Wednesday, 21 January 2015 19:19

5 Tips on Preparing for Emergencies

By global standards Vietnam is a safe place to live for foreigners — violent crime is relatively low and the sluggish traffic makes high-speed collisions rare. But accidents and medical emergencies, ranging from severe food poisoning and heart attacks to motorbike/ road accidents and bar fights, can happen to anybody.

Published in Medical Buff
Thursday, 18 December 2014 22:28

Sleep Hygiene

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Published in Medical Buff
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:05

Healthy Eating Series by Chiara Squinzi

Every Saturday, for one month, commencing on Saturday Oct.18 from 2pm to 3.30pm Chiara Squinzi presents unique and exciting healthy eating classes.

Published in What's On
Monday, 08 September 2014 23:13

Stress Management

Stress is the modern day killer. Stress is making you old, making you fat, impacting your productivity at work, affecting your relationships and getting in the way of you reaching your optimal health.

Published in Body & Temple
Monday, 08 September 2014 22:39

Back-to-School Health Tips

When preparing for the new school year, here are some health reminders to consider:

Published in Medical Buff
Saturday, 02 August 2014 00:10

Calories vs. Chemicals

The calorie myth is a hard one to kill. Calories are not the most important issue when striving for effortless fat loss and health.

Published in Body & Temple
Friday, 01 August 2014 23:47

Fighting Flu

We see people with influenza or flu all year round, but the numbers peak during autumn and throughout the winter — this is why it is referred to as ‘seasonal flu.’ Flu is different from a cold and is caused by another group of viruses. The symptoms tend to be more severe and last longer.

Published in Medical Buff
Friday, 01 August 2014 23:35

Decision Making and the Future


This month Douglas Holwerda, American trained and licensed mental health counsellor, talks about making decisions and prioritising for the future

Published in The Therapist
Friday, 01 August 2014 20:15

Self-Enhancement Yoga

Yoga isn’t all about being in a quiet environment and stretching — it’s about meditation and self-enhancement. Starting this summer on Aug. 25, Life Bright Yoga at Star Fitness Center introduces two teacher-training courses available to both adults and children.

Published in Ho Chi Minh City
Friday, 11 July 2014 20:12

Staying Healthy in the Summer Heat

With the thermometer at a Hanoi high, and humidity rising, we all need to remind ourselves how to stay healthy in the summer heat. The danger for some is heat exhaustion, which is a condition whose symptoms may include weakness, headache, dizziness, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting and rapid heart beat. All of this as a result of your body overheating.

Published in Medical Buff
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