A 22-year-old woman who is victim of dubious weight loss product is being treated in hospital. Photo courtesy of Bình Dân Hospital HCM City – Doctors are warning people to stay away from weight loss drugs promoted on social media websites. Earlier this week, HCM City’s Bình Dân Hospital reported a case of a woman who became seriously ill using weight loss products. The patient, a 22-year-old woman identified as T.T.M.N, is from the neighbouring province of Bình Dương. After a month using the drugs, she developed kidney failure and was hospitalised for dialysis, said doctor Lê Thị Đan Thùy. “She was hospitalised with a condition of kidney and liver failure, swollen limbs, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and fluid in her lungs”, said Thùy. Thanks to immediate first-aid and treatment, the young woman lived through the ordeal but has suffered serious kidney failure. … [Read more...] about Using fast weight loss product might pay with life: doctors
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The young girl had to undergo blood filtering. Before, two other women had been taken to the hospital with the same condition. The girl was taken to the infirmary when her climbs were swollen, her digestive system was bleeding and she was suffering acute kidney failure. Physicians of the hospital were run their feet off to save the young girl’s life. However, her renal function doesn’t restore and she has to undergo regular blood-filtering treatments called dialysis three times a week. The young girl, a leaner of a building, said that she felt a complex about her overweight, she saved money to buy weight-loss medications without clear origin at the cost of VND500,000 for 25 tablets. She had taken the medicine in one month. At first she lost six kilogram but later she felt fatigue and no strength to work and then her eyes were swollen; accordingly she was taken to hospitals for treatment. Head of the hospital’s renal – blood filtering ward Dr. Le Thi Dan Thuy … [Read more...] about Young girl hospitalized because of self-medicate for weight loss
The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
Conventional treatment for obesity, which costs health services hundreds of billions of euros each year, treats all calories alike -- simply eat less and your weight will come down. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News PARIS — A diet low in carbohydrates could help obese people maintain their weight loss by increasing the number of calories their bodies are able to burn, experts said Wednesday. Presenting their findings at the international Obesity Week conference in Nashville, Tennessee, doctors said a low-carb diet could allow formerly overweight patients to live a healthier life by keeping the pounds off long term. The conventional treatment for obesity, which costs health services hundreds of billions of euros each year, treats all calories alike – simply eat less and your weight will come down. But several studies have shown that this calorie-deficit effect tails off longer term as an individual’s metabolism slows to conserve energy, making weight loss harder. A … [Read more...] about Low-carb diet helps maintain weight loss: study
Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?