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Sleep apnoea can be scary. But here’s what happened when First Nations people had a say in their own care

Poor sleep deprives First Nations people of the chance to connect with culture. So they co-designed a sleep apnoea program they’d actually use.
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New funds will tackle Indigenous smoking. But here’s what else we know works for quit campaigns

If we are to reduce the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoking we need to consider a whole suite or approaches.
At the beginning of the vaccine rollout, First Nations people were identified as a high priority list. Despite this, access to the vaccine for First Nations communities was quite limited. Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image

First Nations people in rural NSW lived with more anxiety and fear about COVID-19 than non-First Nations people

A new study has found First Nations people in rural NSW experienced more anxiety and fear about COVID than non-Indigenous people. How did government messaging contribute to this?
The town of Wilcannia in the far outback of New South Wales on the banks of the Darling river. shutterstock

COVID in Wilcannia: a national disgrace we all saw coming

The COVID-19 crisis in Wilcannia demonstrates how entrenched neglect has led to a community devastated by the global pandemic.

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