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Warrior Gene Claims Slammed by Maori

Maori leaders have slammed claims that Maoris carry a "warrior" gene which make them more prone to violence, risky behaviour and criminal acts, terming such claims// as dangerous and inflammatory. According to New Zealand researche, a genetic epidemiologist at Environmental Science and Research...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

... he said. Flynn argues vigorously that race is not a determinant of IQ, but that class can be. "There is no genetic difference between maori and Pakeha in terms of genes for intelligence," he said. Flynn, said in a socially mobile society such as New Zealand's, those who remained un...

Aborigines Century Behind the Health of Colonizers, WHO Report

...eople have significantly worse outcomes than their fellow countrymen on every indicator of health. In New Zealand, while inequality exists between maori and non-Maori the gaps were fewer, smaller and closing, it said. Indigenous Australians or Aborigines are the first human inhabitants of the Austr...

Maoris at Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts

... A recent mental health survey has revealed that maori are almost twice as likely to attempt suicide as n...9 percent for other groups. The Ministry says maori are also more than twice as likely to attempt suic...as that a third of the mental disorder suffered by maori was serious. However, less than half of those affe...

Mixed response Evoked Among The Tribal Elders For The Call On Smoking Ban

...al elders to impose a smoking ban on marae, by the maori Party has drawn a mixed response from the leaders....smoke free marae, alarmed at the unreasonably high maori smoking rates. It has been reported that almost half of the people in maori smoke with the rates among the women being one of ...

Maori diabetes project way off target

... An extensive diabetes programme for maori which held promise for being the best in the heap with lofty targets, has fallen flat in achieving //the main objective of lowering the rate of the di...

Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand

...e. Obesity is an important risk factor for diabetes. Men above the age of 45 or women above 55 years of age are more likely to develop diabetes. maori and Pacific Islanders are at particularly increased risk, as they tend to develop the condition 10 years earlier than their counterparts. A comb...

Heart Disease Increasing At An Alarming Rate In New Zealand

...man Sharpe, medical director of the Heart Foundation and colleagues, shows that the death rate is very high among people born after 1951 especially in maori and lower-socioeconomic groups. Heart disease rates were at the top in the 1960s, but fell thereafter to about 60 percent. However, cardiovascular ...
Maori in Biological News

Scientists 'rebuild' giant moa using ancient DNA

...es and weighing 250 kilograms were the dominant animals in New Zealand's pre-human environment but were quickly exterminated after the arrival of the maori around 1280AD. PhD student Nicolas Rawlence from the University's Australian Centre for Ancient DNA says until now, the scientific community has no...

Voyages of discovery or necessity?

...land and, possibly, Hawaii in the 11th to 15th centuries? Could ciguatera be the reason masses of people left paradise? Teina Rongo, a Cook Island maori from Rarotonga and a Ph.D. student at the Florida Institute of Technology, and his faculty advisers Professors Robert van Woesik and Mark Bush, propos...

'Hellish' hot springs yield greenhouse gas-eating bug

...ernorum to reflect the hellish location of its discovery where it lives in boiling waters filled with chemicals that are toxic to most life forms. The maori caretakers of the site, the Tikitere trust, have supported scientific study of the area. The study was conducted while Dunfield was working for GNS Sc...

New research shows big improvement in survival after stroke

... stroke rates has shown a steady decline in stroke in many industrialised countries over recent decades, most notably in Caucasian populations, whilst maori and Pacific populations in New Zealand have experienced a rise in stroke rates. Even with declines in the rate of stroke, the number of strokes occ...
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