Regular medical check-ups can detect cancer at early stage - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) – Malaysians are encouraged to go for regular medical check-ups which could detect cancer at the early stage and to always be aware of cancer signs.

UMSC visits Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) – A five-person delegation led by UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) medical director, Prof Dr Vicknes Waran, visited national news agency, Bernama, today.

Flying doctor service for 11 sabah villages starting next year

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 14 (Bernama) — The flying doctor service for 11 villages in three districts in Sabah is expected to start operation in May or June next year after the process of procurement has been completed, says State Health and People's Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt.

Smoking ban at all eateries stays - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- The government will not compromise with the smoking ban in all restaurants, food outlets and hawker stalls as it involves public interest, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

CAP urges government to raise white sugar price

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- In conjunction with World Diabetes Day, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is proposing that the government raises the price of white sugar to RM5 per kilogramme (kg).

Subsidies for medicines, consultation remain at RM1 - Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has assured that drug subsidies and consultations for outpatients at government clinics and hospitals will remain at RM1 even with the implementation of the B40 Health Care Scheme, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Tuberculosis remains major health problem in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health problem in Sabah with 3,993 cases recorded in the first 10 months of this year, said State Health and Wellbeing Minister Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt.

Plastic straw free campaign to raise awareness about recycling

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 13 (Bernama) – SWM Environment Sdn Bhd in collaboration with JCI South Key recently held the inaugural plastic straw free campaign in Lorong Ismail, near Kulai, in the concession company’s efforts to raise public awareness on the importance of recycling practices.

All health, dental clinics to implement TPC-OHCIS next year - Dr Dzulkefly

SEREMBAN, Nov 13 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry (MoH) is expected to extend the implementation of Teleprimary Care and Oral Health Clinic Information System (TPC-OHCIS), to all health and dental clinics beginning next year, says its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

MOH: Mawar has 2 months to fix licencing issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has given Mawar Medical Centre (MMC) in Seremban two months to sort out its licensing issues after the mass resignation of its specialists – save a nephrologist – early this month.



UMSC's Multidisciplinary Team-Based Approach On Lung Cancer Gives Hope To Patients

(First of a two-part interview)

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- ‘Along’ was six when her grandfather was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.  "I was so worried that ‘Atuk’ (grandfather) would die soon, even though I did not know what cancer was back then,” said Along.



UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 3

UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 2

UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 1