EXCLUSIVE

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.


Childhood Obesity A Growing Health Crisis In Malaysia

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Farhan (not his real name) was sent to a private hospital by his parents to seek treatment for the infection on his right leg.


VATS & SBRT: The Future Of Lung Cancer Treatment In UMSC

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

This is the second of a two-part article on lung cancer treatment.        

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Traditionally, surgery for lung cancer is done via a thoracotomy, which requires the cutting of muscles and spreading of the ribs before entering the chest to remove the cancer.


UMSC's Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach On Lung Cancer Gives Hope To Patients

(First of a two-part interview)

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- ‘Along’ was six when her grandfather was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.  "I was so worried that ‘Atuk’ (grandfather) would die soon, even though I did not know what cancer was back then,” said Along.


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.


Teenage Pregnancy: Who Is To Blame?

(First of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Dec 27 (Bernama) -- Research has shown that an average of 18,000 teenage girls in Malaysia get pregnant each year, 25 per cent or about 4,500 cases involved out-of-wedlock pregnancy.


Fatty Liver: Are Prescribed Medications The Culprit?

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications approved specifically for the treatment of fatty liver, doctors say.


Fatty Liver: The Silent Epidemic

(First of a two-part interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- Over the past three decades, Malaysia has become the fattest country in Asia, with nearly half the Malaysian adult population now overweight or obese. Along with obesity comes obesity-related diseases, including fatty liver. The big concern about fatty liver is that it is a silent disease.


Doctors warn of risks, danger of chronic alcohol intake

By Nabilah Saleh

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Proactive measures should be taken to create awareness among the Malaysian public of the risks and danger of chronic alcohol abuse, doctors said today.


The 'Gents' Problem' Is Also Taboo Among Doctors

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Bernama) -- In 2012, Indian film actor, singer and anchor Ayushmann Khurrana made his film debut with a rather unconventional romantic Hindi comedy, Vicky Donor, which touched on the topic of sperm donation in India.




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EXCLUSIVE

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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