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All the latest news and media releases from the Health Research Council.
  • New tool to tackle vaccine hesitancy in NZ

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    2021 PROJECT AND PROGRAMME FUNDING:
    A new tool to gauge why some New Zealanders are refusing or delaying vaccinations will help healthcare professionals target interventions to increase vaccination uptake and reduce the likelihood of more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This is one of the Project grants announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
  • Health delivery research recipients announced

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    We are pleased to announce the recipients of round 1 of our Health Delivery Research Investment Round, which supports research conceived and carried out by those working in healthcare settings.
  • Maternity Services Research RFP recipients announced

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    The Health Research Council and the Ministry of Health are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Maternity Services Research Request for Proposals.
  • Study to prevent paracetamol poisoning in children

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    A new study funded by the Health Research Council, Medsafe and ACC will design and evaluate strategies to help caregivers safely administer paracetamol to children to avoid serious and potentially fatal dosing errors.
  • Funding for feasibility studies brings proposed research projects a step closer

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    The Health Research Council has awarded more than $1.74 million in this year’s Feasibility Studies round.

  • Are the flavours added to e-cigarettes safe?

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    An Explorer Grant awarded by the Health Research Council will enable University of Otago food scientists to look into the unknown safety and long-term health effects of flavours used in e-cigarettes. It's one of 15 Explorer Grants announced today.
  • ‘Big data’ to be used in search for reliable ADHD biomarkers in brain scans

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    The HRC has awarded more than $2.1 million to emerging researchers. Among them is Dr Narun Pornpattananangkul (Dr Pat) who plans to examine thousands of brain scans to identify the key brain processes underlying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
  • Māori-led trial of lung cancer screening a first for New Zealand

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    The first trial of lung cancer screening in New Zealand is about to get underway following a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Research Council facilitated through the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases programme.