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Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Do south american indians have more diabetes than american indians?

Not yet: Diabetes is promoted by genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary activity levels, and a poor diet. North and south american indigenous people share the genetic predisposition, however north american natives tend to have a better economic status and thus more obesity and more diabetes. Indigenous peoples other places such as australia also have more diabetes. ...Read more

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Native American Health (Definition)

Native-American health relates to the health care of Native-Americans, as well as to health issues ...Read more


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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read more

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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Cheap health insurance in rhode island?

Insurance commision: You should check with your insurance commissioner in providence. Ri has a reputation for very generous benefits for the indigent. But i assume you want to purchase this and do not have a plan through your place of employment. Your cost will also depend upon your medical history, age, sex and personal habits. ...Read more

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Do canadians like their national health system?

Positive view: Most canadians find their system responsive, inexpensive and of good quality. They do rank higher on most categories used to measure effectiveness than does the usa. Canadian doctors are a little less positive as they have a limitation of income but I do not see a mass movement of canadian md's into the us. ...Read more

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Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more

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International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

International health insurance for a uk resident in uk?

On-line: International health insurance, typically with evacuation coverage, is a supplemental insurance policy to cover health expenses while traveling. There are many reputible companies who market their products online. The national health service advises: www.Nhs.Uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad/pages/healthcareabroad.Aspx. Us state department: travel.State.Gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.Html. ...Read more

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Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Updated national programmes for child health in India?

Confusing question: Why would physicians based in the US have any knowledge of the Indian health system ?Try a site based in your country. ...Read more

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Is the who an international health agency?

Is the who an international health agency?

Yes: Straight from their website: "the world health organization (who) is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the united nations’ system." from their lips to your eyes! ...Read more

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Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

Because of health risks for humans bovine growth hormone is banned in canada, japan, australia, and all 25 countries of the european union?

No health risk: Bovine GH is given to cows to increase their milk production. It has no activity in humans and would be destroyed in our digestive tract. Opposition to its use is more political than scientific ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Provide a website that lists health fraud products?

Fraud: Best site is www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/protectyourself/healthfraud.

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Should having the 1% funding us local community health be more important than global health?

Should having the 1% funding us local community health be more important than global health?

Both: This is not an either/or dilemma. Both local community health and global health are vitally important to improve. It would be wrong to ignore one at the expense of the other. Fortunately there are groups working to improve both. ...Read more

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Could governments who prohibit a market in organs encourage more organ donation?

Could governments who prohibit a market in organs encourage more organ donation?

No: Through the decades more and more patients are added to the transplant wait list.....donation has increased only very slightly.....therefore, more donors needed;however, it is better be regulated thru strict laws, ethical rules.....so not only certain group can get advantage from the market....it is not an easy issue....the discussion is out there for quite sometime...no perfect answer yet ...Read more

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Where does obama's aca benefits for women fit into protecting all americans?

Where does obama's aca benefits for women fit into protecting all americans?

Wrong concept: Health insurance was never intended for simple problems (office visits, routine tests). If we took the money we paid for insurance and placed it in a medical savings account, we would have coverage for serious illness and pay cash for all else. The government (both parties) use taxes to push agendas or to curry favor (buy votes). Ppaca won't actually "protect all americans". ...Read more

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Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Are personal health records services or products regulated by accredited organization or gov?

Some laws govern: In recent years, the government has passed laws that set rules for protecting personal health information. I'm sure the laws apply to people and businesses that handle personal health information, regardless of whether or not a person or business is labeled a "personal health records service". ...Read more

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Alaska Native Health (Definition)

Alaska-Native health relates to the health care of Alaskan-Natives as well as to health issues ...Read more