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BBV Vietnam S.E.A. Acquisition Corp. Announces Signing of Letter of Intent for Business Combination with Migami, Inc.

NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BBV Vietnam S.E.A. Acquisition Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: BBVUF, BBVVF and BBVWF) (the "Company") announced today that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Migami, Inc. to enter into a business combination. Pursuant to the pr...

Traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Comes to Seattle

SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open for public viewing August 14-16, 2009 at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE in Seattle. ...

Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Vietnam veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, especially the most aggressive form of the disease, a new study co...

J. Craig Venter, Human Genome Pioneer, to Receive Award at Vietnam Veterans of America's National Leadership Conference

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The visionary biologist and intellectual entrepreneur J. Craig Venter will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award at VVA's biennial National Leadership Conference on Saturday, July 19, in Greenville, South Carol...

California Eye Surgeons Journey to Vietnam to Perform Sight-Saving Surgery

FedEx Fellow completes fellowship at Stanford University and returns to Vietnam to lead pediatric ophthalmology department NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading California eye surgeons will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to participate in a sight-saving mission ...

Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets

Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say THURSDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Brain-injured Vietnam war veterans experience a faster decline in cognitive functioning as they age than veterans without such trauma, a new study finds. The study looked at 1...

Battle Continues Over Vietnam PTSD Numbers

Each estimate has its boosters, critics, new articles show THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Decades after the last U.S. troops departed Vietnam, the debate still rages on how many veterans of that conflict suffered or still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traum...

iCRco Lands CR Contract with Thu Duc District Hospital in Vietnam

iCRco Inc. with Coastal Medical Technologies Co., Ltd completed a multi unit CR installation at Thu Duc district Hospital. Two new iCR3600 CR solutions combined with two iCRco iFilm CReators have been installed in the new Computed Radiography room in the Radiology department of the Thu Duc Distr...

International Diabetes Federation gives grant to diabetes screening & prevention program in Vietnam

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) BRIDGES translational research grant program will fund a pilot study in Vietnam to increase opportunities for screenings for people at high-risk for getting type 2 diabetes and promote a program designed to motivate people to develop a healthy lifestyle....

UNICEF Launches Initiative to Provide Assistance to Children With Disabilities in Vietnam

$1 Million Grant From the Ford Foundation to Leverage U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Goal of One-To-One Match From Donors NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the launch of a fundraising campaign to raise $1 million to bring quality health...

ORBIS and its Global Sponsors Join Forces to Bring a Five-Week Sight-Saving Program to Vietnam

With Alcon and FedEx, ORBIS targets the training of local eye health workers, while providing free, sight-saving surgeries and ophthalmic care NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an invitation from the Vietnamese government and the support of global sponsors Alcon (NYSE: ACL)...

First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005

Vietnamese officials have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza since 2005, state media said Friday. The Ministry of Health has officially confirmed that a 29-year-old man has been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus, two days after the suspected case was reported, according t...

WHO Praises Singapore and Vietnam but Slams China With Respect To Tackling SARS

World Heath Organization (WHO) has praised the way in which the two countries Singapore and Vietnam, has tackled the issue of SARS but criticized china.// China threatened the rest of the world by withholding information and denying the disease outbreak in the critical early months. In its book...

Link Between Vietnam Service And Prostate Cancer Is Statistically Insignificant

A report that appears in the March 2006 online issue of BMC Public Health focuses on the co-relation between men in the armed forces who served in Vietnam and the incidence of prostate cancer (CaP).// This co-relation exists since a defoliate called Agent Orange has been linked to CaP. However ...

Vaccination to fowl in Vietnam reduced the spread of bird flu

In Vietnam some regions are under the possible threat of bird flu infection and some cities are free from bird flu infection. //Bird flu samples collected from the delta regions of Dong Thap and An Giang have been tested negative to the bird flu virus strain. These regions and other regions are fre...

WHO Declares Vietnam First Country to Control SARS

The WHO declared Vietnam as the first country to contain its SARS outbreak. Vietnam had five deaths from SARS after the virus spread in February through Hanoi's international hospital. There was about sixty three people affected by the virus. However Hanoi French Hospital closed its doors, there by...

Dengue Fever Deaths Up in Vietnam

Dengue fever has infected almost 20,000 people in Vietnam in the first six months of the year and killed 21, seven more than in the same period last year, the health ministry said Friday. Higher temperatures and rainfalls have been blamed for the nearly 15 percent rise to 19,144 new infections...

Bird Flu Outbreak Expands in Vietnam

A new bird flu outbreak has expanded in central Vietnam after it was first detected on a farm in Nghe a province more than a week ago, the government said Sunday. Nearly 1,300 ducks were found dead late last week in three household farms in Hung Nguyen district, 300 km south of Hanoi, and tes...

WHO to Investigate Hepatitis Vaccine Deaths in Vietnam

Viet Nam has suspended the use of a Hepatitis B vaccine manufactured by global leader LG group (the Republic of Korea ), after three newborn babies suddenly died after being administered with the vaccine. The Health Ministry has immediately halted the use of the vaccine nation-wide while t...

Suspected Human Infection of Birdflu Reported in Vietnam

Health authorities in Vietnam confirmed Wednesday the possibility that a resident of a province in the north of the country could have contracted the lethal H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, for the first time since 2005. A fresh outbreak of bird flu has hit five provinces in Vietnam. A ...

Man Contracts Deadly Bird Flu Virus in Vietnam

A Vietnamese man has contracted the deadly bird flu virus, becoming the country's second human case since late 2005 , a health official said Saturday. The 19-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus early this week after being admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medici...

Bird Flu Reappears in Vietnam

Bird flu has reappeared in domestic ducks in southern Vietnam just two weeks after the H5N1 virus was declared under control, an official said Friday.// The latest outbreak at a duck farm in Vinh Long province, 140 km south of Ho Chi Minh City, followed the reappearance of the virus in northe...

Cancer Fears Plummet Egg Sales in Vietnam

Hanoi: Sales of duck and chicken eggs in southern Vietnam have plummeted after tests showed that many had been tainted with large amounts of a carcinogenic agent//, media reported Monday. "Today we could only sell 50,000 eggs compared to 400,000-500,000 normally," Pham Thi Huan, head of a Ho ...

A Rehearsal To Deal With Possible Bird Flu Outbreak Conducted In Vietnam

On Sunday, 700 people participated in a rehearsal, dealing with a mock situation of bird flu outbreak,// in northern Quang Ninh province, reports Vietnam News Agency. They conceived a situation in which four members in a family are infected with bird flu virus, 80 people from 60 nearby househ...

New Bird Flu Outbreak In Vietnam

Vietnam went on high alert Wednesday following the first confirmed outbreak of the deadly H5N1 virus in over a year even as thousands of poultry were slaughtered in the Mekong// Delta. Chickens and ducks were slaughtered in large numbers in southern Ca Mau and Bac Lieu provinces, after tests ...

A Bird Flu Vaccine Produced In Vietnam

An institute in Vietnam, The Nha Trang Institute of Vaccines and Biological Products, has announced that it has successfully produced 5,000 doses of a H5N1 vaccine for// humans from chick embryos. The vaccine was tested on white mice, guinea-pigs and cockerels and similar reactions were obser...

Foot and Mouth Raises Its Ugly Head in Vietnam

Nearly half of Vietnam is reeling under the onslaught of Foot-and-mouth disease. The disease has not spared parts of China, Laos and Cambodia and reports say that only a small portion of the cattle// and pigs are affected by the disease. "The situation is under control and not as dangerous as ...

Rubella Outbreak Grips Vietnam

Vietnam is badly hit by a rubella epidemic, with more than 6000 people infected with the disease. Schools and factories seem to be worst affected//, said a Government health official. ‘The number of people infected with rubella this year has reached 6,000,’ said Pham Ngoc Dinh, deputy director ...

Bird flu virus spreading in Vietnam

Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development has announced that five new Vietnamese provinces are infected by bird flu virus, Vietnam is under high threat of pandemic spread of bird flu virus as already more than 21 cities and provinces in Vietnam // are infected with bird flu virus. Th...

Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson's, Heart Disease

...s possible increased risk of both conditions among vietnam vets FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) ...rayed far and wide by the U.S. military during the vietnam War might put veterans at increased risk for heart...in, was one of the "broad-leaf defoliants" used in vietnam to destroy vegetation to make enemy activity easie...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

... Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of deve...ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for vietnam veterans. The report is the latest in a congressi...stigating the occurrence of Parkinson's disease in vietnam veterans specifically and the lack of animal studi...

Vietnam Veterans of America to VA: Don't Wait for Us to Die: Grant Association to Agent Orange Exposure for Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Hypertension

...nclusions," said John Rowan, National President of vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Now, we urge the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to immediately make vietnam veterans with either of these conditions eligible ...sion, which the IOM, in its 2006 report concerning vietnam veterans and Agent Orange, also found elevated evi...

Jarrow Formulas' Coconut Oil Customer Celebrates 100th Birthday!

...77, that is a considerable amount of time. And time, is what Betty has had on her side. Her amazing life spans two World Wars, the Korean War, the vietnam War, the Middle East conflicts, the tragedy of 9/11, the advent of the car, the plane, the television, the internet, the cell phone, Facebook, and Twi...

Many Veterans Need Mental Health Care

...thors found a much higher percentage of veterans enrolling in the VA now than at any other time in history: 41 percent since 2002 versus 10 percent of vietnam veterans. And, Rego noted, new mental health diagnoses in 2008 were six times higher than in 2002 -- 37 percent versus 6.4 percent. "An important a...

Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

... against the grain," acknowledged study author and vietnam army veteran Joseph Boscarino, a senior investigat... combat artillery unit in the central highlands of vietnam in 1965 -- conducted his work in collaboration with fellow vietnam Marine vet Charles Figley, of Tulane University's ...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Calls for Blood Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

..., including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are associated with exposure to chemical and biological agents from the vietnam and two Gulf Wars. IOM has identified the need to begin a special research program that is responsive to the needs of military personal and veterans....

Congress Appeals to Obama Administration, Thailand: Stop Hmong Returns to Laos

...ease_ase_ "Thousands of Lao Hmong political refugees, including many veterans who served with U.S. clandestine and military forces during the vietnam War, are now facing forced repatriation by the Thai military back to the brutal Stalinist regime in Laos that they fled," stated Philip Smith, Executi...

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Expands Board of Directors

...sident for ICAP North America Inc. Wounded Warrior Project's Board of Directors is a diverse group, with veterans and wounded warriors from the vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, representing different branches of the United States military. Also represented is the Department of Veterans Affair...

The 2009 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards Honor Extraordinary Californians for Innovative, Practical Solutions

...enefits the environment and provides job opportunities for youth and workers who face employment challenges. It all started after Valle came back from vietnam and began working with young prisoners. Realizing that they could thrive if given a chance, Valle founded Tri-CED nearly 30 years ago and has since em...

AAHSA Expert To Speak To Help Committee Briefing on Health Care Reform and Long-Term Services and Support

...onal staffers Connie Garner and Lee Perselay; Mike Oxford, Topeka Independent Living Resource Center; and two-time Purple Heart Recipient and disabled vietnam Veteran John Henry Douglas from Lake City, Florida. WHO: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Dara Torres, 10-time Olympic medalist, and long-term...
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