Global life expectancy rises: study

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VietNam News English 17 hour(s) ago

People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said on Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.

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Taiwan recalls tainted dried tofu in fresh food scare

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Taiwan recalls tainted dried tofu in fresh food scare

In Taiwan's latest food scandal, almost 40 types of flavoured dried tofu (bean curd) involving ten different companies are suspected to have become contaminated with dimethyl yellow, which is linked to cancer in animals.

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Construction starts on new branches of central hospitals

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago 2 related news

The construction of two hospitals worth VND10 trillion (US$470 million) began on Saturday in Phu Ly city in northern Ha Nam Province.

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Daughter quits medical studies to care for ailing brother, father

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Daughter quits medical studies to care for ailing brother, father

A seriously ill little brother and a father with cancer has forced a woman from a poor faming family in Thanh Hoa Province to abandon her medical studies to care for them.

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Air pollution 'causing deadly public health crisis'

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Air pollution 'causing deadly public health crisis'

New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, a report by MPs says.

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Social News 6/12

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Vietnam, US hold labour dialogue

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Vaccinations help to prevent some cancers

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Vaccinations help to prevent some cancers

The country's oncology-prevention programmes should focus on treatable infections by encouraging the use of vaccinations and antimicrobial treatment, a group of oncologists have recommended.

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9-year-old girl runs café in Saigon to spur waste classification

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9-year-old girl runs cafe in Saigon to spur waste classification

A nine-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a café where she receives waste to recycle in order to raise people’s awareness of waste classification.

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Suspected killer of Vietnamese woman under RoK police interrogation

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Suspected killer of Vietnamese woman under RoK police interrogation

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Vaccinations help to prevent some cancers

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The country's oncology-prevention programmes should focus on treatable infections by encouraging the use of vaccinations and antimicrobial treatment, a group of oncologists have recommended.

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Vinmec equipped with Vietnam’s most advanced radiotherapy device

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Vinmec equipped with Vietnam’s most advanced radiotherapy device

Vinmec Vietnam International General Hospital has just been equipped with the Clinac iX linear accelerator, the most advanced device used in radiotherapy in Vietnam.

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Vinmec starts operation of Vietnam’s most advanced radiotherapy device

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Vinmec starts operation of Vietnam’s most advanced radiotherapy device

Vinmec Vietnam International General Hospital has started operation of the Clinac iX linear accelerator, the most advanced device used in radiotherapy in Vietnam.

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WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The World Health Organisation introduced new cervical cancer guidelines on Wednesday, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.

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Social News 2/12

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Suspected killer of Vietnamese woman under RoK police interrogation

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Authorities ignore cry for help from residents in ‘cancer village”

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Authorities ignore cry for help from residents in ‘cancer village”

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents who live in a village with many cancer cases complained at a workshop held in Hanoi on November 27 that their living environment was unsafe due to serious pollution.

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