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Hopkins researchers identify transplantation antigens among Sioux Indians

Efforts to increase organ donation among Native Americans may get a boost from research by Johns Hopkins scientists that is identifying the specific genetic makeup of the HLA system of human transplantation antigens among different Indian tribes. HLAs, or human leukocyte antigens, are proteins on the surface of white blood cells and are used to determine the suitability of a match between an org...

Prehistoric NW Indians hunted fur seals of sustainable basis

Archaeological evidence from prehistoric hunters in Washington and Alaska adds new fuel to the ongoing debate over the belief that humans have a propensity to over-exploit their natural resources, and also indicates that early Indians' harvest of northern fur seals was sustainable. ... "The research clearly indicates that over-exploitation is not a universal characteristic of subsistence economie...

Health of American Indians on decline before Columbus arrived in new world

COLUMBUS, Ohio The health of indigenous people in the... Western Hemisphere was on a downward trajectory long before... Columbus set foot in the Americas, researchers say.... ... The rise of agriculture is partly to... blame, said Richard Steckel, a... professor of economics and......

Standing tall: Plains indians enjoyed height, health advantage

. . COLUMBUS, Ohio - Equestrian Indian tribes on the American. Plains in the late 1800s were the tallest people in the world,. suggesting that they were surprisingly well-nourished given. disease and their lifestyle, a new study found.. . These results contradict the modern....

Drinking during pregnancy: American Indians and African Americans

. . Most health campaigns recommend abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy.. Some women nonetheless continue to drink at relatively high levels while pregnant.. This study examines two groups considered most at-risk: American Indians and African Americans.. the study populations.. .Public health campaigns that recommend abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy have been, for the most part, su...

Wake Forest researcher finds high diabetes rate among Lumbee Indians

.WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- About nine percent of Lumbee Indians over 18 years of age.in Robeson County have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared to a statewide.diabetes rate of about five percent, according to Ronny Bell, Ph.D., M.S., of .Wake Forest University School of Medicine.. . "This higher rate of diabetes among the Lumbee validates what many people in.this area believe -- that diabetes...
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