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Poor credit rating linked to poor cardiovascular health

Thursday 20th November 2014

A credit score doesn’t only boil down a person’s entire financial history to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness, it might also be saying something about a person’s health status, too, according to our latest research.
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NZ school children not disadvantaged by part-time work

Tuesday 29th July 2014

New research from the Dunedin Study found that schoolchildren who combine schoolwork with a part-time job do not appear to suffer from any long-term disadvantage.
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Dunedin Study Researcher Receives International Distinguished Scientist Award

Thursday 3rd July 2014

Professor Murray Thomson has become the first New Zealander to win two awards from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The IADR presented Professor Thomson with the 2014 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Researchduring the Opening Ceremonies of the 92nd IADR General Session & Exhibition held on 25 June 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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2014 Highly Cited Researchers

Thursday 19th June 2014

In no small part due to the high volume of quality research publications that have been, and continue to be produced, from the Dunedin Study, both the Study Director, Richie Poulton, and Associate Director, Terrie Moffitt, have been included in the recently released Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researchers.
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Study Director wins Dean's Research Medal

Wednesday 21st May 2014

The Director of the Dunedin Study, Professor Richie Poulton, was "thrilled" after being recognised for his research at the Dunedin School of Medicine and Southern District Health Board's Health Research and Excellence Awards held on Monday evening, 19 May 2014. The award was also an acknowledgement of the 1037 participants of the Study, he said.
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Fluoridating water does not lower IQ

Tuesday 20th May 2014

New  research out of the world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study does not support claims that fluoridating water adversely affects children’s mental development and adult IQ.
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Personality may be key risk factor in preventive health care

Thursday 27th March 2014

Conscientious young adults enjoy better health as they age, our research found. When it comes to helping young adults avoid serious health problems later in life, assessing their personalities during routine medical examinations could prove as useful as recording their family medical histories and smoking habits, according to a new paper from the Dunedin Study team led by Dr Salomon Israel and published by the American Psychological Association. Our research found that if a doctor knows a patient's personality, it is possible to develop a more effective preventive health care plan that will result in a much healthier life.
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Internalising Disorders and Leukocyte Telomere Erosion.

Monday 20th January 2014

Telomere length has emerged as a promising biomarker in studies that test the hypothesis that internalising psychiatric disorders are associated with accumulated cellular damage. In a study published today, researchers from the Dunedin Study tested the association between persistence of internalising disorders (depression, generalised anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder) and leukocyte telomere length (LTL).
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