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In Canada, pot legalization poses health and safety challenges

Canada will end its pot prohibition Wednesday, amid concerns around the public health and safety merits of legalization.

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise: WHO

More than 1.4 billion adults are putting themselves at heightened risk of deadly diseases by not getting enough exercise.

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 issues bird flu warning after latest human case reported in China

Cool weather and high demand for chickens during the Lunar New Year heighten the risk of an outbreak.
February 07, 2018 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

100 percent of meat samples in Saigon, southern neighbors infected with E. coli: study

150 duck, chicken and pork samples contained levels of the dangerous bacterium beyond the national safety limits.
December 12, 2017 | 10:49 am GMT+7

Contaminated groundwater poses cancer threat for tens of thousands in Saigon

Researchers warn the city could also sink by one meter by 2050 if locals continue to tap the free supply.
December 06, 2017 | 04:12 pm GMT+7

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly SE Asia: watchdog

Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam have some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users.
November 27, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam ranks 87th in global safety index: report

Drownings remain a major cause of concern in a country that has nearly 3,300 kilometers of coastline.
August 16, 2017 | 04:25 pm GMT+7

Dengue fever death toll rises to 24 as outbreak spreads across Vietnam

Thousands of new patients are being reported every day as mosquitoes thrive in the unpredictable weather.
August 14, 2017 | 10:54 am GMT+7

15 million people being drowned out by noise pollution in Vietnam: study

With horns blaring around the clock, it's difficult to find a quiet time to sleep for many workers.
July 21, 2017 | 04:51 pm GMT+7

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

80 percent of countries acknowledge that their financing is still not enough to meet their nationally-set targets for increasing access to safe water and sanitation.
April 13, 2017 | 03:07 pm GMT+7
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