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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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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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Teenagers Account for 70% of Vietnam's 'Secret Abortions'

A new survey conducted by Vietnam’s General Statistics Office reveals that 70% of the country’s "secret abortions" involve teenagers aged 13 to 19.

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Vietnam Remains Among Countries With Most Smokers in the World

Though Vietnam has made a dent in its tobacco fixation, the country still has one of the highest rates of smoking in the world.

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Vietnam Could Have Most Cancer Cases Worldwide by 2020: Expert

Registering firmly in the realm of not-so-great news, one expert is estimating Vietnam could have the most cancer cases in the world by 2020.

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Ministry of Health Confirms First 2 Zika Cases in Vietnam

Earlier this morning, Ministry of Health officials confirmed Vietnam's first two cases of the Zika virus.

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Vietnamese Spend $2bn on Healthcare Overseas

While foreigners are coming to Vietnam for medical tourism, locals are spending US$2 billion a year on healthcare abroad.

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Instant Noodles Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke: Study

As the world's second largest consumer of instant noodles – Vietnam chows down on 5.2 billion packs of the pre-cooked blocks every year – this may be hard news to swallow, but studies show t...

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