Genetics Otago, a University of Otago research centre, will
stage a series of public events this month to raise awareness
of revolutionary advances in research and health care in this
The internet could become a useful tool to improve the mental
health and wellbeing of some New Zealand veterans after
military service abroad, University of Otago researcher Dr
Shyamala Nada-Raja believes.
Organisers of a national industrial heritage symposium being
held in Dunedin hope it will mark a ''major turning point''
in the wider recognition of Dunedin Gasworks Museum and the
city's industrial heritage.
A University of Otago research grouping which has just run a
two-day conference in Dunedin could also play a big role in
helping protect the health of Defence Force staff, Squadron
Leader Tim Hopkins said yesterday.
Social isolation facing war veterans and an anomaly that
denies war pension support to a partly dependent parent after
a soldier dies in action were among issues highlighted at a
Dunedin conference on veterans' health yesterday.
After hearing official denials for decades, Vietnam war
veteran Ted Gordon feels vindicated by University of Otago
research showing New Zealand veterans of that war are twice
as likely to develop chronic lymphatic leukaemia.