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Social Stigmas in Vietnam Deter Gay Men From HIV Testing and Treatment

Men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vietnam still face social and bureaucratic barriers when accessing HIV testing and treatment, a survey has found.

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Saigon Will Have Better Medical Facilities Than Singapore by 2020: Health Official

Last week, an official from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health claimed the southern hub could have better medical facilities than Singapore by 2020.

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Nha Trang to Release 1m Dengue-Fighting Mosquitoes

Nha Trang may soon be on its way to becoming dengue-free.

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[Photos] Check Out Saigon's Snazzy New Children's Hospital

A brand-new children's hospital in Saigon’s Binh Chanh District opened its doors on January 16.

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Vietnamese Parents Should Decide How Many Children to Have: Health Ministry

Future parents in Vietnam may be able to decide how many children they have, as health officials are currently in the process of revising the country’s loosely enforced two-child policy.

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Hanoi Government Starts Providing Daily AQI Readings

For the first time, Hanoi's city government has begun offering daily readings of the capital's Air Quality Index (AQI).

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Vietnam's Immunization Program Faces Challenges Due to Reduced Foreign Aid

Having recently attained the status of a middle-income country, Vietnam must now prepare to become self-sufficient in supplying its citizens with vaccinations.

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Vietnam Aims to Provide Health Insurance for All HIV Patients in 2017

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health just announced a plan to provide health insurance to 100% of local HIV patients in the future.

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Saigon Fines 74 Households for Failing to Take Preventive Steps Against Zika

As Zika spreads in Vietnam, local authorities are imposing stricter regulations and punishments in the name of public health.

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[Video] Kicking and Screaming: Vietnam's Centuries-Old Love of Đá Cầu

Originally a game played by ancient soldiers to let off steam, in today’s Vietnam, đá cầu, or foot badminton, is practiced by locals from all walks of life.

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Number of Zika Cases in Saigon Jumps to 17, Total of 23 Infections Nationwide

The number of confirmed Zika cases in Saigon has climbed to 17, making the southern hub a hotspot for the mosquito-borne disease.

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[Video] Young Vietnamese Aren’t Into Exercise

As Vietnamese are becoming more sedentary, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are putting a strain the health of young citizens nationwide.

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Vietnam Sees First Possible Case of Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Vietnam might be the second Southeast Asian country to have a baby born with Zika-linked microcephaly, a condition characterized by small head size in newborns.

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Hanoi's Air Quality Ranked Second-Worst in the World Yesterday

It’s hard to feel optimistic about Vietnam’s public health these days, what with the country recently making the list of top 10 global alcohol consumers and food safety a continued concern. Now, ...

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Southeast Asia's Unsafe Air Costs Lives, National GDP

Around the globe, more than nine in 10 people are breathing polluted air, according to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Vietnamese Men Among World’s Top Alcohol Consumers: WHO Survey

According to a recent survey, Vietnamese men are among the world’s top alcohol consumers.

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Guess Which Country Just Made the List of Top 10 Global Alcohol Consumers?

For young adults entering the Vietnamese workplace, drinking is sometimes an indispensable part of their career: if you can’t drink much, then drink a little. It’s common knowledge that drinking is ne...

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Hanoian Lovebirds Hospitalized After Sex Using Plastic Bag Instead of Condom

A young couple in Hanoi put the “tough” in “tough love” recently when they were hospitalized after using a plastic bag instead of a condom during their passionate first love-making session.

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Vietnamese Smoke $1.4b Worth of Cigarettes Yearly: Survey

A recent survey on global smoking habits revealed that Vietnam is home to approximately 15.6 million adult smokers, who consumed some US$1.39 billion worth of cigarettes last year alone.

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Mekong Delta Grapples With Severe Doctor Shortage

The Mekong Delta region is facing a serious doctor shortage which threatens to become even more severe by 2020.

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