Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern

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Vietnam to stick to white asbestos, despite cancer concern

A Health Ministry expert urged Vietnam to limit consumer exposure to chrysotile, or white asbestos, but construction insiders prevailed by arguing the material is safe and cheap.

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Meningitis cases on upward trend

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SaiGon GP English 6 day(s) ago

Doctors fear an outbreak of meningitis among children, especially meningitis caused by Pneumococcus.

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Number of victims of venomous snakes increases in central Vietnam

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Recently more and more residents in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue were hospitalized because of being bitten by the green pit viper, a species of venomous snake.

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Contaminated soil a major, but ignored, problem in Vietnam

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Contaminated soil a major, but ignored, problem in Vietnam

Soil contamination, which is almost undetectable without special equipment, is believed to be a leading cause behind many health problems in Vietnam, including cancer, headaches, inflammation, and coughing.

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Meeting responds to World Rabies Day

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago 3 related news

Rabies is one of the world’s oldest animal diseases which causes the deaths of 55,000-60,000 people annually, mostly in Asia and Africa, heard a September 27 meeting in northern Hoa Binh province in response to the World Rabies Day 2014 (September 28).

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HCMC has no report of surge of pinkeye patients

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The Ministry of Health has warned of spread of pinkeye in some northern areas, especially Hanoi, which is affecting thousands of people.

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World Rabies Day reflects need for vigilance

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World Rabies Day reflects need for vigilance

(VOV) - Rabies is one of the world’s older animal diseases, which continues to cause the deaths of 55,000-60,000 people annually, mostly in Asia and Africa, said speakers at a meeting held in Hoa Binh City in response to World Rabies Day 2014 (September 28).

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Sickness, foul smell from bauxite mining mar Vietnam province

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Sickness, foul smell from bauxite mining mar Vietnam province

Locals are suffering from permanent inflammation, crops have been destroyed, and the air stinks in a town in central Vietnam as a result of bauxite mining.

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Japanese encephalitis kills ten children in Son La

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Japanese encephalitis, commonly known as "brain inflammation", has claimed the lives of 10 children in the northern mountainous province of Son La, revealed Director of the provincial Health Department Lau Say Chu.

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Around 4 million Vietnamese people suffer hepatitis C

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago 5 related news

There are around 4-5 million Vietnamese people (or 6 percent of the whole population) infecting with hepatitis C.

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Vietnam among 9 Western Pacific countries suffering most from viral hepatitis: experts

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Vietnam among 9 Western Pacific countries suffering most from viral hepatitis: experts

Vietnam is among nine countries in the Western Pacific region that face the most serious threat of viral hepatitis, a “silent” disease that causes a severe impact on public health, experts said at a meeting in south-central Vietnam last weekend.

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Vietnam among 9 Western Pacific countries suffering most from viral hepatitis: experts

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Vietnam among 9 Western Pacific countries suffering most from viral hepatitis: experts

Vietnam is among nine countries in the Western Pacific region that face the most serious threat of viral hepatitis, a “silent” disease that causes a severe impact on public health, experts said at a meeting in south-central Vietnam last weekend.

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People gamble health to augment their bodies

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People gamble health to augment their bodies

Many people have been hospitalised after trying various home methods of augmenting their genitals.

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JE spreads in northern Vietnam; HFMD on rise in southern region

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JE spreads in northern Vietnam; HFMD on rise in southern region

The number of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases has increased sharply in northern Vietnam this month, while the hand, food and mouth disease (HFMD) is also on the rise in the country’s southern region, health authorities reported.

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Encephalitis in Vietnam rises amid vaccine boycott

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Doctors in the capital city of Hanoi warned parents against neglecting the Japanese encephalitis vaccine after finding that cases surged more than three-fold in the first half of the year.

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