Abbott organised the event following a 2014 study from market and opinion research company Ipsos conducted in Vietnam showed that 74 per cent of moms were still concerned about their child’s digestive health and half of moms were looking for solutions. The conference was organised by Abbott What are the most common digestive problems of Vietnamese children and what is your suggested treatment? PhD MD Nguyen Gia Khanh, president of the Vietnam Pediatric Association: First, the common digestive issues are vomiting, fussiness, as well as constipation or diarrhea and there is 25-54 per cent of children experiencing these issues. They are not dangerous, but both children and parents will be extremely tired, especially when babies suffer from colic. According to research, 41 per cent of parents constantly switch formulas if they don’t see visible growth in their children. This could be dangerous to their children’s development. Meanwhile, all global studies have … [Read more...] about Experts discuss children’s digestive issues at Abbott conference
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Dr. Delphine Natali. — Photo courtesy of Hanoi French Hospital Viet Nam News By Dr Delphine Natali* You may have heard about asthma, but did you know that asthma is only one manifestation of a larger disease group called atopy? What is atopy? Atopy is a genetic predisposition of the immune system to overreact after exposure to allergen triggers. An allergen trigger can be anything from pollen to certain foods or a chemical that causes individuals with atopy to develop itchy skin, sneeze or have difficulty breathing. No genetic test is available to screen for atopy. Atopy can exhibit in three different ways: atopic dermatitis (itchy skin with or without rashes), atopic rhinitis (sneezing) and atopic asthma (wheezing). A person can exhibit a combination of symptoms or only one. Symptoms generally develop gradually over time; usually atopic dermatitis starts in early childhood, followed by atopic rhinitis and sometimes atopic asthma in later stages of childhood or … [Read more...] about Atopy
Con Cung is working to mitigate the damage caused by the ungrounded allegations Photo: Le Toan Con Cung still struggles Despite having cleared its name after being accused of selling goods of unclear origin, the consequences of domestic maternal and baby product distributor Con Cung JSC’s ordeal can be felt to this day. The company lost VND1-2 billion ($44,247-88,495) in sales a day, while the damage done to its reputation is difficult to assess. Nguyen Quoc Minh, chairman of Con Cung JSC’s Management Board, told VIR that since the issue occurred, the company’s business has been hugely impacted. During the 28 days of inspection, instead of maintaining normal business, it had to work with the Market Surveillance Agency to clarify the origin of its goods. “Since the issue occurred, our sales have been reduced by 20 per cent,” Minh added. “We lost VND1-2 billion in sales per day, which directly impacted our staff’s income because their wages … [Read more...] about Baseless accusations do firms long-term damage
A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
Herb Cochran, senior director of Trade Facilitation and Special Projects of AmCham Việt Nam in HCM City, speaks with media on the sidelines of a seminar on food safety regulations held yesterday in HCM City. - VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp “The time to comply with new regulations is now. Food-safety regulation non-compliance is the largest barrier to entry for Vietnamese firms,” said Herb Cochran, senior director of Trade Facilitation and Special Projects at AmCham Việt Nam in HCM City. To integrate into the global market, Vietnamese businesses must learn more about regulations and improve quality to meet these new standards, he said. Vũ Kim Hạnh, chairwoman of the High Quality Vietnamese Goods Business Association, said that even though Việt Nam had integrated deeply into the global economy, local enterprises still lacked knowledge about the US’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and European Food Safety Authority … [Read more...] about Exporters urged to meet strict food safety standards