Over 300 Vietnamese die of cancer daily

Over 300 Vietnamese die of cancer daily

Fresh cancer cases in Vietnam have escalated for years, resulting in surge in deaths. Statistically, the Southeast Asian country has around 115,000 people dying of cancer every year or over 310 deaths each day.

Heart diseases culprit of thirty percent of deaths in Vietnam

Heart diseases culprit of thirty percent of deaths in Vietnam

Cardiovascular diseases are also responsible for 30 percent of deaths in Vietnam, said Deputy Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine Truong Dinh Bac at a yesterday meeting in Hanoi held by Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

Traffic police handle violation (Photo: SGGP)

Committee urges to tighten control on transportation

The National Traffic Safety Committee yesterday announced in seven days of Tet festival, 218 traffic accidents killed 195 people and injured 199 others, a year-on-year decrease of 41 percent on accidents, 4 percent on deaths and 52 percent on injured people.

HCMC takes initiative to tackle diseases

HCMC takes initiative to tackle diseases

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City has planned to fight against diseases in 2018 aiming to prevent dangerous disease and reduce infection and deaths due to contagious diseases.

More than 800,000 school children received the vaccine last year in the world's first public dengue immunisation programme. (Source: Reuters)

Philippines probes deaths suspected to be related to dengue vaccine

The Philippines is investigating the deaths of 14 children which were suspected of being related to the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, the use which was suspended by the government recently, the country’s health officials said on January 5.