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.
Two die of measles on Labour Day
The country recorded 51 new cases of measles on May 1 and two related deaths.
Many hospitals still ignore social workers
Many Vietnamese social workers lacked a professional touch, but their role was still being ignored by most hospitals, said Tran Quy Tuong, deputy director of the Ministry of Health Medical Services Administration.
Doctors working at 80 per cent of medical stations in the Central Highlands
Health care for ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands region is improving as more trained doctors go to work at commune and ward-level medical stations, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.
Unhygienic toilets blamed for epidemics
About 26 per cent of the country's population are using unhygienic toilets, according to statistics released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
USAid funds children's rehabilitation centre
The central city of Da Nang's Hospital for Women and Children officially opened a new rehabilitation department for children with help from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Three baby formula brands have been penalised after products imported from China were found to contain more than the permitted content of trans-fatty acids, which can cause heart disease.
Health insurance would be compulsory for all, according to a draft on amendment to the Law on Health Insurance.
Dengue fever ravages central provinces
Unusual weather and a lack of awareness on how to prevent disease amongst local residents are believed to be behind the sharp increase in the cases of dengue in the central provinces.
No MERS-CoV, H7N9 cases reported so far in Viet Nam
No cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and avian influenza H7N9 have been reported so far in Viet Nam, a health official has said.
Traffic accidents kill six in southern provinces
Three people died yesterday when a 16 seater bus collided head on with a motorbike travelling in the opposite direction in Tan Thanh District, Binh Duong Province.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.