Doctors urge adult cancer checks
Local and international medical officials in HCM City are recommending that people 40 years old and above get screening tests for the most common kinds of cancer.
Show of unity
A show on national border, sea and islands was held yesterday in the Mekong Delta Province of Dong Thap with the attendance of President Truong Tan Sang. The programme aimed to call for more support for fishermen and maritime forces.
Many private health clinics escape scrutiny because there are not enough inspectors - and their abilities are so varied, said Dang Van Chinh, chief inspector of the Ministry of Health.
Educators discussed three methods for organising the 2015 national high school exam at a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training yesterday in the capital.
The Ha Noi Department of Health will conduct consecutive inspections at five district-level hospitals across the city this week after the city-based Thuong Tin hospital was caught using a medical machine without documents to prove its origin.
The National Civil Aviation Security Committee has reported 145 aviation security violations during the past six months, showing a sharp year-on-year rise of 96 per cent.
Village medical workers play an important role in taking care of people's health in poor remote areas, but many want to leave the profession because their wages are too low.
Representatives of the second and third generations of Agent Orange (AO) victims from Viet Nam and the United States met in Ha Noi yesterday.
Taxi firms which have failed to apply for the extension of their badges' validity and failed to submit their business reports, would have their licences revoked by the end of July.
Minimum wage not enough
The current minimum wage meets barely 75 per cent of the minimum living standard, said Nguyen Tien Dang, head of the Salary Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), at a labour conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
A fire in a warehouse of a packaging company in the southern province of Long An's Tan An City yesterday, destroyed property and goods worth VND100 billion (US$4.7 million).
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.

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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.