Cost of health treatment for smokers far exceeds excise duty on ciggies

SHAH ALAM, Aug 20 -- The government has to spend around RM16 billion a year to treat patients with diseases due to their smoking habit.

Slight improvement in Miri haze situation as API readings drop

KUCHING, Aug 20 (Bernama) — There was some improvement in the haze situation that has been choking Miri in the past weeks after the Air Pollutant Index readings for several areas in the district dropped to moderate levels today. 

Dr Jeyaindran's death huge loss to health sector - Minister Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad has described the death today of retired deputy director-general of health Datuk Seri Dr S. Jeyaindran as a huge loss to the nation’s health sector.

Retired deputy Dg of Health Dr Jeyaindran dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- Retired deputy director-general of health Datuk Seri Dr S. Jeyaindran, a well-known figure among the medical fraternity in the country, died of a heart attack early today. He was 64.

Sultan Nazrin officiates Simpang Health Clinic

TAIPING, Aug 19 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah today officially opened the SimpangĀ  Health Clinic, here.

Govt confident in M'sian pathologists

IPOH, Aug 18  (Bernama) -- The government is confident in the professionalism of Malaysian pathologists in handling any case, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Kidney patients to increase to 106,000 in next 20 years

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) --  The number of Malaysians with kidney problems nationwide is expected to increase to 106,000 by 2040, said Health Ministry medical development division director Datuk Dr Bahari Awang Ngah.

Welfare, safety and health of pilgrims focus areas for TH operations enhancement

By Fadzli Ramli

MAKKAH, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The welfare, safety and health of pilgrims are the key focus areas of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) in enhancing its services in the next haj season, said Head of the Malaysian Haj Delegation Datuk Seri Syed Saleh Syed Abd Rahman.

Johor government must revive polluted water

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- The state government is urged to take the necessary action to free water in the state from contaminations.

Manage anger to prevent spur-of-the-moment crime

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry is urged to collaborate with public and private universities, occupational health practitioners and mental health experts to tackle mental health issues to prevent spur-of-the-moment crime.



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.



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