New copper-based fabric promises germ-free hospital environment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 20 hour(s) ago

A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients and doctors.

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Joint media programme supports HIV/AIDS prevention

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VOV News English 1 day(s) ago

Joint media programme supports HIV/AIDS prevention

(VOV) - The National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control (NCHDPPC) and major national media agencies on September 29 signed an agreement to carry out a national public-service campaign aimed at stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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HCMC has no report of surge of pinkeye patients

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SaiGon GP English 2 day(s) ago

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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Pinkeye spreads widely in Vietnam capital

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 day(s) ago

Pinkeye spreads widely in Vietnam capital

The Ministry of Health’s Preventive Health Department on Friday released a warning about the spread of pinkeye in some northern areas, especially Hanoi, over the past two weeks, affecting thousands of people.

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West African leaders call for more aid for Ebola at UN

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 day(s) ago

Discussions on combating the spread of the Ebola virus are dominating much of the talks at the United Nations, where the affected countries are demanding more aid.

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World must do more to battle Ebola in West Africa: Obama

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World must do more to battle Ebola in West Africa: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called on more nations to help fight the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying hundreds of thousands of lives were at stake.

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Brazil releases dengue-blocking mosquitoes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 day(s) ago

Researchers in Rio de Janeiro begin releasing thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria they say can eliminate the spread of the dengue fever virus.

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Southern superstitions cause massive sparrow hunting

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Southern superstitions cause massive sparrow hunting

There has been a marked increase in sparrow hunting in the Mekong Delta region after rumours spread that the bird meat increases vitality and can cure some sicknesses.

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Hanoi bar fire inures 13

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Hanoi bar fire inures 13

Flames engulfed a packed bar in Hanoi on Tuesday night, leaving 13 with burns, according to a doctor from Saint Paul Hospital.

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Ebola outbreak sweeps through West Africa

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 day(s) ago

Ebola outbreak sweeps through West Africa

Students of Government Secondary School Garki wash their hands, as school resumes in Abuja September 22, 2014. Nigeria and Senegal, two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases. Photo: Reuters/Stringer

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Pink-eye spreads throughout northern region

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Pink-eye spreads throughout northern region

Kindergarten and primary schools in northern provinces have been hit by an outbreak of pink-eye disease (conjunctivitis).

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Bird flu detected in ducks in Quang Nam

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Bird flu detected in ducks in Quang Nam

More than 3,100 ducks were found to be infected with the bird flu virus A/H5N6 in farms in Tam My Dong commune in the central province's Nui Thanh District.

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World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

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World leaders to gather at U.N. in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises

World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.

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Sweet-toothed insect plagues Tay Ninh

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

A species of sugarcane stem borer that has appeared for the first time in Viet Nam has damaged large tracts of sugarcane in the south-eastern province of Tay Ninh and is likely to spread further.

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Ebola worst-case scenario has more than 500,000 cases

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Ebola worst-case scenario has more than 500,000 cases

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could spread to hundreds of thousands more people by the end of January, according to an estimate under development by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that puts one worst-case scenario at 550,000 or more infections.

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