Govt studying strategies to decriminalise suicide attempts - Liew

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 -- The government through the Attorney-General's Chambers is studying possible amendments to laws related to suicide to address the increasing number of such attempts nationwide.

Need to look at medical device selection and procurement - PM Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15  -- There is a need for a national authority to oversee the selection and procurement of medical devices which help healthcare personnel in the country provide better health care, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Health Ministy to strategise implementation on pneumococcal vaccine

The Health Ministry is committed to kick-start the pneumococcal vaccination for children next year, with the allocation of RM60 million proposed under the Budget 2020, said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. 

Enforcement on vaping ban still under study, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 – Enforcement on the ban on sale of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) or vape that use liquid solutions (e-liquid) without nicotine is still under discussion, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Nearly 60,000 Afghan women get breast cancer annually - media report

KABUL, Oct 14 -- Some 60,000 Afghan women are reportedly developing breast cancer each year, mostly in the capital Kabul, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a private English paper the Daily Outlook Afghanistan on Sunday.

5G implementation, vape sale ban to heat up Dewan Rakyat Q&A session today

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 - The government's readiness for the implementation of the 5G broadband technology and suggestion to ban the sale of vape will be among the main focus at the Dewan Rakyat today.

Penang govt calls on women to enrol in state’s mammogram test programme

In conjunction with World Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Penang government called on all women to enrol in “Mammo-Penang”, a programme providing free mammogram test under the state’s initiative.

MOH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 13 -- Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye said.

Rehabilitation centre in Perak to be largest in Southeast Asia

IPOH, Oct 12 -- The construction of a new RM500 million rehabilitation centre in Perak is expected to be the largest in Southeast Asia once it is completed.

Budget 2020: Priority to ensure clean water supply to rural, interior areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Among the key targets of expenditure for the Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry (KATS) under Budget 2020 is to ensure the delivery of clean water to residents in rural and interior areas, said its Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar.



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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