Southeast Asian haze crisis killed more than 100,000: Study

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 day(s) ago 1 related news

JAKARTA: A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday (Sep 19) that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

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Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 day(s) ago 1 related news

Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis.

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Pop star Minh Thuan dies at 47

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Pop star Minh Thuan dies at 47

Pop star Minh Thuan passed away from lung cancer in Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 after a battle for treatment.

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Vietnam drug kingpin, 8 henchmen get death sentence for heroin smuggling

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

A court in Vietnam sentenced to death a notorious drugs kingpin and eight associates on Wednesday, delivering the maximum punishment in a single verdict over the trafficking of more than half a tonne of heroin.

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UNIATF proposes to raise tax on tobacco in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

Vietnam should raise tax on tobacco and have more regulation against alcohol consumption, said the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) after a tour to the Southeast Asian nation to study real situation of non-communicable diseases.

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Hospital managers criticized for irresponsible behaviors

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Hospital managers criticized for irresponsible behaviors

People’s Committee in the northern province of Son La yesterday criticized managers of the Son La Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital for irresponsible behavior when it did not support vehicles to take dead patient home.

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LSD on the rise in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

Blotting papers doused in hallucinogens, most notably LSD, are gaining in popularity in Vietnam as a new form of recreational drug, despite its prohibition by Vietnamese law.

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ASEAN health ministers battle with Zika in teleconference

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 day(s) ago

Health ministers from ASEAN member states convened a teleconference yesterday seeking ways to combat the Zika virus, which has hit much of Southeast Asia.

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Bayer partners Bright Future Fund to improve access to innovative treatment for liver and kidney cancer patients in Vietnam

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 day(s) ago

Bayer South East Asia Pte Ltd. (Bayer SEA) and Bright Future Fund (BFF) in Vietnam, a member of Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) have established a patient assistance programme to provide Vietnamese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with better access to a targeted oral cancer therapy.

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Alcohol-induced mental disorders on the rise in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 day(s) ago

An increasing number of people in Vietnam have developed mental illnesses caused by chronic alcohol addiction, impacting their own lives as well as those of their families.

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MoH and Abbott sign strategic partnership to improve Vietnam’s nutrition status

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 day(s) ago

The global healthcare company Abbott is accompanying Vietnam in improving the quality of nutrition status through a partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH).

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Dengue cases escalate, Zika re-occurs in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

No cases of dengue fever have been reported in Ho Chi Minh City since March, 2016, however in September, dengue fever and Zika virus disease re-occurred in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Hanoi boy gets throat cut by steel sheet while riding bicycle

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 day(s) ago

A nine-year-old boy in Hanoi died from severe blood loss over a cut to his throat on Friday afternoon after crashing into a parked cyclo carrying steel sheets used for roofing.

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PM: VN enhances investment in health infrastructure

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Báo điện tử CP English 4 day(s) ago

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested the World Health Organization (WHO) enhance technical and financial assistance as well as mobilize resources from the development partners for Viet Nam at his reception for the WHO's Regional Director for the Western Pacific Shin Young-soo on September 20 in Ha Noi.

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Family struggles with illnesses

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 day(s) ago

A family in Ha Nam Province is in need of help to treat the father's illness and support their two children.

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