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China could lift life expectancy by nearly 3 yrs if it meets WHO smog standards: study

China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Vietnam has gotten rid of elephantiasis: WHO

The WHO has named Vietnam among countries that have successfully eliminated elephantiasis as a public health ...

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

Mental health disorders could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed.
October 10, 2018 | 08:51 am GMT+7

90 percent of Vietnamese want tobacco tax raised: survey

Most Vietnamese want the tax on tobacco raised as a means to reduce smoking, a survey has found.
September 27, 2018 | 03:47 pm GMT+7

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.
September 06, 2018 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Beer binges a health problem, WHO warns Vietnam

The World Health Organization has called on Vietnam to tackle excessive drinking with strong measures.
August 07, 2018 | 07:50 am GMT+7

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
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