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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.

Beer binges a health problem, WHO warns Vietnam

The World Health Organization has called on Vietnam to tackle excessive drinking with strong measures.

Bikes out, trees in: Hanoi tackles air pollution woes

Famed for ancient pagodas, colonial architecture and delicious pho noodle soup, Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi has another, albeit dubious, distinction: air pollution.
July 24, 2018 | 01:46 pm GMT+7

Health gains unlikely from Vietnam tax on sweetened drinks: AmCham

Vietnam’s proposed tax on sugary drinks is not a proven measure for achieving stated aims, a top AmCham Vietnam official says.
July 15, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Trumps weighs in on breastfeeding debate, defends formula

President Donald Trump weighed in Monday to defend women's "access" to formula milk, after an article accused the U.S. of seeking to torpedo a WHO resolution on breastfeeding.
July 10, 2018 | 05:21 pm GMT+7

Bloomberg donates $2.4 million to prevent drowning deaths in Vietnam

The funds will be used to provide free swimming lessons to children in eight provinces.
June 29, 2018 | 08:05 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

Smoke smoking: WHO wants Vietnam to raise tobacco taxes

Vietnam’s current tobacco tax only accounts for 35 percent of retail prices, while the world average is 56 percent.
June 03, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Spirited argument on liquor consumption between Vietnam’s health ministry, businesses

Liquor industry believes stricter controls over alcohol sale and consumption are not called for.
May 30, 2018 | 03:56 pm 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

500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure: WHO

Syria calls the statement 'baseless allegations.'
April 12, 2018 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?

Philippines had inoculated 830,000 children with vaccine.
December 13, 2017 | 02:32 pm GMT+7

WHO fears complacency as progress against malaria stalls

Malaria infected around 216 million people in 91 countries in 2016, an increase of 5 million cases over the previous year.
November 29, 2017 | 05:06 pm GMT+7

Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

In some countries around 80 percent of total consumption of medically important antibiotics is in the animal sector.
November 08, 2017 | 09:03 am 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
 
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