NEWS LIST

Not compulsory for hospital cafes to use lemongrass straws - Dr Lee

IPOH, Jan 17 -- The Health Ministry is not making it compulsory for operators of cafe and canteen of public hospitals to use lemongrass straws.


Influenza cases among students continue to increase

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 -- The number of influenza cases in several states have increased, with most  involving schoolchildren.


MMA Health Carnival on Saturday

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 – The public can get free basic health check-ups and screening during the Health Carnival 2020 organised by the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) on Saturday (Jan 18).


Three states record more influenza cases among schoolchildren

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 -- More influenza cases involving schoolchildren have been recorded in Penang, Perak and Negeri Sembilan as of today.


Dengue cases in Penang drop 85.38 per cent

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 15 -- Dengue fever cases in Penang record a drop of 432 cases or 85.38 per cent to 74 cases for the period between Jan 1 until Jan 11, compared to 506 cases in the same period last year.


Consult doctors before taking antiviral medication, influenza patients told

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 -- Those who have been infected by Influenza are advised to consult their doctors before taking any antiviral medication.


N. Sembilan latest state to record influenza a cases

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 -- Negeri Sembilan became the latest state to record Influenza A or H1N1 cases when 11 students were confirmed to have been infected by the disease today.


Influenza: Sufficient supply of vaccine in Selangor - Amirudin

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14  -- The Selangor government has assured a sufficient supply of influenza vaccine in the state by next week.


Influenza: School in Perak closed today

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 -- The influenza outbreak last week saw many students infected with the virus and today a school in Perak was closed.


Sufficient influenza antiviral supply at ministry facilities

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 13 --  The Health Ministry's facilities have sufficient influenza antiviral stock for up to three months, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.




HealthEdge


EXCLUSIVE

UMSC's Interdisciplinary Approach To Easing Pain

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For people suffering from chronic pain, even simple daily activities like taking a shower and getting dressed can be a torture. Anger, anxiety and even depression may ensue as a result of chronic pain, in view of the limitations they face and the debilitating nature of their condition.

In an exclusive interview with Bernama recently, experts from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) shed light on pain management, a significant branch in medicine that utilises an interdisciplinary approach in easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.

Neurosurgery expert Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri describes pain as an unpleasant sensation that can be felt whenever there is a tissue injury.

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