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Northern California Cancer Center Study Seeks to Improve Colon Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Communities

Work tailors screening interventions to Vietnamese populations FREMONT, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern California Cancer Center ( NCCC ) -- www.nccc.org -- is conducting a first-of-its-kind study of interventions to improve colon cancer screening rates ...

Older Vietnamese report more mental health problems

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 3, 2008 Vietnamese Americans over 55, most who came to the United States as political refugees, report more mental health problems than non-Hispanic whites, according to a UC Irvine Center for Health Care Policy analysis of state data. Vietnamese Americans participating i...

Over 50 Vietnamese Girls Faint Due to Mass 'Hysteria'

Over 50 Vietnamese girls were hospitalised after they fainted at school, and officials Saturday blamed the incident on an episode of "mass hysteria" //. "This is the first time such a thing has happened here in the district," said Luong Thanh Nhan, a policeman in Vietnam's southern An Giang pr...

Financial Allowances Being Offered To Poor Vietnamese HIV Carriers

The Vietnamese Government which intends to stabilize the rates of HIV by the year 2020 has proposed to offer allowances worth atleast 4.1 US dollars to HIV infected individuals on a monthly basis//. It has also been planned to reduce the rate of HIV infection to below 0.3 percent by 2010. The curre...

Blue Cross Foundation Grants Focus on Improving Immigrant Health

...Mayo Clinic, Rochester, $50,000 to document how community health workers in primary care medical practices improve patient health outcomes. vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota , St. Paul, $40,000 for a mental health and social adjustment program for newly arrived KaRen refugees from Burma thr...

Vietnamese drug authority teams with United States standards-setting organization

...'s supply of medicines. In an important milestone addressing this need, the vietnamese Pharmacopoeia Commission (VPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MO...ications." An industry leader who witnessed the ceremony commented that the vietnamese pharmaceutical industry welcomes the collaboration between VPC and USP and ...

American Heart Association Web Site Now Offers Content Translated Into Traditional Chinese

...t www.americanheart.org . The Traditional Chinese content is a new offering from the association, which already offers content in Spanish, vietnamese and Simplified Chinese. The translated content comes from three highly trafficked areas of the American Heart Association's Web site: ...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S. to Cap April's National Donate Life Month Observances

...ation outreach took place in a variety of communities with events in targeted Southland neighborhoods including Lynwood residents at Plaza Mexico, the vietnamese and Asian communities of Orange County, an art walk in Riverside, and at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield. On-the-spot registry signups were occasio...

New Routes' Immigrant Project 'Egal Shidad' Aims to Solve Somali Mental Health Problems through New Media

...inica de la Raza, Bay Area Video Coalition and ZeroDivide. Philadelphia, PA - Our Stories, Our Health. This project features immigrant Laotian and vietnamese immigrants telling their stories on digital video created by Southeast Asian elders. It is intended to encourage discussion on health disparities and ...

Toxic Chemicals in Children's Bath Products Trigger International Outcry

...to be contaminated with formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane in a report issued March 12 by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Some major Chinese, Taiwanese and vietnamese retailers have pulled these products from their shelves. The Israeli Health Ministry has stated that U.S. baby products with carcinogenic contaminants...
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VGX Pharmaceuticals' Novel HIV and Pandemic Influenza DNA Vaccine Candidates Trigger Robust Immune Responses and Protection in Pre-Clinical Models

...d International Conference on DNA Vaccines in Malaga, Spain. VGX scientists created four synthetic consensus DNA vaccines to protect against a lethal vietnamese H5N1strain of avian influenza in mice. One of the vaccines resulted in complete protection of mice from death and illness of the challenge while 2 oth...
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Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia

...rest Management in 1963. After serving four and a half years as an officer in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division and as an advisor to the vietnamese army, he entered graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. There Dr. van Wagtendonk obtained his M.S. in Range Management in 1968 an...

In Vietnam, alongside progress, a battle for life

...together with the WHO and other international partners, PACT is helping the vietnamese Ministry of Health to develop and implement an ambitious cancer control pro...rganisations from around the world and our excellent collaboration with the vietnamese authorities have been critical elements to our assistance to Vietnam," says...

A bitter pill to swallow

...althcare resource of millions at risk. The results of field studies carried out between 2005 and 2007 found a significant number of Cambodians and vietnamese rely on traditional medicine. Relaxation of international trade barriers, the impact of free market economies and complex national government policies...

A cleaner, greener rice industry

...n, biodiversity, pollution, land degradation, and water. Announcing the initiative at a special World Environment Day event (held on 2 June) in the vietnamese capital, Hanoi, IRRI Director General Robert S. Zeigler said: "The aim of such indicators is to provide the members of ASEAN with a set of standards t...

New bird flu drug promises to beat the problem of resistance

...plications of this came with research published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2005. This reported that from a group of eight vietnamese bird flu patients treated with Tamiflu (also known as Oseltamivir), two patients showed initial signs of recovery before eventually dying. This sugges...

Avian flu transmission to humans may be higher than thought

...colleagues analyzed data from household interviews conducted in FilaBavi, a vietnamese demographic surveillance site in Bavi district, northwest Vietnam, with con...not only a public health problem but also an economic drawback for the many vietnamese who live in rural areas." The researchers note the Vietnam is the country ...

Minor mutations in avian flu virus increase chances of human infection

...s looked at A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (Viet04), one of the most pathogenic H5N1 viruses studied so far. The virus was originally isolated from a 10-year-old vietnamese boy who died from the infection in 2004. The hemagglutinin (HA) structure from the Viet04 virus was found to be closely related to the 1918 virus HA, ...

Duke to test bird flu vaccine dosing

...immunized with existing supplies if a pandemic occurs," he said. The study will use an inactivated flu virus vaccine based on a strain taken from a vietnamese patient in 2004. "There is no live flu virus in the vaccine, and there is no risk of volunteers contracting bird flu or spreading it to others," Walte...
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Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

...first clinical visit. Free education and self-management programs for chronic disease are also offered in several languages including Spanish, vietnamese and Somali. -- Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Seattle: Protecting Children in their Neighborhoods -- Committed to preventing injuries to chil...

Courage and time

...n for listening will manifest and authenticity will lead the meeting. No one sums this thought up better than the author of Peace Is Every Step , vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich That Hanh: "When I allow my thoughts to be inspired before I speak, I give myself the opportunity to use words that uplift, encou...

AD:TECH: Advertisers face harsh lessons at the hands of powerful consumers

...ports and press releases," Alsop said. He cited a Nike site (produced in 2001 and archived for only 90 days) that let viewers take a virtual tour of a vietnamese factory, in an attempt to quell rumors that it uses sweatshop labor. Not everyone was convinced, of course, some even saying the presentation was fa...

Flu institute a booster shot for Wisconsin biotech stature

...esearch could facilitate the discovery of new drugs of the ilk of Tamiflu. Kawaoka is among a group of researchers that reported the existence of a vietnamese girl with a strain of the H5N1 avian flu virus that is resistant to Tamiflu. As a result, the sole reliance on the drug, which is being stockpiled aro...

Optimized Dengue RT-PCR

...iral RNA was extracted from dengue infected C6/36 cells by using TriReagent (Sigma Bio-sciences). For this experiment, we used a vietnamese Den-3 isolate (BD98). 5 l of the extracted RNA was mixed with 50 pmol of reverse primer at 70C. Then 4 l of RT mix containing 2 ...
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Avian influenza

...with standard influenza tests. However, these tests have not always proved reliable. In March 2005, the World Health Organization announced that seven vietnamese who initially tested negative for bird flu were later found to have carried the virus. All seven have since recovered from the disease. Anti...
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