Watch out for these ‘time bombs’ when you’re in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Watch out for these ‘time bombs’ when you’re in Ho Chi Minh City

Unsafe air tanks are ubiquitously used by repairmen in Ho Chi Minh City at the moment even though many deaths have been caused by the explosions of the devices in recent years.

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Railway accidents on the rise

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Vietnam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

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Food safety plans may change course

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Deputy Director of the Field Crops Research Institute, Dao The Anh, spoke to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about the need to establish an independent organisation to manage food safety.

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Unsafe food causes over 200 diseases: WHO

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Unsafe food causes over 200 diseases: WHO

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases that claim an estimated 2 million lives globally each year, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam.

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Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 'might die' in future outbreak

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

About 80,000 people could die if there was a "widespread outbreak" of an antibiotic-resistant blood infection, according to a government document.

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Unsafe food is 'growing global threat', says WHO

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Unsafe food is 'growing global threat', says WHO

Eating food contaminated with bugs leads to more than half a billion cases of illness a year, the World Health Organization warns.

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Swimming – A must-have skill in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Swimming – A must-have skill in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: Stivi Cooke is an Australian currently based in central Vietnam.

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Health Ministry urges to prevent food poisons

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health February 26 sent its documents to chairpersons of municipal and provincial people’s committees, asking to enhance control over food safety and hygiene during festival season in the first month of the lunar year.

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Sexual transmission- major cause of HIV in the south

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Sexual transmission- major cause of HIV in the south

VietNamNet Bridge – Increasing HIV infection cases resulting from unsafe sex have become a pressing issue in the southern region, urging the implementation of drastic measures by local authorities, the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute reported at a conference in the southern city on February 11.

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Food watchdog fines companies for unsafe food

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

VND259 million (US$12,125) is totaling amount of fines for food safety violation in last week, said the Food Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health on February 14.

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Sexual transmission- major cause of HIV in the south

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Sexual transmission- major cause of HIV in the south

Increasing HIV infection cases resulting from unsafe sex have become a pressing issue in the southern region, urging the implementation of drastic measures by local authorities, the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute reported at a conference in the southern city on February 11.

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New Ebola cases show first rise in 2015

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

The number of new cases of Ebola went up in all three of West Africa's worst-hit countries in the last week of January, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Unsafe Red River wharfs continue to ferry vehicles

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Ferry operators are continuing to transport automobiles across the Hong (Red) River from wharfs deemed unsafe by the Waterway Traffic Police Department.

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Ministry vows to take drastic measures against unsafe food

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Ministry vows to take drastic measures against unsafe food

As public concerns over contaminated food have been raised, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat asserted that the Ministry will take drastic measures to reduce pesticide residues in vegetables and tea leaves to gain consumers’ trust.

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Traffic sector declares hotlines

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

Traffic sector declares hotlines

The National Traffic Safety Committee has declared 10 hotlines that residents can call to report information on transport and traffic safety during this year's new year festival.

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