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2011-01-12 00:01:22

Social Roots a popular social network for south asians, is currently offering a new promotion. Users get 100 minutes for every they review write. The most a user can earn is 500 minutes a month. For more details please visit socialroots.com/freeminutes Morganville, NJ (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Social Roots is a new Social Network targeting South Asians. According to the Co-Founders, Kunal & Shaan Batra, the South Asian community has not been given a truly effective voice online. With...

2010-08-24 14:00:36

There are marked differences in heart disease risk and occurrence among Asian-American subgroups, but data on these subgroups is limited, prompting the American Heart Association to call for more research on this fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., according to a scientific statement published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "Available research shows that subgroups of Asian-Americans are at increased risk of complications and death from cardiovascular...

2010-08-23 15:00:00

Statement highlights: - Asians are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., but data on cardiovascular disease is lacking. - 90 percent of the Asian-American population falls into one of six major subgroups: Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese. - If all Asian-Americans are grouped together, differences in heart risk between the groups can't be detected. DALLAS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are marked differences in heart disease...

2010-04-26 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed on May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a...

2009-10-21 12:06:31

Editorial: Alcohol use in South Asians in the UK Alcohol use in South Asians in the UK is under-recognized, and alcohol related harm is disproportionately high, warn researchers in an editorial published on bmj.com today. They argue that some subgroups of South Asians in the UK have a major problem with alcohol and seem to be more susceptible to its effects. Yet the government's health strategy for alcohol continues to perpetuate the myth that alcohol related harm is low in all UK South...

2009-08-19 00:03:57

Asian-American women seem to be particularly at risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior, U.S. researchers said. University of Washington researchers used data from the National Latino and Asian-American Study based on bilingual interviews of almost 2,100 people age 18 and over. Two-thirds were immigrants from Asia and women made up 53 percent of the respondents. Participants included 600 Chinese, 520 Vietnamese, 508 Filipinos and 467 other Asians, including Japanese, Koreans and Asian...

2009-07-09 11:40:00

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation today announced the 8th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days will be held October 1 - 31, 2009. For the past seven years, growing numbers of professional and amateur musicians have been joining this expanding network of concerts to honor the legacy of journalist/musician Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau Chief, who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan shortly after 9/11. These concerts...

2008-10-06 00:00:24

By Dennis Chua THE concert is in aid of China's post-Sichuan earthquake efforts to rebuild schools, infrastructure and homes damaged by the natural disaster early this year. The Love From Malaysia Charity Concert is organised by non- profit foundation I-Trust. The foundation's mission is to raise funds through concerts, showcases and charity dinners to assist the underprivileged and victims of natural disasters in Asia. The stars who will be performing in the one-night-only event...

2008-10-01 12:00:12

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- From Canada to Cameroon, Poland to Pakistan and Israel to Indonesia, music artists, from every corner of the globe, will unite in a collective call for tolerance and shared humanity during the 7th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a worldwide network of concerts dedicated to "Harmony for Humanity." The events run from October 1-31, and already include more than 500 performances in 41 countries. Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter and...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By Teoh Su-Lin OFTEN considered a taboo subject, death takes a whimsical turn in the movie Accuracy of Death. Helming the role of Chiba the music- loving Grim Reaper is Takeshi Kaneshiro who spends a week with his potential candidates before deciding to pull the plug on them. Comprising three stories and spanning over a few decades, Chiba picks up some lessons on life and living along the way. Though he never fully comprehend humans, Chiba nonetheless manages to make an impact on the...


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