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Kuala Kangsar needs new hospital

KUALA KANGSAR, June 21 (Bernama) -- A new hospital with 150 beds should be built in Kuala Kangsar to provide better health and medication services to the people.

National Blood Centre calls on public to donate blood

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Bernama) -- The National Blood Centre (PDN) registered a total of 180,651 blood donors last year as compared to 180,052 in the previous year, said its director Dr Noryati Abu Amin.


Linking Nipah virus to food wrapped in banana leaf not true - Health Ministry

The whatsapp message stated that a woman had encountered breathing difficulties and died later after consuming a meal wrapped in banana leaf that had the virus.


Health Ministry welcomes MACC probe on medicine monopoly claim

PUTRAJAYA, June 15 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry welcomes investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on allegations that a company has a monopoly on the supply of medicine in the country, says its Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


Caribbean:PAHO to focus on mental health ahead of hurricane season

WASHINGTON, June 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed an accord to improve the capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in the Caribbean as part of their overall response to disaster management.

Bookdoc aims to be the Alibaba of healthcare in Southeast Asia

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, June 11 (Bernama) -- Malaysia-based BookDoc aims to be the world's largest online healthcare platform equivalent to Alibaba of Healthcare in Southeast Asia in five years' time, said its founder Datuk Chevy Beh.


Six measures for best health services - Dzulkefly

By Yuri Azhar Mazlan & Thivyamalini Ramalu KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health will implement six measures to address various issues related to health services and facilities to ensure the provision of best health services to the people, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


Govt to resolve issue of housemen placement - Dzulkefly

By Yuri Azhar Mazlan & Thivyamalini Ramalu KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) --The Health Ministry will solve the glut of medical graduates and new nurses who have yet to get placement in government hospitals.


Labuan Health Dept detects 3 dengue epidemic clusters

LABUAN, June 9 (Bernama) -- Labuan Health Department has detected at least three dengue epidemic clusters here, recording seven cases in a week, with two patients still being warded for dengue fever.

HFMD cases on the rise in Labuan

LABUAN, June 8 (Bernama) -- Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) cases have soared in the duty-free-island here, with 240 cases recorded in the first five and a half months of this year, compared to 270 cases throughout last year.



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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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