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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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Vietnam Ranks 131 of 180 Countries on 2016 Environmental Protection Index

Every year, American university Yale releases its Environmental Protection Index (EPI), rating the ability of individual nations to protect both human health and the ecosystem. In 2016, the numbers don't look great for Vietnam.

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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 that consuming instant noodles regularly can increase your risk of metabolic changes linked to heart disease and stroke.

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Bill Gates, British Finance Minister Pledge $4.28bn to Fight Malaria

In an effort to quash the potentially fatal illness for good, billionaire Bill Gates and British finance minister George Osborne are pledging £3 billion (US$4.28 billion) to fight malaria around the world.

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Vietnam's Abortion Dilemma

While a new draft population law could update Vietnam's regulations on family planning and population control, the country's true challenge lies in addressing the root causes of its sky-high abortion rate.

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Dengue Vaccine Gets Green Light As Cases Soar in Central Vietnam

In the midst of a dangerous dengue epidemic in south-central Vietnam, medical professionals are giving the go-ahead to a preventive vaccine for the deadly virus.

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The Dangers of Saigon Street Coffee

You might want to think twice before buying your next cà phê sữa đá on the street. If you can call it that, really: “industrial chemicals” is not a phrase you want to have associated with your morning joe. Unfortunately, however, this may be a more accurate description than “coffee” these days.

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