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Vietnam chews over special consumption tax on sugary drinks

The tax could help combat the country's rapidly increasing obesity rate.

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing transplants to humans closer

This work could save lives by reducing organ donor waiting lists. 

World's blind population to soar: study

The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades.
August 03, 2017 | 02:23 pm GMT+7

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women: study

This is the first national study focused on women, particularly older women.
August 01, 2017 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

America's warrior-senator McCain returns to Senate - for now

The scar above John McCain's eye and purplish bruise on his face stood as evidence that all was not normal in the U.S. Senate.
July 26, 2017 | 09:16 am GMT+7

Vietnamese people among the most sedentary in the world - survey

The survey is based on the number of steps people take each day. 
July 13, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north

The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds, directly killing 300 birds, with the rest of the flock slaughtered.
July 13, 2017 | 11:39 am GMT+7

Three cups of coffee a day keep the doctor away: studies

Coffee was truly the reason that many drinkers appeared to have longer lives.
July 11, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Trump offers support for terminally ill British baby

The baby is 10 months old and has brain damage.
July 04, 2017 | 08:22 am GMT+7

Yoga connecting world, says Modi as millions celebrate

Yoga events are being held across more than 100 countries this week to mark the third International Yoga Day.
June 21, 2017 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine seems to work in mice: study

There is also uncertainty about the link between dietary fat and cholesterol, and even whether cholesterol in food is really unhealthy.
June 20, 2017 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Aspirin increases bleeding risk in older stroke patients: study

How much the risk of bleeding might rise with age was largely unknown.
June 14, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks

'The health situation is not yet critical at this point, but we fear that this may worsen in the coming days with prolonged displacement.'
June 09, 2017 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

Life expectancy or quality of life: How healthy are the Vietnamese?

Vietnamese people are estimated to lose 9.4 years of a healthy life.
June 06, 2017 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

The study was described as the first to measure sleep duration in a laboratory setting, rather than relying on patient reports.
May 25, 2017 | 08:03 am GMT+7