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Childhood obesity on the rise

Health

Childhood obesity on the rise

The proportion of malnourished children is reducing remarkably but the ratio of childhood obesity is on the rise, according to the Ministry of Health’s Department of Preventive Medicine.

Vietnamese coming up short against regional peers

Health

Vietnamese coming up short against regional peers

A recent survey conducted by the National Institute for Nutrition shows that the average height of Vietnamese men aged between 22-26 is 1.642m (a survey by the Ministry of Health is 1.644m), and 1.534m for women in the same age group.

Greater protection urged for children

Society

Greater protection urged for children

The national child protection programme has achieved its basic objectives in education and healthcare but much remained to be done, said the head of the Child Care and Protection Department Nguyen Hai Huu at a conference in Hanoi on May 25.