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Overuse of antibiotics leads to drug resistance

Increased resistance to drugs is often the result of frequent antibiotic use. As antibiotics become more prevalent in society, we have seen the emergence of more drug resistant bacteria...

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- How to protect yourself against pneumonia
Pneumonia is the world’s leading killer of children under the age of five and among the most common cold weather diseases that children are likely to develop... More >>>
- Seasonal chill brings respiratory disorders
As the temperature drops Ms Somphone Viengphadee makes sure to wrap her son up with a thick blanket while he sleeps at night. Ms Viengphadee’s 13-month old son has been suffering from a runny nose and tonsillitis for two days now... More >>>
- Polio still a threat to children’s health
World Polio Day reminds us that no child anywhere should suffer from this completely vaccine-preventable disease. It recognises the work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) established in 1988 to eradicate polio. .. More >>>
- The benefits of exercise for older persons
After waiting for two hours to get a health check-up, Grandfather Boun is relieved when medical staff give him some useful tips on how he can stay in good shape... More >>>
- Washing our hands can prevent diseases and save lives
"Have you washed your hands? With soap?”
These are questions that many children grow up hearing from their dutiful parents and elders, and find themselves repeating to the next generation...
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- An important milestone on World Sight Day
The WHO Representative to Laos, Dr Juliet Fleischl, has congratulated the Ministry of Health on World Sight Day for reaching an important milestone - the successful elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. .. More >>>
- World Mental Health Day focuses on workplace this year
 World Mental Health Day was first observed in 1992, and is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues. Twenty-five years on, we are still fighting the prejudice, discrimination and continuing stigma associated with mental health.  .. More >>>
- Expectant mothers need rest and an ample, nutritious diet
Improving the health of mothers-to-be is an important aspect of the development of both present and future generations.
If a pregnant woman takes care of her health by eating nutritious food, the benefits will also be passed on to her child. .. More >>>
- Tips for avoiding dog bites
Dog bites are a leading cause of rabies and most victims are children. This is because children don't know much about the habits of dogs, even when the animal belongs to them. .. More >>>
- World Contraception Day ensures contraceptive choices for young people
World Contraception Day (WCD) has a mission to spread the word and raise awareness about contraception and safe sex. Its aim to help each new generation of adults make informed decisions until every pregnancy in the world is a planned one. .. More >>>
- First aid cuts death rate in accident victims
World First Aid Day is observed globally on the second Saturday in September, aiming to raise awareness of how first aid can prevent injuries and save lives in everyday and crisis situations, as well as promoting the accessibility of first aid. .. More >>>
- Hand washing keeps children healthy
A key food safety issue in Laos is that many people don't wash their hands before a meal and experts believe a change can be made by starting with children. .. More >>>
- Make dengue control your regular routine
At least twice a day, the Vientiane Health Department sprays insecticide in local communities to prevent dengue fever outbreaks in the wet season.
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- Medics encourage seasonal influenza immunisation
The National Centre for Mother and Child Health's Expanded Programme of Immunisation is continuing to provide H1N1, H3N2 and Brifgane/60/2008 seasonal influenza vaccinations to at-risk groups as these viruses have been reported in some neighbouring countries. .. More >>>
- Take care if food doesn't look fresh; bacteria may thrive there
Consumers have observed that street food vendors are displaying cooked food they didn't sell the previous day, despite it having seen high temperatures throughout the whole day. .. More >>>
- Breastfeeding room benefits mother and baby
She plans to exclusively breastfeed her first son until he is two years old as she realises that breastmilk can be good for health and immunity as per the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recommendation. .. More >>>

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