Oranga at the University of Otago show even small changes in indoor temperatures affect children’s lungs.

Innovative new approach uncovers higher rates of disease 16 Aug 2013 | 02:35 am

Christchurch scientists have developed an innovative testing process to uncover patients with legionnaires’ disease who would otherwise go undiagnosed.

Hamilton Council issues misleading, wrong and unscientific information to residents 13 Aug 2013 | 02:30 am

The Hamilton City Council’s leaflet to ratepayers about its decision to ban fluoride in their town water supply gives oral health information that is wrong, unscientific and misleading to Hamilton peo...

New Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International appointed 13 Aug 2013 | 02:30 am

The University of Otago has appointed Professor Helen Nicholson as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, International. Professor Sarah Todd is stepping down as she is moving to a new role in Australia.

New findings on health loss and where gains might be made 8 Aug 2013 | 09:15 am

The Ministry of Health has just released a new “Burden of Disease” study for New Zealand – a culmination of many years of study into disability, disease and premature death.

More evidence needed to determine if in-work tax credits provide health benefits for parents 8 Aug 2013 | 07:50 am

A just-published international systematic review has found a small and methodologically limited body of evidence which suggests that in-work tax credits such as the one applied in New Zealand since 20...

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