Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies on July 11th.
Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.
A dengue patient who was recently brought from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases went into shock in the ambulance. When the vehicle reached the hospital after a drive of several hours, doctors said it was too late to save the victim, Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Director of the HCM City Hospital of Tropical Diseases, told a workshop on July 20th in HCM City on improving prevention and treatment of dengue fever.
People who typically work much more than 35 to 40 hours a week may be at heightened risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular rapid heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and chronic fatigue, a recent study suggests.
A moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain, a small study suggests.
Public hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City which do not receive local funds for regular expenditures will increase fees for non-insured patients by 30 per cent from August 1st, according to the city’s Department of Health.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) is taking drastic measures to prevent and control dangerous infectious diseases spurred by extreme weather conditions.
The central city of Da Nang aims to increase its health insurance coverage to 100 per cent by 2020, according to the local Social Insurance Agency.
Older people who suffer from persistent pain may experience a faster deterioration of memory and a greater risk of dementia as they age compared to peers who are not in chronic pain, a recent study suggests.
The number of children admitted to the Hanoi-based National Paediatrics Hospital for disorders following the use of a traditional medicine called "thuoc cam" or orange medicine has increased.
Well-known U.S. paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Stuart L. Weinstein, has conducted free consultations and screenings for children with scoliosis at the Hanoi-based Vietnam-Germany Friendship Hospital on June 26th.
Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a study of people in Denmark.
A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.
More than 50 public hospitals in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have begun increasing hospital fees for patients who do not hold health insurance cards from this month.
Vietnam and Bangladesh are the two countries with the lowest adult obesity rate at 1 per cent, according to the latest global study released on June 12th.
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which offers up to 92 per cent reduction in the risk of contracting HIV if taken consistently, will be offered on a trial basis to people at high risk, including those in the LGBT community, in Ho Chi Minh City from March 2017 to September 2018.
Functional forces worked with involved parties to find out the origin of 7 deaths at Hoa Binh General Hospital. The first involved party that has been aimed at is Thien Son Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company, the medical device supplier of the hospital.