Breast cancer disparities in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders masked in larger ‘Asian American’ group

Studies of initial-stage breast cancer consequences often conclude that Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders fare well than non-Hispanic whites. However, the term “Asian American and Pacific Islanders” is a broad one that includes individuals with diverse ancestries, including those who are of East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and...

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Federated States of Micronesia Health and Social Affairs Secretary and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination met at the margins of the World Health Assembly in Geneva

Mr. Marcus Samo, Secretary of Health and Social Services, met with Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Sasakawa Health Foundation, during his trip to Geneva for the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA75). This meeting is significant because it follows Mr. Sasakawa’s continuing efforts to combat leprosy throughout Japan.  Sasakawa’s humanitarian...

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The Covid-free Pacific islands looking to rejoin the world

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Marshall Islands, neither of which have had Covid-19 public cases, are planning to re-open their borders. The FSM has declared the plan to open its boundaries without quarantine beginning from August 1. For the time being, the Marshall Islands has steadily decreased its...

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