KKM imposes 'tul' on contaminated romaine lettuce from US

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- As of Nov 23, the Malaysian Health Ministry (KKM) requires Romaine lettuce imported from America to undergo the “Detain, Test and Release’ (TUL) procedure.

Dr Wan Azizah visits Qatar Women and Research Hospital

DOHA,  Nov 27  (Bernama) – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today paid a courtesy call on Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Dr Khalid Mohammed Al Attiyah.

Health Ministry starts pilot project to detect cancer within hours

Although this will also increase the overall cost of cancer treatment, with this technology the results would be more accurate and patients will have a greater chance of healing.

Iron Deficiency Day on Nov 26 to raise awareness

Iron Deficiency Day takes place every year on Nov 26 – raising awareness, highlighting significant impact and helping people recognise the symptoms.

OIC member states agree to achieve medicine and vaccines self-reliance

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states have agreed to contribute towards achieving medicine and vaccines self-reliance as concluded in the “Jakarta Declaration”.

Japan, India provide painless treatment method for male urethral stricture

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- A novel and relatively painless treatment method for male urethral stricture using patient’s buccal mucosal cells has been reported as successful in four out of six patients.

DAP calls for Sarawak CM to explain investment in children specialist hospital in KL

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has called on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to explain to Sarawakians the reasons for the state government to invest in the development of a children specialist hospital in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Contractor must ensure Sri Aman hospital is ready by August 2019 - Baru Bian

SRI AMAN, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- Works Minister Baru Bian wants the contractor involved in the construction of the new Sri Aman hospital to make sure that the project is completed by August next year.

Company told to stop supplying and selling losartan products

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- A company that supplies and sells products containing losartan has been ordered to stop doing so, says Health director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Health protection scheme for B40 group to cover 36 critical illnesses

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- The government will expand the healthcare coverage under the national health protection fund for the B40 low-income group, to cover 36 major critical illnesses, said Finance MInister Lim Guan Eng.



Teenage Pregnancy: Who Is To Blame?

(First of a two-part interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Dec 14 (Bernama) -- Research has shown that an average of 18,000 teenage girls in Malaysia get pregnant each year, 25 per cent or about 4,500 cases involved out-of-wedlock pregnancy.



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