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Science & Health Scabies Research Breakthrough Will Help Remote Indigenous Australian Communities


Gizmodo, 15/2/16 Australian researchers have used cutting-edge genome technologies to reveal the genetic makeup of a widespread skin parasite causing serious health problems in Aboriginal communities. The research team identified the genetic ‘map’ of the human parasitic scabies mite, accelerating research that could lead to new ways of preventing and treating scabies infestations and prevent...

Is racism in the health industry costing lives?


SBS news, 4 Nov 2015 – 5:41pm
Calls for a broad conversation on how to tackle stereotyping and poor cultural understanding within the health industry are gathering support.
Flinders University researcher Dennis McDermott, head of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, said racism still exists in many forms in Australia’s health system.
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