University of Otago research that shows a northern hemisphere
dwarf whale escaped extinction longer than previously thought
also supports a theory that a still-surviving southern pygmy
whale belongs to the same family.
The University of Otago has confirmed its place among the
country's most research-intensive universities, despite its
ranking dipping from first to third in the latest Performance
Based Research Fund quality evaluation.
Changing the law elsewhere in the world to allow for
voluntary euthanasia had not produced a huge avalanche of
''assisted dying'' cases, voluntary euthanasia advocate Pat
Hubbard said in Dunedin yesterday.
Professor Elizabeth Dean, a leading physical therapist from
the University of British Columbia, is urging
physiotherapists to help patients counter lifestyle diseases,
including those linked with obesity.