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Rabies: Dog-bite incidences still high in Sarawak - Dr Noor Hisham

KUCHING, Oct 9 -- The number of animal-bite cases especially by dogs and cats is still high in Sarawak with an average of 40 to 60 cases per day despite having entered the third year since rabies outbreak was declared in the state in June 2017.


Zumba unites Cak Ba and friends from different races

ALOR SETAR, Oct 9  -- Zumba dancing has not just helped a group of enthusiasts keep fit - their regular get-togethers are symbolic of the unity that exists among different ethnicities.


AED should be made accessible in certain public places

KUCHING, Oct 9  -- The automated external defibrillator (AED), a portable medical device, used to help victims in cases of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), one of the most common causes of death, should be made accessible in certain public places.


MHTC joins Penang MATTA Fair to promote health tourism

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 9 -- The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair Penang has attracted participation from the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) for the first time to promote health tourism in the country.


Health Ministry cancels registration of traditional product Herbun Plaster

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 -- The Drug Control Authority cancelled the registration of traditional product Herbun Plaster on Oct 3 after it was found to contain scheduled poison diphenhydramine.


Health issues challenging country's education system

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 -- The increase in cigarette smoking cases, as well as drug abuse and mental health problems among students are challenging the national health and education systems, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


Baby born after embryo is frozen for six years, makes history in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 8 -- A baby boy, the product of a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure using an embryo frozen for six years, was born at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) here yesterday, creating historic success for the hospital's In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) efforts.  


Face cream sold in Malaysia contains concentrated mercury -- CAP

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 8  -- The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) found that whitening creams widely sold in Malaysia contained up to 44,148 ppm (parts per million) of mercury.


Dengue claims its first fatality in Miri

MIRI, Oct 7 - A 68-year-old man from Taman Tunku in Miri, died of dengue on Sept 22, making his death the first in the area.


Sarawak needs more hospitals with specialists

KUCHING, Oct 7 -- Sarawak needs more hospitals with all the specialists once the Pan Borneo Highway is ready, which is expected in 2023, said state Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian.




HealthEdge


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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