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Phnom Penh bikers take aim at prostate cancer

By: Expat Admin Posted: September-14-2016 in
Expat Admin

Now in it’s fourth year as a charity event, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is at the forefront of encouraging men to take responsibility for their health, get checked and seek support in time of need. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the Movember Foundation both share this common goal of giving more life to our fathers, sons, brothers and friends.

Six-year-old girl dies of bird flu in Cambodia: WHO

By: Channel News Asia Posted: August-24-2011 in
Channel News Asia

PHNOM PENH : A six-year-old Cambodian girl has become the eighth person to die from bird flu in the country this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

The child, from eastern Kampong Cham province, died on August 14 after contracting H5N1 avian influenza, the health ministry and WHO said in a joint statement.

Some thing different, exciting, relaxing…

By: Bernadette Vincent Posted: February-27-2011 in
Bernadette Vincent

I have been practicing yoga, on and off, almost all my life, on five continents, in classrooms and privately, sometimes quite successfully and sometimes not, but I always got something out of the experience. So, when I moved to Phnom Penh, almost two years ago, one of the first thing I looked for on EAS was yoga classes. I found the address for the Kundalini Yoga House and very shyly pushed the door. Hanneke welcomed me with a smile and a cup of tea, and introduced me to Kundalini yoga.

Fitness activities in Vientiane

By: Thomas Wanhoff Posted: January-10-2011 in
Thomas Wanhoff

The life of an expat has it’s advantages and disadvantages. One advantage, in particular in Laos, is good and cheap Beerlao. The disadvantage is that you gain weight easily. So how to get rid of these kilograms and pounds around your hips? Do sports. Vientiane actually offers a lot of activities, you just have to know where and when.

The Contenders - The Girls

By: Nick Ross Posted: October-05-2010 in
Nick Ross

Part two in a two part feature From The Word Hanoi. The see the guys go here

We’ve had such a great response to The Word Ha Noi Challenge that we’ve decided to up our contestants to 13. So, time to introduce them as they embark on their two-month journey to transform themselves from overweight or even underweight, into the physical Atlas of their dreams. The challenge will finish in early November.

The Contenders - The Guys

By: Nick Ross Posted: October-05-2010 in
Nick Ross

Part one in a two part feature From The Word Hanoi. Fisrt the guys and then the girls

We’ve had such a great response to The Word Ha Noi Challenge that we’ve decided to up our contestants to 13. So, time to introduce them as they embark on their two-month journey to transform themselves from overweight or even underweight, into the physical Atlas of their dreams. The challenge will finish in early November.

Outbreak of diarrhea, cholera

By: Via Email Posted: July-06-2010 in
Via Email

An outbreak of diarrhea, some of which is due to cholera, has been reported in at least 11 provinces across the country, including the capital Phnom Penh and Rattanakiri in the northeast. Around 4,000 cases are suspected.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 60 people have died and at least 20 out of 24 provinces have reported cases. The outbreak is attributed to contaminated water. The Ministry of Health has mobilised health care workers to treat those affected.

Royal Angkor International Hospital vs Ly Srey Vina Clinic

By: Diana Saw Posted: December-30-2009 in
Diana Saw

I finally got to experience Siem Reap's notorious Royal Angkor International Hospital. I have heard so many stories from travellers and expats about outrageous fees (you can read one customer's experience here). One expat told me, for instance, the hospital often recommends patients do an MRI scan, whether necessary or not.

Welcome to the Dark Side: Depression in Cambodia

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: November-16-2009 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Originally published on Expat advisory On February 7th 2008, following several requests we have lifted the article to our current pages.

Hi. My name is Bronwyn, and, like up to 15 percent of the population, I suffer from depression. Unfortunately for me, although there is a group for recovering alcoholics in Cambodia, and even a group for recovering drug addicts, there is no 12-Step Sad Sacks Anonymous. I have a medical certificate that says I am not crazy, I have been assured by experts that I am not delusional, I am certainly not ashamed and I know I am not alone. Expats and Cambodians alike share dark days like I do, but few people talk about it.

Law on Food Safety and Quality Is Not Implemented, Making Cambodia a Trash Basket for Foreign Leftovers

By: Norbert Klein, editor, The Mirror Posted: August-20-2009 in
Norbert Klein, editor, The Mirror

“A food safety and quality law was adopted by the National Assembly in 1996, attempting to protect the health and wellbeing of the citizens, but it unfortunately this law has been ignored and is not implemented effectively.

“Cam-Control officials who have the obligation to check goods at distribution points and at markets do not apply the above law strictly. Vendors who respect the law and do not dare to sell no-quality or expired goods, said that Cam-Control officials never pay attention to check goods thoroughly, but they just go to check occasionally, but it is not for checking, but to collect money from the vendors and from businesspeople who do illegal business by distributing or selling no-quality or expired goods.

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