Current health issues in Aboriginal communities


General

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.
- review
- policies and strategies
- programs and projects
- resources
- publication
- organisations
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

Diabetes

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 disease

Kidney Country - from Health Matters, ABC

Chronic diseases - renal disease - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net, Edith Cowan University

Cancer

Aboriginal Australians hit hard by cancer - from New Scientist

Eye disease

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 disease and hearing loss

Ear Health and hearing - from Australian Indigenous Health Info Net,Edith Cowan University

Substance abuse

Petrol Sniffing Fact File - from Health Matters Library, ABC

Substance 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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