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Thumb-suckers and nail-biters defended against allergies – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 12th, 2016.

Children who suck their thumb or chew their nails are less likely to develop allergies later in life, researchers from the Dunedin Study have found. The Dunedin Study – featured in documentary series Why am I? – has been following a cohort of 1037 participants since they were born in 1972-73. Their latest results, published in Pediatrics, have […]

Cardiovascular risk and credit ratings – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 18th, 2014.

A poor credit rating is linked to poor heart health, according to new New Zealand-based research, with factors such as education, cognitive ability and levels of self-control underlying the association. The new study draws on data from the University of Otago’s long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which began in 1972 and has tracked […]

NZ Herald: Portraits of a thousand lives

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

The Dunedin Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which began in 1972, has since then tracked the lives of over 1,000 people since they were born, gathering information about various aspects of their health. Although there are other such studies with more people, the Dunedin longitudinal study has gained a reputation for its rigorousness and […]

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