Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact

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Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact

One major hurdle is thwarting efforts to measure the extent of the Zika epidemic and its suspected links to thousands of birth defects in Brazil: accurate diagnosis of a virus that still confounds blood tests.

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Yet another food safety scare as fake beef discovered at Saigon butcher shop

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Yet another food safety scare as fake beef discovered at Saigon butcher shop

Officers of the HCMC Department of Animal Health inspect the butcher shop in District 3. Photo: Ma Phong

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Takeda assembles team to evaluate Zika vaccine possibilities

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Takeda assembles team to evaluate Zika vaccine possibilities

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s largest drugmaker, has assembled an internal team to look into how it might contribute to vaccine efforts to combat the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne pathogen that is currently spreading through the Americas.

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Social News 3/2

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Bad fuel hits cars in HCMC

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Hospitals collect enough blood for treatment on Tet

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Hospitals collect enough blood for treatment on Tet

Director of Humanity Blood Donation Center in Ho Chi Minh City Tran Thi To Nhu yesterday said that the center is continuing to collect blood from volunteers until February 5 (or 27 December as per Lunar Calendar) and then re-starting on February 13 ( or January 6 as per Lunar Calendar ).

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Social News 30/1

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Quarry incident raises alarm for work safety

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Social News 29/1

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Marine police rescue fishing boat, 10 saved

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

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Global health body under pressure to stop Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold a special session on Thursday on the Zika virus as the U.N. agency comes under pressure for quick action against the infection linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil that is spreading through Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Cold snap causes rise in hospital admission

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Cold snap causes rise in hospital admission

Hospitals in Hanoi are admitting more children and elderly patients as cold weather triggers a wave of pneumonia.

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DNA blood test predicts suspects' age

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Forensic scientists have devised a test that examines blood samples left at crime scenes to predict the age of crime suspects to within four years. The test could help police narrow down their search for perpetrators in cases where they do not have an exact DNA match for samples found at crime scenes.

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Thai Nguyen: Nearly 300 blood units donated

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Thai Nguyen: Nearly 300 blood units donated

The 2016 Red Spring Festival in the northern province of Thai Nguyen was expected to collect nearly 300 units of blood from donors.

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More students suffer high blood pressure because of obesity nowadays

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More students suffer high blood pressure because of obesity nowadays

An announcement of an increase in high blood pressure among schools by the Nutrition Center in Ho Chi Minh City caused concern amongst parents.

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Social News 23/1

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Fire destroys hotel room in Da Lat

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Eating green leafy vegetables may lower glaucoma risk

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Eating green leafy vegetables may lower glaucoma risk

People who eat more green leafy vegetables, a good source of nitrate, may significantly decrease their risk of developing glaucoma, according to a large study.

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Over 1 million blood units collected in 2015

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Over 1 million blood units collected in 2015

Vietnam collected 1.15 million units of blood in 2015, surpassing the year’s target figure by 17.8 percent and up 9.7 percent from 2014, as heard during a session of the national committee for blood donation that was held on January 21.

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