Kapé Kapé, a Venezuelan indigenous research and advocacy organization, has conducted a thorough study of the health needs of the Piaroa and the results, announced last week, are grim. Perhaps the most surprising finding, as described in a Venezuelan news report, is that the illegal mining activities that are rampant in the region appear to […]

Chhotan Birhor, a 28 year old laborer in India’s Jharkhand State, is receiving excellent medical care because he has a potentially life-threatening illness. As part of its continuing series of news stories on the Birhor tribal society, the Telegraph of Calcutta last week carried an article that described the measures being taken to help the […]

Although the Old Order Amish try to separate themselves from the surrounding American society, they are willing to be interviewed as part of research projects that may benefit themselves and others. Based on that willingness, Kirk Miller and six co-authors completed a thorough investigation of health risks, health status, and pregnancies of Amish women in […]