NEWS LIST

Law on certain hospital fees under review

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 2 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry is reviewing legislation that requires patients to pay high fees for treatment at public hospitals if they are referred there from private or university hospitals.



Dog lovers, uncontrolled influx of dogs from Kalimantan cause for rise in rabies cases in Sarawak

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- The attitude of ‘dog lovers’ who refuse to cooperate with the agencies involved and an uncontrolled influx of dogs from Kalimantan are among factors for the increase in rabies cases in Sarawak.



Malaysia eyes leading role in ASEAN cancer resolution

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Malaysia looks forward to leading the cancer resolution in next year’s ASEAN Health Ministers’ Meeting, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.



Mexter's unit partners UM to provide fertility services

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Mexter Technology Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, LYC Medicare Sdn Bhd (LYCM), has entered into a five-year service and collaboration agreement with UM’s medical unit, the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMCC) to establish the LYC Fertility Centre.


MyScan report vital reference platform for Malaysian oncologists

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- The first Malaysian report on Cancer Survival Study (MyScan)  shows a high survival rate of five years for five types of cancer, namely thyroid (82.3 per cent), prostate (73 per cent), uterus (70.6 per cent), female breast cancer (66.8 per cent) and large intestine or colon cancer (56.8 per cent).



Government targets 11,000 professional counsellors by 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- The federal government targets to have 11,000 professional counsellors by 2020, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.



Young cancer survivors at higher risk of poor mental health - study

SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Bernama) – Young cancer survivors who struggle to focus on the later stages of their life are at higher risk of poor mental health, pointing to a greater need to target treatments for this vulnerable group, Xinhua news agency quoted the latest Australian research.


Pickled lime peels not imported into Malaysia - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The pickled lime peels from China that was found to contain lead was not imported into Malaysia, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.



Digital health a powerful tool in revolutionising NCD care - Health Minister

Digital health can be a powerful tool in revolutionising how Non -Communicable Diseases (NCDs) care can be delivered by expanding access, improving efficiency and training less skilled health workers, said Minister of Health Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


Radiotherapy, chemotherapy reduce recurrence of small cell lung cancer

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- The use of involved field radiotherapy (IFRT) and irradiating post-chemotherapy residual primary tumor volume for limited-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) did not result in increased recurrence of the cancer.




DOCTORS SAY


EXCLUSIVE

Fatty Liver: Are Prescribed Medications The Culprit?

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- There are currently no medications approved specifically for the treatment of fatty liver, doctors say.

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 2


UMSC Consultant Speaks: Fatty Liver, The Silent Epidemic Part 1

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