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Childhood obesity in HCM City on sharp rise

Society

Childhood obesity in HCM City on sharp rise

The overweight and obese rate among children under five years old in Ho Chi Minh City has increased threefold over the past decade, posing major nutritional and health challenges to the southern city, heard a conference on child nutrition on August 1.

Vietnam responds to World Diabetes Day

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.

Vietnam’s population ageing fast

Society

Vietnam’s population ageing fast

Vietnam needs policies to take care of the elderly better as the rate of the elderly continues to be on the rise in the coming period, a leading official in charge of social affairs has said.

Vietnam’s population ageing fast

Society

Vietnam’s population ageing fast

Vietnam needs policies to take care of the elderly better as the rate of the elderly continues to be on the rise in the coming period, a leading official in charge of social affairs has said.

HCM City teenagers pile on the pounds

Society

HCM City teenagers pile on the pounds

The five-year study, done by the HCM City Medical Association and its member associations, found the overweight rate increasing from 12.5 percent in 2004 to 18.3 percent in 2009.