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Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth

Young American-raised Asian and Pacific Islanders (API), who are in the sexual minority, face psychological and social stresses in dealing with their families' values and ancestral cultures that significantly impact the development of their ethnic and sexual identities. API teens and young ad...

Newborns of South Asian and East Asian descent misclassified as underweight at birth: Study

TORONTO, Ont., May 26, 2009 Babies of East Asian and South Asian descent are between two and three times more likely to be misclassified as underweight at birth when compared to their Canadian counterparts, according to a study led by St. Michael's Hospital physician Dr. Joel Ray. Dr. Ray and a t...

EnVivo and Mitsubishi Tanabe Enter License Agreement on EVP-6124 in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Other Asian Countries

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 1, /PRNewswire/ -- EnVivo Pharmaceuticals today announced an agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) for the development and commercialization of its lead product candidate, EVP-6124, in Japan and several other Asian countries. EVP-6124 is EnVivo's ...

Eating soy early in life may reduce breast cancer among Asian women

PHILADELPHIA Asian-American women who ate higher amounts of soy during childhood had a 58 percent reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Historically, breast ...

China Medical Technologies to Attend Credit Suisse Asian Healthcare Conference

BEIJING, Oct. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED ), a leading China-based medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced in- vitro diagnostic products today announced that it will be attending the Credit ...

Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women, Stanford study shows

STANFORD, Calif. - Oncologist Allison Kurian, MD, and her colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine were perplexed. Computer models designed to identify women who might have dangerous genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast and ovarian cancer worked well for white women...

Suicide in Asian Americans

Asian Americans whose families experience a high degree of interpersonal conflict have a three-fold greater risk of attempting suicide when compared with Asian Americans overall, according to a new study by University of California, Davis, researchers. The risk is tripled even among those who have...

Target Debuts Organic Skin Care Line Uniquely Developed from African and Asian Natural Remedies

SheaMoisture in select stores nationwide and at Target.com MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Target(R) (NYSE: TGT ) unveiled today a new line of certified natural and organic skin care products developed exclusively for multicultural skin types. SheaMoisture is a distinctive array o...

WORLDFOODS Provides All Natural Authentic Asian Sauces That Cater to Vegetarians, Celiacs and Those With Food Allergies

Coming to the 54th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City from June 29-July 1st NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- WORLDFOODS provides the perfect product for those with food allergies, are lactose intolerant, vegetarians, vegans, celiacs and health conscious foo...

South Bay Asian and Pacific Islander Community Plans 'Express ARTself' for the 4th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FLARE Santa Clara HIV County Collaborative: PACE Clinic, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), The Billy DeFrank Center Lesbian and Gay Community Center, Song That Radio, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Asian & Pac...

Banyan Tree Project Feature Asian & Pacific Islander Stars in Latest HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Public Service Announcements

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Banyan Tree Project is helping put an end to HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination. The program has released four 30-second public service announcements (PSAs) featuring three major Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) stars: Joan Chen, Amy ...

Dr. Edmund Kwan to Speak on Facial Contouring Among Asian Patients at Cosmetic Surgery Seminar

Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery of the Head and Neck NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Edmund Kwan, a New York-based surgeon specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery for the ethnic patient, will speak on facial contouring among Asian patients at a one day Continuing Medical...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. Announces the Sale of Approximately 3.3 Million Shares of Global Med Common Stock Held by SingXpress Ltd., an Asian Company, to Five American Institutions

DENVER, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, announced the sale yesterday, March 25, 2008, of approximately 3.3 million shares of Global...

Mindray to Attend the 11th Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference

SHENZHEN, China, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices in China with a rapidly growing international presence, today announced that Mr. Li Xiting, Mindray's president and c...

Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, especially in urbanized parts of the world where sedentary lifestyles and obesity abound. In addition to weight and inactivity, race puts some people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabete...

Mayo researchers look for explanation behind high incidence of diabetes among Asian Indians

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The incidence of type 2 diabetes is rising, especially in urbanized parts of the world where sedentary lifestyles and obesity abound. In addition to weight and inactivity, race puts some people at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The incidence of diabetes is rapid...

Access Licenses MuGard(TM) to RHEI Pharmaceuticals, a Leading Specialty Pharmaceutical Company for Distribution in China and Certain Other Southeast Asian Countries

DALLAS and NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Access Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) and RHEI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("RHEI"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on bringing proprietary medicines to the China market, today announced the signing of a def...

China's biotech industry: An Asian dragon is growing

Backed by a government intent on promoting innovation and fuelled by the brain gain of talented scientists and entrepreneurs returning from abroad, Chinas health biotech industry only needs a more favourable investment climate to emerge as a global force in the production of therapies and medicine...

Emerging therapies with a focus on Asian populations mark the AACR Centennial Conference

SINGAPORE -- To mark its 100th year of advancing cancer research, the American Association for Cancer Research is holding Centennial Conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia. The AACR has teamed with the Genome Institute of Singapore and Singapores Agency for Science, Technology and Researc...

FalconStor Software Inc. Founders Make Multi-Million Dollar Donation to North Shore-LIJ Health System for Asian Community Health Center in Flushing

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North-Shore LIJ Health System announced today it has received a multi-million dollar donation from the founders of Melville, NY-based FalconStor Software Inc. (NASDAQ-FALC), a leader in network storage software solutions. The gift will b...

West Clinic Continues Expansion Into Asian Market With Opening of Shanghai Cancer Center

Growing Cancer Care Pipeline Offers State-of-the-art Treatment MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Clinic, a recognized leader in cancer care, announced today the opening of West Clinic International Shanghai. The 7000 square foot, state-of-the art facility is being op...

Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men

Prognostic factors commonly used by clinicians to assess men with prostate cancer do not adequately predict survival outcomes in Asian men living in America, according to the first comprehensive ethnic analysis of Asian-American men with prostate cancer. Published in the September 15, 2007 issue ...

Routine Hib Vaccination Could Save Innumerable Asian Children

A new study has shown that regular vaccination of infants against H. influenzae type b (Hib), a bacterium that causes deadly Hib pneumonia and meningitis, could save innumerable children in Asia. The study from Bangladesh, which is published online in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journ...

EU Pushes Asian Nations on Climate Change Goals

Amid discord on climate change policy, ministers from Asia - including India's - met European Union members in the German port of Hamburg for talks on world crises. The two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of 43 nations Monday was marked by a division between European countries seeking deep ...

Nepali Doctor Conferred Asian of the Year Award

New Delhi: Sanduk Ruit, a Nepalese eye surgeon educated in India, was Monday conferred with the first Reader's Digest Asian// of the Year award. Ruit has conducted over 70,000 surgeries for cataract, considered to be the main reason of blindness in the subcontinent. "It is an apt award ...

Delhi to Host South Asian Neurologists' Congress

Nearly 600 neurosurgeons from south Asia along with renowned specialists from the US, Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia//, and Canada are meeting in the Indian capital to discuss several health concerns related to brain. During the meet beginning February 15, they would discuss latest develo...

WHO Urges Asian Countries To Improve Infrastructure To Tackle Dengue

Asian countries need to improve their infrastructure to prevent and manage outbreaks of dengue. So Singapore's National Environment Agency is hosting// a World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting to chart a roadmap to improve their ability to tackle the disease. Dengue is a prevailing disease f...

South Asian Sisters Bring Mental Illness Out of Closet

Washington: Two South Asian Muslim sisters have chosen to bring the taboo subject of mental illness out of the closet in their first feature film with a universal message: //"Acceptance, not rejection, helps in difficult situations." "Hiding Divya", written and directed by Rehana Mirza, produc...

India Stands Eighth Among South Asian Countries in Infant Mortality Rates

With 1.1 million infants dying in India in their first month of life itself, the country stands a poor sixth among the eight South Asian countries surveyed in terms of// preventive measures each adopts to protect the young ones. The State of World's Breastfeeding: South Asia Report Card-2006,...

Good English Gives Better Mental Health To Asian Americans

Indian and other Asian men with good or excellent English skills are less likely to have mental health problems than those with poorer English //proficiency, according to a new study of immigrants to the US. Asian Americans in general have lower rates of psychiatric disorders than American-bo...

Effects Of Diabetes Epidemic On The Asian Subcontinent

A research article published in the Lancet has brought to light that diabetes is a leading factor of health problems for the Indian //community. With only 2.2percent of the Adult population of Indians being in the category of obese this clearly shows that the Indian body constitution is responsible...

South Asian Men Have More Urinary Problems Than White Men

Study finds that South Asian men have more urinary problems than white men, but are only half as likely to seek help.// The urology study that was conducted on over 8,000 men has been published in the September issue of the urology journal BJU International, states that South Asian men suffer...

New Delhi Hosting An Asian Delegation On bird Flu From Today

It has been reported that the Agriculture and Health ministers from eleven south and south East Asian countries are attending a meeting organized by the World Health// Organization (WHO). Harsaram Pandey, the WHO spokeswoman says the focus is on controlling bird flu and better communication w...

India to Host Asian Review Meet on Avian Flu

India will host a review meeting later this week of Asian countries, including China, on the global health and security risk of avian flu that has resulted in// substantial poultry losses and human deaths. "Health and animal husbandry ministers of nine Asian countries have been invited to the...

BPO Companies are Blamed for Spoiling the Health of Asian Youth

Ageing would set in very early for sleep-deprived youth working continuously on night shifts in BPO firms, warn experts. // 'Heavy food during night, skipping breakfast, eating lunch in the evening and all such irregular habits affect their health,' says Dr Lim Li Ling, Deputy Director, sleep...

Southeast Asian Children With Leukaemia To Get New Treatment

According to experts a hospital in US is all set to use Singapore as a base in order to treat the children, who are suffering from leukaemia// , of the developing Southeast Asian countries. The breakthrough enables the bone marrow cells of the parents to be used in the transplants the children...

East Asian Immigrants Bring Hepatitis to New York

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at New York University School of medicine it was found that one in seven East Asian immigrants are carriers// of the hepatitis B virus. These predispose them to conditions such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. But it is surprising to know that ...

Smoking Ban To Be Soon Implemented In South East Asian Bars

South East Asia has been long considered a wonderland for smokers as they could have their puff in bars, hotel lobbies or restaurants without any inhibition. // Sad news alas for these happy folks as the government is seriously thinking about imposing a smoking ban in entertainment venues and bars....

More Funds required for Asian Countries to fight Bird Flu

World wide fears of bird flu pandemic is high as researchers feel that if mutation of the bird flu virus occurs it may lead to millions // of death world wide as the virus could have the capacity to air borne transmission leading spread in humans. Bird flu infection started in China from spread t...

Smoking Banned In Southeast Asian Games Venues

The Philippines health department has banned smoking within a 50 meter radius of the venues of the 23rd Southeast Asian games.// Health Secretary Francisco Duque said 27 medical response teams would be deployed in all venues to enforce the ban at the biennial meet beginning Sunday. Duque ...
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