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AUSTRALIA. Diabetes number one health issue for indigenous Australians

Categories: Salud, Australia

Aboriginal leaders say diabetes is the number one health issue affecting indigenous Australians. Half of all Australia's indigenous people either have type 2 diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes. An Indigenous Diabetes forum begins in Melbourne this morning, which aims to get corporate Australia engaged in new ways to prevent the disease.

Presenter: Bronwyn Herbert
Speakers: Warren Mundine, chairman Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce; Professor Paul Zimmet, director of the Baker International Diabetes Insitute in Melbourne

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CANADA. Number of kids with Type 2 diabetes rising, especially among aboriginals: report


WINNIPEG - What used to be known as adult-onset diabetes is showing up in more and more children, especially among aboriginals, says a recent study by the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.

The study found 345 cases of Type 2 diabetes in children across Canada between April, 2006 and March, 2008. Almost half - 44 per cent - were kids with aboriginal heritage.

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President’s remarks and Q&A at Tribal Nations Conference

Categories: Varios en ingles, USA

By Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

The president: Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Thank you to Jefferson Keel, thanks for the wonderful introduction; to Clarence Jackson for the invocation. Good morning to all of you. I am honored to be with you today at this unique and historic event, the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history. (Applause.) And I am so grateful to many members of Congress who could join us today, along with several members of my Cabinet who will be participating in this conference today.

You know, a couple of summers ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Crow Nation in Montana. And while I was there, I was adopted into the nation by a wonderful couple, Hartford and Mary Black Eagle. I know what they’re saying now: “Kids grow up so fast.” (Laughter.) Only in America could the adoptive son of Crow Indians grow up to become President of the United States. (Applause.)

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AUSTRALIA. La occidentalización es catastrófica para la salud de los pueblos indígenas

Categorías: Salud

Londres, 2 jul (EFE)- La occidentalización del estilo de vida es catastrófica para la salud de los pueblos indígenas, que en los últimos años han experimentado un fuerte incremento en los casos de obesidad, dolencias cardiovasculares y diabetes tipo 2.

Así lo refleja un informe publicado en el último número de la revista médica "The Lancet", que alerta también del aumento de los problemas físicos, sociales y mentales que aquejan a estas poblaciones derivados del consumo de alcohol y drogas.

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MEXICO. Según censo, habrá 65 años más de desnutrición en niños indígenas


Persiste la "asimetría" pese a que la disponibilidad alimentaria es similar a la europea

Solecito Esta deficiencia disminuyó casi a la mitad en el país, pero aumentó la obesidad y el riesgo de enfermedades graves, advierte especialista Solecito Programas sociales, sin efectividad suficiente


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