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A nurse in Uganda uses a stethoscope to listen for heart problems at a screening and educational event Oct. 31, 2017. Tao Farren-Hefer

Women with heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa face challenges, but stigma may be worst of all

Noncommunicable diseases are a growing problem in Africa. Among women, heart disease is a particular concern. Medication to treat it can interfere with pregnancy, making women undesirable partners.
While death rates from heart and kidney disease have dropped among Indigenous people, death rates from cancer are on the rise. from shutterstock.com

To close the health gap, we need programs that work. Here are three of them

Politicians make sweeping statements on how to close the gap. But here's advice from people working directly with Indigenous communities who have evidence for what actually works.
Impetigo happens when itching causes the skin to break and let in disease-causing bacteria. from shutterstock.com

Why simple school sores often lead to heart and kidney disease in Indigenous children

While school sores – or impetigo – is a treatable condition, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious illness such as kidney and heart disease.
Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory are more than 100 times as likely to have rheumatic heart disease than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Screenshot/Take Heart - Strep: Group A Streptococcal Infection

Why are Aboriginal children still dying from rheumatic heart disease?

Rheumatic heart disease is responsible for the highest gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians; higher than diabetes or kidney failure.
Not only will a nasal vaccine avoid the ‘ouch’ factor, it gets the vaccine straight to the most common site of infection. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Vaccine for strep throat and rheumatic fever to be trialled in humans

Infection with streptococcus bacteria leads to a wide array of diseases ranging from strep throat to rheumatic heart disease.
Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are endemic in Australia’s Indigenous communities. Flickr: publik16

Indigenous Australia left behind in rheumatic heart disease fight

Vintage medical textbooks are filled with diagnoses unfamiliar to contemporary doctors – wandering wombs, blackwater fever, biliousness and other historic curios. Acute rheumatic fever has become one of…

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