More children, elderly sick as temperatures rise

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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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Second victim dies after eating insects in central Vietnam

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Another man died in the central province of Quang Nam after eating insects with two others for breakfast last week.

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.

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Castro, 84, says Cuba's leaders are too old, proposes limits

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Castro, 84, says Cuba's leaders are too old, proposes limits

Future top leaders of Cuba's Communist party should retire at 70 to let in younger blood, President Raul Castro said on Saturday, suggesting older members of the party hoping for promotion to the top table could play with their grandchildren instead.

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Nearly 30,000 Vietnamese people suffer Hemophilia

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Nearly 30,000 Vietnamese people suffer Hemophilia

Nearly 30,000 Vietnamese people have incurable disease, said Director of the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Nguyen Anh Tri said at a press brief held yesterday by the Ministry of Health and the Institute in Hanoi in celebration of the World Hemophilia Day.

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Cancer among top ten causes of disease burden in Vietnam

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Cancer among top ten causes of disease burden in Vietnam

Some 74.3 percent of the total burden of disease in Vietnam was caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with cancer among the top ten causes, said Deputy Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan on April 12.

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

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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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Over 3 mil Vietnamese people reported to have diabetes

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Nearly 2 million Vietnamese people suffer diabetes yet they have not detected, said the Ministry of Health at a seminar “ Prevention and monitoring diabetes in the community” co-organized by the Ministry and the World Health Organization on April 7 in Hanoi.

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A smart patch for diabetes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

South Korean scientists have developed a smart patch that can monitor a diabetic's blood sugar levels through their sweat and deliver drugs when needed.

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Two cases of Zika virus found in HCMC, Khanh Hoa Province

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Two cases of Zika virus found in HCMC, Khanh Hoa Province

Vietnamese Ministry of Health yesterday officially announced two first cases of Zika virus infections in Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Khanh Hoa.

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French doctor treats rare cases of twin-to-twin transfusion in Vietnam

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French doctor treats rare cases of twin-to-twin transfusion in Vietnam

Two rare cases of fetal blood supply complications were treated by a French medical professor via endoscopic surgery in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.

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Online meeting between health ministry, related agencies on Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Though nearly 800 blood samples taken from 32 cities and provinces across the country are negative for Zika virus, health authority asked revelant agencies to raise its alert level to virus Zika, announced at an online meeting between the steering board committee of Zika virus prevention and major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and central province of Khanh Hoa.

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Vietnamese worker slashed while calming colleagues down

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Vietnamese worker slashed while calming colleagues down

A local worker is being treated in southern Vietnam after she was slashed by a man in front of a Korean-owned firm when cooling her colleagues off on Monday.

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Vietnam increases testing on alert for Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Right after receiving information from the WHO’s International Health Regulation that Australian had identified a case of Zika infection from an autralian tourist who had just returned from Vietnam, the Ministry of Health convened an urgent meeting deciding to increase monitoring through testing blood.

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Vietnam raises Zika alert after Australian tourist returns home sick

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Vietnam raises Zika alert after Australian tourist returns home sick

Vietnam’s health ministry has raised the alert level for Zika vrus after an Australian tourist tested positive for the virus after coming home from Vietnam.

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