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Oct 7, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Vietnamese woman awaits stem cell transplant, but visa system still broken for many

Vietnamese woman awaits stem cell transplant, but visa system still broken for many

posted by Brittney Le
Helen Huynh (left)

Helen Huynh (right) celebrates a birthday with family

By Brittany Le
AsAmNews Staff writer

Important tests are now being conducted to see if doctor’s can proceed with the stem cell transplant that could save the life of leukemia patient Helen Huynh.

Immigration authorities had persistently denied Huynh’s sister Thuy Nguyen an emergency visa to come … Read more

Chinese American

Cancer Is Leading Cause of Death among New York Chinese

posted by Jiayi Sun
New York Chinatown smoker

Photo by Steven Pisano Via Flickr Creative Commons

Cancer has become a leading cause of death among Chinese New Yorkers, and alarmingly, lung cancer composes a large percent of that, reported ChinaDaily

33 percent of Chinese Americans in New York City died of cancer in 2014, compared to 25 percent of  all New Yorkers.  Lung … Read more

Asian Americans

Jul 1, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Study Finds Higher Risk of BPA in Canned Goods Bought from Asian Grocery Stores

Study Finds Higher Risk of BPA in Canned Goods Bought from Asian Grocery Stores

posted by Randall

BPA Canned Food

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A chemical listed by the state of California as a hazardous substance that increases the risk of infertility and some cancers has been found at a high rate in canned foods purchased by researchers from Asian food stores.

The study by the Center of Environmental Health in Oakland found … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Austin Teen Dies Months after Bedside Concert from Florence + the Machine

posted by Randall
Yaya Chen

‘Yaya’ Chen said the visit by Florence Welch was the ‘best 45 minutes of my life.”

By Ed Diokno

Sad news: Karinya “Yaya” Chen, who famously received a bedside concert from Florence  + The Machine, lost her battle with cancer last month.

The story and video I posted last May featuring the 15-year old bone

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Bad Ass Asians

Nov 5, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Jeremy Lin Gains Inspiration from Young Cancer Patient

Jeremy Lin Gains Inspiration from Young Cancer Patient

posted by Randall

Jeremy LinYou wouldn’t blame Jeremy Lin for being down.

He’s finally getting a chance to start in the NBA, but just a few games into the season, the Brooklyn Nets point guard goes down with an injury that will have him out for at least two weeks.

Lin admitted he felt sorry for himself as he … Read more

Blogs

Why Are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Afraid to Talk About Death?

posted by Randall
Charmaine Manansala with Eric & Emy Bautista

Charmaine Manansala with Eric & Emy Bautista

By Charmaine Manansala

The days leading to my dad’s death were sad, confusing and chaotic. Adding to our grief and heartache was the stress of poor family communication about the end of life brought on by lack of planning, indecision and our Filipino culture. We just don’t talk … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 2, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanessa Hudgens Thanks Fans for Support

Vanessa Hudgens Thanks Fans for Support

posted by Randall

Grease Live

Vanessa Hudgens, fresh off her heartwrenching performance as Rizzo in Grease Live shortly after her father’s death,took time to thank her fans for their overwhelming support.

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Bad Ass Asians

Feb 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Vanessa Hudgens Holds It Together during Grease Live Despite Dad’s Death

Vanessa Hudgens Holds It Together during Grease Live Despite Dad’s Death

posted by Randall
Vanessa Hudgens sings There Are Worse Things I Could Do

Vanessa Hudgens sings There Are Worse Things I Could Do during Grease Live

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Vanessa Hudgens gave a brave performance as Rizzo Sunday night in the live performance of Grease on Fox.

The young Filipino American performer went before a national television audience just hours after announcing on Twitter … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 19, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on ABC7 News: Woman Loses Battle to Keep Frozen Embryos

ABC7 News: Woman Loses Battle to Keep Frozen Embryos

posted by Randall

Mimi Lee & Stephen Findley

A judge has ordered that the frozen embryos from a divorced couple be destroyed, reports ABC7 News.

Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley signed a joint agreement that if they were to ever be divorced, the embryos would be destroyed.

Because of cancer and Lee’s advancing age, she can no longer have children and has … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Oct 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Young Cancer Patient Stars in Animated Feature with Help of Jamie Chung and Make A Wish

Young Cancer Patient Stars in Animated Feature with Help of Jamie Chung and Make A Wish

posted by Randall
Make A Wish

Six-year-old Alexis, a cancer patient, gets her dream from Make A Wish with the help of actress Jamie Chung

A heart-tugging animated short has debut featuring a six-year-old cancer patient who wanted to use her story to bring more understanding of pediatric cancer and the ordeal she faced.

According to Below the Line, Alexis has … Read more

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