Siemens Healthineers announces new immunoassay for the detection of Zika virus

Updated at 16:08:16 02/13/2017 (Views: 20)

Siemens Healthineers announced on January its CE-marked immunoassay—the Novagnost® Zika Virus IgM µ-capture Assay1—is now commercially available to laboratories outside of the U.S.

  • Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to be released to curb dengue in Nha Trang

    Updated at 16:19:09 02/08/2017 (Views: 20)

    The Vietnamese Ministry of Heath has given the go-ahead for a plan to release over one million mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia in Nha Trang City to establish a stable population of the dengue-neutralizing insects.

  • Ensuring food safety during Lunar New Year and spring festival season

    Updated at 15:41:25 01/17/2017 (Views: 40)

    The 2017 Lunar New Year (Tet) and the spring festival season are coming, entailing concerns over food safety issues as this will be the time seeing the most consumption of food commodities in the year, particularly meat, fish, eggs, candies, wine, beer and soft drinks.

  • Mosquitos continue to spread Zika virus in HCM City

    Updated at 15:31:15 12/21/2016 (Views: 45)

    Ho Chi Minh City has 141 reported cases of Zika virus through December 20 in 23 districts, 18 of which are pregnant women who have contracted the mosquito-borne disease, reports the City Preventive Medicine Centre.

  • Doctors once again warn of sharp rise in new cancer cases in Vietnam

    Updated at 16:33:37 12/14/2016 (Views: 37)

    The number of new cancer diagnoses in Vietnam is forecast to hit 200,000 in 2020, nearly doubling from 126,000 cases in 2010, with health experts warning that the rise will add to the burden already weighing upon the healthcare system.

  • Free health checks and gifts brought to elderly in Song Phan

    Updated at 15:37:06 11/09/2016 (Views: 75)

    BTO – In the national Action Month for the Vietnamese Elderly, the provincial representative board for the elderly combined with Department of Health and the provincial Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union branch to offer free-of-charge medical check-ups and medicine for senior people in Song Phan commune-Ham Tan district.

  • HCM City steps up screening for Zika virus

    Updated at 16:05:50 11/03/2016 (Views: 65)

    Ho Chi Minh City is offering more advice and tests for pregnant women amidst fear of the Zika virus, with 17 cases reported in the southern city by October 31.

  • Nearly 100 infants in Binh Thuan get free screening for musculoskeletal abnormalities and burn scars

    Updated at 09:29:07 10/26/2016 (Views: 71)

    BTO- The provincial Children Sponsor Fund in partnership with Children Action Foundation and Phan Thiet Hospital on October 24 to 25, 2016  provided free-of-charge screening for musculoskeletal abnormalities and burn scars for nearly 100 infants and children under 17 in Binh Thuan.

  • Health Ministry confirms all fish sauces safe

    Updated at 15:07:22 10/24/2016 (Views: 77)

    All fish sauces on the market are safe for human consumption, the Ministry of Health has confirmed after a 10-day inspection.

  • Patients find relief in traditional-modern mix

    Updated at 15:38:02 10/18/2016 (Views: 75)

    Tran Thi Tuyet Nhung, 55, had suffered pain for two months earlier this year before she decided to visit Binh Chanh District Hospital for treatment.

  • New, affordable cancer treatments offer hope

    Updated at 16:07:07 09/30/2016 (Views: 90)

    With the adoption of cutting-edge technology at a comparatively low cost, Professor Mai Trong Khoa - Director of the Nuclear Medicine and Oncology Center, at Bach Mai Hospital - and colleagues have saved many cancer patients “at death’s door”.

  • Vietnam’s quiet health-care revolution

    Updated at 14:20:18 09/29/2016 (Views: 152)

    The future of healthcare in Vietnam is rapidly changing, led by enterprising new companies entering the segment anxious to put new technologies to work in innovative, novel and amazing ways.

  • Nearly 100 children underwent free screening for congenital heart defects

    Updated at 14:52:42 09/28/2016 (Views: 91)

    BTO - Binh Thuan Children Sponsoring Association in collaboration with Tam Duc Hospital (Ho Chi Minh city) lately organized a free screening for critical congenital heart defects in 100 newborns and children under 18 years old from many localities in Binh Thuan province.

  • Over 100 Vietnamese workers infected in H1N1 flu virus outbreak

    Updated at 15:21:20 09/26/2016 (Views: 84)

    These are the first cases reported in the country since spring.

  • ASEAN health minister joins hand to combat Zika

    Updated at 09:17:36 09/20/2016 (Views: 85)

    On September 19, health ministers from ASEAN member countries gathered for a teleconference to look for ways to combat Zika virus, which has stricken many parts of Southeast Asia.

  • Vietnamese kids at risk from vitamin E deficiency

    Updated at 16:45:45 09/14/2016 (Views: 96)

    Vietnamese nutrition experts have warned of a serious vitamin E deficiency among children resulting from parents’ and child-care workers’ poor knowledge of healthy nutrition.

  • Delegation from Japanese Kagawa Medical University visited Binh Thuan medical College

    Updated at 13:55:47 09/07/2016 (Views: 106)

    BTO –In the morning of September 5, professor Tetsuo Hattori led a delegation of Kagawa Medical University (Japan) paid a working visit to Binh Thuan Medical College.

  • Obstetricians, paediatricians encouraged to work in remote areas

    Updated at 16:01:52 08/26/2016 (Views: 116)

    BTO - The Health Ministry will form policies to encourage obstetricians and paediatricians to commit to long-term practice in mountainous and underprivileged areas as part of its 2016-2020 national action plan on health care for mothers and children.

  • Over 27,500 teenagers vaccinated against measles and rubella as a favor

    Updated at 08:20:51 08/26/2016 (Views: 104)

    BTO – The free vaccination program against measles-rubella for youngsters, aged 16 to 17, has been recently completed on schedule with absolutely safety, according to the provincial Center of Preventive Medicine. As reported, 27,500 adolescents plus living in all 10 districts, town and city have received free vaccination, gaining 93.63 percent of the set plan.

  • IT application helps healthcare sector

    Updated at 16:28:32 08/25/2016 (Views: 106)

    At least 13,000 of a total of 14,000 medical clinics nationwide have installed a healthcare insurance IT system since June.

  • Deputy PM orders drastic measures to contain dengue in Central Highlands

    Updated at 15:18:59 08/11/2016 (Views: 144)

    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has asked the Ministry of Health, the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands and local authorities to take more drastic measures in order to contain dengue fever, which is currently raging in the region.

  • Pre-birth, newborn screening helps reduce child deformities

    Updated at 16:50:50 08/09/2016 (Views: 171)

    As many as 80% of the 40,000 children born in the Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital every year receive pre-birth and post-birth screening for deformities detection, according to a senior official of the hospital.

  • Health sector seeks to develop domestic medicinal materials

    Updated at 16:13:21 07/21/2016 (Views: 122)

    The health sector is seeking to develop domestic medicinal materials to produce drug at home.

  • Physicians from HCMC offer free diagnoses, treatment to 500 elderly in Binh Thuan

    Updated at 16:15:46 07/12/2016 (Views: 141)

    BTO – A group of physicians from Ho Chi Minh city in partnership with Binh Thuan provincial Red Cross joined a charity event to offer free health checks, treatment as well as allocate medicine and donate gifts to around 300 elderly in Ham Kiem and Ham My communes (Ham Thuan Nam district) and 200 elderly in Phuoc The commune (Tuy Phong district) on July 9th morning.

  • Techniques building unveiled at hospital in Thai Nguyen

    Updated at 15:20:05 07/05/2016 (Views: 130)

    A medical techniques building was unveiled at the Thai Nguyen National General Hospital in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on July 3.

  • Health Ministry: Pink-eye disease spreads in localities

    Updated at 16:42:19 06/30/2016 (Views: 135)

    The number of people suffering from pink-eye disease has increased rapidly in many localities in Vietnam due to the unpredictable pattern of weather, particularly the prolonged heat, said the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry on June 29.

  • Target set for 90% of population covered by health insurance by 2020

    Updated at 14:08:44 06/08/2016 (Views: 142)

    BTO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc set a target of reaching 90% of the population covered by health insurance by 2020 during an online conference on June 3 to seek solutions to boost health insurance coverage nationwide.

  • Smoking claims over 100 lives every day in Vietnam

    Updated at 16:06:57 05/31/2016 (Views: 157)

    Vietnam is among countries where smoking is most widely prevalent, losing more than 100 people a day to the habit and facing a huge financial burden, according to official figures.

  • Vietnam to attend UN’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS

    Updated at 16:33:36 05/30/2016 (Views: 196)

    Vietnam will attend the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, in June in the US.

  • Duc Linh to hold free vaccination against measles and rubella for 16-17 years old

    Updated at 14:25:17 05/10/2016 (Views: 236)

    BTO – A free-of-charge vaccination against measles and rubella for teenagers, aged 16 and 17, in Vo Xu townlet is taking place from May 4-18, according to the Medical center of Duc Linh district.

  • Ministry of Health maintains high vigilance for Zika virus

    Updated at 08:57:21 05/03/2016 (Views: 154)

    Updated information on the latest development of Zika virus and response measures suitable with the situation was the focus of a meeting of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) held by the Ministry of Health on May 1.

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