NEWS LIST

HFMD: Melaka records almost 50 per cent increase in cases

MELAKA, July 21 (Bernama) -- Melaka recorded an increase of almost 50 per cent in the number of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases, totalling 1,446 since Jan 1 until last Wednesday, from 795 cases during the corresponding period last year.


Healthcare facilities to draw tourists to Sarawak

SIBU, July 21 (Bernama) -- High quality healthcare facilities offered by private hospitals are the latest attraction contributing to a rise in tourist arrivals to Sarawak, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Abang Openg.


HFMD: No closure of schools, classes in Selangor

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that there has been no closure of schools or classes in Selangor due to the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Influenza should not be taken lightly - specialist

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- Influenza, a type of infectious disease that increases the rate of illness and death should not be taken lightly as its threat always exist against high-risk groups such as children and senior citizens, said president of the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC), Prof Dr Zamberi Sekawi.

Tropicana Medical Centre now named Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- Tropicana Medical Centre is now officially re-branded as Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara (THKD), following its rebranding and pile-capping ceremony Wednesday.

HFMD in Labuan forces closure of two kindergartens, one nursery

LABUAN, July 20 (Bernama) -- Labuan recorded 246 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) cases from January to the middle of June this year, according to the Labuan Health Department.

Rise in HFMD cases in Negeri Sembilan since January

SEREMBAN, July 20 (Bernama) -- The Negeri Sembilan Health Department recorded a total of 1,350 cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) from January to yesterday, said State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan.


HFMD: 33,425 recorded until yesterday

Most of the states showed an increase in the number of HFMD cases this year, compared with the corresponding period last year, except Sabah and Sarawak.


No death due to HFMD reported in Penang so far - Dr Afif

The premises that were ordered to be closed comprised seven primary schools, child nurseries (nine), kindergarten (11), pre-school (seven) and a care centre.


Fight stigma related to mental health and disorders, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye

Stigmatisation not only revolves around the suffering individual but also their family members who shy away from providing physical and emotional support for those affected.




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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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