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The countdown is under way to the Summer Olympics, which will start on August 5th in Rio de Janeiro. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
Economic growth has led to 'unhealthy products' being more available in rural areas and to poor and middle class families.
In his speech, Hun Sen pointed to the lack of specialized doctors in Cambodia, which he said was the reason many people go overseas for treatment.
According to the statement, only four out of 279 people tested positive for the virus in Peam village in February.
The ban, which includes penalties of up to $12 in fines, follows the January announcement from Prime Minister Hun Sen that he had finally quit smoking after 30 years.
Jiu jitsu—which was first brought to Cambodia about 20 years ago—is gaining more popularity in the country, especially among expatriates.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the best way to avoid infection with Zika virus is to prevent mosquito bites, as it may take some time to develop a vaccine. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
A former U.S. pharmaceutical business executive has angered lawmakers by refusing to explain why he raised the price of a life-saving pill by 5,000 percent. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
The H1N1 virus has not appeared in Cambodia for several years, since 2009.
Health officials in Kandal province have set up a blood-testing campaign in Mok Kampoul district, after 14 villagers there were reportedly found HIV positive.
Cambodian health officials on Monday screened hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 villagers living in Peam village, Kandal province, were tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of another outbreak. The officials found four more cases of people infected with HIV.
To date, 25 countries have reported locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been linked to a medical condition causing severe birth defects. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.
Tobacco, which causes cancer of the lungs and other forms of the deadly disease, is a serious health problem in Cambodia.
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.
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.
Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past.
To prevent heart attacks in the first place, doctors recommend keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels low, through exercise or medicine.
Drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin, has been main form of malaria treatment in Cambodia since 2008.
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.
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 Saturday celebrated national day and the birthday of its king, Bhumipol Adulyadej, with tributes and ceremonies.
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.
Yem Chroeum, 55, was accused of reusing needles and syringes on patients in his unlicensed clinic, spreading the virus.
Enormous strides have been made in adult population, but parental consent laws hinder testing for youths and contribute to 'hidden epidemic,' experts say.
Some 60,000 Cambodians in Long Beach remain plagued by post-traumatic stress, depression and other mental health issues.
Concerns grow after discovery of bacteria in China that have developed resisistance to all known antibiotic medicines.
A recent report from the World Health Organization says that processed meats can increase the odds of cancer.
The Angkor Hospital for Children has more than 500 staff, who provide free treatment to children, 1.4 million of them so far.
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.
Parasite could undo at least a decade's worth of work to eliminate the malaria — if it spreads to Africa.
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.
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.
The virus, first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has no cure or vaccine.
Suon Sambo, 32, was hospitalized in Senegal earlier this month, but he succumbed to the disease on Monday, officials said.
Researchers say more than 1M people in sub-Saharan Africa will contract malaria this year because they live near dams.
The total number of dengue infections has risen to nearly 7,000, up from around 2,000 last year.
Programmer Kong Divin recently returned from a trip to the US, where he won second place in a Microsoft Office context in Texas.
More people are using bikes to get around the city and on weekends cyclists can be seen on the outskirts of town.