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
Pregnant food poisoning
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?
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Over 105 workers from Vietnam Jin Chang Shoes Company Limited in the southern province of Bình Dương were hospitalised with food poisoning after having lunch on Tuesday, reported Vietnam News agency. The workers fell sick an hour after having lunch at the factory. More than 1,000 workers joined the lunch. The victims reportedly had stir-fried bitter melon with eggs, braised pork and baby Kai Lan. Soon after eating, they vomited and complained of headache and abdominal pain. As the number of workers showing the symptoms continued to rise, the company’s management rushed them to Bình Dương General Hospital and Bình Dương Medic Clinic. By 6.30pm on Tuesday, most of the workers were in stable condition and discharged from the hospital and clinic, except those who had a severe case of poisoning and a pregnant woman. They had to stay at the hospital overnight for monitoring. Trần Hữu … [Read more...] about Over 1,000 Vietnamese workers hospitalised with food poisoning
Viet Nam News BẾN TRE - Forty-two workers of JY Vina Company, who were hospitalised at two large hospitals in the Mekong Delta's Bến Tre Province over the weekend for alleged food poisoning, are recovering well. On Sunday afternoon, about half of the patients left hospital for home. A doctor of Minh Đức Hospital said these patients were first reported to experience symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, breathlessness and weakness in their legs and arms. The symptoms surfaced some 30 minutes after they ate lunch, consisting of meat-mixed sour soup, stewed pork and egg and fried green beans, at the company on Saturday. Among the patients was a pregnant woman who was under threat of premature delivery and treated at Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Hospital. Bến Tre Province's Department of Food Hygiene and Safety has taken samples of the food suspected to be poisonous from the company canteen for examination at a Hồ Chí Minh City laboratory to investigate the cause. On May 19, 39 workers … [Read more...] about Mass food poisoning reported in Bến Tre