Boy's stem cell transplant marks 100th for institute
The National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion yesterday announced a significant clinical milestone with its 100th successful stem cell transplant, since its first victorious attempt on June 2006.
Copyright violations still rife in Viet Nam
Copyright violations remain a serious problem in Viet Nam despite a plethora of laws, especially with movies being pirated through the internet, causing losses of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Poverty rate drops to new low of 7.8%
The rate of poor households has dropped from 22 per cent in 2005 to 7.8 per cent last year, reports the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Provinces report no new measles cases
No measles fatalities were reported in Viet Nam over the past two days, while new cases were on the decline, according to the Preventive Health Department under the Ministry of Public Health.
Hospitals to use HPV testing for cervical cancer screenings
Tu Du Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in HCM City will begin to use HPV testing for screening of cervical cancer.
Whirlwind injures 4 in An Giang province
A whirlwind sweeping across the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday injured four people, according to local authorities.
City school receives Japanese solar system
The Tan Nhut secondary school in HCM City's Binh Chanh district received a solar power system yesterday, as part of an initiative funded by Japan's AEON Environmental Foundation.
Water utility denies presence of arsenic
A representative of Ha Noi Water Company has denied claims that water supplied by several water companies in the city has been contaminated with arsenic, a toxic chemical linked to skin cancer.
Vietnamese American gets death sentence for drug trafficking
The HCM City People's Court sentenced a Vietnamese American to death yesterday for transporting drugs illegally.
Nation's biggest airport adds new domestic terminal section
Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City had started the expansion of the domestic terminal to increase its capacity to 5 million passengers a year, the Airports Corporation of Viet Nam has announced.
Gov't okays plan for Ha Noi ring road No 5
The Government has approved a detailed plan for the construction of Ring Road No 5 around Ha Noi.
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.