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Fit Dee – Fitness for Women

Fit Dee – Fitness for Women

0 by / on 20/04/2014, 7:39 pm / in Health, Lifestyle, Sports

A different kind of boutique gym for women By ZK Opened in late March, Fit Dee – Fitness for Women is a boutique gym providing a ‘stare free’ fitness option for the fairer gender. The modest but clean, bright and welcoming gym located in the ASEAN mall is a pleasant space for women who enjoy circuit workouts. The gym is […]

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Dangerous Health Effects of Burning of Plastics and Waste

Dangerous Health Effects of Burning of Plastics and Waste

0 by / on 02/01/2014, 7:30 am / in Health, House and Garden, Lifestyle

????????? ???????????????????? How does home plastic waste burning affect people’s health? Most people who burn their plastic domestic waste do not realize how  harmful this practice is to their health and to the environment. Current research indicates that backyard-burning of waste is far more harmful to our health than previously thought. It can increase the risk of heart disease, aggravate respiratory ailments such as asthma and emphysema, and cause rashes, […]

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Avoid Dengue Fever

Avoid Dengue Fever

1 by / on 09/07/2013, 2:15 pm / in Health, Hospitals & Clinics, Lifestyle

Just four months into 2013 it was already apparent that a dengue fever outbreak had begun in Laos. Nationwide, the number of people afflicted has reached 2,700 and 11 people have died.  From 1st of January to the 8th of May 2013, at Setthathirath Hospital alone, there’s been over 400 cases of Dengue, including four deaths. The cause of death […]

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Monthly Yoga Retreats in Luang Prabang

Monthly Yoga Retreats in Luang Prabang

1 by / on 17/06/2013, 9:58 am / in Health, Lifestyle

For those who missed the popular Yoga Retreat in Vang Vieng, the good news is that Mekong Yoga are offering monthly yoga retreats in Luang Prabang. Hillside Lifestyle Resort is nestled under the mountains of Luang Prabang, just 25 minutes from town. The boutique hotel has rooms for only 20 guests, creating an intimate atmosphere for your getaway. Visitors can make trips […]

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Does Exercising In Hot Weather Burn More Calories? What About Wearing Plastic Suits?

Does Exercising In Hot Weather Burn More Calories? What About Wearing Plastic Suits?

0 by / on 12/05/2013, 11:46 pm / in Health, Lifestyle, Sports

When you go out for a walk in 40-degree weather, don’t confuse the sweat that pours off your body with fat melting. It’s just water. You burn about the same amount of calories on a steamy, muggy day as you do in a comfortably air conditioned gym. If you step on the scale immediately after a workout in the hot sun, you will […]

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Mahosot Hospital Nurses Made To Smile

Mahosot Hospital Nurses Made To Smile

0 by / on 02/05/2013, 9:14 am / in Health, Hospitals & Clinics, Lifestyle

Mahosot Hospital is undertaking a ‘keep smiling’ initiative to encourage all nurses and medical staff at the hospital to maintain a friendly and pleasant demeanour whilst providing medical services to their patients. Deputy Director General of the hospital, Ms Aphone Visathep, told Vientiane Times that this is one of many activities aiming to upgrade the hospital to become a more modern facility […]

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Rabies (in Laos)

Rabies (in Laos)

0 by / on 28/04/2013, 1:13 pm / in Health, Lifestyle

This hot season could see a rise in the potential for outbreaks of Rabies in Laos, as the disease is most active in infected animals during warmer weather. A severe disease for both animals and humans, Rabies is virtually untreatable and can be fatal within a number of days, so extreme caution must be exercised around any untreated animals. Rabies, which […]

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Nationwide Dengue Fever Warning for Laos

Nationwide Dengue Fever Warning for Laos

0 by / on 25/04/2013, 8:35 am / in Health, Lifestyle

The Ministry of Health has advised people throughout Laos to clear out any potential mosquito breeding sites before the onset of the wet season. The warning comes this week after cases of dengue fever surfaced in some of the southern provinces. Minister of Health Professor Dr Eksavang Vongvichit said weather conditions this year could lead to a widespread dengue outbreak if measures were not put in place to control the virus. To prevent and contain […]

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Recommended Vaccinations for Travel in Southeast Asia

Recommended Vaccinations for Travel in Southeast Asia

0 by / on 10/09/2012, 10:19 am / in Health, Hospitals & Clinics, Lifestyle

More than 80% of adults do not properly maintain their immunization status, however when living in or travelling through rural areas in Southeast Asia, taking the time to review your immunization status is essential. The following are just a few of the diseases that the World Health Organisation recommends vaccinations against: Hepatitis A: Exposure via food or water or by […]

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Vientiane’s Mahosot Hospital To Modernise

Vientiane’s Mahosot Hospital To Modernise

2 by / on 03/09/2012, 9:44 pm / in Health, Hospitals & Clinics, Lifestyle

Health officials are gearing up to upgrade Mahosot Hospital to turn it into a modern facility, offering improved medical services to members of the public. Deputy Director of the hospital, Dr Aphone Visathep, told the Vientiane Times yesterday that the improvements at the hospital were at the behest of the government’s desire to transform it to a modern facility by next year. “We aim to upgrade the hospital facility to an international standard,” Dr Aphone said. It is […]

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