Tag: "indigenous" at medical news
Program announced to improve care in developing areas for patients with blood disorders
...realistic, and sustainable, with the goal that the indigenous
population will continue to benefit from the experience long after the volunteer has departed. In addition to teaching, volunteers may also shape curriculum design, influence national health policy, and promote realistic health interventions....
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...e led project examining growth faltering in remote indigenous
communities, and spend time at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the World Health Organization; Dr Lydia Hearn and Margaret Miller, Edith Cowan University: Will look at childhood obesity and travel to the United Kingdom, Canad...
Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes
The high rate of diabetes among indigenous
people is not due to their genetic heritage, accor...es. It shows that the high rates of diabetes among indigenous
people across the globe are rooted in social disadvantage rather than a genetic pre-disposition spec...
Rockhampton part of worldwide fight against respiratory infections
...not fully explain this propensity, and many of our indigenous
children succumb to middle ear infections at an earlier age and go on to suffer serious recurrent or chronic middle ear infections." The Centre not only undertakes basic research but is also collaborating with others on vaccine R&D, clinical trials...
National Academies advisory: Native African vegetables
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to hundreds of indigenous
vegetables -- most of them resilient enough to thrive in poor soil -- that have fed Africans for tens of thousands of years. These plants, however, receive little or no attention from the research community. LOST CROPS OF AFRICA, VOLUME II: VEGETABLE...
Infants targeted in the fight against skin disease
..., tinea and skin sores in infants living in remote indigenous
communities. Often the disease of poverty and po...ing, scabies and skin sores is rife in many remote indigenous
communities. Recent research conducted in East Arnhem found a previously unrecognised level of scabi...
Top NIH prize goes to three pioneering Stanford scientists
...s that dictate the structure and behavior of human indigenous
microbial communities, besides the intellectual appeal, we might be able to define human health from a novel perspective and improve our clinical management of health and disease," he said. So little information exists about what role micro-organism...
The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges
...vercome the disadvantages caused by the lack of an indigenous
UK semiconductor industry. ...
New Zealand's Maoris receiving more hospital care of suboptimal standard than non-Maoris
...quality of hospital care received by New Zealand's indigenous
Maori population may be poorer than that received ...en ethnic groups. Whether these differences affect indigenous
groups has not been known until now. Peter Davis (Department of Sociology, University of Auckland, ...
Millennium development goals ignore health of indigenous people worldwide
... they stand today, will allow whole populations of indigenous
people to disappear, warn the authors of a paper in The Lancet's series on indigenous
health, which begins this week. Indigenous people are 'invisible' in all the benchmarks currently pr...
Include Indigenous communities in MDGs or watch them die a slow death, experts warn
...l. This may mean that they can be achieved even as indigenous
people gradually disappear from our world. At the ...o have a far stronger and more radical emphasis on indigenous
rights, and new policies for indigenous
health. We want the issue to be top of the agenda when the U...
Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study
... The Arctic is the only place in the world where indigenous
people were spurred to develop protective mechanisms to shield their eyes from UV radiation, and fossil pigments of plants imply UV radiation has been stable for thousands of years. "It is the past few decades that have been unusual," said Weatherhe...
Genes and environment interact to promote cancer
...known, but it illustrates the real danger posed by indigenous
substances as well as those artificially created by humans, say Duke scientists. More than 80,000 synthetic chemicals have been introduced worldwide since World War II, with little or no knowledge as to how they affect humans or animals. Day by day, ...
Ginkgo biloba extract: More than just for memory?
...comes from the leaves of the Gingko tree, which is indigenous
to Japan, Korea and China but can be found all over the world. Many believe it enhances memory, and is being currently being tested as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. "It is very encouraging that Ginkgo biloba appeared to reduce the ...
Intellectual property law and the protection of traditional knowledge
...tent systems say that the traditional knowledge of indigenous
peoples and local communities does not readily fit... legal protection for the traditional knowledge of indigenous
peoples than is generally acknowledged. "Minor modification of the patent application process could ...
New cocoa evidence on why plant foods are beneficial to cardiovascular health
...berg has shown that hypertension is rare among the indigenous
Kuna Indians living on the islands as compared to those living on the mainland. The island-dwelling Kuna Indians traditionally consume large quantities of flavanol-rich cocoa (an average of 3-4 cups daily), while those who live in the suburbs of Pan...
Institute for Reproductive Health celebrates 20th year of expanding family planning options
...on how to reach underserved populations, including indigenous
groups, adolescents and men," said Victoria Jennings, PhD, director of the Institute for Reproductive Health. "Their work is innovative and they are constantly developing new approaches to improve delivery and using research to evaluate these approac...
Snake bites should not be underestimated, say experts
...rused in the UK. As well as bites by the UK's only indigenous
venomous snake, the adder, doctors should also be aware that large numbers of dangerous snakes are kept surreptitiously as macho pets, writes Professor David Warrell. This "underground zoo" reveals itself a few times each year when bitten owners are ...
Research Australia unveils top 12 issues threatening our children's health
Alarming levels of poorer health within indigenous
children and those from lower socio-economic backg...alarming 20 years behind that for all Australians, indigenous
babies die at three times the rate of other Australians and children at double the rate. 2. Mental H...
Scrapping BCG vaccination in British schools is justified
...ot led to increases in the risk of disease for the indigenous
population. Under the new policy, BCG vaccination will be offered to infants in communities with an average incidence of tuberculosis of at least 40 per 100,000 and to unvaccinated individuals who come from, or whose parents or grandparents come from...