• Vietnam mulls major rubella vaccination plan 

    25/06/2011 05:00

    A plan to have all Vietnamese women aged 15 to 35 years vaccinated against German measles, or rubella, has been submitted to the Ministry of Health, the VnExpress newswire reported Thursday.   Under the...

  • Antifungal drug under fire 

    22/06/2011 05:00

    Vietnam’s Health Ministry  on Wednesday asked doctors to use caution in prescribing the antifungal tablets Nizoral, after French health authorities banned the sale of the drug. On June 8, the French...

  • Vietnam recalls more DEHP-tainted drinks 

    22/06/2011 05:00

    The Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) has ordered a Hanoi-based company to recall 12 drinks contaminated with the harmful plasticizer DEHP. The YNG Shin Food Limited Company on Thursday reported to VFA inspectors...

  • One in five Vietnamese has hepatitis: doctor 

    21/06/2011 05:00

    Around 18 million Vietnamese have contracted hepatitis and one-fifth of them have developed complication due to improper treatment, said Pham Hoang Phiet, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Liver and Gall Association....

  • Diabetes drug sparks alarm 

    18/06/2011 05:00

    The popular diabetes drug Actos was pulled off the market after French scientists linked it to an increased risk of bladder cancer. The Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV) called for doctors to use caution in prescribing a pair of...

  • Quang Ngai reports forth HFMD death 

    18/06/2011 05:00

    A 17-month-old child has become the latest hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) fatality in the central province of Quang Ngai. The child was admitted to hospital with serious complications and died last...

  • More DEHP-tainted drinks found in HCMC 

    13/06/2011 05:00

    Inspectors from Ho Chi Minh Food Administration have found an additional 19 drinks imported from Taiwan are contaminated with industrial chemical DEHP. The tainted drinks include passion fruit, mango and lychee...

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