• Toxic fish suspected as 16 lose consciousness in central Vietnam 

    24/04/2011 05:00

    Sixteen people have apparently gone into coma after eating toxic fish in the central province of Thanh Hoa Thursday.   The victims first came to Lang Co Town’s health center, where...

  • 30 percent patients suffer malnutrition: survey

    30 percent patients suffer malnutrition: survey

    22/04/2011 05:00

    A recent survey, conducted in the last half of 2010, to record weight measurements and albumin levels of patients in Bach Mai hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (Hanoi), Cho Ray Hospital’s Department of Surgery (HCMC) and Can Tho Hospital, shows that 40-60% of...

  • Ovarian cancer starts elsewhere, study shows 

    22/04/2011 05:00

    US researchers have recreated the process by which ovarian cancer forms in the lab, providing solid evidence that the tumors start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries. The finding could provide clues on how to...

  • Vietnam needs at least 10 years to eliminate avian flu 

    21/04/2011 05:00

    It will take ten or more years to eliminate avian flu, H5N1, from poultry in Vietnam and another five countries, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday.   Quoting...

  • Pregnant mothers' diet linked to child obesity: study 

    21/04/2011 05:00

    A chubby baby is smiling in front of a portrait of Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. An expectant mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter her baby’s DNA in the womb, increasing its risk of obesity, heart...

  • New risks of blue-ear disease, bird flu emerge

    New risks of blue-ear disease, bird flu emerge

    20/04/2011 05:00

    The blue-ear disease is making a comeback, adding more burden to farmers who have still been struggling with foot-and-mouth and bird flu diseases. Veterinary workers in Hai Lang District in the central province of...

  • Deal to boost flu pandemic preparedness agreed: WHO 

    15/04/2011 05:00

    A health worker holds doses of influenza A (H1N1) vaccines in a jail in Ciudad Juarez March 29, 2011. Virus samples will be shared globally in exchange for vaccines produced from them under a landmark deal to improve preparedness...

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