VietNamNet Bridge – While people are worrying that elephants will be extinct in Vietnam in the next ten years, this man breeds and helps elephants to reproduce. The elephants of Dieu Cuoc that were sold to Dai Nam Tourism Company. This ‘midwife’ is Mr. Dieu Cuoc, 55, in Son Lang village, Phu Son commune in Binh Phuoc province. Dieu Cuoc’s family used to live in Buon Me Thuot of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and was specialized in breeding and training elephants. The family has relocated in Dang Long village in Dak Nong province. Mr. Dieu Cuoc said that in the past ten years, Ede ethnic people in Dak Lak raised elephants as raising buffaloes. At that time, many families had 5-10 elephants. Human and elephants were good friends. Elephants are very smart and loyal. They know who their masters are. “Whenever an elephant saw its masters again, after a long trip, it usually raises its trunk and howls. Its eyes are full with … [Read more...] about Man who is midwife for elephants
Trying for second baby
Last week Việt Nam News asked readers if Việt Nam should only allow advertisers to promote formula for infants under one-year-old, rather than maintain its current four-year policy of allowing such advertising for toddlers up to two years old. Here are some comments we received: Andrew Burden, Canadian, Hà Nội Nothing's better for a newborn and mother than breastfeeding. This life- and intelligence-giving activity should be exclusive for six months. Only then should solid food be introduced. No one - no government, no corporation and certainly no non-governmental agency such as UNICEF - should be messing around with this. Mother Nature knows and produces best. Breast-fed kids grow up healthier and smarter. Problems such as not producing enough milk and the inexperience of mothers can be successfully addressed. Society really should not drop the ball (or teat) on this important human development topic. It is well known that companies provide free samples of formula at hospitals … [Read more...] about Should formula only be promoted for babies?
As U.S. public health officials try to determine whether Zika has arrived in the country, doctors are establishing guidelines on how to care for the rising number of babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy. A mosquito is seen under a microscope at the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District in Santa Fe Springs, California, U.S., May 18, 2016. Florida said it is investigating two possible cases of Zika not related to travel to an area where Zika is active, raising the possibility of the first incidence of local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus. On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health said it was investigating a non travel-related case of Zika in Broward County, marking the second such case. Florida has asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in its investigation that must … [Read more...] about Doctors devise care plan for babies as Zika threat looms in U.S.
Hanoi Ob-Gyn Hospital on Saturday gave the wrong baby to a mother several hours after her delivery. Nurses at the hospital gave the baby of Tran Thi Thuy, tagged with the number 550, to Le Kim Oanh, who was tagged with the number 585 just like her baby. The case was only discovered after Thuy's family asked for her baby six hours after her delivery and the nurses could not find the boy, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaperreported. It turned out later that Oanh's baby was still in the babies' section. The women both had C-sections and their babies were separated from them until they recovered enough to hold the babies. Dr. Nguyen Manh Tri at the hospital blamed nurses for not matching the number of the baby with the mother, when they gave Oanh the baby. He said the mistake occurred when 10 babies, including Oanh's and Thuy's, were given a bath and the nurses called out the babies' numbers for their families to receive them. But Oanh's mother must have misheard the number and accepted the wrong … [Read more...] about Hanoi hospital hands baby to wrong mother
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for their opinions on whether they think people should be drinking milk or not due to some studies suggesting that drinking milk is actually not good for your health as you might have thought. Here are some comments: Bill Robinson, American, Ha Noi If five million studies, articles, experts, and positive results say that MILK IS GOOD FOR YOU, and one fool tries to deny all the research, who do you believe? Milk is unquestionably nature's most perfect food and I am tired of people who have no credentials or credibility trying to deny that milk builds strong bodies, agile minds, and good general health, because milk does all that and more. I have been in the dairy industry for most of my life (I'm 75 years old and retired) and I claim some higher level of expertise about the qualities of and benefits of milk. You don't have to be an expert though—just look at young adults who have had the benefit of drinking milk all their lives, … [Read more...] about Milk a valued product in VN, but it might not be that good for you