Thursday, 23 October 2014

Health

Cambodians in Washington Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Speaking to around 300 people at the event, Ambassador Hem Heng welcomed the donations.

21 October 2014
Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy. More

Study Finds Widespread Food Insecurity Among Factory Workers

The study comes as workers are demanding a minimum wage of $177 per month to keep up with the rising cost of living.

Cambodia Takes Measures To Detect Ebola Virus in Travelers

The measures are meant to screen for Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and avian influenza, all of which can be deadly for humans.

Phnom Penh Street Food: Delicious—and Dangerous

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

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.

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Illegal Logging Ravaging the Last Forests, Activists Sayi
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22 October 2014
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone. Activists, from communities that live near some of Cambodia’s last forests, told reporters Wednesday that illegal logging is ravaging their homelands, as part of a “systematic” trade that includes the participation of high-ranking officials, authorities and security forces. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)i
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20 October 2014
You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." 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 Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)

You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." 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 Hit the Nail on the Head (Movie: Inside Job)

You can say, "The professor 'hit the nail on the head' when she said, that we cannot demand respect, respect must be earned and not given freely." 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
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Video Speak of the Devil (Movie: Easy A)

You can say, "Speaking of the devil, there she is! Hey, we were just talking about you a moment ago." 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 Rock the Boat (Movie: 500 Days of Summer)

You can say, "Things are going really well between the two of you - he's happy and you're happy, so why 'rock the boat'?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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