Protecting the most at-risk from diabetes
Diabetes is one of the major risk factors for heart disease – in fact, people living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those without. In Australia, one person develops diabetes every five minutes, and Aboriginal Australians suffer disproportionately from it. So what are we doing about it?
Heart screen could protect hundreds from stroke
Testing Māori and Pacific people for an irregular heartbeat earlier could spare hundreds of people from stroke each year, a collaboration between University of Auckland researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney has found. The research reveals for the first time that Māori and Pacific people develop an irregular heartbeat – a key risk factor for stroke – a decade earlier than other New Zealanders.
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we draw attention to the health disparity that still exists between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians.