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Vietnam frets as birthrates go low in some localities

Alongside Vietnam’s declining population growth and birth rates, some localities are not reproducing enough to sustain current population levels.

42 percent of urban Vietnamese kids are overweight: study

42 percent of children in Vietnam’s urban areas are overweight and/or obese, compared to 35 percent in rural areas, a recent study found.

Vietnam hospitals a hotspot of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Vietnamese hospitals are teeming with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the chances of infection rise with a patient’s length of stay, a study found.
July 02, 2019 | 08:42 am GMT+7

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.
June 17, 2019 | 06:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam culls 2 million pigs as African swine fever threatens large-scale farms

Vietnam has culled two million pigs infected with African swine fever as the virus continues to spread, the agriculture minister said.
May 31, 2019 | 01:54 pm GMT+7

Vietnam culls 1.7 million pigs as more provinces detect African swine fever

Soc Trang and Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta are the two latest localities where African swine fever has been detected in Vietnam.
May 27, 2019 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

African swine fever spreads to two more southern provinces

Two more southern provinces, Binh Duong and An Giang, have reported outbreaks of African swine fever.
May 23, 2019 | 08:56 am GMT+7

African swine fever spreads to Khanh Hoa, 44 pigs culled

Khanh Hoa, home to the popular beach town Nha Trang, has become the latest province in Vietnam to report African swine fever.
May 16, 2019 | 10:38 am GMT+7

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health.
May 15, 2019 | 04:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam province restricts single-use plastic in government offices

Government workers in Thua Thien-Hue Province have been told not to use plastic water bottles or plastic bags at the workplace.
May 15, 2019 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Vietnam health facility overwhelmed by vaccination registrations amidst side-effects scare

A Thua Thien-Hue health center was overrun on Wednesday by people trying to register for on-demand vaccine shots for their children.
May 09, 2019 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Malawi rolls out ground-breaking malaria vaccine

Malawi on Tuesday rolled out the world's first licensed malaria vaccine in a landmark campaign against a disease that each year kills hundreds of thousands of people, especially African children.
April 24, 2019 | 01:56 pm GMT+7

Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts

Falling vaccination rates in Vietnam could destroy herd immunity and cause eradicated diseases to return, health officials warned.
April 23, 2019 | 01:08 pm GMT+7

Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

The world’s recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried or burned in the country with the lightest regulations.
April 23, 2019 | 08:37 am GMT+7

More kids, seniors visit Saigon hospitals as mercury soars

With temperatures soaring to 37 degrees Celsius, Saigon hospitals are seeing a rise in children and elderly patients.
April 18, 2019 | 02:33 pm GMT+7
 
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