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Maternity Mortality Rates Fall; Contraceptive Rates Rise in Vietnam: Health Ministry

Maternal mortality rates have dropped nearly 75% since the 1990s, from 233 per 100,000 live births to 58.3.

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Vietnam Hospitals Seek Police Help, Open Martial Arts Class to Combat Violence Against Staff

A slew of violent attacks against medical staff in public hospitals all over Vietnam recently have prompted hospital administrations to take action.

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Around 16% of Saigoneers Suffer From Mental Health Issues: Health Expert

Around 16% of Saigon citizens reported having some mental health issues, but the city lacks the physical facilities or health professionals to adequately treat them.

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In Nha Trang, a Bacterium Is Fighting Dengue, One Mosquito at a Time

Just north of Nha Trang, the World Mosquito Program (WMP) is carrying out a project aimed at one day eliminating the risk of contracting dengue from mosquitoes.

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Vietnam PM Directs Education Ministry to Ban Sales, Advertising of Soft Drinks in Schools

Are soft drinks to blame for Vietnam’s impending child obesity epidemic?

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Almost 2m Vietnamese Children Under 5 Suffer From Malnutrition: Nutrition Institute

Despite considerable national health progress in the recent decade, nearly a quarter of Vietnamese children under the age of five currently still suffer from malnutrition.

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Pasteur Institute Tests Find E. Coli in 100% of Meat Samples Taken From Saigon, Dong Nai

According to a recent test, a worrying amount of meat samples from provinces in Vietnam's southeast contained traces of E. coli.

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After Typhoon Damrey, 150,000 Children in Vietnam Are at Risk of Malnutrition: UNICEF

Typhoon Damrey, which struck south-central Vietnam over a week ago, has left tens of thousands of children at risk of health issues, UNICEF reports.

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New Study Shows Link Between Some Traditional Herbal Remedies and Liver Cancer

Some herbs that are used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been linked to liver cancer across Asia.

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50% of Children in Saigon Are Obese: Nutrition Experts

Hanoi and Saigon, Vietnam's two largest cities, have seen huge increases in the rate of obese children living within the metropolises over the last 20 years.

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Vietnam Considers Amending 2-Child Policy Due to Aging Population, Low Birth Rates

Vietnam is considering alternatives to its current family-planning policies due to a rapidly aging population and low birth rates.

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