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Vietnam land of opportunity for drug firms, says Fitch group firm

Vietnam will provide lucrative long-term opportunities to pharmaceutical and healthcare firms, BMI Research, a Fitch Group company, has said in a ...

Robotic surgical arm lends a hand in Vietnam

Operations performed by a $3.14 million robotic arm are expensive, but worth it for those who can afford it.

Vietnamese nurse who caused genital warts outbreak to face trial

A Vietnamese nurse can be prosecuted for providing unlicensed medical checks and treatment that caused infection to 103 children.
July 15, 2018 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Soft drinks set to give Vietnam very hard time

WHO rings alarm bells, saying skyrocketing consumption can trigger obesity epidemic and attendant health risks.
June 23, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Strike a pose: International Yoga Day stretches around world

Yoga has boomed in recent decades although in the west it is often more of a gymnastic than a spiritual activity.
June 21, 2018 | 11:40 am GMT+7

Vietnamese surgeon wins Nikkei Asia Prize for pioneering children treatments

He performed the first laparoscopic surgery on a child in Asia, pioneered many other treatments in Vietnam.
June 15, 2018 | 08:19 am GMT+7

Vietnam reports first human death of swine flu in years

Saigon woman died from A/H1N1 influenza after attempting self-treatment at home for five days.
June 09, 2018 | 07:03 am GMT+7

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

About 80 percent of the world's smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
May 30, 2018 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Vietnam an iodine deficient nation again

Doctors blame government's decision to lift mandatory use of iodized salt in food processing.
May 28, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: study

This was the first study dedicated to studying effects of gum chewing in people while walking.
May 26, 2018 | 09:43 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

Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

In one district of eastern Nepal there was just one toilet for every 170 girls.
May 24, 2018 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

Calls to end South Korea abortion ban reach top court

More than 230,000 people signed petition to legalise abortion last year.
May 22, 2018 | 11:49 am GMT+7

Antibiotics sales in Vietnam double over 9 years, exacerbate superbug epidemic

Many patients have been given unnecessary antibiotics, or more than they need.
May 17, 2018 | 02:45 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s health ministry proposes higher tobacco tax to reduce smoking among youth

Vietnam is one of the cheapest countries in Asia Pacific to buy a pack of cigarettes.
May 11, 2018 | 03:11 pm GMT+7
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