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Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm

Created 25 May 2017
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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 new study of people in Denmark.

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk

Created 23 May 2017
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Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, researchers say.

 

15% students suffer hypertension in HCM

Created 18 May 2017
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HCM CITY — Some 15 per cent of students from primary and high schools in HCM City suffer from hypertension due to obesity, being overweight and physically inactive.

 

Smoking only in social situations may still be tied to heart problems

Created 12 May 2017
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So-called social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit, a U.S. study suggests.

 

Non-infectious diseases kill 400,000 Vietnamese each year

Created 08 May 2017
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Non-infectious diseases claim the lives of about 400,000 Vietnamese people each year, said Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long at a conference seeking to prevent and control these diseases in the southern region in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8.

 

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Expensive medicines expire because of cumbersome procedures

Created 05 May 2017
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The Vietnam Drug Administration has asked the HCM City Department of Health to report on a case in which 20,000 tablets for leukaemia treatment expired because of cumbersome procedures.

 

HCM City sees 19 new Zika cases in 2017

Created 05 May 2017
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HCM City (VNA) – Nineteen Zika virus cases have been reported in HCM City since the beginning of the year, according to the city Preventive Health Centre.

 

Vietnam mass produces country’s first measles-rubella vaccine

Created 04 May 2017
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Vietnam has successfully mass produced a combined vaccine against measles and rubella for the first time, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health said on May 3.

 

Insurance company pays for insured patients with Lupus

Created 30 April 2017
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The Vietnam Social Insurance Company has sent its document to its sub-division in Ho Chi Minh City asking to continue paying for the medications for people with Lupus.

Insured patients buy drusg in hospital booth (Photo: SGGP)

 

VN to import inexpensive US hepatitis drugs

Created 29 April 2017
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HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese citizens, especially the underprivileged, will have access to inexpensive drugs produced by US biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to treat hepatitis C infections.

 

Oncologists share experience in cancer diagnosis, treatment

Created 27 April 2017
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Da Nang (VNA) - Nearly 300 professors, doctors and leading oncologists have gathered in central Da Nang city to take part in a national conference on cancer prevention and control which opened on April 27.

 

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