Melaka sees 20.7 per cent drop of HFMD cases last week

From January to Aug 18, there were a total of  2,119 HFMD cases reported in the state and 14 premises, including nurseries, kindergartens, pre-schools and schools, were ordered to close in the state.

Rabies claims 12th victim in Sarawak

KUCHING, Aug 22 (Bernama) -- A 44-year-old man died here yesterday of rabies, the 12th person to have succumbed to the disease in the state since an epidemic was declared on June 30 last year.

Contaminated milk power recalled from Singapore market

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry has clarified that the made in Malaysia Dumex Mamil Gold-Step 1 infant formula which was reportedly withdrawn from the Singapore market is not sold in the Malaysian market.

53,156 HFMD cases as of Aug 18

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- The number of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease cases reported this year till Aug 18 stands at 53,156 .

During the period, there were two deaths due HFMD and EV71,  one in Sarawak and the other in Penang.

Stricter enforcement of cosmetics, aesthetics services

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 (Bernama) —  The Health Ministry is increasing enforcement of aesthetics and cosmetics therapy services to curb illegal beauty services, said its Minister  Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Health protection scheme for B40 group for implementation next year - Dr Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20  (Bernama) — A social health insurance scheme for households in the bottom 40 per cent group (B40) will be implemented beginning January next year, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Pantai Hospital Ipoh attempts to set senior citizen cycling record

IPOH, Aug 20 (Bernama) – Pantai Hospital Ipoh is attempting to create the most number of senior citizens cycling on exercise bicycle feat in Malaysia Book of Records in conjunction with World Heart Day.

MMA calls for greater transparency in foreign worker health screening

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has called for more transparency in foreign worker medical screening by the Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema).

UPSI, Telekom forge partnership to develop App for tracking child development

IPOH, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- The National Children's Development Research Centre at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) has teamed up with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) to develop a special application to monitor the early development of children.

Selgate Rawang Hospital to open in 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Selgate Corporation Sdn Bhd (Selgate), a subsidiary of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), held a ceremony today to lay the foundation stone for the Selgate Rawang Hospital.



Need For A Think-Tank To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) --  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified about 16 million adolescent girls giving  birth every year, mostly in low  and middle income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Worldwide, 1 in 5 girls have given birth by the age of 18.



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