More than 5,000 students, office workers and city officials gathered in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City early Sunday morning for a 10,000-step walk aimed at launching an exercise movement to improve public health.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Heath has given the go-ahead for a plan to release over one million mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia in Nha Trang City to establish a stable population of the dengue-neutralizing insects.
Alarming pollution readings have been recorded in both of Vietnam’s largest cities.
The Ministry of Health on December 22 announced the top ten notable events of the sector in 2016.
The number of new cancer diagnoses in Vietnam is forecast to hit 200,000 in 2020, nearly doubling from 126,000 cases in 2010, with health experts warning that the rise will add to the burden already weighing upon the healthcare system.
Vietnam will share her experience in tobacco harms prevention at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) in India from November 7-13.
The association behind a food safety survey that found an excessive amount of arsenic in dozens of Vietnamese fish sauces has dismissed allegations that it was sponsored by a condiment maker to carry out the study.
Nearly 70% of fish sauce samples taken in a recent survey by the Vietnam Standards and Consumers Association (Vinastas) have been found to contain excessive amounts of arsenic, the non-profit organization has said.
The mosquito-borne Zika disease has become endemic in Vietnam after nine victims tested positive in five of the country’s provinces and cities, according to one health official.
Officials say that drinking more milk will help Vietnamese reach a new high.
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.
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.
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.
VOV.VN - The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 7 poliomyelitis (polio) cases worldwide since the beginning of this year.
VOV.VN - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently announced that Zika virus causes unborn babies’ deformities, including microcephaly.
Uncontrolled consumption of fast food and soft drinks has caused the number of diabetes patients in Vietnam to shoot up to a dangerously high level, with more and more children diagnosed with the disease, according to new data.
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.
The World Health Organization has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil.
The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is "spreading explosively" and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on January 28.
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.