Let’s Talk About Sex

The shifting terrain of sex education in Vietnam Last month two young Vietnamese men Le Hoang Thach,(30) and Le Huynh Ha (28) caused a storm on social media with a video in which they called on young women to stop having abortions. Part of a wider campaign entitled Me oi! Dung giet con! (“Mama don’t … Read more

Trained for Fitness

Start off the New Year on the right foot Improving health and fitness usually tops the list of New Year’s resolution. It’s a time when people feel most optimistic and motivated to take better care of themselves by pledging to eat better or go to the gym more frequently. They usually start gung-ho with a … Read more

Troi Oi! October 2018

The country in numbers… VND18 billion in fines Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam. The fines were handed out to overloaded vehicles, which were inspected from July 21 to August 20 this year. At vehicle weighting stations on highways, the inspectors discovered nearly 1,700 overloaded trucks, leading to the revocation of 556 driving licenses and fines. However, … Read more

Make A Run For It

Jody O’Dea, Head of Hanoi Red River Runners, and David Shin, Race Director of Sporting Republic, share tips for the upcoming Hanoi Half Marathon on December 10 Sporting Republic is a Hong Kong-based company that organized, amongst others in the past, the HCMC SKYRUN at the Bitexco Financial Tower last month and the Hanoi Half … Read more

First Year of Life

Is it time to go to the doctor again? Probably As pediatricians, we see children every day—that’s the joy of this profession. Of course, we usually see children when they are sick, but it’s also very important that we see them when they’re healthy. Wellness checks are our main tool to monitor the growth and development … Read more

Autism: A Lonely World

There are so many misconceptions about autism, and so many things that have been blamed for causing it, from vaccinations to poor parenting. But what is it, and what is the real cause? A child with autism has difficulty learning social and communication skills. Such a child will have trouble understanding and developing language, will … Read more

Starting Point

Mandala Wellness takes an integrative approach to the promotion of wellbeing and the restoration of balance I have never tried acupuncture before. It’s not that I have an aversion to needles, but electively having somebody poke me with them never really seemed like a must-do, particularly in the name of reducing stress. Yet, here I … Read more

Counting Sheep

Why sleep is important in a child’s development When it comes to sleep, most of us aren’t getting enough—far less than the recommended daily dose of 8–9 hours per night. Many of us suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. While this is a serious issue in adults (for example, it increases the risk of heart disease), … Read more

How To Lose A Fat Guy In 30 Days

Just because you’re not a contestant on The Biggest Loser doesn’t mean you can’t win your own weight-loss battle at home I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with food. I love it. It hates my waist. Prior to my thirties, I could eat obscene amounts of anything and still be rail thin, gleefully throwing it … Read more