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Mandatory addition of micronutrients hurting Vietnam’s food industry

Insiders suggest that the inclusion of micronutrients in food products should only be encouraged, not made compulsory.

Soft drinks set to give Vietnam very hard time

WHO rings alarm bells, saying skyrocketing consumption can trigger obesity epidemic and attendant health risks.

Vietnam tightens border gate controls to preempt Ebola outbreak

Low risk of virus spreading from southern Africa, but preventive action needed, Health Ministry says.
June 02, 2018 | 07:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam proposes beer advertisement ban to curb drinking

The health ministry wants to clear promotional images of beer from TV and social networks.
May 26, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Surely not: Compulsory blood donations tabled in Vietnam

The health ministry, however, says the idea was included in the draft law just as a point of reference.
January 12, 2017 | 05:11 pm 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

Vietnamese PM pushes for mass production of vaccines

Infectious diseases could run riot without an adequate supply of inoculations.
November 25, 2016 | 04:17 pm GMT+7

1 in 10 Vietnamese infected with hepatitis B

The virus is the main cause of liver disease and cancer in the country.
August 30, 2016 | 11:58 am GMT+7

Dengue fever continues to ravage Vietnam

Cases of dengue fever are rapidly increasing, with 14 deaths reported so far this year.
July 27, 2016 | 01:59 pm GMT+7

Deadly diphtheria returns to southern Vietnam due to low vaccination rate

The outbreak of diphtheria has resulted in at least 61 cases.
July 19, 2016 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam put on higher alert after first Zika virus cases

Two Vietnamese women have tested positive for the Zika virus, health authorities said on Tuesday, adding that mosquitoes were highly likely to be the source of infection, putting the country's health sector on higher alert.
April 06, 2016 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam on higher alert for potential Zika virus outbreak

The health sector has been placed on high alert for Zika virus after an Australian was confirmed as having the virus upon returning from Vietnam, said the Ministry of Health.
March 31, 2016 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Australian contracts Zika virus after trip to Vietnam

The Australian government has confirmed that one of its citizens has contracted the Zika virus upon returning from Vietnam, which has put the Vietnamese health sector in a state of alert, said the World Health Organization (WHO).
March 24, 2016 | 05:52 pm GMT+7
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