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Phnom Penh Street Food: Delicious—and Dangerous

Fried meatballs, hotdogs, grilled chicken and other foods can be found nearly everywhere in the capital, near high schools, outside factories, on the sidewalks, from mobile vendor carts.

26 August 2014
Street food is very popular in Phnom Penh, particularly among the city’s youth. More

New Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases Among Young in Thailand

Infections are rising, especially among young people involved in the sex trade, injecting drugs and young men having unprotected sex with men.

Amid Food Safety Scares, China Retailer Offers Insurance for Baby Milk

Insurance policy says if a brand of milk powder is recalled, customers who bought cans from a Redbaby store or website will be reimbursed.

Video Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in SE Asia

Parasite adapts resistance to treatment in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Ebola Also Devastates Wild Ape Population

Spillover rate of diseases passing between humans and animals is increasing as the growing human population encroaches upon new habitats.

Questions Over Release of Kidney Trafficking Suspects

All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.

Photogallery WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

WHO director Margaret Chan said the announcement is 'a clear call for international solidarity'.

Multimedia Ebola Death Toll Almost 900

World Health Organization says dozens of new fatalities reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; 2nd case confirmed in Nigeria.

Video Mississippi Baby Research Opens A New Door For HIV Cure

“20-year old Maurice Williams is now willing to come forward with the truth. Born HIV-Positive, he kept his status secret all his life. If Maurice had been born today, his life might have turned out differently.

Video AIDS Activist Sees Understanding Growing in US

“In Washington D.C.’s gay African American community stigma and fear are keeping many from confronting the HIV/AIDS crisis. We follow Christian Paige Bass, a young gay HIV positive man, who had his own fears about seeking treatment, as he encourages other gay men in the city to seek health services

Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak

West Africa outbreak prompting authorities as far away as Asia to take preventive measures, although scientists say global spread of disease is unlikely.

Photogallery WHO: Ebola Spread Outpaces Control Effort

The head of the World Health Organization has told the presidents of West African nations stricken by Ebola that the outbreak is moving faster than efforts to control it.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia

New study finds new antimalarial drug looks promising in early testing.

Video USAID Unveils New Efforts to Reduce Child and Maternal Deaths

The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, says that every day this year 18,000 more children will live and 700 more mothers will survive compared to the daily maternal and child mortality rate in 1990. Shah's agency will host a forum Wednesday in collaboration with gov

World Hepatitis Day Highlights Global Scourge, Hopes for Treatment

Advocates are optimistic that drugs - which can cure viral disease - will become available to those who need them the most.

VOA Documentary Probes AIDS Stigma

Host Elton John contends disease can be beaten 'only by eradicating its most deadly symptom'.

Video AIDS: Living in the Shadows

A new documentary series from the Voice of America, “AIDS: Living in the Shadows,” examines the impact of stigma in several communities around the world. It’s hosted by Elton John, whose AIDS foundation supports programs on four continents.

Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS

Country's ambitious goal is to eliminate new HIV infection by 2020.

Video Preview: AIDS - Living in the Shadows

Since its emergence in 1981, HIV/AIDS-related illness has killed tens of millions. A new documentary from the Voice of America examines the stigma attached to human immunodeficiency virus, the disease that causes AIDS.

Video Gates: Philanthropy Depends On Innovation

Bill Gates said in Washington Thursday that most innovation is driven by private enterprise, but that only governments can make broader social improvements. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Trial of Dengue Fever Vaccine Cuts Infection in Half

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that infects an estimated 400 million people each year.

Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.

Video Cancer Awareness Limited Among Cambodians

Pathologist Hav Monirath of Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh spoke via Skype to VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith about campaigns to promote the awareness of cancer in Cambodia and her future projects.

Video New, Fatal Bird Flu Strain Closely Monitored

In the past 10 years, a deadly strain of bird flu has killed more than half of the people who got it. Now there's a new strain of bird flu circulating that can kill about a third of the humans who contract it. Whenever there's a virus this lethal, there are always fears of a pandemic.

Severe Headaches Can Be Serious, Doctor Warns

Many people experience headaches, but some are more serious than others, a US-based doctor says.

Video VOA Khmer SAPADA 27 March 2014 «វ៉ាស៊ីនតោន​សប្តាហ៍​នេះ»

កម្មវិធីក្នុងសប្តាហ៍នេះមាន បទសម្ភាសន៍​អំពី​យុទ្ធនាការ​លើក​កម្ពស់​ការ​យល់​ដឹង​ អំពី​ជំងឺ​មហារី​ក​នៅ​កម្ពុជា។ ការបង្រៀន​គ្រាម​ភាសា​អង់គ្លេស​បែប​អាមេរិកាំង គឺ​ឃ្លា​ «a pain in the neck» និង​បញ្ចប់​ដោយ​ឈុត​ខ្លះ​ពី​ភាពយន្ត​អាមេរិក​រឿង «NOAH»៕

US Lauds Cambodia for Tuberculosis Efforts

In a ceremony in Washington Tuesday, Cambodian Ambassador Hem Heng accepted the award, calling it a “symbol of recognition of outstanding work.”

Health Officials Agree on Stronger Bird Flu Monitoring

Bird flu has killed 14 Cambodians and 63 Vietnamese since its initial outbreak in 2013, making them the worst-hit countries in Southeast Asia.

Vietnamese, Cambodian Officials Meet Over Bird Flu Concerns

The disease, commonly known as bird flu, killed 14 Cambodians since 2004, and four so far this year.

International Effort Underway to Control Bird Flu in Cambodia

Fourteen Cambodians died last year from H5N1 strain of avian influenza, more than half of global total

Safe Water Lowers Absenteeism

The study was done at eight schools in Cambodia where the attendance records of more than 3,500 students were checked.

Ongoing Campaign Raises Awareness on Cervical Cancer

Worldwide, cervical cancer kills some 250,000 women per year, 85 percent of whom live in low- or middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Regional Medical Research Facility Launched

The research institution was founded by French researchers and will be housed at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.

Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight

Concern grows about drug-resistant bacteria as antibiotics become automatic choice for treating children with fever.

Proper Food, Exercise Can Prevent Osteoporosis, Doctor Says

Two simple ways to prevent osteoporosis are a diet that contains calcium and vitamin D, and exercise, a US-based doctor says.

Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

Recent graduates also say that Cambodia needs to invest in more education and research for its healthcare fields.

Brother and Sister Confirmed First Two Deaths from Bird Flu This Year

Cambodia has seen 49 confirmed deaths from bird flu since 2005, with the majority of them children below the age of 14.

Workers From 2011 Shooting Still Dealing With Medical Problems

Two women wounded in the 2011 protest shooting in Svay Rieng province have seen their conditions worsen.

Video A Husband and Wife Team Delivering A Miracle Around The World

In the shadow of Angkor Wat, Cambodia and some of the oldest temples on earth - the sound of a modern day gift. Hundreds have come here, the very young and the very old – all of them deft or nearly so and looking for a miracle. Neil Kaelinsky, ABCNews, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Video Chemotherapy, Effective But An Endurance Test

Chemotherapy can be used to treat many different cancers, including breast cancer. It kills the malignant cells, but has painful and unpleasant side effects. In this report, VOA's Carol Pearson talks to former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio about her personal experience with chemotherapy.

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Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Homei
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18 August 2014
Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries. The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July. Protesters gathered outside the National Assembly Monday morning, hoping to deliver petitions of grievances, but when no one came out to accept the petitions, they decided to march on the suburban home of Prime Minister Hun Sen, in Kratie province, just outside the capital. There, they clashed with security personnel. VOA's Khmer Suy Heimkhemra reports from Phnom Penh.

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Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)i
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25 August 2014
You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." 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 Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." 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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