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Hanoi Hospital Performs Record-Breaking 16 Organ Transplants in a Month

A hospital in Hanoi performed 16 life-saving organ transplants over a recent one-month period, a national record.

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Vietnamese Doctor Wins Japan's Prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize for Work in Pediatric Surgery

 

The Nikkei Asia Prize is an annual award that recognizes people who have improved lives in Asia.

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Vietnam Reports First Swine Flu-Related Death Since 2014

Late last month, a woman in Saigon died from A/H1N1 Influenza, commonly known as swine flu.

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After 2 Decades in the Clear, Vietnam Is Once Again Iodine Deficient

The country's iodine intake has been dropping since 2006.

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[Video] The Mysterious 'Asian Flush' Is Why Some Vietnamese Turn Red After Drinking

It's our aldehyde dehydrogenase's fault.

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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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