Mawar Medical Centre's licence revoked

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 15 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry (KKM) has revoked the licence of Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan effective today after it was found to have breached the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998.

Kedah acts following Chikungunya outbreak in southern Thailand

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash.

Stiffer control at border due to Chikungunya 

KANGAR, Jan 15 (Bernama) – State Health Committee chairman Teh Chai Ann has directed agencies working at the Malaysia-Thailand border in Padang Besar to tighten control on the entry of tourists to prevent the proliferation of the Chikungunya virus, that affected Hat Yai, in the country.

KKM seize unregistered products worth RM7.4 million

KUCHING, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry of Malaysia (KKM) through its Pharmaceutical Enforcement Division (BPF) have succeeded in seizing several types of traditional  products from China, which were unregistered, worth RM 7.4 million here.


Medication 101: Know Your Medicines

As a user you should read and understand the medicines label before taking the medication as prescribed.

In order to ensure effective and safe treatment, consumers must know the right use of their prescriptions.


Vertigo: 7 Facts To Keep You Informed

Vertigo results from disorders that affect the inner ear or parts of the brain involved in balance.

It is a false sensation that the self, the surroundings, or both are moving or spinning, usually accompanied by nausea and loss of balance.



Need For A Think-Tank To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) --  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified about 16 million adolescent girls giving  birth every year, mostly in low  and middle income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Worldwide, 1 in 5 girls have given birth by the age of 18.



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