Doctor Catherine Gonzalez. — Photo Courtesy of Family Medical Practice Hanoi. Viet Nam News By Dr. Catherine Gonzalez October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As modern-day women, it’s all too easy to use the “I’m too busy” excuse, so you may be tempted to let your annual breast screening or a lipid profile test slip. Don’t let that happen. As busy as you are as a modern women, there is no reason why you cannot have a healthy life. Here are five of the most important medical tests that all women should take: Pelvic Examination and Pap smear With cervical cancer said to be the second leading cause of death for women, uterine and pelvic health should be given prime importance. It is always advisable that you visit your gynecologist periodically and have a complete pelvic examination and a Pap smear test. Do not get scared as most do on hearing about these tests. A pelvic exam checks for abnormalities such as growths while Pap smear is a … [Read more...] about Medical tests every woman must have
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A child believed to be suffering from acute brain fever, which has been linked to lychee fruit, is taken to hospital in India's Bihar state. (Photo: AFP/STR) Sixty children, mostly under the age of 10 and malnourished, are undergoing treatment after an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of the eastern state. Bihar health department official Ashok Kumar Singh told AFP that ten children died on Tuesday, taking the overall death count in June to 113. "Six children were discharged after being treated for AES," Singh said. He warned that the toll may rise with fresh cases trickling-in, as dozens undergo treatment in packed hospital wards. Television images showed several children to a bed. On Tuesday, dozens of people gathered outside the main hospital in Muzaffarpur to accuse local authorities of acting too slowly and of not caring. The state's health minister came in for particular flak after asking reporters about the score in India's cricket match … [Read more...] about Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 113 children
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
A weaponry factory in northern Vietnam has built its own ‘spa’ where workers enjoy free herbal baths and massages to cleanse their body of harmful toxins from work. The Z131 factory, located in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, is a key weapon manufacturing plant of the defense ministry’s General Department of Defense Industry. It is responsible for producing weapons, ammunition and other equipment for the Vietnamese military. With its revenue topping VND1.4 trillion (US$59.75 million) in 2018, the factory has found ways to make sure its personnel receive the best possible rewards for their dedication. Apart from a monthly salary of VND13 million ($555) on average, workers at Z131 also enjoy other perks including regular spa-like treatments to detoxify their body and daily buffets to recharge. Lunch buffets “At our factory, we have buffets for lunch instead of traditional portioned meals,” said Pham Anh Dao, a female worker at the Z131 … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, arms factory workers get spa-like treatment to remove toxins
Pop star Cẩm Vân (right) and veteran and young singers, dancers and musicians will perform in many music shows to usher in the Christmas and New Year in HCM City. — Photo from the singer's facebook HCM CITY — A series of drama, music and dance shows featuring hundreds of singers, dancers and theatre artists offering something for everyone in HCM City will begin this weekend. Trống Đồng Entertainment Centre will cheer the Christmas and New Year and celebrate its 30 years of working with a great open-air music programme on Saturday. The event, 30 Năm Ký Ức Trống Đồng (30 Years - the Best Moments of Trồng Đồng Centre), will feature about 100 veteran and young singers and dance groups. Pop stars Ngọc Sơn and Cẩm Vân, who began their career in the 1980s, will be featured. The concert will also highlight Vietnamese-American veteran … [Read more...] about Music shows bring Christmas cheer to HCM City