Bảo Hoa, Hoàng Hồ, Paul Kennedy HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese teenagers were at risk of social exclusion in later life because of the threat of video game addiction, a doctor has warned. According to the head of a hospital department dedicated to stress-related disorders, some youngsters had even tried to take their own lives because they were so ill-prepared for adulthood. This week the World Health Organisation voted to recognise video gaming as an official addiction with the new classifications coming into effect in 2022. Dr Dương Minh Tâm, director of the Department of Stress-Related Disorders at Bạch Mai Hospital Dr Dương Minh Tâm, Director of the Department of Stress-related Disorders at Bạch Mai Hospital said he had seen many patients who complained they felt isolated and were not prepared for adult life. This, he claimed, was because many spend their teenage years glued to computer … [Read more...] about Doctor concerned video gaming could lead to suicide
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Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says It's been debated for years: Are eggs good or bad for you? People who eat an added three or four eggs a week or 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day, have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared with those who eat fewer eggs, new research finds. "Eggs, specially the yolk, are a major source of dietary cholesterol," wrote Victor Zhong, lead study author and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. In a study published Friday in the medical journal JAMA, he and his colleagues noted that a single large egg contains about 186 milligrams of cholesterol. The researchers examined data from six US study groups including more than 29,000 people followed for 17½ years on average. Over the follow-up period, a total of 5,400 cardiovascular events occurred, including 1,302 fatal and … [Read more...] about Three or more eggs a week increase your risk of heart disease and early death, study says
Illustration by Trịnh LậpViet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
About 30% of the Vietnamese population have mental health problems, of which 25% are dealing with depression, according to a shocking new National Institute of Mental Health report. illustrative image Statistics from the Ministry of Health last year show that 15% of the population have common stress-related mental disorders, including three million severe cases. However, these estimates could be inaccurate according to experts as only 20% of patients seek treatment. Many thought that they were only tired or the conditions are light and don't pay much attention to their mental health. Others think that mental problems may affect their relationships so they decide to hide the problem. Several people are also confused about their symptoms and may seek the wrong treatments. Changing habits or environment can also cause stress. The symptoms include headaches, backaches, increased heart rate or high blood pressure. Prolonged exposure to stress will lead to depression which accounts … [Read more...] about 30% of Vietnamese face mental health problems
A man with mental illness is cared for at the Social Protection Centre in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng. About 30 per cent of Vietnamese population or 28.2 million are suffering from mental health issues, with 25 per cent experiencing depression. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Mental health issues are widespread and increasing in Việt Nam, particularly among young people, experts said. Nguyễn Văn Ca, deputy head of 175 Military Hospital’s Psychiatry Department, said 29 per cent of people with mental disorders were youths and 2.3 per cent had tried to commit suicide or plan to do so. Mental illness is a combination of many factors, not one specific cause, he said. Pressure at work or school, financial stress and tense community relationships are some typical causes. According to director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Nguyễn Doãn Phương, … [Read more...] about Psychological issues among youths rising