Sweet ‘Japanese tea’ in Sa Pa proves harmful to health


LAO CAI — A herb known as ‘Japanese tea’, which has been mistaken for a sweet tea called Stevia and long sold as a speciality in Sa Pa, contains toxic chemicals that may harm its drinkers, Sa Pa District People’s Committee has announced. Vice Chairman of the committee Nguyen Ngoc Hinh said that the sweet…

Economics pushing vets out of rural areas


The new president of the American Veterinary Medical Association is Dr. Rene Carlson of Chetek, Wisconsin. She says while the organization faces a number of issues, “The number-one issue is economics.” Specifically, the cost of becoming a vet has increased substantially compared to what they can expect to earn. “If you look at a financial…

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