"Light Up" Deepavali with healthy eating

By R. Vikneswaran

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 (Bernama) – Waking up before dawn, scrubbing the body with sesame oil and shikakai herbal powder, donning new traditional clothes and some heading to temples to seek blessings typically marks the start of the Deepavali celebration for the Indian community. 

Kelantan Health Department identifies flood-risk clinics, hospitals

TANAH MERAH,  Nov 3  (Bernama) -- The Kelantan Health Department has identified clinics and hospitals with risk of being affected by the flood as a precautionary measure with the approaching monsoon season.

Brunei eliminates rubella disease - WHO

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov 3 (Bernama) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently declared that Brunei is free of rubella disease as a public health problem, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.

PM suggests govt, private offices allocate 15 minutes for exercise

SHAH ALAM,  Nov 3 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today suggested government offices and the private sector to allocate 15 minutes for exercise and make it a culture to promote healthy lifestyle among the staff.

Medical tourism will help boost economy - Dr Mahathir

Public sector would remain the cornerstone of the country’s healthcare while the government remained fully committed to continue investing in healthcare to ensure that essential medical services remain accessible.

Allocation will strengthen health services delivery to all - health dg

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- The highest allocation ever received by the Health Ministry (MoH) in the history of the country’s budget will strengthen the delivery of health services to all, including rural and urban poor, says health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Medical students urged to improve communications skills

SUNGAI BULOH, Nov 2 (Bernama) – Local medical students have been urged to improve their communication skills in preparation for their careers.

Ischemic heart disease remains number 1 killer in Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 (Bernama) - Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death among Malaysians with the total number of deaths standing at 13,503 or 13.9 per cent last year.

B40 health protection scheme to be fully financed by government, says Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) today stressed that the health protection scheme for the low income households (B40) was not a form of insurance and to be fully financed by the government.

Govt to bear RM7.4 billion in treatment cost for smoking-related illnesses

Due to the complication effects and high death rate, smoking has impacted the country’s economy in various aspects, including the high cost of treating illnesses caused by smoking, affecting productivity as workers are often sickly and a loss for the country due to pre-mature death



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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