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Aboriginal

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Indigenous doctors sign agreement to help close the gap

INDIGENOUS doctors' representatives and specialist medical colleges signed a landmark agreement today aimed at closing the gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

Indigenous care plans rising

INCREASING numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with chronic diseases have a GP management plan as part of their treatment, a report shows.

Australian-first private GP model to focus on Indigenous

Australian-first private GP model to focus on Indigenous

INDIGENOUS health will be the focus of what is understood to be an Australian-first private general practice model soon to open its doors in the Queensland city of Bundaberg.

Worst measles outbreak in 10 years hits NSW

NSW is in the midst of the worst outbreak of measles in a decade with 124 cases reported so far this year.

Heroes: Dr Mark Wenitong, Indigenous Health

Heroes: Dr Mark Wenitong, Indigenous Health

SOMETIMES the secret of success is just showing up, and according to one of Australia’s busiest Indigenous health leaders, this has never been truer than in his fraught arena.

Gout cases highest down under

Gout cases highest down under

GOUT cases are on the rise in Australia, where the prevalence of the condition in elderly males is the second highest in the world, according to a systematic review.

Indigenous mental distress alarmingly high

Indigenous mental distress alarmingly high

RATES of anxiety, depression and psychosis among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may be much higher than previously recognised, researchers say.

The pressure of expectation

GP registrars regularly cope with numerous pressures – from exams to patients – but GPs from Indigenous backgrounds must often learn to handle many more.

CRP needs more attention: experts

THE higher rates of both C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and overall cardiovascular disease among Indigenous Australians mean more attention should be paid to CRP and inflammation in this population, experts say. A measurement of high-sensitivity CRP levels in 705 Aboriginal participants (aged 20 to 75 years), who were followed for 11 years, revealed those with higher CRP levels were more than twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as those with lower levels. More than two-thirds of those measured fell into the high-risk group (CRP > 3mg/L), the authors said. CRP level is clustered with a ...