Tag: "aboriginal" at medical news
Smallpox as Biological Weapons?
...he New World, it spread like wildfire through some aboriginal
populations, killing up to 90 percent of the Aztecs and several Northeastern Indian nations. There is no cure for the disease, and a severe infection can be fatal.Samples of the virus have been kept alive in the United States and Russia, and some exp...
More Spending Does Not Ensure Better Healthcare
...oba also has a large proportion of the elderly and aboriginal
population in the country. Labrador and Newfoundland spend the maximum at $2,800 per person, but their rankings are quite low. The healthcare expenditure in 2005 was at $142 billion for the entire country. This information has been released by the...
Efforts To Vanquish Skin Disease Among Infants
...on among infants living in the ,far flung interior aboriginal
communities and to mete out timely and effective t...ores .Such conditions are rampant in most interior aboriginal
communities.A study conducted in East Arnhem has stumbled upon some shocking statistics which reveal...
Suicide - Aboriginal Communities Take Stock of the Killing Numbers
... on a burning issue - high rate of suicide amongst aboriginal
communities. Amongst the Inuit population of Nunav... the Canadian average. Mr. Simon, Canada’s leading aboriginal
diplomat and a former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, said, “The numbers speak for th...
Australia Proposes Comprehensive Plans to Protect Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse
...evastated by reports of horrendous sexual abuse of aboriginal
children, the Australian government has announced ...id that the commonwealth would take control of the aboriginal
communities for the next five years. Widespread bans on alcohol and X-rated pornography would be e...
Aboriginal People Less Likely to Use Methadone Therapy
A new research from British Columbia found that aboriginal
people who use heroin are less likely than their non-Aboriginal counterparts to use methadone maintenance therapy for treatment of their addiction. Dr. Evan Wood and colleagues evaluated factors associated with use of methadone maintenance therap...