asian populations

Asians, Hispanics drive joint family surge in US


August 31st, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Driven by economic imperatives, the United States is experiencing a surge in multigenerational joint families, with Hispanics and Asians driving the trend.The number of such households, ... Read more...

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International Diabetes Federation backs surgery in fight against diabetes


March 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Weight loss surgery can effectively treat diabetes in obese people, according to the medical fraternity.A new position statement from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) says that bariatric surgery ... Read more...

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Body weight influences death risk among Asians: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) People of normal weight are far less likely to die from any cause compared to individuals who were overweight or obese, says a recent study on ... Read more...

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Too high or too low a BMI influences risk of death among Asians


February 24th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A study has found that Asians with a normal weight were far less likely to die from any cause than individuals whose body-mass index (BMI) was too high ... Read more...

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Ethnic minority population in UK to rise from eight to 20 per cent


July 13th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 13 (ANI): The share of Whites in the UK would shrink from 92 per cent to 79 per cent in 2051where as the ethnic minority share of the population will ... Read more...

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Indians in Britain to double by 2051


July 13th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) The population of Indians in Britain is expected to nearly double from 1.4 million to 2.67 million by 2051 by which time the country's population would hover around ... Read more...

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Age-related macular degeneration risk on the rise for Asians


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has reported on the increasing rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asians.The study has been published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal ... Read more...

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First ‘genetic map’ of Han Chinese may aid search for disease susceptibility genes


November 26th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have published the first genetic historical map of the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic population in the world, as they ... Read more...

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Why do some people have curly hair


November 9th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): Wondering why do some people have curly hair? Well, Australian scientists claim to have identified a gene responsible for creating such tresses.Professor Nick Martin and Dr Sarah Medland ... Read more...

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Researchers identify gene that causes severe anaemia


October 13th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a gene variant linked to a severe form of anaemia which may improve our understanding of iron metabolism, says a new study. A new variant ... Read more...

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Asian women in New Zealand ignored by Health Ministry


June 6th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 6 (ANI): Asian women in New Zealand have the lowest breast and cervical cancer screening rates in the country, but researchers have now said that they are largely ignored by ... Read more...

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Native Americans descended from a single ancestral group


April 30th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): In a new research, an international team of scientists has determined that the Native Americans, who came to the New World, descended from a single ancestral group."Our work ... Read more...

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Britain ditches plan to boost minority MPs over white backlash fears


January 24th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Fearing white backlash, the British government has shelved plans to introduce laws that would encourage electoral shortlists of ethnic minority candidates, a newspaper reported Saturday.“It was not going ... Read more...

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Serotonin genetic variation makes macaque monkeys, humans play safe


January 17th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A genetic variation in serotonin, a brain chemical, influences social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys, making them avoid risks or just play safe, a new study says. Humans ... Read more...

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Genetic variation that influences social behaviour in monkeys identified


January 14th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 14 (ANI): Scientists have found that a genetic variation involving the brain chemical serotonin influences the social behaviour of rhesus macaque monkeys. The finding attains significance as it may provide ... Read more...

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Find up to 500 missing Asian children: Keith Vaz


March 11th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 11 (IANS) The chairman of an influential British parliamentary group Tuesday said immediate steps needed to be taken to trace possibly hundreds of missing Asian schoolchildren thought ... Read more...

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Smoking is major predictor of stroke in China


March 7th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new report has revealed that smoking is a major risk factor for stroke in China, accounting for about one in seven strokes in men.Previous studies in western ... Read more...

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Humans were in transit at New World’s doorstep for 20,000 years


February 13th, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new research has determined that humans had inhabited Beringia, which now lies submerged under the icy waters of the Bering Strait, for almost 20,000 years, before stepping ... Read more...

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Link between the oral cancer and ethnicity identified


November 15th, 2007 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A recent study at the University of Southern California has identified the link between the oral cancer and ethnicity. The researchers theorized that the ethnic groups who were engaged ... Read more...

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