More children, elderly sick as temperatures rise

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 day(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 6 day(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 1 week(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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City hospitals strive to reduce overcrowding

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

One of solution to reduce overloading at state-owned hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City is to combine state and private hospitals, said at a meeting between managers of state hospitals yesterday.

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Over 4 million in Vietnam have diabetes as disease grows in Asia: report

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Over 4 million in Vietnam have diabetes as disease grows in Asia: report

Uncontrolled consumption of fast food and soft drinks has caused the number of diabetes patients in Vietnam to shoot up to a dangerously high level, with more and more children diagnosed with the disease, according to new data.

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Health Ministry to open more hospitals for senior citizens

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Director of Hospital for Elderly People Professor Pham Thang said that more hospitals for elderly people will be opened in the future as the number of senior people is escalating drastically.

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After China vaccine scare, Hong Kong to limit inoculations for non-resident children

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Hong Kong is to limit the number of non-resident children getting vaccinations at government clinics, after an illegal vaccine scandal in mainland China raised fears some families would come to the city for inoculations and put pressure on supplies.

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Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases rise to 5,235

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Brazil's confirmed, suspected microcephaly cases rise to 5,235

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus rose to 5,235 in the week through March 25, from 5,200 a week earlier, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.

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Nadal says Sharapova 'must pay' for illegal drug use

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

World men's number five tennis player, Rafael Nadal has joined the chorus of disappointment over fellow champion Maria Sharapova's admission to failing a drug test.

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Vietnam lacks organ donors

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam lacks organ donors

Vietnam passed a law relating to organ donation in 2006, however, so far the number of clinically-dead patients who have consented to donate their organs has been extremely low.

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Dengue fever cases decrease in HCMC

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

Dengue fever cases decrease in HCMC

According to Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, the number of dengue fever cases in the city decreased 19 percent compared to average cases of previous weeks with 396 cases in the past week.

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Brazil reports increase in microcephaly cases linked to Zika

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Brazil reports increase in microcephaly cases linked to Zika

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus has risen to 4,690 from 4,443 a week earlier, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

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Accident-related hospitalization drastically surges during Tet

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

As per a report of Police Bureau under the Ministry of Public Security on February 10, the number of traffic accidents drastically increase in Tet holidays (Lunar New Year) compared to days before.

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Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.

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