World health officials mobilise emergency plans against Zika threat

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World health officials mobilise emergency plans against Zika threat

World health officials mobilised with emergency response plans and funding pleas on Tuesday as fears grow that the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in the number of brain-damaged babies, could spread globally and threaten the Summer Olympics.

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Brazil battles alarming Zika virus spread

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Brazil grapples with the rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, as the number of new-borns with brain defects soars.

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City to upgrade, build new hospitals to ease overloading

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City to upgrade, build new hospitals to ease overloading

More hospitals will be upgraded or newly built in HCM City this year to reduce the number of patients who have to share a bed, the city's Department of Health has said.

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HCM City prevents major infectious diseases

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HCM City prevents major infectious diseases

The southern city of Ho Chi Minh aims to control the number of infectious disease cases while increasing prevention and the capacity to fight disease in 2016.

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Vietnamese patients spend big for overseas treatment due to better bedside manners

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Vietnamese patients spend big for overseas treatment due to better bedside manners

An increasing number of Vietnamese patients are spending big to receive medical treatment overseas despite the availability of qualified doctors and high-quality medication in Vietnam, as they prefer the bedside manners of foreign clinicians.

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Phone registration for vaccine disappoints HCM City parents

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – Anxious parents made thousands of calls to 1080 in HCM City yesterday morning (Dec 29) to register for getting the five-in-one Pentaxim vaccine for their children, but with each public health facility only geared to take in a limited number daily, many ended up disappointed.

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Conference discusses malaria elimination

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Conference discusses malaria elimination

The Health Department of the southern coastal province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau hosted a conference on December 17 to seek experts’ solutions to preventing and then eliminating malaria.

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Growing number of elderly women requires more policy attention

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Growing number of elderly women requires more policy attention

Vietnam should pay more policy attention to elderly women given the fact that the number of them is now much higher than that of elderly men, an official has said.

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Unhealthy lifestyles put Vietnamese young adults at risk of heart attacks

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Unhealthy lifestyles put Vietnamese young adults at risk of heart attacks

VietNamNet Bridge – An increasing number of young adults in their thirties and forties are suffering from heart attacks, which typically occur in older age, according to Associate Professor Pham Manh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Medical Association.

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Unhealthy lifestyles put young adults at risk of heart attacks

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An increasing number of young adults in their thirties and forties are suffering from heart attacks, which typically occur in older age, according to Associate Professor Pham Manh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Medical Association.

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Unhealthy lifestyles put young adults at risk of heart attacks

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Unhealthy lifestyles put young adults at risk of heart attacks

An increasing number of young adults in their thirties and forties are suffering from heart attacks, which typically occur in older age, according to Associate Professor Pham Manh Hung, chairman of the Vietnam Medical Association.

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Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: U.N.

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Number of AIDS deaths among young Asians doubles over past decade: U.N.

The estimated number of adolescents dying of AIDS in the Asia Pacific region has more than doubled since 2005, experts said on Monday, warning of a "hidden epidemic".

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Poor eyesight affecting gifted, urban VN students

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Poor eyesight affecting gifted, urban VN students

The number of students suffering from short-sightedness is increasing in Viet Nam's big cities, experts said.

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Vietnam sees record number of HIV patients receiving ARV treatment

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Vietnam sees record number of HIV patients receiving ARV treatment

Up to 100,000 people living with HIV nationwide are currently being treated with antiretroviral (ARV) drug as a result of the on-going effective HIV/AIDS prevention and control programme in Vietnam, a Health Ministry official said in a conference on November 9.

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Vietnam among 15 nations with highest smoker number in world

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Vietnam among 15 nations with highest smoker number in world

With about 40,000 people dying of smoking-caused diseases per annum, Vietnam is one of the 15 countries with the highest number of smokers in the world, a health official has announced, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) Office in Vietnam.

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