Asia, Southeastern

Publication Title: 
JAMA

CONTEXT: Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs). OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavy metals in Ayurvedic HMPs manufactured in South Asia and sold in Boston-area stores and to compare estimated daily metal ingestion with regulatory standards.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Paquin, Janet
Burns, Michael J.
Eisenberg, David M.
Davis, Roger B.
Phillips, Russell S.
Publication Title: 
ReproWatch
Publication Title: 
ReproWatch (Youth Edition)
Publication Title: 
Integration (Tokyo, Japan)
Author(s): 
Medalla, F. M.
Publication Title: 
AIDS/STD health promotion exchange
Author(s): 
Sivaraksa, S.
Publication Title: 
Family Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are now more than 100,000 Hmong (Southeast Asian) refugees in the United States. This study examined interactions between Hmong patients and their health care providers and identified specific factors that either enable or obstruct health care delivery. METHODS: We used semistructured interview techniques to investigate patients' and providers' experiences, looking for attitudes, ideas, or behaviors that could be modified to improve health care delivery.

Author(s): 
Barrett, B.
Shadick, K.
Schilling, R.
Spencer, L.
del Rosario, S.
Moua, K.
Vang, M.
Publication Title: 
AIDS/STD health promotion exchange
Author(s): 
Sivaraksa, S.
Publication Title: 
Family Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are now more than 100,000 Hmong (Southeast Asian) refugees in the United States. This study examined interactions between Hmong patients and their health care providers and identified specific factors that either enable or obstruct health care delivery. METHODS: We used semistructured interview techniques to investigate patients' and providers' experiences, looking for attitudes, ideas, or behaviors that could be modified to improve health care delivery.

Author(s): 
Barrett, B.
Shadick, K.
Schilling, R.
Spencer, L.
del Rosario, S.
Moua, K.
Vang, M.
Publication Title: 
Transcultural Psychiatry

Canada's relative generosity in admitting refugees and fairness in considering refugee claims has earned this country an enviable reputation. However, having opened its doors to those selected, Canada's resettlement policies and programs fail to provide for their needs, and to promote their optimal adaptation.

Author(s): 
Beiser, Morton
Publication Title: 
Medecine Tropicale: Revue Du Corps De Sante Colonial

The southeast Asian tsunami that caused massive death and destruction in December 2004 was met by an extraordinary outpouring of international generosity. Recovery work was initially slowed by a variety of problems including poor administrative organization, lack of coordination between partners, and legal impediments. However, it is now largely completed. UNICEF worked hard to ensure that available funds were used to "build back better".

Author(s): 
Remy, G.

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