16,000 individuals undergo mental health screenings in Kelantan from Jan-June

BACHOK, Nov 18 -- The Kelantan State Health Department has run mental health screenings on 16,000 individuals in the state this year through the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS) programme.

Cancer among top causes of death among women in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 18 -- Cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in Sabah with 743 cases reported between 2011-2015, the state legislative assembly told today.

Holistic Approach More Effective In Treating Mental Illness -- Experts

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The fear of being stigmatised by society is pushing people with mental disorders to seek the services of traditional healers.

According to Dr Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin, a psychiatrist at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (Hospital USM) in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, a survey he had carried out showed that about 60 percent of patients suffering from psychiatric disorders consulted traditional healers before seeking medical help when their condition worsened.

“Many mentally ill patients who seek treatment at hospitals have actually tried Islamic healing as well to treat their condition.

Govt hospitals short of optometrists

KUALA SELANGOR, Nov 17 -- The number of Optometrists at government hospitals’ eye specialist clinics nationwide is 310 and is considered low.


Myths Surrounding Epilepsy

National Health Society (NHS) of the UK cites that more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which is the most common chronic brain disease affecting people of all ages.

Out of that figure, it says, nearly 80 per cent of them live in low and middle income countries.


What You Need To Know About Depression

In 2018, Health Ministry conducted a study on 273,203 individuals and found that 18,336 Malaysians suffer from various stages of depression.

Out of the number, 4.03 per cent or 11,811 people were found to suffer from mild depression, 1.26 per cent (3,680 people) had moderate depression and 0.62 per cent (1,682 people), severe depression.



Achy, Creaky Joint Pain In The Elderly

By Nabilah Saleh 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) –  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and seen increasing due to population ageing. 

The disease occurs when the cartilage protecting the ends of bones wears down over time. 

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder commonly affects joints in the knees, ankles, hips, spine, hands and shoulders.



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