• Poor people receive free health services

    Poor people receive free health services

    10/07/2013 02:22

    Accordingly, it costs US$133,200 to check the health of 1,500 elderly people and children in Quang Ngai province and about 1,000 poor people in Quang Nam province. Within the framework of this fifth charity programme, 13 children with cleft lips will receive free surgery and two children...

  • Chinese medicinal materials flood Vietnamese market

    Chinese medicinal materials flood Vietnamese market

    05/07/2013 02:13

    According to the Administration of Traditional Medicine, the country has over 500 businesses producing and trading traditional medicines and medicinal plants. However, the quality of these products is not well controlled. The Central Institute of Drug Testing recently tested 400 samples of...

  • Food products from Taiwan (China) found with high chemical content

    Food products from Taiwan (China) found with high chemical content

    29/06/2013 02:42

    Tapioca starch pearls After testing tapioca starch products taken randomly from markets in Hai Ba Trung and Hoang Mai Districts and from Dong Xuan Market in Hanoi, food watchdogs found many products with high preservative and chemical content in them. For instance, Kali Sorbat was...

  • Strokes a rising threat for youth

    Strokes a rising threat for youth

    16/05/2013 12:33

    A group of young people eats fast food at a restaurant in HCM City. Daily intake of unhealthy food full of fatty substances is a cause of strokes Thang said that 10 years ago, most stroke victims were between 55-60 years old, and only 1.7 per cent were in their forties. However, in the...

  • The first patient died of A/H1N1 flu in HCM City

    The first patient died of A/H1N1 flu in HCM City

    06/05/2013 11:42

    The restricted area for flu patients at a hospital in HCM City. This morning, May 6, Dr. Pham Van Son, Director of the 7A/Military Zone 7 Hospital in HCM City, said that a patient who had died in his hospital had positive test for A/H1N1 influenza. It is strange that the patient did not...

  • Clinical guidelines for H7N9 avian flu needed

    Clinical guidelines for H7N9 avian flu needed

    10/04/2013 12:22

    China has so far reported a total of 28 H7N9 infections, including nine fatalities, since the flu was detected late last month. At a meeting in Hanoi on April 9, experts said H7N9 patients normally show major flu-like symptoms of high temperatures, coughing, pneumonia and breathing...

  • Urgent meeting to cope with A/H7N9

    Urgent meeting to cope with A/H7N9

    09/04/2013 10:47

    Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said that the development of A/H7N9 bird flu remains complicated as the source of transmission has not been clearly identified. Dr Nguyen Van Binh, head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine urged all local health departments to...

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