Joel Kim Booster Jokes About Grindr and Asian Stereotypes

Name: Joel Kim Booster Age: 31 Hometown: Born in South Korea and raised in Plainfield, Ill., by adoptive parents. Now lives: In a sparsely decorated one-bedroom apartment in the Thai Town area of Los Angeles. Claim to fame: Mr. Kim Booster is a stand-up comedian and actor who currently stars in “Sunnyside,” a sitcom created…

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Awkwafina on Traveling to Asia and Staycationing in New York City

Awkwafina has traveled around the world to act in movies, including “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Farewell” and the upcoming “Paradise Hills,” but her hometown, New York City, remains a favorite destination. Whether in New York or elsewhere, the Queens-born actress and rapper — whose mother is Korean and whose father is Chinese-American — has become…

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Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs

SKAERSOGAARD, Denmark — On a mild autumn morning, Sven Moesgaard climbed a sunbathed hill and inspected an undulating expanse of neatly planted vines. A picking crew was harvesting tons of hardy Solaris grapes that he would soon turn into thousands of bottles of crisp white and sparkling Danish wine. A decade ago, winemaking was regarded…

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Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy

Washington, DC (November 9, 2019) — A recent analysis reveals increasing rates of acute kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy, especially among those with diabetes. Also, women with pregnancy-related acute kidney injury were much more likely to die while in the hospital than those without kidney injury. The findings will be presented…

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American Society of Nephrology honors leaders in the fight against kidney diseases

Washington, DC (November 9, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) will honor leaders in the fight against kidney disease during ASN Kidney Week 2019, the society’s annual meeting, held November 5-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The awards recognize five individuals with significant accomplishments in research, education, and…

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Common muscle relaxant causes severe confusion in patients with kidney disease

One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after being prescribed a common muscle relaxant. A new study from ICES Western, Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown that patients with kidney dysfunction who were prescribed a high…

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Examining muscle relaxant dose, risk of encephalopathy in patients with CKD

What The Study Did: Whether a higher or lower dose of the muscle relaxant baclofen was associated with 30-day risk of hospitalization with encephalopathy (defined as a main diagnosis of delirium, disorientation, transient alteration of awareness, transient ischemic attack or an unclear diagnosis of dementia) among newly prescribed patients with chronic kidney disease was the…

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Study points to new weapon in fight against lethal fungi

Monash University researchers have gained insights into how nanoparticles could develop a biosensor to prevent deadly diseases contracted on medical equipment, such as catheters. Candida albicans can become a serious problem for people who are seriously ill or immune-suppressed. Researchers at Monash University have gained insights into how nanoparticles could be used to identify…

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