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Siestas save lives in NT

In the baking heat of the Northern Territory, air conditioning has become a fact of life, not a luxury. It has been found that now Territorians have become less able to deal with extreme heat than they did 40 years ago. Aboriginal people have for time immemorial dealt with heat in traditional ways.  One is …

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Indigenous people fighting Diabetes

Markers of diabetes management have been deteriorating during the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdowns and social distancing measures discourage people from seeking out regular health services. With diabetes disproportionately affecting Indigenous Australians, at almost four times the rate compared to non-Indigenous Australians, a new model-of-care comes as an exciting development. In the trial, led by Associate …

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