NEWS LIST

Daily 15-minute X-break exercise sessions in ministries soon - Dr Dzul 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet has agreed that every ministry will have 15-minute exercise sessions every day to encourage a healthy lifestyle, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


Govt considers setting up drug-related mental health rehab centres

PASIR MAS, April 7 (Bernama) -- The government will consider the need to set up special rehabilitation centres for people suffering mental illness arising from synthetic drugs abuse like methamphetamine and syabu.


Kota Kinabalu records highest TB cases in Sabah

KENINGAU, April 6 (Bernama) -- Sabah recorded 5,008 tuberculosis (TB) cases last year with Kota Kinabalu district having the highest incidence with 904 cases.


Government cannot ban smoking in private cars

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 (Bernama) -- The government has no authority to ban smoking in private vehicles, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


MMA: ban smoking in vehicles

Besides shopping malls, eateries and offices, the government should consider an awareness campaign to prevent smoking in private vehicles, Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president, Dr Mohamed Namazie Ibrahim, said in a statement.

KKM recalls traditional product containing excessive heavy metals

The National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) of the Ministry of Health (KKM) has ordered several batches of Kin Foong San (Medicinal Powder) 4gm traditional product to be recalled from the market.

Anti-vaccine group less than one per cent of population - Dr Lee

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Bernama) -- The anti-vaccination group comprises less than one per cent of the population in the country, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.


Rembau Hospital to open in June - Minister

The RM104 million Rembau Hospital in Negeri Sembilan will be opened in June, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said.


Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes to be released to contain dengue - Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) -- The government will be launching an operation to release mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria in 10 localities in July to boost control of dengue, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


New blood: Terumo BCT CEO set to shape future of blood, cell technologies

KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) -- New Terumo BCT president and chief executive officer, Antoinette Gawin has expanded the company beyond its heritage in working with blood centres and hospitals to serve rapidly growing areas of healthcare.



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EXCLUSIVE

VATS & SBRT: The Future Of Lung Cancer Treatment In UMSC

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

This is the second of a two-part article on lung cancer treatment.        

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Traditionally, surgery for lung cancer is done via a thoracotomy, which requires the cutting of muscles and spreading of the ribs before entering the chest to remove the cancer.

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