NEWS LIST

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.

Lead Healthy Lifestyle, Health Ministry Staff Told

PUTRAJAYA, June 7 (Bernama) – Health Ministry staff should lead a healthy lifestyle as an example to society.


Boy, 11, dies due to food poisoning

Besides the usual symptoms of stomach ache, diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, fatigue and fever, she said one of them suffered fits.

Media practitioners need empathy, care when writing health news

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- Media practitioners including those in the new media should be responsible, empathetic and caring when writing news, issues and ideas on health services.



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EXCLUSIVE

UMSC's Interdisciplinary Approach To Easing Pain

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For people suffering from chronic pain, even simple daily activities like taking a shower and getting dressed can be a torture. Anger, anxiety and even depression may ensue as a result of chronic pain, in view of the limitations they face and the debilitating nature of their condition.

In an exclusive interview with Bernama recently, experts from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) shed light on pain management, a significant branch in medicine that utilises an interdisciplinary approach in easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.

Neurosurgery expert Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri describes pain as an unpleasant sensation that can be felt whenever there is a tissue injury.

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