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Alcohol and adverse sexual health outcomes tracked into late thirties

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Mixing alcohol and sex then regretting the consequences sounds like young people’s behaviour. However, a new study shows that drinking alcohol before sex is still common as people approach middle age, and it still has an impact on their health and wellbeing.
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Young social smokers more likely to become adult daily smokers

Thursday 6th August 2015

Young people who have a cigarette occasionally—even just at weekends— have almost four times the odds of becoming a daily smoker by their late 30s compared to their non-smoking peers, according to recent results from the Dunedin Study published in an article in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
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Method to measure pace of aging in young people developed

Tuesday 7th July 2015

A new method to determine biological aging in people still in their twenties and thirties is the latest result to emerge from analysing data from participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study. Once refined, the method opens a new door for therapies that slow aging and help prevent age-related diseases before they occur, researchers believe.
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The message gets through!

Tuesday 30th June 2015

A billboard in downtown Phoenix, USA, June 2015. Our publication Meier et al, 2012, 'Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife' refers.
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Dunedin Study receives funding from MBIE

Thursday 18th June 2015

With Health Research Council funding about to run out, the Dunedin Study has been thrown a $641,000 lifeline by the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) .
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Waiting to start a family could be more problematic than thought

Monday 23rd February 2015

More than a quarter of women and a fifth of men experience fertility difficulties by their late thirties – figures which are considerably higher than traditionally reported, newly published information from the Dunedin Study shows.
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Director takes on additional role as Chief Science Advisor to Ministry of Social Development

Wednesday 18th February 2015

Professor Richie Poulton, has recently been appointed to the new role of Chief Science Advisor for the NZ Ministry of Social Development, and will work to improve the use of evidence in policy development and advice. He will perform this part-time role in addition to his current duties as Director of the Dunedin Study.
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Study finds ‘social jetlag’ is associated with obesity-related disease

Friday 23rd January 2015

New research from the Dunedin Study published in the International Journal of Obesity found an association between social jetlag (the difference in sleep pattern between work days and weekend), obesity and obesity-related disease including metabolic disorder, inflammation and diabetes.
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