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- EDITORIAL. Ik�heimo, Tiina // International Journal of Circumpolar Health;2010, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p318
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses an article on the health condition of the aboriginal people by T. Kue Young, Susan Chatwood and Rajiv Rawat, obesity and diabetes among circumpolar residents by Marit Eika Jï¿½rgensen and about a cancer research.
- The Nacirema Revisited. Dimsdale, Joel E. // Annals of Behavioral Medicine;2001, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p75
Discusses the link between behavioral medicine, culture and health, using Horace Miner's description of the Nacirema people (1956) as basis. Miner's description of the health-related behaviors of the Naciremas; Evolution of the Nacirema culture; Use of human sacrifice and indulgence in mass...
- MEDICAL NEWS. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);9/21/1985, Vol. 291 Issue 6498, p832
Reports several developments related to medicine in Great Britain as of September 1985. Discussion over prescribing cost by Department of Health and Social Security; Issuance of report from study of legionnaires disease; Assistance of government to the Drugwatch program.
- "Orchid" BreastScreen Queensland's New 4WD Digital Mobile Service. Angus, Jordana // Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal;Sep2010, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p39
The article reports on the initiative of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on breast cancer awareness by employing a four-wheel drive (4WD) digital mobile service in Queensland. It notes that the mobile service provides breast cancer screenings by visiting several areas within...
- Voices for the north. // Canadian Nurse;Sep2009, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p9
The article discusses the highlights of the 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in July 2009. Among the topics tackled at the conference were food security and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). One of the identified health...
- THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING AN ANISHINABE MAN HEALER: ANCIENT HEALING IN A MODERN WORLD. Roxanne Struthers; Valerie S. Eschiti; Beverly Patchell // Journal of Cultural Diversity;Summer2008, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p70
Purpose: The purpose was to understand the experience of being an Anishinabe man healer. Of particular relevance, healers explained how they provide Indigenous health care in a world dominated by Western biomedicine. Design: A phenornenological approach was utilized to interview four Anishinabe...
- Circumpolar Inuit health systems. Ellsworth, Leanna; O'Keeffe, Annmaree // International Journal of Circumpolar Health;2013, Vol. 72, p1
Background. The Inuit are an indigenous people totalling about 160,000 and living in 4 countries across the Arctic - Canada, Greenland, USA (Alaska) and Russia (Chukotka). In essence, they are one people living in 4 countries. Although there have been significant improvements in Inuit health and...
- Legionnaires' disease: causation, prevention and control. Carson, Phillip; Mumford, Clive // Loss Prevention Bulletin;Dec2010, Issue 216, p20
Legionnaires' disease, also termed Legionellosis, is a rare, potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It was first recognised in 1976 when an outbreak occurred in a hotel hosting a convention of the Pennsylvania Department of the American Legion. Legionnaires' disease arises from inhalation deep...
- Medicine in the Media. Noah, Norman D.; Gloag, Daphne; Drife, James Owen // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/17/1981, Vol. 283 Issue 6298, p1051
Comments on several books and television programs related to medicine. Popularity of the legionnaires' disease; Publish of scientific papers on blood lead concentrations; Problems encountered by women in coping with miscarriages.