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9/13/2018 7:12:47 AM

Cancer to kill 10 million people in 2018 despite better prevention

Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday (Sep 12), warning the disease's global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis.

  • National health program to improve Vietnamese stature, well-being

    National health program to improve Vietnamese stature, well-being

    Public: 9/8/2018 3:38:05 PM

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the Vietnam Health Program to improve the well-being, stature, longevity and life quality of Vietnamese people.

  • A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk: WHO

    A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk: WHO

    Public: 9/5/2018 9:58:53 AM

    More than a quarter of the world's adults, or 1.4 billion people, take too little exercise, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.

  • Fleming Fund country grant opens for Vietnam

    Fleming Fund country grant opens for Vietnam

    Public: 8/31/2018 5:37:00 PM

    The Fleming Fund management agent for country grants is now opened for qualified licensed/registered entities in Vietnam.

  • Severe gum disease may be a sign of diabetes: Study

    Severe gum disease may be a sign of diabetes: Study

    Public: 8/30/2018 10:06:34 AM

    It may be possible to use screening for dental patients as a touchpoint to detect diabetes, doctors at National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) said at a briefing on Wednesday (Aug 29).

  • National pharmacy network officially launched

    National pharmacy network officially launched

    Public: 8/25/2018 7:56:17 PM

    A national portal of pharmacies throughout Vietnam was officially launched on August 24, in a bid to inhibit the sale of low quality drugs on the market and keep prices in check.

  • Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol, study says

    Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol, study says

    Public: 8/24/2018 3:17:57 PM

    Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze.

  • MoU between Danish Embassy and VSS to boost healthcare cooperation

    MoU between Danish Embassy and VSS to boost healthcare cooperation

    Public: 8/22/2018 9:24:31 AM

    The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) and the Danish Embassy in Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), on August 21, to strengthen healthcare cooperation between the two countries.

  • Mother's love: A woman with spinal muscular atrophy fights for her child

    Mother's love: A woman with spinal muscular atrophy fights for her child

    Public: 8/21/2018 10:43:10 AM

    When she became pregnant with her second child, 25-year-old Le Thi Tu Cam was devastated to hear the news no expectant mother ever wants to hear.

  • Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

    Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

    Public: 8/16/2018 10:19:37 AM

    Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."

  • Easing the transition home after a hospital stay

    Easing the transition home after a hospital stay

    Public: 8/15/2018 5:09:28 PM

    Understand your new drug regimen, line up support and consult with your primary care provider.

  • 8 Tips for Healthy Lungs

    8 Tips for Healthy Lungs

    Public: 8/13/2018 5:20:06 PM

    We often don’t consider the important role our lungs play in keeping us strong and well. It's not until we experience problems breathing that we take notice. But the truth is, like the rest of our body, our lungs need daily care and attention.

  • Even light drinking may make fatty liver disease worse: Study

    Even light drinking may make fatty liver disease worse: Study

    Public: 8/10/2018 4:07:07 PM

    People who have fatty liver disease that wasn't caused by heavy drinking may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests.

  • Experts weigh pros and cons of low-calorie sweetened drinks

    Experts weigh pros and cons of low-calorie sweetened drinks

    Public: 8/10/2018 10:03:12 AM

    Low-calorie sweetened beverages such as diet sodas that use aspartame or stevia may be a good replacement for full-sugar sodas and fruit juices, but researchers are still unsure about their long-term health effects, according to a new American Heart Association Science Advisory.

  • How jackfruit can be a sweet treat for your baby

    How jackfruit can be a sweet treat for your baby

    Public: 8/6/2018 2:49:51 PM

    Jackfruit is a popular tropical fruit that has increased in popularity in recent years. In addition to its distinctive sweet flavor and appealing scent, jackfruit is very nutritious and may have several health benefits, especially for babies.

  • Việt Nam rushes to improve elderly healthcare

    Việt Nam rushes to improve elderly healthcare

    Public: 8/6/2018 2:28:48 PM

    Only 5.7 per cent of Vietnam’s older people maintain good health—a worrisome sign as the country’s population is aging faster than almost any other country in the world, said Nguyễn Đức Công, director of Thống Nhất Hospital and deputy president of HCM City Association of Geriatrics at last week’s “Nutrition and Geriatrics” conference.

  • Instalment payment vaccine packages launched

    Instalment payment vaccine packages launched

    Public: 8/3/2018 8:23:20 AM

    High-quality vaccines are available to people on low income with a zero percent interest rate on instalment payments.

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