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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.

Addressing the needs of an ageing population

Society

Addressing the needs of an ageing population

A meeting under the theme “Health for the Elderly” was held in Hanoi on April 6, to raise awareness amongst the public on how to stay healthy when still young and how the elderly can lead a healthy life.

Vietnam focuses on diabetes prevention

Health

Vietnam focuses on diabetes prevention

About 5 percent of Vietnam’s population have diabetes and between 15-20 percent of the people are at a high risk of developing diabetes, according to the Central Endocrine Hospital ’s recent survey.

WHO: 7.6 million people die of cancer each year

World

WHO: 7.6 million people die of cancer each year

Cancer kills more people than AIDS, malaria and TB combined with 7.6 million deaths per year and the figure is expected to rise dramatically in the coming decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on the World Cancer Day February 4.