Baby born after embryo is frozen for six years, makes history in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 8 -- A baby boy, the product of a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure using an embryo frozen for six years, was born at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) here yesterday, creating historic success for the hospital's In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) efforts.  

Face cream sold in Malaysia contains concentrated mercury -- CAP

GEORGE TOWN, Oct 8  -- The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) found that whitening creams widely sold in Malaysia contained up to 44,148 ppm (parts per million) of mercury.

Dengue claims its first fatality in Miri

MIRI, Oct 7 - A 68-year-old man from Taman Tunku in Miri, died of dengue on Sept 22, making his death the first in the area.

Sarawak needs more hospitals with specialists

KUCHING, Oct 7 -- Sarawak needs more hospitals with all the specialists once the Pan Borneo Highway is ready, which is expected in 2023, said state Minister for Local Government and Housing Datuk Prof Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Govt looking at two-tier pricing system for private hospitals - Lim

An exclusive report by Farhana Poniman

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 -- The government is looking at the possibility of having a two-tier pricing system for private hospitals, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Organ donation cases: 80 per cent rejected by family members

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 -- About 80 per cent of cases that have the potential to donate organs have been rejected by family members, said Dr Raja Farah Faizura Raja Shahruddin, head of Transplantation Unit, Medical Development Division, Health Ministry.

Over 100,000 sign up for PeKa B40

KUALA KANGSAR, Oct 6  -- More than 100,000 people have signed up for the Healthcare Protection Scheme for the low-income B40 group (PeKa B40) so far, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Vaccine: children have the right to play without fear

MELAKA, Oct 6 -- Innocent children have the right to play without fear of catching measles, pertussis, chickenpox and so many other diseases from their friends whose parents refused to vaccinate them, said paediatrician and neonatologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin.

MOH to save RM200 million with ILKKM integration move

The Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) can save up to RM200 million in operating costs when the MOH Training Institutes  (ILKKM) are integrated in phases.

Raid on gynaecologist's office not racially motivated - Lee

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the raid on a premises, DHA Healthcare Enterprise in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday was not racially motivated but to protect the health of the people.



Achy, Creaky Joint Pain In The Elderly

By Nabilah Saleh 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) –  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and seen increasing due to population ageing. 

The disease occurs when the cartilage protecting the ends of bones wears down over time. 

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder commonly affects joints in the knees, ankles, hips, spine, hands and shoulders.



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