Viet Nam News When counting sheep no longer works, there are other options to getting a good night's sleep, says Dr. Catherine Gonzalez* of Family Medical Practice Hanoi. "The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to," said F. Scott Fitzgerald. There are a number of simple things that anyone can do to help get a good night's sleep. The first is to find out what you are actually doing when going to bed. Keeping a sleep diary can be very helpful in clarifying any patterns and habits that may be disrupting your sleeping. Consider questions such as: ¨ What time do I go to bed and get up? Is it the same every day? ¨ Do I wake up during the night and why? ¨ What habits do I have around bedtime? ¨ What helps me go to sleep? ¨ What stops me going to sleep? ¨ Do I sleep during the day? The answers to some of these questions may be useful in thinking about how to establish good sleep patterns. You've heard of food and water hygiene, but did you know there is also such … [Read more...] about To your health: Have you heard of sleep hygiene?
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Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers has warned. Their review of 13 clinical trials, published in the British Medical Journal, said the drug did not reduce disability or improve quality of life. Instead, the group warned, it increased the odds of liver problems. The NHS is to review its guidelines. Experts say patients should consult a doctor before changing medicines. Back pain is a leading cause of disability and in the UK alone it is estimated to affect 26 million people each year. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which establishes best NHS practice, currently recommends paracetamol for both lower back pain and for osteoarthritis. However, questions have been raised about the quality of the evidence which led to the decisions. A team at the University of Sydney assessed data from 13 drug trials involving more than 5,000 patients. They … [Read more...] about Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain’
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Transport has asked the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) to reconsider the evaluation criteria used to determine the quality of service at the two airports of Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat, and to evaluate the quality of services at the airports. relate news Noi Bai, Tan Son Nhat rank low among Asian airports, but CAAV rejects assessment The instruction was made after The Guide to Sleeping in Airports website published the list of the worst airports in Asia in 2014, which included Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat. Talking to the press, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang also said that Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat were overloaded, and lacked seats for passengers who wait for connecting flights, and offered poor services. Thang asked the CAAV to review the good and bad features of the airports to improve service quality. The Guide to Sleeping in Airports list was based on votes from visitors all over the world. The evaluation was based on … [Read more...] about Service quality at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports under microscope
Noi Bai Airport. Hanoi's Noi Bai ranked fifth and Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat ranked eighth in the list of Asia's worst airports published by the Guide to Sleeping in Airports. Photo: Mai Ha Aviation officials and experts have expressed contrasting opinions after a website derided Vietnam's two major airports as among the worst in Asia. … [Read more...] about Officials divided on scathing Asia survey of Vietnam’s airports
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Transport has allowed the Vietnam Aviation Tourism Company to resume the sleep-box service at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport. relate news Noi Bai Airport offers sleepbox services Sleep-box service at Noi Bai airport temporarily closes Noi Bai Airport but only three days later the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) inspected the service and suspended operations because it did not comply with existing regulations. … [Read more...] about Sleep-box service resumes at Noi Bai Airport