Health

Fake anticancer drugs found circulating in the market

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:02

Fake anticancer drugs found circulating in the market Before the scandal of VN Pharma’s fake anticancer products in 2017 could not cool down, Vinaca Co., Ltd.’s similar drug made from bamboo charcoal powder caused a huge stir.
 

HCM City hospital aids foreigners in emergencies

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 13:43

HCM City hospital aids foreigners in emergencies Guzman Rober, a 40-year-old American tourist on a recent visit to HCM City, began having an unremitting epileptic seizure at a hotel on De Tham Street in HCM City’s District 1 when a housekeeper luckily found him in time and called the reception desk for help.
 
 

Da Nang hosts regional drill on health response to disasters

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:20

Da Nang hosts regional drill on health response to disasters A regional collaboration drill on health response to disasters opened in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 26, gathering ten ASEAN state members and representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
 
 

Garlic death raises crystal meth concerns

Friday, 09 March 2018 10:33

Garlic death raises crystal meth concerns The death of a 20-year-old girl on Monday in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District that was allegedly caused by an aspiring pop singer after the pair reportedly used crystal methamphetamine, raising concerns about the dangers of the drug.
 
 

Anti-dengue mosquitoes released in mainland VN for the first time

Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:50

Anti-dengue mosquitoes released in mainland VN for the first time Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever – were released in Vinh Luong Commune, in the central city of Nha Trang yesterday.
 
 

Now is the season of deadly booze

Monday, 15 January 2018 12:52

Now is the season of deadly booze As Tet (Lunar New Year) draws near, several Hanoi citizens have been hospitalised with alcohol poisoning, which is often caused by home-made spirits.
 
 

Healthcare info flow improves in 2017: officials

Thursday, 04 January 2018 13:27

Healthcare info flow improves in 2017: officials Information Technology applications in health exams and treatment have improved information flow and storage in the healthcare sector, a year-end review found on December 29.
 
 

Medical workers fret relapse of malaria, drug-resistance

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:41

Medical workers fret relapse of malaria, drug-resistance In these days, hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City admitted many malaria patients from the southern provinces, causing worry of the disease relapse.
 
 

218 shows Vietnam’s got talent

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:36

218 shows Vietnam’s got talent A young man’s passion and resolve inspires a team of dancers to put on a show that dazzles judges and audiences while lighting up the Asia Got Talent stage in Singapore, An Vu reports.
 
 

Vietnam focuses on early HIV detection

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:47

Vietnam focuses on early HIV detection Dr Hoang Dinh Canh, deputy director of the Viet Nam Authority of HIV/AIDS Control, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the country’s efforts to increase early HIV screening tests, as an estimated 20 per cent of HIV sufferers do not know they are infected.
 
 

Gov’t suspends change to red book rules

Monday, 11 December 2017 13:31

Gov’t suspends change to red book rules The Ministry of Resources and Environment early this week issued a circular suspending a regulation that required each family to include information about every member in their certificate of land use rights, or red book, instead of only the head of household. The Ministry made the suspension in response to public input, according to a press release.
 
 

NCDs leading cause of death in Vietnam

Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:35

NCDs leading cause of death in Vietnam As per the Vietnam Medical Association`s latest study, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are still heavy burden for the health sector. Moreover, they are by far the leading cause of death in the country.
 
 

People to benefit from basic healthcare package

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:07

People to benefit from basic healthcare package In order to reduce pressure placed on central hospitals, the basic medical services package at commune-level medical facilities will be implemented from December, 2017.
 
 

Stop misuse of antibiotics - Combat resistance

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:58

Stop misuse of antibiotics - Combat resistance The third World Antibiotic Awareness Week during 13 -19 November calls for stronger action from all sectors to stop the misuse and overuse of antibiotics to combat resistance. 
 
 

Vietnam sets 2025 health targets

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:11

Vietnam sets 2025 health targets By 2025 about 95 per cent of the Vietnamese population will be covered by the national health insurance, according to a target set by a resolution of the 6th Plenum of Communist Party of Viet Nam, which concluded on October 11.
 
 

HCM City develops use of robots to treat diseases

Monday, 30 October 2017 11:42

HCM City develops use of robots to treat diseases Centres specialising in using robots to treat diseases and cancers are being developed in HCM City in order to treat people throughout the country and foreign tourists, according to HCM City Department of Health.
 
 
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