The Institute of Hygiene and Public Health under the Ministry of Health, announced on February 12 that it will be providing free consultation and tests for 250 patients suffering from Hepatitis B. The Department of Treatment, Testing and Imaging Diagnosis and Interventional Radiology will provide gratis general examination from now until February 29 for adults and children, as well as test 250 patients suffering from Hepatitis B. Any person in need of consultation can call: (08)39544003 and register online at www.ihph.org.vn. The consultation days are from Monday to Saturday at the Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, 159 Hung Phu, Ward 8, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. Source: SGGP … [Read more...] about Ministry offers free consultation, tests for Hepatitis B patients
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A free 10-minute online test developed by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) is helping people assess their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the university said on Friday. The test, known as the ANU Alzheimer's Disease Risk Index (ANU- ADRI), asks simple questions about exercise, diet and lifestyle to work out a person's exposure to known Alzheimer's risk factors. "Anyone can use the ANU-ADRI to identify areas where they can change their lifestyle and reduce their risk of Alzheimer's," said lead researcher Professor Kaarin Anstey. "Until now there hasn't been a self-assessment tool to help the public identify which common risk factors they have, and what they can do about them." Alzheimer's affects more than 30 million people worldwide, and this will increase with population aging. There's no known cure, but there's good evidence that it can be prevented by reducing risk factors, she said. Using long-term studies that follow adults over decades, … [Read more...] about ANU develops online quick test to assess Alzheimer’s risk
As concern about online privacy grows, Mozilla is promising to let people cloak internet activity in free Firefox Web browsing software being released early next year. "Technology that supports something like a 'Do Not Track' button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year," Mozilla chief executive Gary Kovacs said while providing a glimpse at Firefox 4 at the Mozilla's headquarters in Mountain View, California. "The user needs to be in control," he added. There is a disturbing imbalance between what websites need to know about visitors to personalise advertisements or services and the amount of data collected, according to Kovacs. "It is not that ads are bad," he said. "It is what they do with my tracked behavior. "Where I go on the internet is how I live my life; that is a lot of data to hold just for someone to serve me ads." Microsoft this month unveiled increased privacy options for the upcoming version of its popular Web browser Internet … [Read more...] about Firefox backs ‘Do Not Track’ with online stealth
Edward Snowden, an American who has leaked details of top-secret U.S. surveillance programs and is believed to be in Hong Kong, is technically free to leave the China-ruled city at any time, local lawyers said on Wednesday, and one suggested he probably should. But his best option may be to get out quickly, if he has not already done so, one lawyer said. "If I was him, I'd be getting out of here and heading to a sympathetic jurisdiction as fast as possible and certainly before the United States issues a request for his extradition," said lawyer Kevin Egan, who has dealt with extradition cases in the city. "The attitude of the judiciary here seems to be if Uncle Sam wants you, Uncle Sam will get you." The big unknown in this case is China. Although it has a degree of autonomy, Hong Kong ultimately answers to Beijing and China could exercise its right to veto any ruling in a local court if the opportunity arose. So far, there's been no indication of any moves by Hong Kong law … [Read more...] about American who leaked NSA secrets is a free man in Hong Kong – for now
VietNamNet Bridge - According to sociologists and psychologists, many Vietnamese are sticking to "free sex" trend - one can have sexual relations with several partners at the same time. Experts said that this is the indispensable impact of the economic development and the change of values in social life. It is time to acknowledge this issue seriously because it is spreading among the youth and even some middle-aged people. Evidences for the development of "free sex" trend in Vietnam are very clear at DNA and genetic analysis center in Hanoi. The center director, Nguyen Thi Nga, told VietNamNet many awkward stories resulted from "free sex". Nga said many women took their children to the center to test their DNA to find their fathers. Many middle-aged men also brought several kids to the center to define whom of them are their own children. "A man could not find his biological child after four tests with four kids though he has supported all four kids and their mothers since the … [Read more...] about Free sex a new trend in Vietnam?