There is a significant increase in children under the age of two having check-ups or receiving daily treatment as we move into autumn.
Do you recognise any of these?
Third Culture Kids (TCKs) have both a unique set of experiences and an equally unique perspective on life. Born or raised in cultures outside of their parents’ place of origin, they live elsewhere because of their parents’ occupations or interests.
World Hepatitis Day is on Jul. 28. Hepatitis B is a concern in Vietnam, with a least 5 percent of the population infected. Most people have heard of Hepatitis A and B, but not everyone knows that there is also Hepatitis C, D and E. While A and B can be prevented by vaccination, the other three cannot.
Summertime is always a favourite for children: warm weather, school holidays and many different activities. While the summertime is usually a fun and wonderful time for them, us adults have to worry about increased risks of injury and illness from swimming and other outdoor adventures.
Apr. 7 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on food safety. Living in Vietnam, this is a particular topic of interest as many of us are either eating street food or going to the supermarkets to buy the food that we consume every day.
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.
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.
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.