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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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.