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HHS Secretary Leavitt Signs Agreement With Canada to Improve Indigenous Health Care Delivery and Access

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Canadian Minister of Health Tony Clement today to improve the health status of indigenous communities through enhanced international collaborations, identification and reinf...

An Indigenous Treatment Plan Offered by the Labor on Child Welfare

Australia-According to Labors new plan to tackle child abuse in indigenous communities, violent or alcoholic parents would be referred to treatment before their welfare was taken away. Last week the Federal Government seized control of more than 60 Northern Territory communities and announc...

Doctors Urged To Help Close Indigenous Health Gap

Indigenous organizations have called on the medical profession to push Government for action on the inequality of health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians . In an editorial in the Medical Journal of Australia, Dr Mark Wenitong, President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors ...

Where Indigenous Mothers Live Affects The Health Of Their Babies

Indigenous mothers living in remote areas are 14 per cent less likely to have a healthy baby than mothers living in regional or city areas say Indigenous health researchers . Dr Elizabeth Sullivan, of the School of Womens and Childrens Health at the University of New South Wales and Direct...

Diabetes And Indigenous Australians

Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of diabetes in the Indigenous population, say health experts . A study by Dr Robyn McDermott, Pro-vice Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, shows that while clinical care of adults with diabetes has im...

Labor's Indigenous Health Plan A Good Start

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, welcomed Labors downpayment on a promise to bridge the 17-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Its admirable that Opposition Leader Kevin Rudd has committed to closing the gap if his party wins Government, Dr Hai...

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, according to a recently published study// . The study was authored by Dr Yin Paradies, an epidemiologist from Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research along with two researchers from the United States. I...

True Equality For Indigenous Australians

Improving the health of Indigenous Australians must be a national priority as Australia celebrates 40 years of counting //Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as full citizens, AMA Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong said today. “This year is the 40th anniversary of the referendum in w...

Diabetes- a Threat to Several Indigenous Populations

With traditional habits being replaced by Western lifestyles and diets, diabetes now looms as a deadly threat to several indigenous populations across Asia, the Pacific// and the Americas, according to medical experts. Professor Martin Silink, head of the Brussels-based International Diabetes ...

Centre Willing to Help Tamil Nadu to Promote Indigenous Medicine

Centre was willing to help Tamil Nadu in promoting Indian Systems of Medicine and the government was now preparing a project report to be submitted to it in this regard // , state Health Minister K K S S R Ramachandran, said today. The state government was keen to set up an Ayurveda college a...

Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care

...tospermum honey: antibacterial spectrum, resistance and transcriptome analysis," the report describes the palliative effects of Leptospermum honey. indigenous to New Zealand and Australia, Leptospermum honey possesses unique plant derived components that make it an ideal wound dressing, including novel ant...

Potato Tops Poll To Be UK's National Veg

...fruit and vegetables from our shores. A quarter of people believed the tuber it to be a native to the UK 2% said Asparagus as was indigenous to the British Isles Nearly three quarters of under eighteens were unable to identify an image of UK grown gooseberries Peanuts and pineap...

U.S. Debut: Holistic Health And Beauty From The Rainforest - New Book Reveals Closely Guarded Malaysian Health and Beauty Secrets Introducing the World to Time-Honored Tradition of Ramuan

...uty from the Rainforest offers a comprehensive look at the ancient culture that incorporates a mix of influences including Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous traditions that have developed into a melting pot of customs over thousands of years. Highlighted in this first-ever documentation of ramuan are the...

Next Generation Waters - Nuu

...ext Generation Waters and its brand Nuu will contribute to a local foundation - Fundacion Natura - specifically to their projects that support the indigenous Ngobe Bugle tribe, bringing clean drinking water to their remote communities. Fundacion Natura is a non-profit organization that focuses on the natur...

LOHAS Announces Final Program Line-up Including Speakers from Wal-Mart, Coca Cola, MINI, Facebook Causes, Saatchi & SaatchiS, Gaiam and eBay

...ing how the social media explosion relates to consciousness; National Geographic explorer Wade Davis discussing the deterioration of native people's indigenous wisdom; and eBay's Amy Skoczlas Cole evaluating the importance of evolving a company's mainstream messaging. "As we find ourselves at a critical ...

Endangered Great Ape Finds Safe Haven

...1(c)(3) organization dedicated to the survival of the endangered bonobo (Pan paniscus) and its rainforest habitat in the Congo Basin. BCI works with indigenous Congolese people through cooperative conservation and community development programs and with the government of the DRC to establish new protected are...

First of its kind study identifies risk factors for LRTIs in Inuit children

...ww.com/pidj ). The research by Dr. Banerji is the second major study on indigenous children's health recently released by the Keenan Research Centre at Li Ka ...itute of St. Michael's Hospital. Earlier this year, the centre released the indigenous Children's Health Report: Health Assessment in Action a project led by Dr. ...

Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit

...eled personalized attention, and a proactive owner committed to helping the indigenous people of Jamaica through her work at Sunset Heal. The first thing v...the beginning. I plan to create many programs to help others, including the indigenous peoples of Jamaica, to share with the world how powerful they are, how amaz...

Photos: ANTHELIOS 60 Sunscreen(1) with CELL-OX SHIELD(TM) Available May 1 Nationwide

... and UVB rays. The second line of defense features a powerful patent-pending antioxidant complex, including Senna Alata. This unique plant extract indigenous to tropical regions has a self-defense mechanism to protect against cell damage(2) . In conjunction with another antioxidant, it protects skin from e...

Sambazon, World Leader in Acai, Stands up for the Amazonian Fruit's True Nutritional Properties

...the "Secretary of State Award for Corporate Excellence" for helping to create worldwide awareness and demand for the Acai fruit while supporting local indigenous communities in Brazil. To learn more about Sambazon Acai and creating positive change in the Amazon and beyond please visit us at www.sambazon.com . ...

Spiders, frogs and gecko among exciting discoveries found in Papua New Guinea

...ge tract of this vast upland wilderness has led to conservation of their wildlife and environment. Dr. Thomas's goal is to help the Hewa continue this indigenous stewardship into the next century, for the good of these people and the world at large." The discovery of three entirely novel genera from among th...

9 key messages about asthma in Australia

...f decline in deaths due to asthma since the early 1990s In recent years the prevalence of asthma has decreased among children and young adults indigenous Australians have more problems with asthma than other Australians 1 times as likely to have current asthma Twice as likely to have hospital visits...

Papua New Guinea declares first national conservation area

...which is the first to be declared under the PNG Conservation Areas Act of 1978. The new protected area also represents the first time the more than 35 indigenous villages of the region have come together in joint action to protect their forest homeland and the wildlife and ecosystems so vital to their culture a...

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Announces the Next Director

...ational science * The Institute should consider, in collaboration with indigenous communities and other organizations, how to play a constructive role in improving indigenous health. Biographical Notes: Professor Hilton has received many prize...

Ten new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

...rtant goal is to support initiatives that guarantee the land rights for the indigenous Ember community of Eyakera through the creation of an indigenous Reserve, and the development of management plans appropriate for the area a...

Scientists, Physicians, Health, and Environmental Justice Advocates to New Obama EPA Director: 'We Look Forward to Toxic Chemical Regulatory Reform'

...ds of miles North from where they are produced and applied," says Pam Miller, biologist and director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics . "Arctic indigenous peoples are among the most highly exposed people in the world, contaminated from chemicals elsewhere. The food they depend upon is grossly contaminate...

Blue Cross Foundation Awards $660,000 in Grants to Improve Community Health

...allenging times," said Joan Cleary, foundation vice president. Recent grants include: Growing Up Healthy: Kids and Communities indigenous Environmental Network, Bemidji, Minn., $60,000 for the Ojibwe Seventh Generation Guardianship project on the Leech Lake reservation, teaching young ch...

Yulex Introduces Optiprene Medical-Grade Natural Rubber Emulsions Made From Its Safe and Natural Alternative to Hevea Latex

... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081211/LATH528 ) All four Optiprene products are derived from the guayule shrub, an arid climate plant indigenous to the Southwest U.S.; are free from the proteins associated with Type 1 latex allergy; and are manufactured using Yulex Corporation's proprietary pro...

Napo Pharmaceuticals Announces License of Crofelemer to Salix Pharmaceuticals

...tion subsidiary which prioritizes sustainable harvesting, fair-trade work practices, and benefit sharing to recognize the intellectual contribution of indigenous knowledge. ABOUT SALIX Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, develops and markets prescription pharma...

Community Unites for Physicians for Human Rights Town Meeting on Global AIDS and Human Rights on December 8

...IV prevalence rates are highest among the most marginalized populations in both the US and abroad, whether they are the poor, those living in rural or indigenous communities, men who have sex with men, people of color, injection drug users, or women. According to UNAIDS, women and young girls presently comp...

Antibiotics can cause pervasive, persistant changes to microbiota in human gut

... as yet undiscovered, health effects. "When you change the microbial population structure in the gut, you may affect how that population is keeping indigenous pathogens at manageable levels," says Sogin. Bacteria that do not normally cause problems, for example, may begin to grow more rapidly, and cause dise...

Indigenous Australian patients confused and frustrated by kidney disease

... New Australian research has shown that indigenous Australians with kidney disease are confused, frus...nformed about their illness. The study reveals indigenous Australian's feel inadequately informed and are co...l of Health Research conducted interviews with 146 indigenous and 95 non-Indigenous patients with serious, or en...

Seva Foundation Recognizes Paul Courtright and Susan Lewallen for Their Commitment to Blindness Prevention

...orld, which have helped nearly three million blind people to see again through affordable cataract surgeries. In Guatemala and Mexico, Seva works with indigenous communities to provide the tools and training needed to sustain clean water systems, health care, and educational opportunities. Here in the U.S., Sev...

Sweepstakes Offers Viewers Chance to Win 'Your Turn to Get Exiled' Experience

...tured some of the most memorable party throwers featured in MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" as they gave up their pampered lifestyles to live with indigenous cultures throughout the world. Through their experiences, the former divas (and one "divo") learned about such pressing social issues as mal...

This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that Does a World of Good

...rica, which have helped nearly three million blind people to see again through affordable cataract surgeries. In Guatemala and Mexico, Seva works with indigenous communities to provide the tools and training needed to sustain clean water systems, health care, and educational opportunities. Here in the U.S., Sev...

Human Testing - Exposing Children to Chemicals

...ding Global Warming talks -- EPA neglect of contaminated communities in Brunswick, GA, Mossville, LA, Dixon, TN, in New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, indigenous communities in Alaska, and many other places nationwide A full list of issues, resources, and experts can be found : http://www.psr.org/Top5 ...

How do Lactobacilli treat Helicobacter pylori-related diseases?

...duced IL-8 production via activation of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway in gastric epithelia. Considering the novel finding that H. pylori is an indigenous biota in gastric microflora including Lactobacilli and hypothesis that the disturbance of gastric microecosystem plays a more important role in path...

UAF to host Eighth Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians

...arliaments of all eight Arctic Council member states--Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S.--the European Parliament, indigenous people's organizations, parliaments of observer states and other governments and interparliamentary organizations. Observers from relevant internation...

Family Health International Featured at Global Health Council Conference

...nity-based provision of injectable contraceptives in Africa, and harnessing indigenous volunteer groups to respond to HIV/AIDS. The schedule is as follows: Tues... research topic. FHI's Dorothy Muroki will lead a discussion on "Harnessing indigenous Volunteer Groups to Expand Community HIV/AIDS Response." Friday, May 30, ...

Sea Buckthorn Leaves May Hold Benefit for the Liver

...eaves are rich in antioxidants and may help protect against liver damage, according to a study by researchers in India. The berries of the plant -- indigenous to the mountainous regions of China and Russia -- are already well known for their high levels of antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering properties, ac...
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