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Vietnam Among Top 15 Countries With Lowest Average Height, Official Says

All heights are beautiful.

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With Steady Increase in Healthcare Seekers, Saigon Embraces Medical Tourism

The number of international visitors who travel to Vietnam for medical services is on the rise.

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Vietnam Sees Over 300,000 Abortion Cases Annually, Health Ministry Says

Despite improving maternity health, high abortion rates remain one of Vietnam’s biggest challenge.

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New Draft Decree Requires Alcohol Ads to Include Health Warnings

The oft-debated new draft Law on Preventing Alcohol's Harmful Effects has seen new proposals from the Ministry of Health.

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African Swine Fever Has Infected All 63 Provinces and Cities in Vietnam

Ninh Thuan, Vietnam’s last stronghold against African swine fever, has fallen.

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Toddler Hospitalized with Poisoning After Parents Fed Him Rhino Horn Powder

Folk medicine still plays a major role in daily Vietnamese life, but inappropriate usage of these ingredients can create serious consequences.

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Vietnam Hopes to Develop African Swine Fever Vaccine in 2 Years

Despite some positive results, Vietnam is playing catch-up in finding a vaccine to control the outbreak that is devastating the nation's pork industry. 

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Vietnam's Obesity Rates Increased the Fastest in Southeast Asia in 5 Years

Between 2010 and 2014, the country's number of obese individuals rose 38%.

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New Study Reveals 29% of Primary School Students in Vietnam Are Overweight

According to a recent study by the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition, the substantial obesity rate among elementary school students is due to a lack of physical exercise and imbalanced diets.

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Da Nang to Get 2 New Centers for Transplant, Stem Cell Therapy, Neurosurgery

The two centers are going to be located inside the Da Nang Hospital compound.

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Saigon Becomes 55th Vietnam Locality Infected With African Swine Fever

On June 11, the disease, which is disastrous for pork production but poses no health risks to humans, was identified at a farm in District 9.

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Vietnam's Low Birth Weight Rate Among the Lowest in Asia-Pacific: Report

A recently published paper produced by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) looks at birth weight data in 148 countries from 2000 to 2015.

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Vietnam Drinks 15% More Beer Each Year. A New Alcohol Control Bill Tries to Curb That.

In 2018, Vietnam's total beer consumption reached over 4.67 billion liters, according to Nielsen statistics.

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Moderate Rice Consumption Might Help Reduce Obesity Rates, New Study Shows

The secret behind Vietnamese and other Asians’ slender figure might lie in the region's rice consumption, a recent study shows.

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New Strain of Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Discovered in Vietnam

Medical researchers have discovered in Vietnam a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) that's resistant to carbapenem, a class of highly effective antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections an...

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Only 39% of Pet Dogs in Vietnam Are Vaccinated: Animal Health Department

There are 5.4 million dogs registered as pets in 3.5 million households in Vietnam.

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Vietnam Tightens Grip on Pharmacies to Curb Antibiotics Abuse

As the risk of antibiotics resistance increases, the Vietnamese government has started to respond.

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Micronutrient Deficiencies Mainly to Blame for Stunting Vietnamese Children: Experts

Medical experts believe that malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency are the direct causes of Vietnamese adolescents’ low height.

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Growing Concerns as More Doctors Quit Public Hospitals for Private Sector

If the situation persists, Vietnam's public hospitals could face serious staff shortage in the future.

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From March, Vietnam Requires Hospitals to Digitize Medical Records

Health authorities hope that the change will help cut back waiting times, confusion caused by doctors' handwriting and improve the archiving and managing of records.