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A Saigon Hospital Just Added Scooter Ambulances for Hẻm Emergencies

Will the new initiative help improve the survival rate of patients in Saigon?

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Vietnam Launches Mobile Bus With Free Breast Cancer Screening for 8,000 Women Nationwide

A positive note to kickstart the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the anniversary of the Vietnam's Women Union.

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Vietnam Ranks 4th Among Countries With Most Liver Cancer-Related Deaths: WHO

Due to heavy drinking, lack of awareness and insufficient early screening, 20,000 Vietnamese die of the liver cancer every year.

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Vietnam Imposes Harsher Penalties on Street Vendors, Eateries to Address Food Safety Concerns

A new resolution will increase fines for street vendors who do not wear gloves as well as organizations that sell diseased animals or use banned chemicals.

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68% of Vietnamese Children Suffer Physical, Mental Punishment From Parents: Experts

Misguided attempts to discipline children can result in real harm to their psychological well-being.

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Hai Duong Hospital Removes Stuck Bum Gun From 18-Year-Old's Bowel

A teenager in Hai Duong Province in northern Vietnam took the term “bum gun” too literally.

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Vietnam Drinks Fast and Furiously, but Not Responsibly, WHO Says

It's doesn't take long to notice that drinking is a big deal in Vietnam.

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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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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.