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Update news cancer

 The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.

Villagers in “pesticide land” struggle with cancer

 VietNamNet Bridge – There are the “cancer villages” in Ha Tinh province – the “pesticide land” in the central region.

Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions

A drug used to treat advanced breast and colorectal cancers has been linked to sometimes fatal skin reactions in patients, its Swiss manufacturer and Canadian health officials said. 

Pioneer scientists make cancer leap

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has become the world's tenth country to successfully applying nanotechnology to produce Nano Curcumin - a substance that can help treat cancer,

Tragic car accident kills 7, injures dozens in Lao Cai

 At least seven passengers were killed and 25 others were injured after a coach en route from Haiphong to Lao Cai plunged into a canyon on October 25.

Balloon explosion injures three

 A balloon explosion in Hai Phong's Hung Nhue Vuong Street left three people seriously injured and a 14sq.m apartment with no roof.

Death from... mouth!

According to the Environment Police Agency, Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest rate of morbidity and mortality from cancer in the world. Recent studies show that 70 percent of cancer cases in the country are due to unsafe diet.

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 20/5

 Poor workers to get small loans; ‘Unreasonable' insurance plan ignored by farmers; Danang-Quang Ngai expressway construction gets underway

Incidence of cancer on the rise

 VietNamNet Bridge – The latest figures from the Vietnam Cancer Association show that 150,000 new cases of cancer are reported in the country every year and 75,000 die of the disease.

Health warnings in pictures to be printed on cigarette packs

VietNamNet Bridge - "Impressive" pictures describing the terrible consequences of smoking will cover up to 50% of cigarette packs from May 1, 2013.

Cancer patients increase quickly in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Patients with cancer are increasing rapidly in Vietnam. The sad thing is that most patients are in the later stage when they see doctors, so the cancer cure rate in Vietnam is not as high as desired.

U.S. FDA approves new medication to treat rare type of thyroid cancer

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved Cometriq to treat medullary thyroid cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 29/11

  Conference highlights victory against US air blitz; Over 31 million Vietnamese people use Internet; Practising thrift and tackling waste is essential; Intelligent transportation systems applied in Viet Nam