Health

Hanoi hospital completes landmark kidney transplant

The Hanoi-based Saint Paul Hospital has become the first hospital of the local level to successfully perform a kidney transplant, according to Pham Manh Than, head of the hospital's Planning and General Affairs Ward.
Health

Vietnam responds to World Diabetes Day

A series of activities will take place in major cities next month in response to World Diabetes Day (November 14), aiming to raise public awareness of the disease and encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Health

Hypertension control programme to go nationwide

The national hypertension prevention and control programme is being extended this year to all 63 cities and provinces to educate the public that the condition could cause cardiovascular diseases, health officials said.
Society

Freeze hits kids, kills livestock

Prolonged icy weather has seen large numbers of people hospitalised and killed hundreds of buffalo and cows through exposure in northern mountain provinces while additional cold spells have been forecast for the area this month.
Hue Festival hosts many diverse unique events Culture - Sports

Hue Festival hosts many diverse unique events

The 2010 Hue Festival has stepped into its fifth day with a range of diverse and unique activities, including a science festival, street performances, a “Royal Palace by Night” event and a fashion show of “Ao dai”, Vietnam’s traditional long dress.