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Dengue fever outbreak kills 50 across Vietnam

At least 50 dengue fever deaths have been reported January-October from across Vietnam, nearly five times higher year-on-year.

Vietnam records fifth highest increase in per capita alcohol consumption

Per capita liquor consumption in Vietnam increased 90 percent in 2010-2017, surpassing regional giants and against drops in Europe.

Anti-vaccination trends risk return of eradicated diseases, warn health experts

Falling vaccination rates in Vietnam could destroy herd immunity and cause eradicated diseases to return, health officials warned.
April 23, 2019 | 01:08 pm GMT+7

Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the U.N. said Monday.
April 16, 2019 | 03:06 pm GMT+7

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).
January 11, 2019 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam has gotten rid of elephantiasis: WHO

The WHO has named Vietnam among countries that have successfully eliminated elephantiasis as a public health problem.
October 11, 2018 | 09:07 am GMT+7

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
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