Global life expectancy rises: study

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VietNam News English 3 day(s) ago

People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said on Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.

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Rapid response teams needed to curb violence at Vietnam hospitals

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Rapid response teams needed to curb violence at Vietnam hospitals

Rapid response teams should be set up in hospitals to prevent increasing waves of violence against health workers, while doctors should improve their medical ethics, a senior health official at the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has suggested.

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Ebola death toll now highest in Sierra Leone

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Sierra Leone now leads Liberia as having the highest number of deaths from Ebola and western health experts say, the virus there is still spreading.

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South African consulate in HCMC holds blood donation to mark Mandela’s 1st death anniversary

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South African consulate in HCMC holds blood donation to mark Mandela’s 1st death anniversary

The South African Honorary Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5 arranged a blood donation campaign to mark the first anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela.

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Ethnic minority girl with heart disease faces death

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Ethnic minority girl with heart disease faces death

A two-year old girl from the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai is facing death due to a serious heart condition.

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Death toll from Ebola outbreak nears 7,000 in West Africa: WHO

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Death toll from Ebola outbreak nears 7,000 in West Africa: WHO

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

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Global Ebola toll rises to 5,689: WHO

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

The World Health Organization said Thursday that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa.

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47 dead as plague spreads to Madagascar capital

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago 3 related news

Madagascar said Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

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Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday (Nov 19) that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013.

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Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed at least 5,160 people.

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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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Ebola death toll tops 5,000

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

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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Ebola death toll tops 5,000; Mali quarantines 90

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Ebola death toll tops 5,000; Mali quarantines 90

The death of a nurse in Mali from Ebola promoted on Wednesday the quarantine of more than 90 people in the West African country's capital, as the World Health Organization said the disease had now claimed at least 5,160 lives.

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Ebola crisis: Mali confirms second death

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Ebola crisis: Mali confirms second death

A Malian nurse has died of Ebola, the second confirmed death from the disease in the country.

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Build health policies on research evidence: experts

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

It is necessary to strengthen the use of research-based evidence to develop health policies and programmes, especially for sexual and reproductive health.

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