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Tonic wine may pose health risk

February 2, 2009
Tonic wine may pose health risk

Workers process medicinal wine using modern technology at the Thanh Van Co-operative in northern Ha Giang Province. Only 10 per cent out of a total 20,000 distilleries nationwide meet quality standards. Lookatvietnam – Consumption of medicinal liquor is on the rise as an alternative to home-made wine, despite concerns over the quality and health benefits.Medicinal [...]

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Businesses risk $1 trillion losses from data theft: study

January 29, 2009

Businesses risk losing over $1 trillion from loss or theft of data and other cybercrime, according to a study released on Thursday by security technology firm McAfee Inc. The California-based company launched the survey after detecting a rapid acceleration of malicious software, or “malware,” last year, CEO David DeWalt told Reuters. Malware increased by 400 [...]

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Bird flu risk rises ahead of Lunar New Year next week

January 23, 2009
Bird flu risk rises ahead of Lunar New Year next week

Map of China showing areas that have reported cases of bird flu infection and fatalities since the start of January. Human bird-flu infections may rise in Asia as people handle more poultry for next week’s Lunar New Year celebrations, according to a United Nations veterinarian who tracks the virus in birds. Health authorities in China, [...]

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Bird flu tests on people at risk negative, says health official

January 12, 2009
Bird flu tests on people at risk negative, says health official

Tests conducted on people who’d come into contact with the young girl confirmed to have contracted avian flu have proved negative for the H5N1 virus. The head of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) Nguyen Tran Hien, said last Friday that the 37 people chosen for the tests were those who had reason [...]

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Vitamin D deficiency ups pregnant women’s Cesarean risk

December 24, 2008
Vitamin D deficiency ups pregnant women’s Cesarean risk

Pregnant women with Vitamin D deficiency may have a greater risk of having a Cesarean delivery, a new study shows. The risk of Cesarean delivery may be almost 4 times higher for women with Vitamin D deficiency than those who have a sufficient level of Vitamin D, according to the study conducted by researchers at [...]

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Rising seas put mangrove forests at risk

December 10, 2008
Rising seas put mangrove forests at risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam and Bangladesh are the two countries which have suffered the worst effects of rising sea levels, says Prof Nguyen Hoang Nghia of the Viet Nam Institute of Forest Science. Safe haven: Ca Mau Province has established a 60ha eco-tourism region centred on its mangrove forests.This fact, coupled with pollution and [...]

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FDI drop flags risk adverse sentiment

December 7, 2008
FDI drop flags risk adverse sentiment

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s newly-licenced foreign direct invested projects have cooled, heating up fears of a considerable reduction in the capital inflows in the aftermath of global financial turmoil. The global credit squeeze has put the brakes on scores of proposed projectsVietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s newly-licenced foreign direct invested projects have cooled, heating up fears [...]

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Family history key in breast cancer risk

November 19, 2008
Family history key in breast cancer risk

Women with a family history of breast cancer but who test negative for two genetic mutations commonly linked to it still have a very high risk of developing the disease, Canadian researchers said on Monday. Vasiliki Kostoula, a Greek breast cancer patient, smiles after a radiological medical examination in an Athens hospital Oct.  29, 2008. [...]

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Study: Vitamin C or E pills do not lower risk of cancer

November 17, 2008
Study: Vitamin C or E pills do not lower risk of cancer

Taking vitamin C and E pills does not lower the risk of cancer, according to a latest study involving nearly 15,000 men in the U.S., media reported Monday.  (File Photo)“After nearly 10 years of supplementation with either vitamin E or vitamin C, we found no evidence supporting the use of either supplement in the prevention [...]

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Study: Large waist almost doubles premature death risk

November 13, 2008
Study: Large waist almost doubles premature death risk

Having a large waistline can almost double your risk of dying prematurely even if your body mass index is within the “normal” range, according to a new study of over 350,000 people across Europe, published Wednesday in the U.S. magazine New England Journal of Medicine. (File Photo)The study provides strong evidence that storing excess fat [...]

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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...