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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.

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As Measles Hits 43 Provinces in Vietnam, Officials Warn of Potential Outbreak

The number of measles patients is still on the rise, according to health authorities.

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In Vietnam's First Awake Brain Surgery, a Patient Is Conscious and Singing

The patient, a 36-year-old businessman, was awake for two of the surgery's six hours, during which he sang and conversed with doctors to assure the procedure was not damaging areas of his brain needed...

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One-Third of Students in Saigon Face Stress, Cyberbullying: Survey

A new survey conducted by Saigon's Department of Education and Training reveals unsettling realities regarding student well-being.

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Quang Tri Hospital Saves Man From Methanol Poisoning by Feeding Him 15 Cans of Beer

Alcohol poisoning is a common problem in Vietnam, but this is among the handful of times when beer acted as an antidote, instead of the poison.

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After a Year Without Salary, Saigon Veterinary Department Sees Mass Exodus of Employees

The entire veterinarian staff at the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary has not been paid since the beginning of 2018. 

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Vietnam To Control Antibiotics Abuse Using E-Government

  Will a nationwide portal help reduce antibiotics abuse?

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Why a New Grass-Roots Anti-Abortion Campaign Is Generating Hate Online

The campaign, titled "Mẹ Ơi Đừng Giết Con" (Mama! Don't Kill Me), was established early this December by two men, Le Hoang Thach and Le Ha.