In Vietnam, mothers give kids dubious weight-gain pills

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In Vietnam, mothers give kids dubious weight-gain pills

An ad for a weight-gain pill on a Facebook page with photos of a girl taking it (left) and samples of the pill. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Boon for a bone, bane for the other

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Boon for a bone, bane for the other

A photo provided by Ho Chi Minh City Central Dento-Maxillofacial Hospital shows a surgery session

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Gut bacteria turn dark chocolate 'healthy'

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Gut bacteria turn dark chocolate 'healthy'

Bacteria in our stomach ferment chocolate into useful anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, scientists have said.

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Modest results from ethanol projects

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Modest results from ethanol projects

Member units under state giant Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group are swallowing a bitter pill on their ethanol investments.

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Locally-made drug use still a bitter pill

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

Former Deputy Minister of Health Doctor Le Van Truyen spoke with the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper about why Vietnamese people are still hesitant to use domestically produced pharmaceuticals.

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Taking HIV prevention pill may not encourage risky sex: U.S. study

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Taking HIV prevention pill may not encourage risky sex: U.S. study

Taking a pill as a preventive measure against HIV infection may not encourage people at high risk for the disease to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to a new U.S. study meant to address fears about its use.

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Mice research brings male contraceptive pill closer

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

Mice research brings male contraceptive pill closer

A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer after Australian researchers successfully made male mice infertile, according to a study published Tuesday.

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UN says meth boom sweeping Asia

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UN says meth boom sweeping Asia

The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over record seizures of methamphetamine across much of Asia as the illegal drug floods streets and clubs.

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Teens pop cough pill to get smart and cocky

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Teens pop cough pill to get smart and cocky

Cough pills Recotus is currently not a prescribed medicine and thus available to anyone at a drugstore. Photo by Dao Ngoc Thach

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Transgender people in Vietnam: P2 – First steps of the painful journey

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Transgender people in Vietnam: P2 – First steps of the painful journey

Thailand is believed to be one of the best places for transgender people to go for gender reassignment surgery, but the cost is too great for most Vietnamese transsexuals. Many of them choose cheaper but more dangerous ways to get the body they desire.

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Drug use on the rise in Vietnam

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Drug use on the rise in Vietnam

Ineffective rehab programs see relapses in most people treated for drug addiction

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Banks swallow bitter pill when racing to issue credit cards

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Banks swallow bitter pill when racing to issue credit cards

VietNamNet Bridge – In an effort to issue more credit cards, commercial banks loosened their requirements on card holders. And now they suffer from the easy requirements.

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24,000 tablets of ecstasy seized in Son La

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

(VOV) - Customs officers and border guards in the northern border province of Son La caught red handed two strange people transporting 24,000 tablets of ecstasy to Vietnam.

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GSK China probe a bitter pill for foreign firms

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VietNam News English 9 month(s) ago

Beijing's targeting of British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in a high-profile bribery probe is a reminder of the risks foreign companies face when seeking the huge rewards of China's market, analysts say.

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Vietnam health authorities wary of fatal birth control pills

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Vietnam health authorities wary of fatal birth control pills

Yasmin - a common birth control pill - is suspected to have killed several women in Canada

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