Dengue outbreaks feared in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Dengue outbreaks feared in southern Vietnam

The number of dengue fever cases is on the rise even as major outbreaks are forecast in southern provinces, according to the Ho Chi Minh City-based Pasteur Institute.

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More medical clinic for emergency in HCMC’s East entrance

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

More medical clinic for emergency in HCMC’s East entrance

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday opened a satellite medical clinic 115 for emergency in 800 Dong Van Cong Street in Thanh My Loi Ward in district 2.

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Children contracting respiratory diseases flood hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Children contracting respiratory diseases flood hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

Pediatric patients of respiratory diseases have packed hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City while doctors are concerned about the large number of kids infected at the beginning of this year’s outbreak.

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Drug crimes on the rise in Vietnam: police

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Drug crimes on the rise in Vietnam: police

Drug crimes have been on the rise in Vietnam with a 33 percent increase in the number of arrests made in the first half of this year, according to a new report.

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GE Healthcare training for the future

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

GE Healthcare training for the future

There is a global shortage of trained and skilled healthcare workers, a problem that is expected to worsen. In 2013, the world faced a shortage of 7.2 million healthcare workers and by 2035 the number is expected to reach by 12.9 million, according to the World Health Organization.

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Abortions down but still high in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Abortions down but still high in Vietnam

The number of abortions has reduced in Vietnam though it remained high at around 280,000 last year, including 2 percent by teenagers, according to figures from the General Population and Family Planning Department.

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Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Heroin use at 20-year high in U.S. drug 'epidemic', U.N. says

A heroin "epidemic" is gripping the United States, where cheap supply has helped push the number of users to a 20-year high, increasing drug-related deaths, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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More measures to promote people to buy health insurance

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

The Prime Minister issued a guideline on increasing number of health insurance buyers, using software to manage medical fee for patients.

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Despite smokers decrease, country listed in 15 nations with most smokers

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Despite smokers decrease, country listed in 15 nations with most smokers

Though the number of Vietnamese smokers reduced, the country is still one of nations who have high rate of smokers in the world, said the Ministry of Health at a meeting held yesterday in response to the No Tobacco Week and the World No Tobacco Day (on May31)

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Hand-foot-mouth disease re-occurs across country

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Hand-foot-mouth disease re-occurred in 61 cities and provinces across the country though the number of infection cases reduced by 23.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

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E-cigarette poisonings on rise in young kids

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

E-cigarette poisonings on rise in young kids

Electronic cigarettes are sickening a growing number of young kids, usually because children drink the liquid nicotine that’s used in the devices, a U.S. study of poison center calls suggests.

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Ho Chi Minh City warns again rampant drug addicts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City warns again rampant drug addicts

A Ho Chi Minh City official has warned against the big number of drug addicts who are not brought to rehab centers in the city.

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More children, elderly sick as temperatures rise

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

More children, elderly sick as temperatures rise

Children’s hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City are getting a large number of patients with respiratory ailments and diarrhoea due to an ongoing hot spell in the southern region with temperatures rising up to 37 degrees Celsius.

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Concern over child drowning cases

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Concern over child drowning cases

The increasing number of child drowning cases recently in Vietnam has raised a previously undetected and significant health issue for the responsible bodies and for society as a whole.

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Rise in cancer patients pressures health insurance

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Rise in cancer patients pressures health insurance

The sharp increase in the number of patients suffering from cancer has put more stress on the country’s social insurance fund which faces a deficit.

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