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Vietnam's health minister brushes off parliamentary study linking cancer to unsafe food

Says the conclusion was ‘inaccurate’ and could mislead the public.

Cancer study: Antibiotics linked to dangerous polyps

The digestive tract's complex network of bacteria may play a key role in cancer emergence.

Hanoi trees have bark peeled off by locals desperate for cancer cure

Vandals often acted during the night, attacking old trees that many believe may have medicinal properties.
February 07, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

Does depression boost the risk of cancer death?

A recent study reveals that there is a link between mood and cancer 
January 26, 2017 | 12:39 pm GMT+7

Doctors once again warn of sharp rise in new cancer cases in Vietnam

The country is dealing with the double whammy of infectious and non-infectious diseases, health experts say.
December 13, 2016 | 03:30 pm GMT+7

New device could make way for cheaper cancer screenings

A new mobile unit could help slash the cost of breast cancer screenings dramatically for women around the globe.
December 03, 2016 | 09:04 am GMT+7

Magic-mushroom compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

The mushroom helps patients relieve from distress.
December 02, 2016 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Hanoi offers free cancer screening for residents with health insurance

It is estimated that about a fifth of the city’s population will benefit from the program.
November 26, 2016 | 09:46 pm GMT+7

Cancer to kill 5.5 mn women a year by 2030: report

Cancer will kill 5.5 million women, a 60-percent increase in less than two decades.
November 09, 2016 | 09:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam produces turmeric-based nano-drug to fight cancer

The substance can suppress cancerous cells and allow them to absorb treatment drugs.
October 21, 2016 | 11:25 am GMT+7

Vietnam comes in at 78th in global ranking of cancer: WHO

Cancer awareness among the public is poor, leading to late disagnosis and delayed treatment.
October 07, 2016 | 11:03 am GMT+7

Toxic water wells in Ho Chi Minh City pose cancer threat

Tests have revealed alarming levels of acidity and ammonia in the water.
September 30, 2016 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Chinese chemicals flood Vietnam's agricultural sector

Toxic residue from pesticides and insecticides has been blamed for Vietnam's spiraling cancer rate.
September 23, 2016 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer

Around 9 percent of cancers among women in North America, Europe and the Middle East are believed to be linked to obesity.
August 30, 2016 | 09:31 am GMT+7

Eating oily fish may boost bowel cancer survival

Omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish can prolong life of bowel cancer patients.
July 20, 2016 | 09:00 am GMT+7