Hiccups along way of carrying out family doctor model

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

After five piloted year, family doctor model has proved it effectiveness in taking care of people's health in the country. Yet there have been hiccups along the way.

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Children with heart diseases receive free surgery

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Children with congenital heart diseases will be offered free health checks and surgery under a programme launched by the Hospital of Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and the Pharmacy University and two US charity organisations, Gift of Life and MD1 World.

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Acupuncture helps autistic children

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

More than 1,500 children with autism come to the National Hospital of Acupuncture for treatment every year, said head of the hospital Associate Prof Dr Nguyễn Bá Quang at conference on Vietnamese high-tech acupuncture therapy for paediatric diseases and cerebrovascular diseases held last Saturday.

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Brazil mutant mosquitoes to breed out diseases

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Scientists in Brazil are preparing to release millions of factory-bred mosquitoes in an attempt to wipe out their distant cousins that carry tropical diseases. The insects' method: have sex and then die.

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Charity performs landmark 5,000th heart surgery for Vietnamese kid

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

The VinaCapital Foundation’s Heartbeat Vietnam, a charity meant to help children with cardiovascular diseases, has recently marked its 5,000th surgeries after the program was initiated in 2006.

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Vietnam raises level of warning of Zika virus, dengue

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien yesterday urged departments of health and health institutes under the Ministry to continue launching campaign to kill mosquito and its larva as well as implement prevention measures against diseases caused by Zika virus and dengue.

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VND97 bil invested in building traditional medicine hospital

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

VND97 billion (US$ 4,316,866) will be spent on building a traditional medicine hospital in the central province of Quang Ngai.

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VNese people with heart diseases upward trend

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

One or two out of every four Vietnamese adults are at the risk of having heart diseases, said Chairman of the Vietnam Heart Association Professor Nguyen Lan Viet at the national convention on October 10 in Hanoi.

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Rising odor, air pollution terrorize Ho Chi Minh City residents

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

People in Ho Chi Minh City live in an increasingly polluted environment, exposing themselves to a variety of respiratory diseases and other health risks.

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Widespread pneumonia sends children to hospitals in southern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Hospitals in southern Vietnam have recorded a surge in the number of children being admitted over respiratory diseases, most prominently pneumonia, in recent months.

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Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi for work on ‘cell recycling’

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering and elucidating a key mechanism in our body’s defense system that involves degrading and recycling parts of cells. Known as autophagy, this process plays an important role in cancer, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, birth defects from Zika virus and numerous other devastating diseases.

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Japanese scientist wins 2016 Nobel medicine prize

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.

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UNIATF proposes to raise tax on tobacco in Vietnam

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(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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HCM City implements measures to control Zika virus

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

HCM City’s health authorities have implemented a number of measures to control Zika virus following a German woman, who lives in District 2, was diagnosed with the virus while traveling in Japan.

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Hospital managers criticized for irresponsible behaviors

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

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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