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10/17/2017 9:01:25 AM

Preventive measures against dengue fever prove effective

There will be no another dengue fever outbreak peak as that occurred earlier this year if current preventive measures continue to be maintained, according to the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health.

  • Alexandre Yersin Prize 2017 to encourage medical researchers in Vietnam

    Alexandre Yersin Prize 2017 to encourage medical researchers in Vietnam

    Public: 9/28/2017 12:38:51 PM

    Launched and organized by HELVIETMED, a Swiss-Vietnamese Association, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Ho Chi Minh City, the Alexandre Yersin Prize 2017 is set to encourage medical researchers in Vietnam to make significant contributions to medical literature and will recognize outstanding research achievements.

  • Hanoi's hospital performs two kidney transplants in one day

    Hanoi's hospital performs two kidney transplants in one day

    Public: 9/27/2017 2:39:02 PM

    The Hanoi-based Saint Paul Hospital has successfully performed two kidney transplants on Monday, bringing the hospital’s total kidney transplants to 23 since the first operation in December 2013.

  • Medicine University Hospital opens rooms to serve foreigners

    Medicine University Hospital opens rooms to serve foreigners

    Public: 9/27/2017 11:19:46 AM

    Starting on September 28, the Medicine University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City's District 5 will open examination rooms to exclusively serve foreign patients to meet the rising demand.

  • Mooncakes: Why overindulging on these festive treats could be a health risk

    Mooncakes: Why overindulging on these festive treats could be a health risk

    Public: 9/26/2017 1:59:02 PM

    Mooncakes might be physically small, but they can have a big impact on your waistline - just one could contain the same number of calories as a full meal.

  • Antibiotic overuse worsens digestive diseases: experts

    Antibiotic overuse worsens digestive diseases: experts

    Public: 9/20/2017 1:37:58 PM

    The over-prescription of antibiotics caused a common gastrointestinal bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance, experts said at a conference on digestion held by Bach Mai Hospital and the Japanese Nagoya University in Hanoi last Saturday.

  • Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

    Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

    Public: 9/19/2017 3:59:16 PM

    Heart disease and tobacco ranked with conflict and violence among the world's biggest killers in 2016, while poor diets and mental disorders caused people the greatest ill health, a large international study has found.

  • Doctors warn of growing paracetamol abuse

    Doctors warn of growing paracetamol abuse

    Public: 9/13/2017 7:03:01 PM

    Vietnam’s Poison Control Centre at Bach Mai Hospital has issued a warning about paracetamol poisoning.

  • VN’s first robotic surgery on patient with lung cancer done

    VN’s first robotic surgery on patient with lung cancer done

    Public: 9/13/2017 2:02:14 PM

    Doctors at Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Dan Hospital have used a robot for the first time in the country for lung cancer surgery, removing suspicious nodules through a small incision instead of a large one and without using mechanical rib spreaders, unlike in the past.

  • For your healthy air travel

    For your healthy air travel

    Public: 9/13/2017 8:55:05 AM

    Swollen limbs, a sore throat, headaches, heavy legs, dehydration, dizziness and exploding ear drums. The symptoms of flying are enough to make you want to stay at home.

  • HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

    HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

    Public: 9/12/2017 8:54:18 AM

    Ho Chi Minh City health centres that provide treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS should merge by the end of the year with district-level hospitals if the centres are unable to expand services to upgrade into general health clinics, which offer various kinds of treatment to all patients, a local official has said.

  • In Southeast Asia, rising diabetes rates set off alarms

    In Southeast Asia, rising diabetes rates set off alarms

    Public: 9/9/2017 4:56:03 PM

    As Southeast Asia struggles with the rise of modern illnesses that have blighted Western societies such as heart disease and diabetes, a combination of government appeals and changing lifestyle choices suggests a growing awareness of the causes of such conditions.

  • HCM City sees dengue rising slowly

    HCM City sees dengue rising slowly

    Public: 9/7/2017 11:01:08 AM

    Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 13,763 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, an increase of 27 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Health.

  • Can a drink a day keep diabetes away?

    Can a drink a day keep diabetes away?

    Public: 9/7/2017 9:56:10 AM

    People who enjoy one beer or glass of wine several days a week may be less likely to develop diabetes than drinkers who tend to have all their cocktails on a Saturday night, a Danish study suggests.

  • Dengue prevention efforts in Hanoi to continue

    Dengue prevention efforts in Hanoi to continue

    Public: 9/6/2017 1:54:38 PM

    The number of dengue patients in the capital city continues to decline, but preventive efforts must continue, said Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung of the Hanoi People’s Committee.

  • Traditional medicine methods treat autism in HCM City

    Traditional medicine methods treat autism in HCM City

    Public: 9/1/2017 10:47:32 AM

    Parents of autistic children in Ho Chi Minh City now have another option to save their children from autism: traditional medicine.

  • Dengue fever cases continue reducing

    Dengue fever cases continue reducing

    Public: 9/1/2017 10:35:05 AM

    The number of dengue fever cases dropped last week but is still high, said Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Preventive Medicine Department under the Health Department at a meeting on August 31st.

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