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Family: Leukemia patient's stem cell donor repeatedly denied visa
Doctors say Helen Huynh will die without a transplant and while her sister is a perfect match, she's in Vietnam and can't get a temporary visa (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient's perfect donor repeatedly denied U.S. visa, family says
The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant. Her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, but the U.S. Consulate has refused to give her a temporary visa so far. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control
Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

My dwarfism
Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strengthening advocacy efforts with empirical evidence: a case example of the conduct, uptake and utilisation of research in drug policy decision-making in Vietnam - Vuong T, Ritter A, Nguyen N, Ali R.
During the last decade, international aid agencies and advocates have been working with Southeast Asian governments to move away from punitive responses towards people who use drugs to more public health, humane approaches. The lack of local scientific evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

This Is the Story Behind the POW/MIA Flag
National POW/MIA Recognition Day may be Friday, but many Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, military properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round. Far less well-known are the people who created the flag. Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag. She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam War. His body was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Holidays Military remembrance Source Type: news

The Incredible Story Behind a Haunting Picture of a POW in Vietnam
The man in the picture keeps his eyes to the ground. Though there are no walls keeping him in — the image was taken in a rice field — there’s no mistaking that he is a prisoner. The rope that binds his arms is only just visible, but the militiawoman guarding him with her bayonet is plain to see. And yet, 50 years after that striking photograph was taken, he remembers that the event it captures held for him a secret sense of possibility. That day was a breath of relief, and cause for a silent prayer of gratitude. The man’s name is Dewey Wayne Waddell. Today, at 82, he’s retired and living in M...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized conflict Military photography POW Vietnam Source Type: news

My Father ’s Vietnam
Courtesy Jon MeachamJere Meacham on patrol in Vietnam with other members of the U.S. Army’s Fourth Infantry Division. He sent the images to his son in 1999 Thirty years after everything happened–and 31 years since he had first set foot in Southeast Asia–my father, a soldier of the Fourth Infantry Division, wrote me a letter. It was 1999, and the note came with a set of recently rediscovered photographs he and his friends had taken with an old 35-mm Minolta in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. There were images of impossibly young men, their helmets heavy on their heads, carrying M-16s, smoking cigarettes ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Meacham Tags: Uncategorized History Vietnam Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Sylvia Earle, Carla Hayden and More Reflect on Their Journeys to Become ‘Firsts’
Sylvia Earle, the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, didn’t set out to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to study science. “I never thought of myself as being a feminist,” Earle said at an event Tuesday night launching TIME Firsts, a multimedia project featuring 46 groundbreaking women. “It wasn’t about labels. It was about doing the best I could do to be what I was aspiring to be.” Nancy Gibbs, the first woman to serve as editor of TIME, interviewed Earle, Kathryn Smith (the first female coach in the NFL), Maya Lin (the fir...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Cooney Tags: Uncategorized feminism Firsts onetime time firsts Source Type: news

Characteristics of persons who inject drugs and who witness opioid overdoses in Vietnam: a cross-sectional analysis to inform future overdose prevention programs - Blackburn NA, Lancaster KE, Ha TV, Latkin CA, Miller WC, Frangakis C, Chu VA, Sripaipan T, Quan VM, Minh NL, Vu PT, Go VF.
BACKGROUND: Persons who use opioids have a high risk of overdose and associated mortality. In Vietnam, little is known about the characteristics of this population and the persons who are witness to those overdoses. One approach to combatting fatal overdos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ken Burns New Documentary Tackles the Vietnam War - TV for ...
3 hours ago ... Ken Burns Tackles Vietnam. The filmmaker hopes his new doc will help Americans finally discuss the divisive war. by Christina Ianzito, AARP,  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘Today Our Entire Nation Grieves With You.’ Read President Trump’s 9/11 Memorial Remarks
President Trump marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks Monday with a pledge of support for the families of those killed that day. “Today our entire nation grieves with you and with every family of those 2,977 innocent souls who were murdered by terrorists 16 years ago,” Trump said Monday while speaking at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, the site of one of the attacks. “Though we can never erase your pain, or bring back those you lost, we can honor their sacrifice by pledging our resolve to do whatever we must to keep our people safe.” Monday marked Trump’s first time sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized onetime september 11 Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: War and Democracy in Vietnam
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 37: Sept. 15, 1967 The man on this week’s cover, Nguyen Van Thieu, had just been elected President of South Vietnam — and his victory represented more than just a change of power in the war-torn nation. Thieu, 44, was the son of a farmer/fisherman who had once joined the Viet Minh to combat French colonialism ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Vietnam War Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

Georgia State gets more than $1 million to help curb smoking in China, Vietnam
The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health gave researchers at Georgia State University's School of Public Health a more than $1 million grant to help smokers in China and Vietnam quit. China and Vietnam have some of the highest cigarette smoking rates in the world among males. More than 40 percent of men smoke in these countries, but only 2 percent of women are smokers. Combined, China and Vietnam have more than 300 million smokers. By contrast, 17 percent of men and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Georgia State wins grant to develop mHealth tool to curb smoking in China, Vietnam
(Georgia State University) Researchers at the Georgia State University School of Public Health have received more than $1 million to develop cellphone messaging programs to help smokers kick the habit in China and Vietnam, countries where smoking rates among men are among the highest in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Influence of father-infant relationship on infant development: a father-involvement intervention in Vietnam - Rempel LA, Rempel JK, Khuc TN, Vui LT.
We examined the extent to which fathers can be taught and encouraged to develop positive relationships with their children, especially in infancy, and the effects of this fathering intervention on infant development. A multifaceted relationally focused int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases
Vietnam is battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past three weeks stretching its medical system. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network in Vietnam
(Australian National University) A team of archaeologists from The Australian National University has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women at war: the crucible of Vietnam - Pless Kaiser A, Kabat DH, Spiro A, Davison EH, Stellman JM.
We examined the experiences of 1285 American women, military and civilian, who served in Viet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists hope to breed Asian ‘unicorns’ – if they can find them
Conservationists see only one hope for the saola: a risky captive breeding programmeIn 1996, William Robichaud spentthree weeks with Martha before she died. Robichaud studied Martha – a beautiful, enigmatic, shy saola – with a scientist’s eye but also fell under the gracile animal’s spell as she ate out of his hand and allowed herself to be stroked. Captured by local hunters, Martha spent those final days in a Laotian village, doted on by Robichaud.Since losing Martha, Robichaud has become the coordinator of theSaola Working Group (SWG) at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). H...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Science Biology Laos Vietnam Animals Conservation Asia Pacific World news Endangered species Wildlife Source Type: news

Childhood hospitalisation and related deaths in Hanoi, Vietnam: a tertiary hospital database analysis from 2007 to 2014 - Nguyen NTT, Dien TM, Schindler C, Lien NTB, Probst-Hensch N, Lan VTH, K ünzli N, Perez L.
OBJECTIVE: To describe hospital admission and emergency visit rates and potential risk factors of prolonged hospitalisation and death among children in Hanoi. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study reviewed 212  216 hospitalisation records of children (aged ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Improving hospital death certification in Vietnam: results of a pilot study of injury-related fatalities - Walton M, Harrison R, Chevalier A, Esguerra E, Chinh ND, Haian H, Duong DV, Giang H.
BACKGROUND: Vietnam has prioritised the establishment of a civil registration system for deaths but as yet is unable to report accurate national statistics for the population of 93.5  million people due to inadequate mortality data. Verbal autopsy data su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vietnam Veteran Awarded Medal of Honor- AARP
4 hours ago ... Vietnam veteran James C. McCloughan was awarded the Medal of Honor 48 years after battle. He saved 10 members of his company during a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Effects of traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder on development of Alzheimer's disease in Vietnam Veterans using the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative: Preliminary Report - Weiner MW, Harvey D, Hayes J, Landau SM, Aisen PS, Petersen RC, Tosun D, Veitch DP, Jack CR, Decarli C, Saykin AJ, Grafman J, Neylanthe TC.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have previously been reported to be associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We are using biomarkers to study Vietnam Veterans with/without mild cognitiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medal of Honor Awarded to Vietnam Army Medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America's highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White House ceremony. McCloughan was a 23-year-old private first class who had been drafted into the Army when, in 1969, he found himself in the middle of the raging, days long Battle of Hui Yon Hill. McCloughan voluntarily entered the "kill zone" to rescue injured comrades, even as he was pelted with shrapnel from a roc...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darlene Superville, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medal of Honor Awarded to Vietnam Army Medic
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army medic from Michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue Vietnam War comrades is becoming the first person to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump. Trump is set to present America's highest military honor to James McCloughan on Monday at a White House ceremony. McCloughan was a 23-year-old private first class who had been drafted into the Army when, in 1969, he found himself in the middle of the raging, days long Battle of Hui Yon Hill. McCloughan voluntarily entered the "kill zone" to rescue injured comrades, even as he was pelted with shrapnel from a roc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darlene Superville, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

FDA sets inaugural meeting of first-ever Patient Engagement Advisory Committee
Kathryn O’Callaghan, Assistant Director for Strategic Programs, FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health By: Kathryn O’Callaghan and Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. Imagine checking your blood sugar levels several times a day with a glucose meter to keep your diabetes under control. Or maybe you’ve had a hip joint replaced or a stent inserted in your coronary artery to treat a heart blockage. Maybe you participated in a clinical trial to help researchers or a manufacturer better understand a new device to treat a condition. It’s possible that you had some unexpected experiences with the dev...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Child maltreatment in Vietnam: prevalence and cross-cultural comparison - Tran NK, Alink LRA, Berkel SRV, Ijzendoorn MHV.
This Vietnam prevalence study on child maltreatment (VPM-2014) was designed to examine the prevalence of child maltreatment in Vietnam and to compare it with the child maltreatment prevalence in the Netherlands using the same measures and procedure. Questi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevention and recognition of abusive head trauma: training for healthcare professionals in Vietnam - Fraser JA, Flemington T, Doan TND, Hoang MTV, Doan TLB, Ha MT.
AIM: This paper presents results from an intervention designed to improve identification and response to abusive head trauma in a tertiary paediatric hospital in Vietnam. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen healthcare professionals (paediatric medical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center
Royal Philips plans to collaborate with Varian Medical Systems and Ion Beam...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips to move MR-HIFU business to Profound IBA inks Va. installation deal Philips buys catheter developer CardioProlific FDA clears Varian's Halcyon rad therapy system IBA to show updated synthesizer at SNMMI 2017 Varian to build radiation oncology centers in Vietnam (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north - OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Letter Home From Vietnam with Help from Red Cross
Editor’s note: This blog post originally appeared on the Colorado Red Cross blog. Story by Autumn Velez & photos provided by George Autobee. Imagine being eighteen years old – you... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: History Military Support George Autobee marine corps marines Med- Evac Mike Company red cross U.S. military USMC vietnam vietnam war volunteer Source Type: news

Three-Zone Biosecurity Offers New Hope to Indonesian Farmers
James McGrane, FAO ECTAD Indonesia Team Leader, at his office in Jakarta. Credit: Kanis Dursin/IPSBy Kanis DursinJAKARTA, Indonesia, Jul 10 2017 (IPS)Poultry farmer Bambang Sutrisno Setiawan had long heard about biosecurity but never gave serious thought to it, even when the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 forced him to cull thousands of his layer chickens in 2003 and 2009.Eighteen years into the business, however, Bambang, who is called Ilung by friends, is now converting his second farm into a three-zone biosecurity poultry with a strong conviction that it is the only way to save his business amid continued threat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kanis Dursin Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects avian flu biosafety Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agricultu Source Type: news

How life stressors influence modifiable lifestyle factors, depressive symptoms, and physical and mental health among Vietnamese older women? - Dao-Tran TH, Anderson D, Seib C.
BACKGROUND: Research has demonstrated that exposure to life stressors can influence health through a number of pathways. However, knowledge about the patterns of life stressors and their contributions to health in different populations is limited. Vietname... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

FDA clears Varian's Halcyon rad therapy system
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared radiation oncology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian to build radiation oncology centers in Vietnam Varian awarded Thai proton therapy contract Varian installs proton therapy system in Fla. Varian launches Halcyon radiation therapy unit at ESTRO Varian adds to revenues in Q2 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pharma Leads the Charge on NCDs
A disaster in slow motion; that is how Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO of African health NGO AMREF, describes the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Long thought of as diseases of the richer countries, the threat of NCDs – including cancer, diabetes and hypertension – is growing in low-to-middle-income countries, which now account for three-quarters of the annual death toll of more than 40 million.A toxic mix of modernization, urbanization and lifestyle changes has seen this growth in NCDs in developing countries, a scenario that has already played out in developed countries, where smoking, alcohol, processed f...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Hillsden Source Type: news

Using online respondent driven sampling for Vietnamese youths' alcohol use and associated risk factors - Zhang MWB, Tran BX, Nguyen HLT, Le HT, Long NH, Le HT, Hinh ND, Tho TD, Le BN, Thuc VTM, Ngo C, Tu NH, Latkin CA, Ho RC.
OBJECTIVES: The average alcohol consumption per capita among Vietnamese adults has consistently increased. Although alcohol-related disorders have been extensively studied, there is a paucity of research shedding light on this issue among Internet users. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Combat PTSD — One Veterans ’ Journey to Control the Beast
I thought January 9, 1970 was the end of my involvement with the military and the Vietnam War. That was the day I was discharged from the US Navy after having completed three tours to Vietnam, two of which took me “in-country” with various Marine elements needing to document their activities with photographs. (I was a Navy Photographers Mate Second Class.) Now 45 years later, at times, I am thrust back there. PTSD, or PTSS as it was called then, takes me there instantly. I smell the smells, feel the sweat on the back of my neck and everything else — fear, high alert and paranoia flood over me. To me, PTSD...
Source: Psych Central - May 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dr. Donald N. Burton Tags: Personal Stories PTSD Trauma combat PTSD Combat Veterans Emotional Expression Hyperarousal panic Paranoia Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Trauma History Traumatic Event United States Marine Corps Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Climate-Smart Agriculture – From Tanzania to Vietnam
Farmers clear weeds from a trench, which retains water and prevents soil erosion during rains, as part of the FAO project to strengthen capacity of farms for climate change in Kiroka, Tanzania. Credit: FAOBy IPS World DeskROME, Apr 28 2017 (IPS)As part of efforts to move towards “climate-smart” agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. The exchange took place at a special 26 April side-event during a session of the UN Food and Agric...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Middle East & North Africa Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nati Source Type: news

The association between child maltreatment and emotional, cognitive, and physical health functioning in Vietnam - Tran NK, van Berkel SR, van Ijzendoorn MH, Alink LRA.
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of research on correlates of child maltreatment in limited-resource countries with a relatively high tolerance of harsh discipline. This Vietnamese study aimed to investigate associations between different types of child malt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

It ’ s your body, it ’ s your choice – Louise ’ s story
The post It’s your body, it’s your choice – Louise’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I woke up the day after my work Christmas party with, not the raging hangover some of my colleagues might have, but dreadful pains across my lower half, the small of my back and down my left leg. My period was due, and being 48, I thought this could be the peri-menopause too! Joys of being a woman! But I really didn’t give it an awful lot of thought. But the pains got worse. I was working as a teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam where all healthcare is paid for, and appointments are always available. I...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories endometriosis ovarian cyst Source Type: news

In Vietnam, A Rush To Save The World's Largest Cave From The Masses
The world’s largest cave, the mammoth Hong Son Doong in Vietnam, is a relative babe-in-arms when it comes to natural history: The cavern was first discovered in 1991, then lost, then found again before it was first explored in 2009. But less than a decade later, environmentalists are scrambling to save the site from thousands of tourists and a development company set on thrusting a cable car into its depths. Located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Son Doong stretches more than 5.5 miles underground, reaches heights of 650 feet and is home to its own jungle, ecosystem and river. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Surgical Forceps Removed From Vietnamese Man After 18 Years Surgical Forceps Removed From Vietnamese Man After 18 Years
Doctors in Vietnam have removed surgical forceps from a man who unknowingly carried them inside his body for 18 years, national television VTV reported.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

What I Learned About Patriotism From My Dad, A Vietnam War Draftee
When my father was 22 years old, he was drafted into the United States military. The year was 1968, the Vietnam War was in full swing, and he was a recent college graduate with a wife and newborn baby. My dad did not want to go to Vietnam for many reasons, which were obvious at the time but may be less apparent to people my age. Vietnam was one of the longest and most unpopular wars in American history. The death toll reached over 58,000 U.S. military casualties by the conflict’s end. Servicemen were reportedly committing senseless acts of violence against civilians. Anti-war protests were rampant, and anti-war sent...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is this the plot with the most physics?
A long-ish read about a plot with lots of physics. Not the plot of a film or a novel but, you know,aplot!I began writing this somewhere between Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, on the way home after week lecturing at the22nd Vietnam School of Physics. The school was in the seaside town of Quy Nohn, and attracts students not just from Vietnam but from India, Thailand, Malaysia and more. Sample questions over dinner:Where are the best places to study particle physics? Have you met Stephen Hawking? Why did Britain vote to leave the EU? Do you support Manchester City or United?*Talking to new audiences, I find that I see things...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Butterworth Tags: Science Physics Particle physics Large Hadron Collider Cern Vietnam Source Type: news