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Pregnancy-related deaths rise in California

New America Media/California Watch, News report, Nathanael Johnson, Feb 03, 2010

The mortality rate of California women who die from causes directly related to pregnancy has nearly tripled in the past decade, prompting doctors to worry about the dangers of obesity in expectant mothers and about medical complications of cesarean sections.

Chinese Media, Bloggers Ask: Is Google Really Saying Goodbye?

New America Media, News Analysis, Vivian Po, Jan 16, 2010

Googles announcement that it may close its offices in China has some Chinese bloggers mourning the loss of a defender of freedom of information, while others are celebrating what they view as a victory for Chinese companies.

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Bound for Homeland or Hometown? Figure the Flu Into Holiday Travel

LA Garment & Citizen, Opinion, Jerry Sullivan, Nov 25, 2009

Stay home if you already have symptoms, but anyone who isn't feeling the effects and is not high-risk should go home for the holidays. Medical pros say you're as likely to catch H1N1 on a trip to the store as a long flight or bus ride.

H1N1: Why I'm Willing To Get Vaccinated

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Commentary, Story: Tyrone Jones // Video: Valerie Klinker, Nov 18, 2009

After learning about how how widely H1N1 has spread, and how important it is to get vaccinated, I would consider getting the vaccine because the risk of contracting this disease is very high. Its not just a option; it should be an obligation to get vaccinated.

Age of Cosmozation: Moon is very Wet

New America Media, Blog , Andrew Lam, Nov 13, 2009

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H1N1 Vaccination: CDC Briefing Boosts Flu Shots and Counters Fears

New America Media, News Report, Annette Fuentes, video by Liat Krawczyk, Oct 27, 2009

Pres. Barack Obama declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency recently, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a briefing Monday for ethnic news media in order to debunk fears about flu shots and encourage mass vaccinations.


Physicist Turned Biologist Wins Nobel

India West, News Report, Ashfaque Swapan, Oct 16, 2009

Nobel winner Venkatraman Ramakrishnan says the outpouring of Indian pride after his win has left him reeling.

Ethnic Physicians Laud Switch to Digital Records

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Oct 01, 2009

The medical industrys shift to digital records could have the greatest impact on poor and minority communities. At a recent ethnic physicians summit, doctors were hopeful that an industry that has been stuck in analogue limbo could see a new era of communication.

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Ryan Higa Snatches No.1 Spot on YouTube

Pacific Citizen, News report, Nalea J. Ko, Sep 16, 2009

Ryan Higa, 19, and partner Sean Fujiyoshi, 18, started posting their popular videos four years ago. Now theyre an Internet sensation.

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