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Mumps: six classes at SK Bukit Sentosa to close for 14 days

Six classes at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Sentosa in Rawang have been ordered to close for 14 days from yesterday following the spread of mumps among students at the school.

US concerned about Ebola outbreak in Dr Congo conflict zone - official

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern DR Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said.

Depression Pushing Teens to Suicide

By Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin

The prevalence of mental health issues in this country is certainly a cause for concern and in some instances, it has even led to death. It is most unfortunate that a matter as serious as this is being treated lightly and this state of affairs can be attributed to a lack of awareness and knowledge among the public.  This is the second of four articles looking into the extent of mental health problems in this country.


Counselling Can Curtail Mental Disorders

By Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin & Sakini Mohd Said

The prevalence of mental health issues in this country is certainly a cause for concern and in some instances, it has even led to death. It is most unfortunate that a matter as serious as this is being treated lightly and this state of affairs can be attributed to a lack of awareness and knowledge among the public.  This third of four articles examines how counselling can help nip mental health problems in the bud.


Don't over-prescribe antibiotics, doctors and pharmacists told

SUBANG JAYA, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- Doctors and pharmacists must not over-prescribe antibiotics to patients to curb the rise in resistance to the medicine, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


14.8 per cent of Pahang’s population diabetic

MARAN, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- Approximately 14.8 per cent of the population of Pahang, aged 18 and above, have diabetes.


Combine Malay midwifery and modern knowledge for the sake of mothers, babies - Dr Siti Hasmah

CYBERJAYA, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- Good Malay midwifery knowledge can be combined with modern treatments to benefit pregnant mothers and babies during the pregnancy and confinement periods, said the Prime Minister’s wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali.


EMR system to be implemented at 145 hospitals within next three years - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- The electronic medical record (EMR) system which facilitates the transfer and sharing of patient information is expected to be implemented at 145 hospitals nationwide within the next three years, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


Food company fine for using unpermitted sweetener in preserved fruits

KUALA LUMPUR,  Nov  8 (Bernama) – A food company was fined RM5,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here today for using cyclamate, which is an unpermitted sweetener, it its preserved fruits.


Medical devices exports to Europe up 12.2 per cent to RM5.45 bln

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- Exports of medical devices to Europe increased 12.2 per cent to RM5.45 billion for the first nine months of 2018 compared with the same period last year, says the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE).




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EXCLUSIVE

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.

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