Viet Nam News By Nguyễn Hữu Tài Quân walked in, drew shut all window curtains, threw off his clothes, then strolled around the apartment. It was early and the kids were still at school. He had at least several hours to relax before the apartment was crowded and he would have to flee. The three-room apartment was too cramped. Sometimes he visited his friends and found them residing in huge houses that cost several hundred thousand to one million dollars, had nearly 10 bedrooms, five restrooms and orchards laden with fruits which made him so envious. If only he had such a house. In the morning he would sip a cup of coffee. In the afternoon he would go home from work and cut the grass and fertilise the trees. At night he would set up a hammock to lie in and look at the stars. He wouldn’t have to fret and pound on the restroom door to hurry whoever was inside. Yet real estate prices in California were skyrocketing. He heard the Chinese were flocking here … [Read more...] about Stuck in paradise
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Lê Thị Tú Cẩm looks at the photo of her new-born baby while she was being cared for at Intensive Care Department at Đà Nẵng General Hospital. — VNS Photo Trần Mai Viet Nam News By Trần Mai ĐÀ NẴNG — When she became pregnant with her second child, 25-year-old Lê Thị Tú Cẩm was devastated to hear the news no expectant mother ever wants to hear. She was told the best option was an abortion and to terminate the life of her unborn child. Cẩm didn’t listen to the advice from doctors and went on to gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Kỳ Tích. Or as she is affectionately known today, the miracle baby. Cẩm’s problems started three weeks into the pregnancy, around a year after her first daughter, Thanh Nhàn, was born. Her mother Nguyễn Thị Thu, 48, said her daughter suffered dramatic weight loss and became so skinny. Her family … [Read more...] about A miracle by name and a miracle by nature
A study of nearly half a million people in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. Illustrative image: Photo: Thanh Giang/VNP Experts stress any egg consumption needs to be part of healthy lifestyle to be beneficial. But fears that eating too many eggs can be bad for you appear to have been laid to rest. "One can deliberate on the many limitations and caveats of nutritional research, but the take-home message of this research from a large study from China is that at the very least up to one egg a day is not linked with raised cardiovascular risk, and at best up to one egg a day may even have health benefits," says Prof Nita Forouhi, of the University of Cambridge.The study, in the journal Heart, follows years of bad press for the humble egg - from salmonella scares to cholesterol fears. BBC News takes a crack at separating the issues. How many? These days most doctors encourage the eating of eggs as part of a healthy diet, as they are … [Read more...] about An egg a day to keep the doctor away?