• New bird flu outbreak in Nam Dinh

    New bird flu outbreak in Nam Dinh

    24/01/2012 05:15

    The recent outbreak was found at a farm in Yen Hong village, Y Yen district on November 22. From November 16-18, more than 200 out of 1,500 ducks died at another farm in Yen My village, Y Yen district. No poultry has been vaccinated yet. The local authorities have culled nearly...

  • Officials fear spread of meningitis, bird flu

    Officials fear spread of meningitis, bird flu

    24/01/2012 05:13

    Photo: VnExpress According to associate professor Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute ofHygiene and Epidemiology, this year's first recorded case of A/H5N1 was considered quite fatal after the victim was hospitalised for only a day. The 18-year-old man...

  • Vietnamese spend over $1 bln a year at overseas hospitals 

    04/07/2011 05:00

    Vietnamese citizens spend roughly US$1 billion every year on medical treatment in Singapore, a Health Ministry official said during a meeting on Saturday.   Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, the deputy...

  • Vietnam sets safe limit for DEHP plasticizer in food products 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    The Ministry of Health has issued a new decision setting the safe limit for plasticizer Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) content allowed in cooking products, the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) announced Friday....

  • Vietnam checks dried seaweed over iodine fears 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    A consumer looks at South Korean dried seaweed products at Big C Supermarket in Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) is checking dried seaweed products in local supermarkets after Australia recalled a type of...

  • Vietnam advises caution on Nizoral prescription and use 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) on Friday asked doctors to use caution in prescribing orally-taken antifungal drugs with ketoconazole, especially for patients with a history of liver diseases. The DAV...

  • Distance treatment to save more lives in Vietnam 

    03/07/2011 05:00

    Patients with critical conditions from southern provinces are going to be cured from afar by doctors in Ho Chi Minh City instead of waiting for hours to reach the city hospitals, local news website VnExpress said...

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