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Vietnam to foot $1.1 bln bill for diabetes by 2025

Given the high rate of diabetics in Vietnam, treatment costs for the disease are expected to soar to $1.1 billion by 2025.

80 percent of deaths from disease in Vietnam caused by lifestyle

Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are becoming an increasingly heavy burden for Vietnam, according to its health ministry.

Most elderly diabetics show depressive symptoms in Vietnam: study

Far more elderly Vietnamese with type 2 diabetes have depressive symptoms than in other countries in the region, a study found.
November 01, 2018 | 05:26 pm GMT+7

WHO backs Vietnam's new tax proposal on sugary drinks

Health experts say extra tax on sweetened beverages can help cut obesity rates significantly.
June 27, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

India eyes 'fat tax' as worries rise over fast food consumption

Indian officials are considering proposals for higher taxes and stricter labeling on fatty and sugary foods.
March 17, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7

How modern life is slowly killing Vietnamese

An average office worker in Vietnam only walks 600 steps per day, far below the recommended 10,000.
January 03, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Turtle Tower shines blue in Hanoi to mark World Diabetes Day

Over the past ten years, the number of diabetes patients in Vietnam has risen the fastest in the world.
November 14, 2016 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Can long naps cause diabetes?

For naps of less than forty minutes, the link with diabetes disappeared.
September 17, 2016 | 01:50 pm GMT+7

Fatty livers increase kids' risk of diabetes

About seven million children in the U.S. have fatty livers, and nearly a third of those kids also have prediabetes or diabetes, according to a new study.
August 08, 2016 | 10:25 am GMT+7

8 reasons to go vegetarian

People go vegetarian for many reasons. These include losing weight, feeling more energetic and reducing the risk of diabetes.
May 16, 2016 | 09:12 am GMT+7

Indonesia in top five for countries with diabetes: WHO

Indonesia is ranked one of the world's top five worst affected nations for people living with diabetes.
April 28, 2016 | 08:40 am GMT+7

A smart patch for diabetes

South Korean scientists have developed a smart patch that can monitor a diabetic's blood sugar levels through their sweat and deliver drugs when needed.
April 07, 2016 | 08:25 am GMT+7

Diabetes cases reach 422 million as poorer countries see steep rises

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed on Wednesday.
April 07, 2016 | 08:19 am GMT+7
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