Superhero drugs: Why rare DNA is worth billions

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 day(s) ago

What’s good for patients is also good for business. The painkiller market alone is worth $18 billion a year. The drug industry is pressing ahead with research into genetic irregularities. The FDA is expected to approve a cholesterol-lowering treatment from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals based on the rare gene mutation of an aerobics instructor with astoundingly low cholesterol levels. Bloomberg's Caroline Chen has more on "Bloomberg Markets."

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Non-communicable diseases on upward trend

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on upward trend across the country, said Vietnamese Ministry of Health in a meeting about policies to prevent these diseases in Hanoi on May 14.

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U.S. regulator warns against use of muscle growth product linked to liver injury

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

The U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA) on Monday warned consumers to stop using a dietary supplement for muscle growth linked to serious liver damage.

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Seeds and nuts: Nutritious snacks for Tet Festival

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Seeds and nuts: Nutritious snacks for Tet Festival

During Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year Festival, you will see watermelon and sunflower seeds and cashew nuts in just about every home you visit.

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Vietnamese model named sexiest vegetarian in Asia

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Vietnamese model named sexiest vegetarian in Asia

Supermodel Truong Thi May is being honoured for her healthy eating habits in the annual contest held by the Asia Pacific branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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Truong Thi May named sexiest vegetarian in Asia

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Truong Thi May named sexiest vegetarian in Asia

(VOV) -Supermodel Truong Thi May is being honoured for her healthy eating habits in the annual contest held by the Asia Pacific branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA).

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High lipid levels raise alarm

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VietNam News English 8 month(s) ago

About 44 per cent of Ha Noi and HCM City residents have hyperlipidaemia, a condition where one has an abnormally elevated level of lipids in their blood, according to a recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition.

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Any diet will do, say researchers, if you stick to it

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Any diet will do, say researchers, if you stick to it

All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.

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Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

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Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, US researchers said Thursday.

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200,000 Vietnamese suffer from stroke annually

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VOV News English 16 month(s) ago

Vietnam has 200,000 people suffer from stroke annually, 11,000 of them died of the disease and the remaining have sequela, according to the Vietnam Stroke Association.

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200,000 Vietnamese suffer from stroke annually

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200,000 Vietnamese suffer from stroke annually

Vietnam has 200,000 people suffer from stroke annually, 11,000 of them died of the disease and the remaining have sequela, according to the Vietnam Stroke Association.

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200,000 Vietnamese suffer from stroke annually

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200,000 Vietnamese suffer from stroke annually

A male stroke patient is being treated in Nguyen Trai Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: Sggp)
The country has 200,000 people suffer from stroke annually, 11,000 of them died of the disease and the remaining have sequela, according to the Vietnam Stroke Association.

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New apps to help doctors offer healthcare services beyond clinics

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Báo Đầu Tư English 17 month(s) ago

New apps to help doctors offer healthcare services beyond clinics

From this month, patients in Singapore will be the first in the world to use new secured mobile clinic applications on their smartphones.

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Statins may help multiple sclerosis sufferers: study

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VietnamNet English 17 month(s) ago

Statins may help multiple sclerosis sufferers: study

Taking statins could significantly improve multiple sclerosis sufferers' lives, and slow their brain shrinkage, according to a British study published in Lancet on Wednesday.

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Saturated fat advice 'unclear'

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VietnamNet English 17 month(s) ago

Saturated fat advice 'unclear'

Swapping butter for a sunflower spread may not lower heart risk, say British Heart Foundation researchers.

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