NEWS LIST

Sabah will prioritise training of medical, health officials - Wong

BELURAN, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- Sabah will ensure that the training of medical and health officials is prioritised to make sure the quality of health services in the state is constantly improved.



Penangites urged not to panic over food poisoning cases

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 10 (Bernama) -- The Penang government has advised the people in the state not to panic over the recently reported cases of food poisoning with two deaths in Perak following the eating of ‘laksa’ (spicy noodle soup) bought at a stall in Kupang, Baling.



Malaysians Developing Heart Disease at Younger Age

By Erda Khursyiah Basir



 



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Malaysians are developing heart disease at a younger age compared with their peers in other countries.



Citing Health Ministry statistics, National Heart Institute (IJN) consultant cardiologist Datuk Dr Ahmad Khairuddin Mohamed Yusof said in 2017, Malaysians developed heart disease at the age of 58 years, compared to populations in Thailand (65 years), mainland China (63 years), western countries (66 years) and Canada (68 years).



According to the World Health Organisation, in 2014 the Malaysian proportional mortality rate of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) stood at 36 percent. Worldwide, an estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31 percent of all global deaths.



Dr Ahmad Khairuddin said high levels of cholesterol in the blood may lead to CVDs, which include heart attacks and strokes.



According to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, an estimated 47.7 percent of Malaysians aged 18 and above have high blood cholesterol, which is also known as hypercholesterolemia. This figure is a relative increase compared to 32.6 percent in 2011.



Free rabies vaccination campaign in Miri City this weekend

Priority will be given to dogs while for those who intend to get the vaccine for their cats can go straight to the Veterinary Department, free of charge during office hours.


42 new food poisoning cases reported in Baling, Kedah

The new cases were recorded in Kedah (14 cases), Perak (seven) and Selangor (21), where all were reported to have suffered similar symptoms. The findings showed that symptomatic patients had consumed the laksa sold at the premises in Kupang.


Govt committed to enhance primary healthcare - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) – The government is committed to promote better public-private partnerships and focus to enhance primary healthcare in the country, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.



MOH warns public of poisonous skincare products

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) – Health Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, issued a statement today warning the public to steer clear of 14 skincare products that contain hydroquinone, tretinoin, diphenhydramine and/or mercury.


Health Ministry confirms two 'laksa' deaths

ALOR SETAR, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 cases of food poisoning with two deaths following the eating of ‘laksa’ (spicy noodle soup) bought at a stall in Kupang, Baling.



WHO to appoint 'preferred hospitals' in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 (Bernama) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed interest in a pilot project to appoint ‘WHO’s Preferred Hospitals’ in Malaysia.



Negeri Sembilan Sukma athletes infected with mumps recovered – Exco

SEREMBAN, Oct 8 (Bernama) –  Nine Negeri Sembilan women lawn bowlers who were infected by mumps virus at the Malaysia Games have fully recovered, says State Action Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan.




DOCTORS SAY


EXCLUSIVE

Fatty Liver: Are Prescribed Medications The Culprit?

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications approved specifically for the treatment of fatty liver, doctors say.

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