Hospital holds free diabetes checkups

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The National Endocrinology Hospital yesterday provided free check-ups and consulting services to thousands of people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes.

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Rat poison chemical found in pills linked to India sterilization deaths

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Rat poison chemical found in pills linked to India sterilization deaths

Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilization camp in eastern India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, a senior official in Chhattisgarh state said on Saturday.

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WHO starts survey of Ebola treatments, says none proven so far

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WHO starts survey of Ebola treatments, says none proven so far

The World Health Organization (WHO) has begun assessing more than 120 potential treatments for Ebola patients, it said on Friday, but so far has found none that definitely work, and some that definitely do not.

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Localities move to combat diabetes

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Free check-ups and consultations on diabetes were offered at an awareness raising event in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14 on the life-threatening disease and healthy lifestyles.

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Number of drug users in Vietnam reaches 200,000

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Number of drug users in Vietnam reaches 200,000

(VOV) -By the end of September 2014, Vietnam had more than 204,000 drug addicts, four times higher than the figure reported two decades ago.

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New India death blamed on same antibiotics used in sterilization camp

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New India death blamed on same antibiotics used in sterilization camp

One person has died and six more were hospitalized after consuming antibiotic tablets apparently from the same batch blamed for more than a dozen deaths following a sterilization camp in eastern India, two hospital officials said on Friday.

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Around 90 percent Vietnamese people have dental diseases

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At a meeting held by Hanoi Medicine University and the U.S. non-profit organization Operation Smile, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said that around 90 percent of the country’s population have dental disease.

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Conference seeks ways to improve child cancer treatment

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Early detection could have a good survival rate for up to 40 percent of cancer patients, heard a national childhood cancer conference in Hanoi on November 13.

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Thai King Bhumibol’s Health Improves, Royal Palace Says

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Thai King Bhumibol’s Health Improves, Royal Palace Says

The condition of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej has improved after he received treatment for a condition affecting his large intestine, the Bureau of the Royal Household said.

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Drug trafficker caught in Quang Ninh

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Border Police at the northern province of Quang Ninh's Mong Cai border gate have arrested a man for illegally transporting 1.5kg of synthetic drugs from China into Viet Nam.

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Indian doctor says he is scapegoat in sterilization surgery deaths

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An Indian doctor whose sterilization of 83 women in less than three hours ended in 13 deaths, says he is being used as a scapegoat and blames tainted drugs for the tragedy.

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Ebola death toll tops 5,000

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Ebola has now claimed at least 5,160 lives out of at least 14,098 affected, the World Health Organization says.

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About 4,500 children die of pneumonia in Vietnam every year

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About 4,500 children die of pneumonia in Vietnam every year

Vietnam has about 2.9 million new pneumonia child patients under five years old and about 4,500 children of this age die of the disease every day, a seminar was told on Wednesday.

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Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh hospitalized for brain hemorrhage

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Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh hospitalized for brain hemorrhage

World renowned Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is receiving 24-hour intensive care in hospital after experiencing a severe brain hemorrhage on Tuesday, according to a release on the website of Plum Village, the spiritual community in southern France he founded.

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Ebola outbreak: MSF to start West Africa clinical trials

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Ebola outbreak: MSF to start West Africa clinical trials

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said it will host clinical trials of new treatments for Ebola at three centres in West Africa.

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