Ischemic heart disease remains number 1 killer in Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 (Bernama) - Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death among Malaysians with the total number of deaths standing at 13,503 or 13.9 per cent last year.

B40 health protection scheme to be fully financed by government, says Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) today stressed that the health protection scheme for the low income households (B40) was not a form of insurance and to be fully financed by the government.

Govt to bear RM7.4 billion in treatment cost for smoking-related illnesses

Due to the complication effects and high death rate, smoking has impacted the country’s economy in various aspects, including the high cost of treating illnesses caused by smoking, affecting productivity as workers are often sickly and a loss for the country due to pre-mature death

Small fire at Miri Hospital

The incident at the Endoscopy Unit was detected with the sound of the hospital siren at 8.27 pm, following which an announcement on the small fire was made at 8.48 pm.

Selangor KPDNHEP seizes 3,295 milk products with false VHM logo

SHAH ALAM,  Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Selangor, seized 3,295 bottles of various types of milk products worth  RM12,951.10 which did not possessing a Valid Health Mark (VHM) certificate from the Veterinary Services Department (VSD).

Cox's Bazar field hospital services to be continued

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The government has decided to continue the services of the Malaysian field hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh which was set up for the Rohingya humanitarian aid mission, the Dewan Rakyat was told tonight.

17 food and drink products with banned subtances - Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry has detected 17 food and drink products sold here containing banned substances since last year.

Health Ministry, Standard Chartered Malaysia to help cataract patients in rural areasĀ 

People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher rates of poverty and disadvantages. Fortunately, the majority of vision impairment is avoidable.

7,000 ILKKM graduates to be hired on contract under KKM

However, those graduates who received excellence results will be absorbed immediately to fill permanent positions in the ministry.

Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness - study

Researchers from China's Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may lower the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) said Sunday.



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

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