Saturday, 13 February 2016

    Health

    Can Hun Sen Help Cambodia Quit Smoking?

    Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, smokes as he sits with Interior Minister Sar Kheng, left, and Finance Minister Keat Chhun, right, during the inauguration of the China-funded construction of a bridge in Mouk Kampoul district, Kandal province, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Phnom Pen, Cambodia, file photo.

    10 February 2016
    Tobacco, which causes cancer of the lungs and other forms of the deadly disease, is a serious health problem in Cambodia. More

    Cambodia Struggling to Stem the Spread of Drug Resistant Malaria

    The WHO has adopted a policy to eliminate malaria entirely from the countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region by 2030 and has pledged $3 billion for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos to that end.

    Video Southeast Asia Braces for Zika Virus

    Zika virus had been limited to rare cases in human populations in Africa and Asia until unprecedented outbreak on island in southwestern Pacific in 2007.

    In Long Beach, Health Is Foremost on the Minds of Many Voters

    Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past.

    Heart Attack Symptoms Must Be Treated as an Emergency, Doctors Say

    To prevent heart attacks in the first place, doctors recommend keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, through exercise or medicine.

    Researchers: Malaria Treatment Fails in Cambodia Due to Drug Resistance

    Drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin, has been main form of malaria treatment in Cambodia since 2008.

    Mystery Surrounds North Korean Deaths in Phnom Penh

    Authorities have released few details about the deaths, and would not confirm reports of a further two deaths of North Koreans, who were admitted to the hospital.

    Video Scientists: Malaysian Deforestation Driving Spike in Malaria Strain

    Most likely explanation is humans are coming in contact with forest inhabited by macaque varieties that normally host disease, plus mosquitoes that transmit it.

    Thailand Marks National Day Amid Concerns for King's Health

    Thailand Saturday celebrated national day and the birthday of its king, Bhumipol Adulyadej, with tributes and ceremonies.

    Experts Divided on Sentencing in HIV Outbreak Case

    Yem Chroeum was found guilty of running an illegal clinic and, according to the verdict, “intentionally causing HIV transmission to other people,” through the reuse of dirty syringes and needles.

    Doctor Who Caused Mass HIV Outbreak Sentenced to 25 Years

    Yem Chroeum, 55, was accused of reusing needles and syringes on patients in his unlicensed clinic, spreading the virus.

    UN: AIDS Deaths Among Young Asians Doubles in Decade

    Enormous strides have been made in adult population, but parental consent laws hinder testing for youths and contribute to 'hidden epidemic,' experts say.

    Weekly Dance Lessons Help Long Beach Cambodians With Mental Health

    Some 60,000 Cambodians in Long Beach remain plagued by post-traumatic stress, depression and other mental health issues.

    Video 'Antibiotic Apocalypse’ a Step Closer, Scientists Warn

    Concerns grow after discovery of bacteria in China that have developed resisistance to all known antibiotic medicines.

    Despite Health Risks, Processed Meats Remain a Main Course

    A recent report from the World Health Organization says that processed meats can increase the odds of cancer.

    Anniversary Held for Nonprofit Behind Children’s Hospital

    The Angkor Hospital for Children has more than 500 staff, who provide free treatment to children, 1.4 million of them so far.

    For Many Cambodian-Americans, Poor Mental Health Means Chronic Disease

    Cambodians in the US have twice the rate of type-2 diabetes, seven times the rate of depression, and fifteen times the rate of PTSD than the standard US population.

    Study Shows Drug-Resistant Malaria Could Spread to Africa

    Parasite could undo at least a decade's worth of work to eliminate the malaria — if it spreads to Africa.

    Southeast Asian Residents in Connecticut Meet To Discuss Healthcare Needs

    Around 150 Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese met with members of the Southeast Asian American Health Coalition and Khmer Health Advocates, describing what they need in a proper healthcare system.

    Video Doctor Settles, Heals in Florida, Following Journey from Cambodia

    For over 25 years, Dr. Taing Tek Hong, a Cambodian-American medical physician in Jacksonville, Florida, has volunteered his time each month as a health expert on our popular ‘Hello VOA’ radio call-in show.

    Health Authorities Remain on Alert for MERS

    The virus, first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has no cure or vaccine.

    Cambodian Peacekeeper in Mali Dead from Malaria

    Suon Sambo, 32, was hospitalized in Senegal earlier this month, but he succumbed to the disease on Monday, officials said.

    Study: Africans Near Dams 4 Times More Likely to Get Malaria

    Researchers say more than 1M people in sub-Saharan Africa will contract malaria this year because they live near dams.

    Dengue Fever Kills 8 More

    The total number of dengue infections has risen to nearly 7,000, up from around 2,000 last year.

    Tech Designer Hopes To Create Better Data System for Hospitals

    Programmer Kong Divin recently returned from a trip to the US, where he won second place in a Microsoft Office context in Texas.

    In Crowded Capital, Recreational Bicycling Gains in Popularity

    More people are using bikes to get around the city and on weekends cyclists can be seen on the outskirts of town.

    Rural Health Centers Remain Underfunded, Under-Prepared

    At the Preah Dak health center in rural Siem Reap province health workers say they do what they can, but sometimes they run out of medicine or time.

    Dengue Fever Deaths on Rise for 2015

    Dengue fever has killed at least 16 people so far this year, an uptick from the same period last year, health officials say.

    Study Finds High HIV Rate Among Men Having Sex With Men

    According to a study by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, the infection rate among MSM is around 2.3 percent, in an estimated population of 30,000.

    Cambodia Prepares for New Round of UN Development Goals

    Cambodia has failed to meet a number of UN Millennium Development Goals, which were set out years ago and aimed at halving global poverty.

    For Many, Alcohol Has Become a ‘Communication’ Tool

    It’s a common sentiment these days: that alcohol makes communication not only easier, but better.

    Video Researchers Study Ways To Help People Quit Smoking

    World No Tobacco Day on May 31st was a day for smokers to think about their habit -- and to give it up, even for 24 hours. VOA Khmer's Nuch Sarita narrates.

    Calls for More Regulation, as Hundreds More Workers Faint on Job

    A lack of wages leading to poor health, combined with stifling conditions inside factories, was likely to blame for the mass faintings, says Ath Thun, head of the Cambodian Labor Confederation.

    Video Unicef and the Cambodian Ministry of Health Ad #1

    Unicef and the Ministry of Health have prepared four spots to raise awareness in the care of newborns and young children with illnesses.

    Video Health Ads Encourage Better Care for Children With Pneumonia

    The ads, for radio and television, aim at improving the country’s high child mortality rate.

    Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

    Unicef and the Cambodian government have launched a campaign to promote better health for children and newborns. The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.

    Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

    The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.

    Cambodia on Alert After MERS Found in Thailand

    Diagnosis systems have been installed at major border checkpoints and at the airports of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

    Video Hearings Set for Four Doctors Who Ran Unlicensed Clinics

    The four doctors—two Cambodian and two Chinese—were arrested and questioned last month.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    09 February 2016
    US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt met with the vice president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Kem Sokha, on Monday, on a broad range of issues, including recent political tensions. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.

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    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

    You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

    You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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    Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

    You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

    You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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