NEWS LIST

Bintang Kencana plans to build medical specialist centre on waqf land

PORT DICKSON, July 5 (Bernama) -- Bintang Kencana Sdn Bhd is partnering with Avillion Hotels International Sdn Bhd (AHI) to open a medical specialist centre complete with a hotel and a 32-unit shop lot on waqf land in Johor Bahru, Johor.

New Sabah ministry will channel more allocations for health service, facilities

KOTA KINABALU, July 5 (Bernama) -- The establishment of a new ministry responsible for the health of the people in Sabah will allow more allocations to be channelled for that purpose, particularly in the development of health facilities.

Special antenatal seminars at Pantai Hospital Ipoh in mid-July

IPOH, July 5 (Bernama) -- Pantai Hospital Ipoh is organising a special My Child's First Gift & Antenatal seminar for three consecutive days beginning July 13.

Submit list of supplements, medicine, vitamins, athletes told

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- All national athletes who will participate in the Asian Games in Indonesia will need to submit a list of medicines, supplements and vitamins taken within six months to the Malaysian Anti-Doping Agency (Adamas).

Study on Dengvaxia vaccine to continue

The vaccine has not been registered yet and it is still being studied. Whether the government will use it or not will depend on its cost effectiveness.


Rabies: Two new areas declared rabies infected

KUCHING, July 4 (Bernama) -- Two areas in Sarawak at Kampung Mapu Kijabu, Tebedu, Serian and Km0.2 Jalan Sakar/Sebangkoi, Jakar, Sarikei have been declared as the latest areas to be rabies infected.

Approved health facilities-related development projects continue: Sec-Gen

Our challenges ahead are to ask for more allocation from the government to build new facilities to cater to the increasing population and to maintain the facilities well.


Labuan Health Department outlines plans to further improve services

We are glad to note the tremendous improvement in medical care standards here with more specialists and improved facilities.

Number of surgical error, unintended retained roreign body cases in Malaysia still small - Health DG

The Health Ministry has also produced its own version of the Safe Surgery Checklist, based on the World Health Organisation's Checklist.


Petra Jaya Hospital: Health Minister mulls terminating Zecon Berhad's contract

The project on the RM495 million Petra Jaya hospital commenced on May 2013 and should have been completed by November 2016.




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EXCLUSIVE

Understanding Dementia Better

By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Imagine how you would feel if you wake up one morning in the house you have lived with your family for about 30 years and you are not able to recognise your surroundings. You look at the mirror and ask yourself, “Who am I, where am I?”

This is one of many symptoms indicating that you may have dementia, a debilitating disease that takes away the ability to retain memory, think clearly, behave normally and perform everyday activities.

Dementia is an increasingly common disease affecting ageing populations in especially low- and middle-income countries where access to social protection, services, support and care is limited. 

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