Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:58

Endometriosis Awareness week

Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day — and while we use it as a time to celebrate the women in the world, it is also an opportunity to focus on women’s health.

Published in Medical Buff
Monday, 23 February 2015 19:42

The Uncommon Cold

Sneezing, scratchy throat, runny nose — everyone knows the first miserable signs of a common cold. More severe symptoms, such as high fever or muscle aches, may indicate you have the flu rather than a cold. As there are more than 100 viruses that cause a common cold, signs and symptoms tend to vary greatly.

Published in Medical Buff
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
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 22:38

Influenza Vaccination FAQs

With this month marking the beginning of flu season — which lasts until March — people are more susceptible to getting the flu and falling ill for up to 12 days. Getting a flu vaccination can easily prevent this. However, many people are misled by the basic facts of influenza — the FAQ below should shed some light.

Published in Medical Buff
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
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, 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
Friday, 13 June 2014 21:17

Antibiotic Resistance

“Antibiotic Resistance a ‘Catastrophic Threat.’” — Reuter’s headline, March 2014
“Antibiotic Apocalypse. A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors.” — BBC headline

Published in Medical Buff
Thursday, 10 April 2014 22:42

Medical Buff: The Smoking Baby

Everybody knows the detrimental effects of smoking on your health. It’s common knowledge and even written on the side of every cigarette packet. We know that smoking can shorten your life expectancy, increase our risk of lung cancer (one in 11 smokers will die of lung cancer), and increase the risk of chronic lung disease or having a stroke or heart attack.

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