UK survey finds 28,000 plant species for medical use

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

LONDON: More than 28,000 species of plants around the world have a medical use but poor documentation means people are not making the most of the health benefits, according to a survey released on Thursday (May 18).

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Vietnam uses robot for neurosurgery for first time

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

The Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital yesterday used robot in nerve and knee joint replacement surgeries.

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Japan zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

A Japanese zoo has culled 57 native snow monkeys by lethal injection after finding that they carried genes of an "invasive alien species", officials said Tuesday.

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Poor management of alien species raises alarm

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Experts have expressed alarm over the nation’s poor management of invasive and harmful alien species after two cases were widely reported by the media this month.

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Đồng Tháp kills banned crawfish to save crops

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp will continue to closely monitor the illegal breeding of crawfish, which has caused serious damage to crops in the area.

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Boston Scientific’s vision advances cardiology care

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

Boston Scientific, a US medical device company, showcased its latest interventional cardiology devices at the National Angioplasty Summit in Ho Chi Minh City last week.

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New technologies to treat cardiovascular diseases displayed in angioplasty summit

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SaiGon GP English 9 month(s) ago

The National Angioplasty Summit for Vietnam interventional cardiologists held by Hoang Duc – a distributor of Boston Scientific – on December 3 in Ho Chi Minh City was discussed key interventional cardiology trends and the application of minimally invasive technologies to treat cardiovascular diseases.

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Parkinson's eye test offers hope

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

A newly developed eye test offers the hope of far earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, a devastating condition usually discovered too late in patients for effective treatment. The non-invasive, inexpensive, diagnostic test could also be used to monitor how patients respond to treatment.

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Vietnamese entrepreneur wins first prize at US tech competition

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 14 month(s) ago

Vietnamese entrepreneur wins first prize at US tech competition

A Vietnamese entrepreneur has recently grabbed the first prize at a tech pitch competition in the U.S. with his application that teaches children up to 6 years old to read, the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City announced Tuesday in a press release.

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Central Park re-opens secret sanctuary after 80 years

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Báo Đầu Tư English 16 month(s) ago

Central Park re-opens secret sanctuary after 80 years

Eighty years after it was shut off to the world, New York has reopened a secret woodland sanctuary a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue, just in time for summer.

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Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

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Báo Thanh Niên English 18 month(s) ago

Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.

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Ageing, indebted Japan debates right to 'die with dignity'

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 19 month(s) ago

Ageing, indebted Japan debates right to 'die with dignity'

TOKYO, March 6 - Retired Japanese airline employee Tarou Tanzawa said he hadn't thought much about his own death until his 84-year-old mother was diagnosed with malignant lymphoma and decided against costly and invasive life-prolonging treatment.

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Non-native plants threaten Phong Nha – Ke Bang park’s ecology

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VietnamNet English 20 month(s) ago

Non-native plants threaten Phong Nha – Ke Bang park’s ecology

Bim boi hoa vang, or yellow merremia, a flowering plant in the morning glory family, has done severe damage to the biodiversity in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

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Ambassadors in Vietnam – P3: With Palestinian ambassador in Palestine

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 20 month(s) ago

Ambassadors in Vietnam – P3: With Palestinian ambassador in Palestine

Editor’s note: A revered Vietnamese journalist and researcher on the Middle East has written to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about his experiences with Saadi Salama, Palestinian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Hanoi, during their field trip to Palestine some years ago.

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“Malicious invader’ still grown on Vietnam’s streets

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VietnamNet English 22 month(s) ago

“Malicious invader’ still grown on Vietnam’s streets

VietNamNet Bridge - ‘So do cam’ as called by Vietnamese, Spathodea campanulata, sourced from Africa, considered a ‘malicious invader’, is still being grown in Vietnam, posing a threat to the ecological environment.

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