VNS Infographics Khánh Dương. Source National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion HÀ NỘI Nguyễn Lan Anh (not her real name) and her husband had to make a hard choice during her pregnancy: giving birth to the baby or not. The couple who both carry the Thalassemia gene soon found out that their baby was infected with the disorder before he was born. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough haemoglobin – an important part of red blood cells. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anaemia. Finally, they made a courageous choice: keeping the baby. Two years on, once a month, their baby is taken from their hometown in central Đà Nẵng City to Hà Nội for a blood transfusion, which is the only way to treat the disease. More than 20,000 Thalassemia patients nationwide have to visit … [Read more...] about Pre-marriage blood testing can stop inherited blood disorder
"Teacher, I want to draw something special." "What do you want to draw?" "Here," says Ha, adding, "This is my gift to you." Ha, a 14 year old girl with Down syndrome, has just drawn Nguyen Thi Le Thuy, her teacher. Thuy is not Ha’s formal teacher, and they are not in a drawing class. Ha works at the Ong Mat (Honey Bee) restaurant. Her drawing is one of many activities that she participates in after she finishes her work every day. At first glance, Ong Mat looks no different from other restaurants that serve lunch to office workers. Nothing on its menu or its decoration stands out. But once a customer steps in, the difference is obvious. All the waiters and waitresses are teenagers with various kinds of disorders, including autism and Down syndrome. The restaurant, which opened at 20, Alley 165 of Xa Dan Street in Dong Da District in January this year, is the initiative of Thuy, mother of an autistic child. Nguyen Thi Le Thuy prepares vegetables with some of the special staff at … [Read more...] about Hanoi restaurant serves hope for kids with mental disorders
Health experts discuss the control and elimination of thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, on Thursday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải HÀ NỘI — Health experts discussed measures to control and eliminae thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder, at the South East Asian Thalassemia Forum on Thursday in Hà Nội. The one-day event is part of series activities held by National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion to mark World Thalassemia Day (May 8, 2019). Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused when the body doesn’t make enough hemoglobin, an important part of red blood cells. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. “Thalassemia has become a disease burden for health sector and an economic burden for the whole society in Việt Nam,” said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Viết Tiến at the event. Tiến … [Read more...] about International forum discusses blood disorder
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?
Nguyen Song Chi Trung from the Centre for Technology Transfer in HIV and Addiction Treatment under the Ho Chi Minh City Medical University speaks at the conference (Photo: soha.vn) Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – About 3 million young Vietnamese are affected by mental and psychological problems but only 20 percent of them receive medical treatment, while the rest resort to alcohol, tobacco, and drug, said a doctor in Ho Chi Minh City. Nguyen Song Chi Trung from the Centre for Technology Transfer in HIV and Addiction Treatment under the Ho Chi Minh City Medical University shared the information at a recent conference on mental health and drug use among youths. According to Trung, there are many reasons leading to drug use among young people, such as the pressure of self-assertion, peer pressure, being a victim of abuse, divorced parent, and poverty. They often come to drug as a new experiment, however, some turn into addicts. Trung said the family plays a key role in keeping young … [Read more...] about Three million Vietnamese youths suffer from mental health problems