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Malnutrition rate reduces in a Saravan's village

Malnutrition, in all its forms, includes undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight), inadequate vitamins or minerals, overweight, obesity, and resulting diet-related noncommunicable diseases.

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- Hepatitis A under control, prevention message persistent
Health officials from the capital and neighbouring Vientiane province will continue to raise awareness and provide preventive and transmission messages on Hepatitis A to the community despite the viral infection rate being brought under control. .. More >>>
- Defending against Dengue dangers on doorstep during three highest-risk months
It is not a new message, but it is one worth repeating when it comes to the perils of the dreaded mosquito-borne virus Dengue. Make sure you and your household is safe as possible from dengue by destroying breeding sources for mosquitoes in the rainy season. .. More >>>
- Monk uses Buddhist teachings to combat smoking
Respected members of society like monks can be important role models in drug control to address the problem of tobacco use in schools and educational institutes. .. More >>>
- Physician heals thyself as doctor shares successful quest to quit
At home, his family advised him to go outside to light up. At work, his colleagues use their hands to cover mouth and nose when passing by. . . More >>>
- Overcoming infertility
A young couple walks through the entrance to the National Mother and Newborn Hospital with anxious faces because they have something important to discuss with a doctor.. . .. More >>>
- Make ‘End Malaria for Good' a shared reality
Malaria still continues to harm or end many lives in Laos and elsewhere each year even though the disease is preventable.
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- Depression and its prevention
Even though depression is not a preventable condition, there are still measures that you can take to keep yourself and your loved ones happy, balanced, and stable. With effective preventative measures, you can take steps to address your depression before it becomes a problem. . . .. More >>>
- Typhoid fever alert
Eat well-cooked food, drink boiled water, and keep your home environment clean to prevent disease
While the Ministry of Health is campaigning on the prevention of dengue fever in the upcoming wet season, it's also a time to be alert to the dangers of typhoid fever. . . .. More >>>
- Waste not, want not and WASH - key words for World Water Day
World Water Day is recognised worldwide on March 22 every year and is a timely opportunity to revisit the importance of access to clean water that many of us take for granted. . . .. More >>>
- Medicinal plant, phak ka dao , a new choice for breast cancer treatment
Lao women suffering from breast cancer are more hopeful of survival after the Association of Breast Cancer Disease in Laos found a reduction in the mortality rate through early screening, intervention and diagnosis and consumption of a plant known as phak ka dao , which has traditionally been used in the treatment of disease. . .. More >>>

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