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Vietnamese cancer patients walk a tightrope as vital medical aid runs dry

Subsidized medication from Switzerland has been held up by excessive red tap in Vietnam.

Vietnamese hospital diagnoses man with ‘normal’ uterus and ovaries

We're pretty sure the patient didn't think there was anything normal about HIS results!

Vietnam ministries against tax on sugary drinks, one says no proven link to obesity

The agriculture ministry said 'no study has found that the abuse of sweetened tea or coffee causes obesity' in Vietnam.
January 09, 2018 | 05:04 pm GMT+7

Drug addict killed in knife fight at Saigon rehab center

Two users started fighting while they were waiting for medication at the center.
January 02, 2018 | 05:28 pm GMT+7

In world's worst cholera outbreak, vaccine talks hang in the balance

More than 2,200 lives have been lost since April as Yemen's cholera epidemic thrives in times of conflict and disaster.
December 29, 2017 | 05:15 pm GMT+7

142 children taken sick after school meal in Saigon

Many of them were hospitalized and diagnosed with gastrointestinal infections, and some are still trying to recover.
December 12, 2017 | 11:39 am GMT+7

Vietnam inks deal with Mekong neighbors to put an end to malaria

Drug-resistant strains of the disease still pose a threat to the country, despite the number of related deaths falling to just three last year.
December 08, 2017 | 05:24 pm GMT+7

Blood and fury: Menstrual activism sweeps the world

The taboo that still blights the lives of millions in the developing world is being challenged as never before.
November 30, 2017 | 01:53 pm GMT+7

4 premature infants die of septic shock at Vietnamese hospital: police

The newborns all died on the same morning, an incident the hospital’s director has described as ‘not unusual.’
November 21, 2017 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Typhoon Damrey leaves 150,000 Vietnamese children at risk of malnutrition: UNICEF

The UN agency blames poor preparation as children suffer the ‘ongoing’ consequences of the disaster.
November 14, 2017 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Families of dialysis disaster victims clash with hospital over compensation payments

The hospital has offered compensation based on how old the victims were, and demanded funeral bills.
November 14, 2017 | 02:48 pm GMT+7

Nine of 194 countries keeping pledge to eradicate hepatitis: summit

Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, The Netherlands and Qatar and are the only countries taking steps to overcome the disease.
November 02, 2017 | 08:38 am GMT+7

Hanoi hospital tells man to have his 'vagina' stitched up

The patient decided the obstetrics department wasn't the place to go for an injured finger.
October 31, 2017 | 11:33 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s inflation edges closer to annual limit in October

Higher prices for healthcare and food caused CPI to jump nearly 3 percent on-year.
October 30, 2017 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

Image of dump site girl bags Vietnamese photographer first prize at int'l contest

'She should have been enjoying her childhood and playing with friends rather than being there.'
October 30, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7