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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, to add to these concerns, Hanoi’s air pollution was so bad on Wednesday that the capital became the second-most polluted city in the world, according to a global air quality index.

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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 necessary to build a network, for both men and women.

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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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Heart Disease on the Rise Among Young Urban Vietnamese: Experts

Young Vietnamese city dwellers are increasingly at risk of heart disease, according to local health officials.

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