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

TORONTO, Ont. May 21, 2009 Inuit children have the highest rate of hospital admission for Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) globally, but new research shows that lowering risk factors though public health interventions and an enhanced immunization program could improve health for Inuit ...

Poor Ventilation may Cause Lung Disorders Inn Inuit Children

Inadequate ventilation and overcrowding may contribute to the high incidence of lower respiratory tract lung infections in young Inuit children. Dr. Tom Kovesi and colleagues collected data on respiratory health and indoor air quality for 49 Inuit children under 5 years of age in the Baffin Region...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

..., according to published reports. But Fukuda also expressed concern Tuesday about reports of unusually large numbers of severe cases among Canada's inuit population, according to AP . The vast majority of swine flu cases globally have remained mild, but some of the deaths have occurred in otherwise ...

WHO Readies to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

..., according to published reports. But Fukuda also expressed concern Tuesday about reports of unusually large numbers of severe cases among Canada's inuit population, according to AP . The vast majority of swine flu cases globally have remained mild, but some of the deaths have occurred in otherwise ...

Omega-3 EPA: Treatment for a Heart Condition

...e it lowered the risk of heart attack. The benefits of oily fish for cardiovascular health were first revealed when scientists discovered that the inuit population of Greenland suffered far less from coronary heart disease than their European counterparts despite their high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. ...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

..., according to published reports. But Fukuda also expressed concern Tuesday about reports of unusually large numbers of severe cases among Canada's inuit population, according to AP . The vast majority of swine flu cases globally have remained mild, but some of the deaths have occurred in otherwise ...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Appears Imminent

..., according to published reports. But Fukuda also expressed concern Tuesday about reports of unusually large numbers of severe cases among Canada's inuit population, according to AP . The vast majority of swine flu cases globally have remained mild, but some of the deaths have occurred in otherwise ...

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

...ple of the United States, and the First Nation and inuit of Canada. "We have made important strides in ra...nized tribes in 35 states. The First Nations and inuit Health Branch is the IHS counterpart in Canada. It works with more than 600 First Nation and inuit communities, other Health Canada branches, and oth...

Influenza Virus Samples of 1918

...e survived for days, let alone decades. In a mass grave in a remote inuit village near the town of Brevig Mission, a large inuit woman lay buried under more than six feet of ice and dirt for more than 75 ...

Suicide - Aboriginal Communities Take Stock of the Killing Numbers

...uicide amongst aboriginal communities. Amongst the inuit population of Nunavik, Canada, the suicide rate st...s of suicides is shocking to say the least. In the inuit office within Health Canada the suicide rate is al... aboriginal diplomat and a former president of the inuit Circumpolar Conference, said, “The numbers speak f...
Inuit in Medical Technology

Mission Pharmacal Launches CitraNatal(R) Assure Prescription Prenatal Vitamin

...Nutrition. 2008;87: 548-557. (4) Jacobson J.L., et al. Beneficial Effects of a Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid on Infant Development: Evidence from the inuit of Arctic Quebec. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2008;152: 356-364. (5) Mahomed K., Gulmezoglu A.M. Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) supplementation in pregnan...
Inuit in Biological News

New tracking approach will help protect polar bears

...orth. Integrating the traditional knowledge of inuit hunters with state-of-the-art genetic DNA analysis...f the country's polar bears, non-intrusively, with inuit involvement, at a fraction of the current cost." ...king method. As a testament to the strength of the inuit ability to identify a bear's sex, age and size fro...

Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group, DNA study confirms

... does not have a biological function), occurred in all of the 41 populations that they sampled from Alaska to the southern tip of Chile, as well as in inuit from Greenland and the Chukchi and Koryak people native to the Asian (western) side of the Bering Strait. Yet this allele was absent in all 54 of the ...

Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques

... the first climate change-related relocation of an inuit village already underway, some 400 Indigenous Peop...gate and adapt to climate change. Hosted by the inuit Circumpolar Council, the Indigenous Peoples' Globa...one the first official casualty among six Alaskan inuit settlements in urgent need of relocation, includin...

Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride

...al source for numerous carnivorous and omnivorous species, such as bears, wolves, wolverines, foxes, ravens, and others. To native peoples such as the inuit and Gwich'in, the caribou is both a source of sustenance and cultural continuity, as central to their lifestyles as the bison was to Sioux, Blackfoot,...

Snowy owl -- a marine species?

...etter understand key indicator species of Canadian northern ecosystems. The finding flabbergasted the biologists who are now curious to find out if inuit seal hunters ever encounter the large white birds on the ice in winter darkness. "As for what the birds were doing there, they were possibly preyi...

Dartmouth awarded NSF grant for new polar sciences, engineering grad program

...sional schools, but will also include partnerships with scientists from CRREL, and faculty and policy experts from the University of Greenland and the inuit Circumpolar Council-Greenland. Kenneth Yalowitz, Director of the Dickey Center, explained that the Center is in a unique position to put the IGERT gra...

$2.8 million for research into the impact of climate change on tundra wildlife

...pen in the Canadian tundra, it would be a big blow to biodiversity. The possible loss of biodiversity will also affect people living in the tundra. inuit and other communities indigenous to the North depend on these species for survival. The ArticWOLVES research project is therefore also tied to the wel...

North America's northernmost lake affected by global warming

...s part of the ArcticNet program, which brings together scientists and managers in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners in inuit organizations, northern communities, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector to study the impacts of climate change in the coastal Cana...

Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns

...n in Canada, but the statistics are even more alarming among First Nations, inuit and Métis children. In a study published recently in the American Journal o...e release of a new version of the Canada Food Guide aimed at First Nations, inuit and Métis people. Results of this research are published in the Februa...

Pollutant haze heats the Arctic

...ution began about 1750. "Whalers and explorers noticed what looked like pollution and couldn't figure out where it was coming from," Garrett says. The inuit (Eskimos) called it "poo-jok." Scientists already knew particulate pollutants make clouds more effective at reflecting sunlight, which reduces sur...
Inuit in Biological Technology

American Geographical Society awards honor Henson, Smith on April 15 at UD

...reached the top of the world-a feat many believe to have been accomplished on April 6, 1909 - without Henson, who learned all he could from the native inuit people, including their language, how to build a camp and repair sledges, drive a dog team, make fur clothing, and hunt. Although Henson's role wen...
Inuit in Biological Definition

Nutrition

...n the case of humans, ‘normal functioning’ is affected by a range of situations, which are often open to choice. A weightlifter, labourer, inuit fisherman, Sumo wrestler, clerical worker, infant and bed-bound person will all have different definitions of ‘normal functioning’, they a...
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