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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.