Urbanist Hanoi

Vietnam Launches Mobile Bus With Free Breast Cancer Screening for 8,000 Women Nationwide

A positive note to kickstart the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the anniversary of the Vietnam's Women Union.

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Vietnam Ranks 4th Among Countries With Most Liver Cancer-Related Deaths: WHO

Due to heavy drinking, lack of awareness and insufficient early screening, 20,000 Vietnamese die of the liver cancer every year.

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Nearly One-Third of All Vietnamese Suffer From Mental Health Problems

Roughly 30% of Vietnamese people are suffering from mental health problems, with depression rating as the most common.

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In Vietnam, Taboo and Tradition Hinder Contraception Awareness

With many urban Vietnamese waiting longer to get married, the country’s younger generations are recognizing the need to open up about sex education in the conservative country.

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Hanoi Sees Slight Rise in Cases of Dengue Fever

This month, 41 cases of dengue fever were recorded in Hanoi between August 6 and 12, as stated by the city’s Department of Health.

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Hanoi Opens First Private Robotic Surgery Clinic

Medical automation has officially arrived in the capital.

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Vietnamese Doctor Wins Japan's Prestigious Nikkei Asia Prize for Work in Pediatric Surgery

The Nikkei Asia Prize is an annual award that recognizes people who have improved lives in Asia.

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After 2 Decades in the Clear, Vietnam Is Once Again Iodine Deficient

The country's iodine intake has been dropping since 2006.

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Maternity Mortality Rates Fall; Contraceptive Rates Rise in Vietnam: Health Ministry

Maternal mortality rates have dropped nearly 75% since the 1990s, from 233 per 100,000 live births to 58.3.

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The Surprising Health Benefits Behind the Asian Squat

The Asian squat has been getting lots of attention these past few years, but most recently it has been revealed that there may be health benefits to this sitting position that is often coveted by westerners.

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In Nha Trang, a Bacterium Is Fighting Dengue, One Mosquito at a Time

Just north of Nha Trang, the World Mosquito Program (WMP) is carrying out a project aimed at one day eliminating the risk of contracting dengue from mosquitoes.

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