• Vietnam metro to tighten control on drug prices 

    02/05/2011 05:00

    Ho Chi Minh City authorities will tighten control on the purchase of medicines by hospitals and on drug prices, health officials said at a talk show in HCMC Sunday. The Sunday “Talk and Act” show by...

  • Probe ordered into 'purple' babies 

    01/05/2011 05:00

    The government has asked health authorities in a northern Vietnamese province to thoroughly investigate the case where 18 infants and young children turned purple after receiving antibiotic...

  • China bans smoking in public venues — in theory 

    30/04/2011 05:00

    China launches a ban on smoking in indoor public spaces Sunday but the effort is widely viewed as vague and half-hearted and few expect it to have much of an impact in the tobacco-addicted country. China launches a ban on smoking...

  • Woman gives birth on train 

    28/04/2011 05:00

    A woman from the central Quang Ngai Province gave birth to a baby boy on a Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi train Monday morning, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. Cao Thi Lieu, 29, was on the Thong Nhat SE2 train heading to...

  • Over 4,000 test tube babies born in HCMC hospital 

    25/04/2011 05:00

    A parent brought his two test-tube baby girls to the 14th anniversary of the IVF unit at the Tu Du Hospital last Sunday. More than 4,000 test tube babies were born in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tu Du Hospital since the hospital first...

  • The good egg 

    25/04/2011 05:00

    Eggplant, which is rich in potassium and calcium, is good for treating gout, constipation, indigestion, weak kidneys, and obesity from fatty liver disease, according to herbalists Nutritious eggplant is not only cheap, tasty, and...

  • Health agency launches hunt for deadly ‘beef” extract

    Health agency launches hunt for deadly ‘beef” extract

    25/04/2011 05:00

    Authorities have launched market inspections in four major cities to look for a dangerous extract that changes the appearance and taste of pork into beef. This bottle contains a kind of additive that can change...

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