Inundation in lowland areas in central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province continued on Thursday as floodwater from two floods that occurred earlier this week was receding very slowly and water level of the local rivers remained high.
A lack of nutrition among pregnant women and those breastfeeding their babies is common in Việt Nam, with deficiencies in zinc, folate, vitamin A and calcium, according to experts.
A young woman for the first time has been elected village chief of a Chứt ethnic minority group, the highest hounour in their society, in central Hà Tĩnh Province’s Hương Liên Commune.
Prenatal and postnatal screening programmes have helped detect health problems of infants in a timely manner, a hospital doctor said at a conference held in HCM City on October 26.
The public, especially pregnant women, should take the initiative to ward off mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika since current weather conditions in many provinces and cities are ideal for mosquitoes to breed, health experts said.
Exposure to high amounts of toxic coumarin, found in smuggled cigarettes coming into the country in recent years, raises the risk of several birth defects or even miscarriage, health experts warn.
The eighth German Film Festical closed in the central province of Đà Nẵng on Saturday. Nine films were screened in cities througbhout Việt Nam, including the opening and closing movies, 23 weeks and Millennials.
South Korea is mulling providing US$8 million in aid to North Korea via two UN agencies, a Unification Ministry official said on Thursday.
Eight years ago, Nguyễn Thị Lành (not her real name) of HCM City was diagnosed with hepatitis B, and several months later, she became pregnant.