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Sticks and stones easily break these bones

November 22, 2009

 LookAtVietnam – Dang Ngoc Phuong looks strong and healthy playing with his friends in front of Phu Do Pagoda in Ha Noi’s Tu Liem District. The Buddhist monks are teaching him the art of tailoring.But few people know that the young teenager has had a bone weakening disease known as osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone [...]

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Vitamin D supplements associated with reduced fracture risk in older adults

March 24, 2009
Vitamin D supplements associated with reduced fracture risk in older adults

Oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day are associated with a reduced risk of bone fractures in older adults, according to results of a meta-analysis published Monday in the U.S. journal Archives of Internal Medicine. “The anti-fracture benefits of vitamin D have been questioned by several recent [...]

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Major hydropower project manager calls for calm over dam cracks

February 12, 2009
Major hydropower project manager calls for calm over dam cracks

The project manager of the Son La hydropower project in the northern eponymous province said three cracks in the main dam are no big deal. The longest crack in the dam that is still under construction is 31.5 meters in length, one millimeter wide, and six meters at the deepest point.Nguyen Kim Toi, head of [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...