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Long Islanders Take Unhealthy Measures to Afford Their Prescriptions

State Budget, due April 1, Holds Remedy for Long Islanders NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research poll conducted this past month reveals that Long Islanders are taking very unhealthy measures to cope with the high cost of prescript...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

A new floating hospital would visit the islands dotting Assam's Brahmaputra river at least once a month to render medical services//. This has brought in a new ray of hope to these islanders who have been worried about their isolation. Akha - a boat with medical personnel and supplies - is a ...

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 signi...

Whites More Likely to Get Rare Bone Cancer

...in the United States. They found that whites had the highest risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma (155 cases per 100,000), followed by Asians/Pacific islanders (82 cases per 100,000) and African Americans (17 cases per 100,000). Incidence of the disease in whites has increased over the past three decades, ...

Major study highlights weight differences among 3-19 year-olds with type 1 and 2 diabetes

...c, 9% were African American, 4% were Asian/Pacific islanders and 1% were American Indian. Key findings inclu...h type 2 diabetes showed that 15% of Asian/Pacific islanders were overweight, as were 14% of non-Hispanic White...e, as were 17% of Hispanics, 17% of Asian/Pacific islanders and 11% of non-Hispanic Whites. The figures...

Caucasians are at higher risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma than other races

...eristics. The investigators found that Caucasians had the highest incidence of Ewing's sarcoma (155 cases per 100,000), followed by Asians/Pacific islanders (82 cases per 100,000) and African Americans (17 cases per 100,000). Those rates indicate that Caucasians are nine times as likely to be diagnosed wit...

Ironman Competitor with Diabetes Inspires Individuals with Diabetes to Live Without Limits

...de ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease also has a disproportionate impact on Native Hawaiians, Pacific islanders and Asians. As an athlete with diabetes, Andy faces additional challenges. He must keep his blood sugar levels in check, which involves careful ...

Chronic Kidney Disease Raises Risk for Some Cancers

...ndation, 26 million Americans currently suffer from chronic kidney disease, and seniors -- along with blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific islanders -- face a particularly high risk for developing the illness. In the new study, Wong and her colleagues analyzed a decade's worth of data on more th...

Growth in Rhode Island Long Term Care Costs Outpacing the Rate of Inflation, According to Annual Genworth Financial Study

... Study Gives Rhode islanders Access to Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Home Care and Adult Day Health Care Costs in Nearly Every Zip Code Statewide RICHMOND, Va., April 30 /PR...

M. D. Anderson study predicts dramatic growth in cancer rates among US elderly, minorities

..., a 31 percent increase is anticipated (1.3 to 1.7 million). The rates of cancer in blacks, American Indian-Alaska Native, multi-racial, Asian-Pacific islanders and Hispanics will increase by 64 percent, 76 percent, 101 percent, 132 percent and 142 percent, respectively. Regarding disease-specific findings,...
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RAD001 Phase II Trial Results Positive in Patients with Advanced Gastric Cancer After Failure of One or More Prior Treatments

...ation due in part to Helicobacter pylori infection and a diet high in smoked, salted or pickled foods. Among ethnicities in the US, Asians and Pacific islanders have the highest mortality rates(4). Study details The proof-of-concept, Phase II study is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of RAD0...
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UT multimedia program increases middle school interest in science

...degrees were awarded to Blacks, 15.9 percent were awarded to Hispanics and 17.3 percent were awarded to American Indians/Alaska Natives. Asian/Pacific islanders were awarded 30.5 percent of STEM degrees. Through multimedia modules, HEADS UP teaches lessons on health topics such as genetics, the nervous sy...

Voyages of discovery or necessity?

...aks were linked to climate and that the consequent outbreaks prompted historical migrations of Polynesians. Why would historic populations of Cook islanders take the chance of voyaging? A journey beyond the horizon was risky and favorable landfalls were uncertain. It is known that this population was heavi...

Diversity of plant-eating fishes may be key to recovery of coral reefs

...ji Islands, where residents are concerned about sustainability of the coral reefs. Though dependent on local fish for their protein, he said the Fiji islanders may be able to change their fishing habits if researchers can determine which fish must be protected to help the reefs. "The data we are seeing in ...

APS names 2 minority outreach fellows

...They will also encourage pre-college minority students who are underrepresented in science African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Pacific islanders to think about becoming biomedical researchers. Represent the APS at the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students ...

Researchers examine world's potential to produce biodiesel

...rimarily on petroleum diesel to run generators for electricity. Transported in by boat, the fuel cost the equivalent of $20 per gallon. Meanwhile, the islanders were growing coconuts and processing them into oil that sold for 50 cents a liter. "The price disparity was just incredible," says Johnston, "and i...

Prehistoric aesthetics explains snail biogeography puzzle

...itian origins of the Austral and Southern Cook snails and suggested multiple prehistoric introductions from Tahiti. To understand what motivated early islanders to deliberately transport live snails, the researchers turned their attention from genetics to aesthetics. "We know that Polynesians used these she...

Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks

...Oct. 1993 to Aug. 2004). The researchers found that extreme obesity prevalence differed with race/ethnicity, from 1 percent among Asian and Pacific islanders to 10 percent among black women. "In this diverse population-based sample of older women, we found that obesity was linked with considerable health ri...

Asian immigrants in NYC not receiving HIV education at religious institutions

...ork Academy of Medicine in the upcoming issue of the international journal AIDS Education and Prevention. This special issue devoted to Asians/Pacific islanders and HIV is being published this week. These institutions are missing a vital opportunity to reach masses of immigrants for whom a temple or mosque i...

Surprising findings reported about iron overload

...e the unexpected discovery that Asians and Pacific islanders have the highest levels of iron in their blood of ...t failure. "The finding that Asians and Pacific islanders have high levels of iron in the blood is surprisin...e said. "This may mean that the Asians and Pacific islanders have a different genetic mutation that has not yet...
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Neurotech Announces the Opening of Its GMP Manufacturing Facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island

...y company, grow and expand their operations in our state. Strengthening Rhode Island's life sciences sector and creating more high-wage jobs for Rhode islanders is a very high priority of our Economic Growth Plan," said Saul Kaplan, executive director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. "Today's an...
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