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Anxiety leads to poor oral health: study

Monday 9th November 2009

People with anxious personalities are more likely to have poor oral health, including decayed or missing teeth, a University of Otago study has found.
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Look to family history to help predict severity of mental disease

Tuesday 7th July 2009

People are routinely asked by doctors about their family history of medical problems such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. But up until now, this has not been the case for mental illnesses.
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Greater incidence for STDs for women under 21

Thursday 26th March 2009

The period before age 21 is a time of special risk for sexually transmitted infections for women, but not men, according to a new paper published by researchers from the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago.
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Children from active homes more likely to be active teens

Monday 9th March 2009

The key to raising active teenagers is giving them plenty of opportunities to play at home and be part of an active family when younger, new University of Otago research suggests.
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