A contemporary Japanese dental clinic that provides a full range of standard and specialised dental services and treatments, including a 20-minute teeth whitening using Brillica mouthpieces and LED lighting systems; general check-ups and cleaning (polishing & prevention), and a range of orthodontic work. Smile Dental Clinic is open Mon-Sat from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm, closed on Sundays and public holidays. English - Vietnamese and Japanese are also available to call.
173 Ton Dat Tien, Q7
Tel: 5413 6634
Vietnam’s extensive coastline lends itself to a diverse and complex marine life. Stephanie Cantrell looks at some of the aquatic and freshwater dishes available in Ho Chi Minh City and the health benefits of eating fish. Photos by Charles Barnes
Medical waste such as syringes or equipment from blood and fluid transfusions are being recycled untreated in southern Vietnam.
Following nine solid weeks of hard gym graft and a rigorous mental test of dietary will, much was at stake when deciding the winners of the third annual fitness challenge. So, to avoid any accusation of favouritism, the votes were all cast independently, without The Word having any influence on the final decision.
Virus circulation in Vietnam threatens Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, where eight people have died after becoming infected this year, they warned.
The World Health Organization says bird flu has killed 331 people since 2003.
A(H1N1) influenza – popularised in the media as “swine flu” – reached Vietnam at the end of May.
In Vietnam, everyone seems to get daytime shut-eye. From motorbike drivers stretched out on their vehicles to shopkeepers sprawled on the floors to office workers finding space in front of their computers. Vietnam, it seems, is a country of nappers.
Thao lives in a shelter for women with advanced HIV, but we meet her in District 5 where she comes every month for a medical check-up. Though she looks similar to others of her age, she’s 27, her eyes tell of the suffering of many lifetimes.