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Australia is Shamed by an Inquiry Report on Child Sexual Abuse in Aboriginal Communities

The findings of a report into child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory, that talks of juvenile prostitution , rivers of grog, child sex in exchange of drugs, have shocked and sickened all Australians. ``It is a damning indictment of our failure to protect children,'...

Australia Proposes Comprehensive Plans to Protect Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse

Devastated by reports of horrendous sexual abuse of aboriginal children, the Australian government has announced a series of measures to protect them. Calling the situation a national emergency, Prime Minister John Howard vowed to combat the situation on a war-footing and said that the commonweal...

Suicide - Aboriginal Communities Take Stock of the Killing Numbers

An international meeting organized to thrash out issues pertaining to indigenous child healthcare was a valuable //opportunity to focus attention on a burning issue - high rate of suicide amongst aboriginal communities. Amongst the Inuit population of Nunavik, Canada, the suicide rate stands at an ...

Research Focus on the Ineffectiveness of Programs for Aboriginal children

The largest survey ever undertaken of Aboriginal children and families has thrown new light on why most existing intervention programs are failing to produce results needed// for overcoming the present levels of Indigenous disadvantage. The finding is contained in the fourth volume of results...

Plan To Connect Remote Aboriginal Communities Through Broadband

Rob Curry, acting executive officer for Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory in Australia said that Aboriginal communities could be provided// better access to their records as well as other health information over the Internet if funds of $1 million are granted. The funds ...

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

...current infections, chronic lung disease and asthma so there are many potential health complications." According to recent Statistics Canada data, the aboriginal infant mortality rate in Nunavut is two-to-three times the Canadian average so exploring the effectiveness of immunization could have a major impact o...

National rates of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders call for better service integration

...icate as several types of mental disorders and certain populations known to be at high risk for co-occurring disordershomeless, institutionalized, and aboriginal people, for examplewere not included in Statistics Canada's 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental Health and Well-Being, on which the authors ...

Millions Mark World Diabetes Day

...geographic location. Over a 20-year period, type 2 diabetes has doubled in children in Japan, so that it is now more common than type 1. In native and aboriginal children in North America and Australia, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes ranges from 1.3 to 5.3%. Source: Diabetes Atlas 3rd Edition, International ...

Early treatment is key to combating hepatitis C virus

... to HCV. Their findings clearly show the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of HCV particularly in marginalized populations such as IDUs and aboriginal populations. ...

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

...collaboratively with our American counterparts, Aboriginal partners, and others to improve the quality of life and promote a prosperous future for all aboriginal peoples." HHS' Indian Health Service (IHS) will administer the activities under the MOU for the United States. The IHS is the principal federal heal...

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Aboriginal in Biological News

Australia's most endangered snake might need burning

...al. "The reason for the proliferation of vegetation is not known. In other parts of Australia, vegetation thickening has been attributed to altered aboriginal fire regimes or to 20th-century climatic change," said Professor Shine. Dr Jonathan Webb believes increased plant cover may be a problem for this e...

156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami

...p://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa58.html . AUSTRALIAN aboriginal LANGUAGES "The consonant systems of Australian aboriginal languages are very similar to one another but very different from those of ...

Satellites take sustainability to new heights

...th unbiased information regarding the impact of developments in their communities. Therefore, the EO-CSD project team continues to work with local aboriginal communities to demonstrate how EO can be used as part of Shell Canada and Albian Sands corporate commitments to sustainable development. Tradition...

U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

...se is a trip, since so many of the items fall into the Who knew? category. As in, who knew this was a field of close observation, even study? Sure, aboriginal rock engravings in Australia are one thing obvious topics for field guides. So are stone walls in the Eastern United States, seashells of the Arabian...

Tassie tiger no match for dingo

... prey favoured by the thylacine, and had suggested that changes in mainland aboriginal culture may have driven its extinction 3,000 years ago in mainland Australi... continent's mainland has also been linked to climate change and a shift in aboriginal land-use patterns about the same time as the introduction of the dingo. ...

High-Throughput GoMiner

...nd Taiwan. The authors focused specifically on the aboriginal populations of Taiwan, suggested to be ancestors o...ed for unique genetic markers that occurred in the aboriginal people. They then compared these markers to those ...ns between the mainland Chinese population and the aboriginal Taiwanese to support archeological findings sugges...

Genetic link confirmed between Polynesians and indigenous Taiwanese

...nd Taiwan. The authors focused specifically on the aboriginal populations of Taiwan, suggested to be ancestors o...ed for unique genetic markers that occurred in the aboriginal people. They then compared these markers to those ...ns between the mainland Chinese population and the aboriginal Taiwanese to support archeological findings sugges...

Industrial contaminants spread by seabirds in High Arctic, new Canadian study shows

...typically the dominant wildlife found in these coastal ecosystems, Dr. Blais says: "Most of Canada's coastline is at our northern fringe, and northern aboriginal communities rely on these ecosystems as a source of nutrition, economic development, traditional customs, and culture. "We now have evidence that s...
Aboriginal in Biological Definition

Culture

...ation' might argue that classical music is more refined than music by working-class people such as punk rock or the indigenous music traditions of aboriginal peoples of Australia . People who use"culture" in this way tend not to use it in the plural. They believe that there are not distinct cultures, eac...
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