Male, 68-year-old and expecting? If you're a guy, did you ever think a doctor would look at your symptoms and chalk them up to pregnancy complications? Before you say no, keep in mind: that precise diagnosis recently came in to a 68-year-old man in Hà Tĩnh's Lộc Hà District. The man felt breathless, and his daughter-in-law took him to the district's Central Hospital October 10. After examining his blood pressure and breathing, the doctors sent him to the General Hospital for further treatment. When the patient arrived at the new hospital, he carried with him a paper announcing the previous doctors' diagnosis: high blood pressure due to asthma and pregnancy complications. Because he is well past the age of menopause, and--more importantly--because he is a he, the 68-year-old's diagnosis caused some shock. The confusion ended a few days ago, after General Hospital head Võ Viết Quang admitted it was a mistake. Apparently, staff members entered the wrong code when documenting his … [Read more...] about Male, 68-year-old and expecting?
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Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The Việt Nam team have set a target of winning medals, not just collecting experiences, at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, next month. The delegation, which is represented by 11 athletes, one guide and 10 officials, took part in the departure ceremony in HCM City on Saturday. This year's team are the largest ever sent from Việt Nam to participate at a Paralympics. They will compete in three sports, including powerlifting, swimming and track-and-field. Among the athletes, lifter Châu Hoàng Tuyết Loan is the most fortunate participant, as she only received her berth last week. Previously, she was qualified, though she had not competed in the world championships in four years. However, after all Russian competitors were banned from the games, Loan was urged to participate. She will compete in the women's 55kg class. Lifter Lê Văn Công, world record holder, and swimmer Võ Thanh Tùng, five-time Asian winner, shoulder heavy tasks for the team. Công … [Read more...] about Việt Nam Paralympic team seek to bring home medals
Vietnam bans animal slaughter at violent spring festivals With the spring festival season nearly upon us, Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ordered an end to all performances that include either violent or offensive rituals, such as killing animals. Several festivals still feature violent rituals that involve slaughtering pigs and bull fighting, and that has to stop, the ministry said in a new statement. Most spring-time rituals in Vietnam were created centuries ago to commemorate ancient war heroes, show respect to the gods and to pray for good health, peace and prosperity -- all honorable causes. But how people celebrate and perform these rituals is another question. Sometimes that involves the brutal killing of animals in public, like the pig slaughtering festival in the northern province of Bac Ninh. Nem Thuong villagers celebrate the festival on the sixth day of the first lunar month, which is February 5 next year, to commemorate a general who took refuge in … [Read more...] about Social News 29/10
Hillary Clinton will end her White House bid and declare her support for Barack Obama, aides said on Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a grueling 16-month nominating fight that badly split the Democratic Party. Clinton will publicly back Obama on Saturday and pledge to work for party unity in the general-election race against Republican John McCain. "Senator Clinton will be hosting an event in Washington, D.C. to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity," a campaign statement said. The event was originally planned for Friday but the day was switched to allow more supporters to attend. The New York senator has not decided whether to officially close the campaign or suspend it, allowing her to keep control of her delegates to the nominating convention, aides said. Clinton spent much of the day talking to supporters, many of whom urged her to halt her bid now that Obama has clinched the nomination. Obama attended two fundraising … [Read more...] about Clinton to end White House bid and back Obama
Ambassador Shahid M G Kiani talks to Viet Nam News on the occasion of Pakistani National Day today. You have only been in the country for several months. Do you have any specific plans to boost bilateral ties? Since my arrival here in October 2009, I have been received with immense hospitality and great warmth by the Vietnamese Government and people alike. I am mesmerised by the beauty and serenity of Ha Noi and the charm of its people. So I will speak from my heart. Relations between Pakistan and Viet Nam are moving in the right direction but more efforts are needed from both sides. As part of these efforts, the Inaugural Session of Bilateral Political Consultations is scheduled to take place in Ha Noi this year. The Second Session of the Pakistan-Viet Nam Joint Ministerial Commission will also be held later in the year in Islamabad, where bilateral economic relations will be reviewed along with avenues to enhance economic relations. Other high-level visits from both countries … [Read more...] about Pakistan pledges to bolster co-operation