NEWS LIST

Restaurant owners given a month to clean up premises

SEREMBAN, June 27 (Bernama) -- The Negeri Sembilan Health Department has given all restaurant owners in the state a month from today to increase the level of cleanliness at their respective premises.


Decision soon on status of 1Malaysia clinics

PUTRAJAYA, June 27 (Bernama) -- A decision will be made on the country's 346 1Malaysia clinics as to whether they would be upgraded and rebranded as Community Clinics, or closed, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.


Health ministry regulates foreign sardine brands

PUTRAJAYA, June 27 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has taken regulatory measures on the sardine brand from China which was reported to contain a worm, said Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Men more prone to colorectal cancer - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 (Bernama) -- If breast cancer is the biggest health threat to women, men are more susceptible to colorectal cancer, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


MMC to penetrate Vietnam medical tourism market

MELAKA, June 27 (Bernama) -- Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) is confident of penetrating Vietnam's medical tourism market by offering quality services in terms of expertise, facilities and world-class medical technology at reasonable prices.


Awareness on negative effects of plastic bags still low among Malaysians

By S.Chandravathani PUTRAJAYA, June 27 (Bernama) -- Awareness against the usage of plastic bags is still very low among Malaysians, says environmentalist Andrew Sebastian.

Worms causing anisakiasis disease found in canned sardines from China

PUTRAJAYA, June 26 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) has revealed that it found worms that can cause the anisakiasis disease in humans in samples of a brand of sardines from China brought in through the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) in Penang on May 14.


Regulate third party administrators beforehand, says MMA

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) -- As the proportion of patients enjoying employer paid or subsidised healthcare goes up and the proportion of self paying patients go down, it will be difficult for clinics to survive on cash paying patients alone, especially in urban areas, says the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).

25 food outlets ordered to close two weeks until June 17

SEREMBAN, June 26 (Bernama) -- From January until June 17 this year, the Negeri Sembilan Health Department has ordered 25 food outlets in the state, found to be dirty, to close for two weeks under Section 11 of the Food Act 1983.

Malaysia's pharmaceutical companies participate in preservation of antibiotics workshop

KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 (Bernama) -- Fifty leading pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia attended a Sustainability Through Excellence in Manufacturing (STEM) workshop on advanced, clean, sustainable manufacturing and quality techniques on preservation of antibiotics.



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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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