Jakarta (VNA) – The number of lung cancer patients in Indonesia has increased nearly 10-fold compared to 15 years ago, data from the Indonesian Lung Association (PDPI) showed. Notably, the number of male patients account for 88.8 percent, compared to 11.2 percent in women. Chair of the Cancer Information and Support Center (CISC) Aryanthi Baramuli Putri said the Indonesian government is trying to reduce the prevalence of lung cancer through the optimisation of health facilities and treatment for lung cancer. However, the large number of smokers is one of the reasons for the rising number of cancer patients in Indonesia, she added. PDPI Chairperson Dr Agus Dwi Susanto revealed that more than 80 percent of lung cancer patients receive treatment only after they enter the final stage. Therefore, regular medical checkups and anti-smoking campaigns are vital to lung cancer prevention, he affirmed./. … [Read more...] about Lung cancer patients in Indonesia surge
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Aiming to find effective short term and long-term solutions, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) invited experts from large healthcare centers, including the Central Tropical Diseases Hospital, Military Medical Academy, Military Hospital 103, HCM City Pasteur Institute and VABIOTECH (the Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No 1) to the meeting. … [Read more...] about Covid-2019: what can Vietnam’s scientists do?
According to General Lich, ASEAN is facing many challenges, including competition amongst big countries, regional maritime security with the East Sea issue in particular, and the emerging traditional and non-traditional security challenges. Specifically, the outbreak and rapid spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threatens not only ASEAN member countries but all nations around the world. According to Mr. Chairman, the ASEAN Community needs a joining effort to tackle the wide spread of fake news on social media that causes a negative impact on the people. … [Read more...] about ADMM Retreat: Building mutual trust among regional countries
The baby, who was the only child patient infected with the deadly virus in Vietnam so far, was released from the Hanoi-based National Children's Hospital on Thursday morning. According to director of the hospital, Le Thanh Hai, the child started to cough and have a running nose and then tested positive for coronavirus on February 11. "She was infected with the virus while staying with her grandmother who also got it from a 23-year-old worker who returned from Wuhan City in January," the doctor said. The child was admitted to Binh Xuyen District Medical Centre in her Vinh Phuc hometown before being taken to the National Children's Hospital for better monitoring and treatment. According to the doctor, the child had mild symptoms with slight fever and minor lung problems. "We didn’t have to apply any special treatment methods," he said. "We just treated the coughs and tried to give her good nutrition. Her mother, who was negative for the virus during multiple tests, stayed with … [Read more...] about Coronavirus child patient recovers in Vietnam
The US itself has had a long history of Sinophobia, most notably with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act which banned Chinese labourers following immigration that began with the Gold Rush. The current wave coincides, and is perhaps in part due to, a rise in nativism in the US as well as the rest of the world, says Prof Sautman. … [Read more...] about Sinophobia: How a virus reveals the many ways China is feared