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Indigenous cancer inequalities compared – In the news

John Kerr posted in on October 16th, 2015.

The gap in overall cancer rates between Māori and other New Zealanders is more pronounced than that between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Australia, the US and Canada, according to a new study published in Lancet Oncology. However, an accompanying commentary from University of Otago researchers notes that poor collection of data often makes such comparisons difficult and […]

NZ ranks well in material wellbeing index

John Kerr posted in on July 28th, 2015.

New research has found that New Zealand ranks highly in a new index of wellbeing based on household consumption. The research, undertaken by economic and policy research institute Motu, drew on OECD student surveys covering almost 800,000 homes across 40 countries. Data on consumer goods, such as household cars and appliances, was collected by the […]

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 […]

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