Mysterious skin disease kills girl in Vietnam: report
A 14-year-old girl in the central province of Quang Ngai died on Thursday after being afflicted with a mysterious skin disease that has sickened hundreds and killed 26 people in the province since 2011.
Vietnam minister calls for calm in face of 8,500 measles cases, 114 fatalities
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered national focus on fighting measles as the Health Ministry said Thursday the disease seems to have hit some 8,500 people including many children nationwide.
Scientists unscramble the great sperm-egg secret
Scientists said they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt.
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Hospitals report 108 kids dead from measles, health ministry guesses fewer
The Ministry of Health maintained its contested estimate of 25 infant measles deaths this year, after three Hanoi hospitals announced, Tuesday, that they'd seen 108 and counting.

Vietnam uses stem cell transplant to treat cerebral palsy

However, the country lacks conditions to research and mainstream the relatively new treatment method, an expert says.

Vietnam doctors save Russian injured by needlefish spike
Doctors have saved the life of a Russian woman who was left paralyzed after being attacked by a needlefish while she was swimming in Vietnam's resort beach town of Nha Trang. 
Sham plastic surgeons back in action in Vietnam
Two con men whose beauty saloon was shut down in Ho Chi Minh City last April for providing health damaging services are coming back, a victim said.
Ho Chi Minh City promotes community-based drug detox
Ho Chi Minh City authorities opened a methadone treatment center on Tuesday and continued to push a trial project to provide community-based drug treatment despite the fact that it has not been as effective as expected.
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