Launch of the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia-Pacific Report at Innovfest Unbound 2019: (left to right) Professor Tan Huay Cheem, director of National University Heart Centre Singapore; Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Singapore's Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and Ministry of Health; Associate Professor Angelique Chan, executive director of the Centre for Ageing, Research & Education, Duke-NUS Medical School; Dr Kenneth Sim, country medical director, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Division; Kelvin Tan, director (Corporate Partnerships), NUS Enterprise; and Ernst Coppens, managing director and chief financial officer, Bayer ASEAN Bayer, in partnership with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), today launched the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia-Pacific Report at Innovfest Unbound 2019. The report examines the cardiovascular (CV) health imperatives aligned with population aging in the … [Read more...] about Bayer launches Healthy Hearts, Healthy Aging Asia Pacific Report
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Doãn Mậu Diệp. — Photo tienphong.vn Doãn Mậu Diệp, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Việt Nam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees How do you respond to a proposal that Việt Nam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and Việt Nam is no exception. For example, in the Republic of Korea, the … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
Vietnam’s obesity rate is rising, but still lower than in neighbouring nations Authorised agencies in Vietnam have been concerned about how to curb the increase of obesity, especially among young people. Recognising the importance, the Ministry of Health (MoH) last month launched the Vietnam Health Programme, aiming to improve public health by promoting a 10,000-step daily walk. The WHO, meanwhile, believes that in order to discover the most effective solution to the issue, it is necessary to initially analyse all possible causes. Causes of obesity According to the 2018 report on non-communicable diseases by the WHO, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are two of the four main risk groups leading to heart failure, diabetes, obesity, and cancer in countries, including Vietnam, where obesity has increased alarmingly. Regarding unhealthy eating, WHO recommended countries apply measures to reduce the amount of … [Read more...] about Vietnam taking the steps towards a healthy lifestyle
On November 22, 2018, the Vietnam Food Safety Authority under the Ministry of Health and the Vietnam Association of Functional Food organised the second International Scientific Conference on Functional Food. Conference participants at the Second International Conference on Functional Food The conference focused on industry expertise and knowledge and discussions on functional food in Vietnam and the world; reports of scientific achievements and technology, advanced techniques applied in functional food; planning for functional food development in Vietnam; introduction of research projects on functional food and related areas from organisations, the sustainable growth of functional food for the sake of public health, and making the Vietnamese functional food industry a highly effective contributor to the economy. At the conference, Isha Singh, with 10 years of experience in the food and nutrition industry, who is currently the manager of Scientific Affairs, Herbalife … [Read more...] about Functional food to improve health and aging
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Asia-Pacific is the fastest aging region of the world with over 200 million people expected to move into the ranks of the elderly (aged 65 years and above) between now and 2030, according to the Asia Pacific Risk Centre. "With rapidly aging populations posing unprecedented social and economic challenges in the region, we believe that consumers should be educated on the need to start taking active steps towards healthy aging through improving nutrition and physical activity," said Stephen Conchie, senior vice president and managing director for Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific. Herbalife Nutrition recently released findings from its 2018 Asia-Pacific Healthy Aging Survey. Conducted in August with 5,500 respondents aged 40 and above in 11 markets including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Việt Nam, the survey … [Read more...] about Asia Pacific is world’s fastest aging region