- discuss the impact on the health of Aboriginal peoples brought on by changes since the arrival of Europeans
- Syllabus reference - 5.8.4 Humans Optional content: P35
Aboriginal health lagging 100 years behind -article from New Scientist (2007)
Aboriginal health issues -Fact sheet from Better Health Channel(Victorian government)
Health - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University. This site provides Indigenous-specific information about a wide range of health and related topics. On their site you will find the following sections on each health topic.
- policies and strategies
- programs and projects
Links to specific pages are also listed in the various sections below.
Factors in poor Aboriginal health - from Health Minutes, ABC Radio National - report and audio file.
The context of Indigenous health - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowen University.
Breaking the cycle - an article from The Australian newspaper
Aboriginal health 'needs overseas aid' - an article from the Age newspaper
Aboriginal Health - links to a series of articles from MedicineAustralia
Aboriginal health issues - diabetes - from Better Health Channel
The 'thrifty gene' hypothesis and indigenous health - from The Health Report, ABC Radio National - presents different opinions on the existence of the 'thrifty gene'
Indigenous diabetes - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University
Kidney Country - from Health Matters, ABC
Chronic diseases - renal disease - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University
Aboriginal Australians hit hard by cancer - from New Scientist
Ear disease and hearing loss
Trachoma fact file - from Health Matters Library, ABC - general information sheet on trachoma with link to more information on eye health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Eye conditions - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University
Water-related Diseases: Trachoma - from World Health Organisation - general information about trachoma and links to lack of access to drinking water
Ear Health and hearing - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net,Edith Cowan University
Petrol Sniffing Fact File - from Health Matters Library, ABCSubstance abuse - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University
Petrol-lite prevents sniffers getting high - from New Scientist - article describng a petrol devloped by BP that doesn't intoxicate petrol sniffers
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