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Woman Wearing a Face Mask Attacked in NYC Subway, Called a ‘Diseased B*tch’

With the number of coronavirus cases growing, more Asians and Asian Americans are reporting instances of hate and discrimination, including one woman who was reportedly called a “diseased b*tch” at a subway station in New York City.

A Facebook user who wished to be identified as Gin, caught the incident on camera. She wrote in the caption that a woman was sitting on a stairwell while donning a face mask in Chinatown at Manhattan’s Grand Street station when a male passerby approached her and called her a “diseased b*tch.”

China’s Mysterious Coronavirus Has Reached the United States

coronavirus

The first case of coronavirus — a respiratory disease first reported in Wuhan, China where six people died and at least 200 people have been infected — has made its way to the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday.

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said that a male patient in his 30s was being treated at Snohomish County, Washington, a two-hour drive north of Seattle.

Virginia Woman Develops Rare Paralyzing Illness During Dream Trip to Thailand

Guillain-Barré syndrom

A 22-year-old woman who recently graduated from the University of Mississippi and left to Thailand is now stuck in the country after developing Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare disorder that has left her paralyzed from the neck down.

After waiting tables to save for her dream trip, Caroline Bradner of Henrico County, Virginia left home in October to teach in the Southeast Asian country.

Chinese Boy with Life-Threatening Kidney Disease Live Streams to Pay for Medical Bills

A 5-year-old boy from Changchun is helping to pay his own medical bill to treat his life-threatening kidney disease through live streaming.

The boy, known by the nickname Xiaoshi (or “Little Rock”), was first diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a collection of symptoms sourcing from kidney damage including blood clots, infections, and high blood pressure, when he was only 14 months old.

Study: Jungle Parasites From the Vietnam War May Be Slowly Killing U.S. Veterans

Some United States veterans who served in Vietnam in the late 1960s may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite that only shows its symptoms decades after its ingestion, a new study revealed.

Based on the research recently commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in South Korea, scientists believe that there is a significant link between liver flukes and a rare bile duct cancer also known as cholangiocarcinoma, which has mysteriously affected hundreds of veterans.

Indian Teen Gets Huge Furball Removed From Stomach Because She Can’t Stop Eating Her Hair

Doctors had to perform an operation on a 15-year-old Indian teenager after she was diagnosed with “Rapunzel Syndrome.”

The teenager from Punjab, India was admitted to a hospital after she was not able to eat or drink anything, Daily Mail reported. After she was scanned, doctors were surprised to see a massive clump of hair in her stomach which called for immediate surgery.