KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- Malaysia’s healthcare industry spending is expected to reach about RM80 billion by 2020, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
By Salbiah Said
This is the final of a two-part article on fatty liver.
PETALING JAYA (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications for the treatment of fatty liver.
The most effective treatment for the disease is a combination of healthy diet, exercise and weight control, according to UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist Prof Dr Chan Wah Kheong and consultant endocrinologist Dr Jeyakantha Ratnasingam.
Dr Chan, however, cautioned that certain medications such as steroids, which are used to treat certain medical conditions, could contribute to fatty liver.
“A doctor will weigh the risks and benefits of prescribing a medication to the patient. If a patient requires steroids for treatment of a certain medical condition, it is important for him or her to continue with the steroids.
“The doctor will normally ensure that the patient is given the lowest possible dose to keep the disease under control. Or, he may change the steroids to some other medication that has similar effects, but do not have the side effects of steroids,” he told Bernama during an interview at UMSC, here, recently.
This psychological testing, assessment and counselling will be able to evaluate a person’s mental health problems and psychological level on-line, without having to meet a counsellor. The test will also measure emotional states of depression and anxiety.
It aims to develop treatment protocols for HIV sufferers and opiate users. There is great potential for our findings to be transferred to other countries facing similar problems. This grant is a huge success for our team and also provides a great opportunity.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry has confirmed that the agent that caused food poisoning in laksa recently was due to a type of batreria known as ‘salmonella enterica serovar weltevreden’.
SEREMBAN, Oct 21 (Bernama) — The Negeri Sembilan Health Department has ordered the operator of the bone satay in Senawang to close its operations for two weeks beginning today as it was found to have neglected the cleanliness aspect in food preparation.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) --- Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad today called on the people to emulate Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who practices a healthy lifestyle despite being 93 years old.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 (Bernama) -- The National Water Service Commission (SPAN) has confirmed that the country’s water supply is free from E-Coli bacteria and safe for direct consumption.
SHAH ALAM, Oct 20 (Bernama) – The Selangor State Health Department has seized 2,669 boxes of non-registered products and unnotified cosmetics worth about RM407,000, in raids at several locations in the state on Tuesday.
SEREMBAN, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Fifty-two pupils of Tahfiz Darul Ulum in Senawang near here, suffered food poisoning after eating tumeric chicken dish, which was provided by a donor for dinner yesterday.
By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.
ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.read more ››
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