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HFMD cases in Penang up by 48 percent compared to same period last year

All the infected patients received outpatient treatment. I also want to refute recent social media reports that claimed a child died in Butterworth after contracting the disease.


HFMD: 10 early childhood education centres ordered to close in Penang

The temporary closure was ordered to enable the operators to carry out cleaning work in their premises and to ensure that other children will not be infected.


Health Ministry to set up creches in hospitals - Dr Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, July 6 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry plans to set up creches specially for babies in all hospitals under it at the latest by early next year.


Taskforce for 'Skim Peduli Sihat' established - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- A special task force has been established to start the groundwork of the implementation of national 'Skim Peduli Sihat' for the B40 group, in fulfilling Pakatan Harapan (PH) manifesto in the 14th General Election (14th GE).


Bintang Kencana plans to build medical specialist centre on waqf land

PORT DICKSON, July 5 (Bernama) -- Bintang Kencana Sdn Bhd is partnering with Avillion Hotels International Sdn Bhd (AHI) to open a medical specialist centre complete with a hotel and a 32-unit shop lot on waqf land in Johor Bahru, Johor.

New Sabah ministry will channel more allocations for health service, facilities

KOTA KINABALU, July 5 (Bernama) -- The establishment of a new ministry responsible for the health of the people in Sabah will allow more allocations to be channelled for that purpose, particularly in the development of health facilities.

Special antenatal seminars at Pantai Hospital Ipoh in mid-July

IPOH, July 5 (Bernama) -- Pantai Hospital Ipoh is organising a special My Child's First Gift & Antenatal seminar for three consecutive days beginning July 13.

Submit list of supplements, medicine, vitamins, athletes told

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Bernama) -- All national athletes who will participate in the Asian Games in Indonesia will need to submit a list of medicines, supplements and vitamins taken within six months to the Malaysian Anti-Doping Agency (Adamas).

Study on Dengvaxia vaccine to continue

The vaccine has not been registered yet and it is still being studied. Whether the government will use it or not will depend on its cost effectiveness.


Rabies: Two new areas declared rabies infected

KUCHING, July 4 (Bernama) -- Two areas in Sarawak at Kampung Mapu Kijabu, Tebedu, Serian and Km0.2 Jalan Sakar/Sebangkoi, Jakar, Sarikei have been declared as the latest areas to be rabies infected.



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EXCLUSIVE

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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