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.
Son La urged to tackle bird flu outbreak
The health ministry today asked Son La Province Health Department to take active measures to prevent bird flu A/H5N6 from spreading to humans in three of the affected areas.
Doctors save baby's life following vaccination side-effects
Doctors at the Medicine Centre in Quang Nam Province yesterday saved the life of a child whose heart stopped beating after it suffered shocking side-effects of the five-in-one vaccine.
Da Nang co-operates on spinal cord injury treatment
Da Nang General Hospital has agreed to conduct joint research on and treatment of spinal cord injuries in the Central and Central Highlands regions.
Doctors conduct 3D laparoscopic surgery to remove tumour
Doctors at Hue Central Hospital yesterday successfully conducted the first 3D laparoscopic surgery on a gastric cancer patient.
Ha Noi reports fall in dengue fever cases
The number of dengue fever cases in Ha Noi has fallen by half over the past three weeks, compared with the previous month.
New medicine brings hope to drug-resistant TB patients
Bedaquiline, the first new medicine to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis in more than 40 years, is now available in Viet Nam, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said today.  
Two craniofacial centres to be established in Viet Nam
Facing the World organisation will establish two more craniofacial centres, one each with Viet Duc Hospital, Ha Noi, and Cho Ray Hospital, HCM City, during the next five years.
ASEAN Ophthalmological Society Congress opens in Ha Noi
More than 1,200 international and local ophthalmologists have attended the second ASEAN Ophthalmological Society Congress and Viet Nam Ophthalmological Society Congress 2015 opened today in Ha Noi.
US and Viet Nam celebrate 20th Anniversary of health cooperation
US government health programme in Viet Nam have totalled over US$900 million since the 1995 normalisation of relations, accounting for approximately 75 per cent of US government overall asistance to Viet Nam.
Hospital to start offering new cancer treatment
The Vinmec International Hospital today announced it would be the first medical facility to apply autologous immune enhancement therapy (AIET) in treating cancer patients in Viet Nam.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.