Fikirlah: Don't neglect your health

By Sakini Mohd Said

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Growing up in Taman Siakap, Seberang Jaya, Penang, I had a neighbour – a couple – who enjoyed consuming gassy, carbonated drinks.  Their fridge was usually packed with multi-coloured beverages – red, green, yellow and even black, they had it all.  

Penang gets international recognition as a smoke-free state

GEORGE TOWN, 20 Nov (Bernama) -- The Penang government’s efforts to make the state smoke-free through its Smoke-Free Penang Campaign (PENBAR) has gained international recognition.

Call for vaping, shisha to be banned at eateries

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Electronic cigarettes (vaping) and shisha should be included in the smoking ban to be imposed on all eateries from Jan 1, 2019,  said Malaysian Pharmacy Academy principal Assoc Prof Dr Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed.

Coronary heart patients in Malaysia younger than in developed countries

KUALA LUMPUR,  Nov 19  (Bernama) – The average age of coronary heart patients in Malaysia is 59, which is much younger compared with the developed countries, said Deputy Prime Minister  Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

Dengue cases in Putrajaya drops 38 per cent compared to 2017

There was a drop of 38 per cent in dengue cases in Putrajaya  up to October 2018 compared with the corresponding period of 2017, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad. 

Continued efforts to secure safe drinking water, sanitation in ASEAN

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) today held its first coordination meeting on the thematic study on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in the region.

Penang using 'Predict and Beat Dengue' app to fight outbreak

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- In an effort to curb the spread of dengue, the Penang state government has adopted an application called ‘Predict and Beat Dengue’  as a monitoring tool to detect high risk areas early.

Vape, shisha not included in smoking ban

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- The ban on smoking at all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls which will take effect from Jan 1 next year does not include puffing on vaporised liquid nicotine (vape) and shisha, according to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Cancer patients may face setback in sharing experiences on social media

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Sharing their experiences and treatment on social media can be a setback to some cancer fighters and those suffering from other chronic illnesses as comments and replies from the netizens can be hurtful and weaken their fighting spirit.

Social stigma causes isolation for mental patients and family

The failure of the  public to differentiate between mental health and mental illness is one of the contributors to social stigma which results in isolation for the mental problem sufferers and their caregivers.



Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

By Nadia Jumri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories affected by the pandemic.

In Malaysia, the third wave of infections led to total case numbers spiking to over 75,000. Globally, the virus has infected more than 68 million people and caused over 1.5 million fatalities.

Due to the virus’ highly virulent nature, producing COVID-19 test kits has become a top priority for certain biotechnology companies focusing on research and development (R&D) in Malaysia.



Pandangan rakyat Malaysia tentang peningkatan sasaran pemberian vaksin COVID-19 kepada 70 peratus.

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