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Flu Proof

Understanding and Protecting kids against Influenza

I doubt there ’s any parent in Saigon who doesn’t at least know someone whose children were hit by this season’s powerful flu virus. If your own kids got it (you’ll probably have caught it […]

By |May 24th, 2015|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Ask the doctor: Vaccinate or not?

I’ve recently given birth to my son and now have to think about whether he should be administered the MMR vaccine.

There is a movement in the us where parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children because they believe the vaccine causes […]

By |April 17th, 2015|Family, Health|0 Comments
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Escape, unwind at Orient Spa

Orient Spa is one of the leading skincare and laser centers in Vietnam, but few are aware that it also offers a full range of holistic spa and massage services.

At its District 1 branch on 244A Cong Quynh, the spa […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Health, Spa & Health|0 Comments
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Smooth operator: why laser hair removal is best

Removing hair from legs, underarms, bikini lines and beyond is an age-old challenge…

From as early as Ancient Rome, many women – and even some men – have been dealing with unwanted hair using razors, depilatory creams, tweezers and wax.

But laser […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Health, Spa & Health|1 Comment
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Botox: no longer just for rich and famous

Once upon a time, having Botox or filler injections to spruce up one’s appearance was a luxury reserved only for the rich and famous.

But with the boom of global medical tourism in Asia, these privileges are becoming increasingly available as well […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Health, Spa & Health|0 Comments
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Keeping up Appearances

Rest and relaxation for the skin and body

Spending a day at a spa is one of the best activities this city has to offer but with thousands on choices finding a nice and quiet place that has the latest beauty […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Health|0 Comments
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The Invisible

Clear alternatives to metal braces

Orthodontists are concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity and/or disproportionate jaw relationships. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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The White Stuff

Tackling years of coffee stain

I have to confess to being a big-time coffee drinker. I started out much younger than I should have, and I indulged far more often than was probably good for me. I’ve found living in Vietnam – […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Dear Dr Lam Tran,

My mom is now 60-years-old. She lost all her teeth and this has limited her diet. Eating food like fruits and certain vegetables are now difficult and painful for her. She is wearing dentures but they aren’t […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments
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My Body, Her Baby

A controversial new law on surrogacy has just been passed in Vietnam.

Thu Thuy (not her real name) is 29 this year, and is now six months into her second pregnancy. You might not think there’s anything unusual about that – […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Family, Health|0 Comments