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Heart disease attacks young, urban Vietnamese: doctors

Heart disease attacks young, urban Vietnamese: doctors

Heart disease, one of the top killers in Vietnam, is affecting more young people as the industrial, urban lifestyle of unhealthy diets and little physical activity increases risk factors for cardiological problems, doctors say.

Civilians stuck inside IS-held Falluja at risk of disease: WHO

Civilians stuck inside IS-held Falluja at risk of disease: WHO

Tens of thousands of civilians stranded inside Islamic State-controlled Falluja are at risk of disease outbreaks as Iraqi government forces press their assault to retake the city, World Health Organization (WHO) official Ala Alwan said on June 16.

Community based HIV testing: Preliminary results and ways forward

Community based HIV testing: Preliminary results and ways forward

VOV.VN - HIV experts and policy leaders on June 3 gathered at a technical workshop to review the recent success of a new HIV testing model whereby lay providers, such as community organizations and peer educators, offer HIV testing at community level in Hanoi.

In Indonesia, an experiment with bacteria to tackle Zika

In Indonesia, an experiment with bacteria to tackle Zika

A researcher sits in a laboratory in Indonesia, his arms extended over clear plastic boxes buzzing with mosquitoes: over the next 20 minutes, tiny bumps develop on his skin as the insects bite dozens of times.

Vietnam is facing health calamities

Vietnam is facing health calamities

Cancer is becoming a health calamity in Vietnam as the disease’s burden accounts for 66% of total disease costs and badly affects to the socioeconomic growth.