Expert proposes imposing gradual ban on cars to curb congestion in Vietnamese cities

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

As the ongoing debate on a possible motorbike ban in Vietnamese cities picks up momentum, a traffic expert has weighed in with his assertion that cars are contributing more to the problem than motorbikes.

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Alcohol-induced mental disorders on the rise in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

An increasing number of people in Vietnam have developed mental illnesses caused by chronic alcohol addiction, impacting their own lives as well as those of their families.

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Non-communicable diseases leading cause of deaths in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

A United Nations joint mission has found that non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, cause 73% of all deaths in Vietnam.

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Non-communicative disease escalating

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

Non-communicative disease escalating

As per a survey conducted by the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, while the rate of contagious disease is dropping, non-communicative diseases (or chronic diseases) are rising.

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High cost hampers treatment of hepatitis B, C in Vietnam: experts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

High cost hampers treatment of hepatitis B, C in Vietnam: experts

The high cost of medicines has undermined treatment of hepatitis B and C in Vietnam, where their rates of chronic infection is high, according to a conference in Hanoi Monday.

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Vietnam has high rate of hepatitis infection

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

On the occasion of the World Hepatitis Day (28 July) themed Know Hepatitis, Act Now, the Ministry of Health had provided information of the hepatitis infection in the country at a press brief yesterday.

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HCMC starts biggest ever anti-flood construction

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HCMC starts biggest ever anti-flood construction

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc kicked off the largest scale and most expensive anti-flooding construction project ever planned for HCM City yesterday, the latest effort by authorities to deal with chronic flooding problems.

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Flood control brick wall fences off thousands in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

Flood control brick wall fences off thousands in Ho Chi Minh City

Hundreds of households along a main street in Ho Chi Minh City have been fenced off by a brick wall in preparation for a large-scale road surface elevation, the city’s latest attempt to deal with chronic flooding.

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Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Shop signage argument points to tidier streets

Le Trong Tan Street, which used to be known for chronic traffic congestion and flooding, is now infamous for the decision by local authorities to force all retail outlets to use the same style of signage.

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Output difficulties shut down multi-million dollar ethanol factories

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Output difficulties shut down multi-million dollar ethanol factories

Oversupply and high manufacturing costs, as well as a chronic lack of state support are the major reasons behind the closing of ethanol factories in general and PetroVietnam factories in particular, according to newswire Tuoitre.

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Health Ministry to open more hospitals for senior citizens

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Director of Hospital for Elderly People Professor Pham Thang said that more hospitals for elderly people will be opened in the future as the number of senior people is escalating drastically.

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HCM City party chief targets traffic problems

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

HCM City party chief targets traffic problems

Newly-appointed Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Secretary and former transport minister Dinh La Thang has committed himself to resolving the southern city’s chronic traffic problems.

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Hospital in HCM City opens new ward

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

Hospital in HCM City opens new ward

Binh Dan Hospital, the first hospital in the country to offer dialysis, has opened a nephrology and hemodialysis ward to meet the treatment demand of patients with chronic kidney disease.

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HCM City seeks investors for flood control projects

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VietnamNet English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

HCM City seeks investors for flood control projects

VietNamNet Bridge – HCMC is calling for private firms to implement flood control projects in public-private partnership (PPP) or build-transfer format as chronic flooding is taking its toll on the city. Several firms have shown interest in the flood control projects.

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Binge drinking more dangerous than originally thought, says new study

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Binge drinking more dangerous than originally thought, says new study

A study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine suggests that chronic alcohol use combined with repeated binge drinking is even more harmful for the liver than previously thought.

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