NEWS LIST

Kim Kim River pollution: No new cases at hospital

JOHOR BAHRU, March 19 (Bernama) -- No new cases were referred to the hospitals following the dumping of chemical wastes in the Kim Kim River, said State Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal.

MOH set to take on cohort study on Sungai Kim Kim pollution victims

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) is ready to undertake a cohort study on victims of the Sungai Kim Kim chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, for long-term research and monitoring purposes.


MoH to study wet cupping effectiveness in treating diabetes, CVD

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) will carry out a study and produce a health technology report on the effectiveness of wet cupping therapy in treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).


Just what the doctor prescribed: HK Medical Fair presents groundbreaking products

KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 (Bernama) -- The Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, showcasing the latest medical devices and technologies, medical supplies as well as healthcare products, will be held for three days, beginning May 14.

Public urged to stop taking 'Nan Bao' capsules

KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 (Bernama) -- The public have been urged to stop consuming the traditional health product Nan Bao (capsules) as it contains poisonous substances, namely, sildenafil and tadalafil.


Chemical Pollution: 119 patients discharged from HSA, HSI

JOHOR BAHRU, March 18 (Bernama) -- A total of 119 people have been discharged from Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) and Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) as of midnight last night, following chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, which broke out 12 days ago (March 7).


Sungai Kim Kim chemical pollution haunts 29 in Terengganu

A total of 29 residents living in Pasir Gudang, Johor, who returned to Terenggau to escape the Sungai Kim Kim crisis ended up seeking treatment at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ), here since Thursday, after experiencing symptoms caused by chemical exposure.


Cleaning up of 1.5km-stretch of Sungai Kim Kim over  

JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- The cleaning up process along 1.5 kilometres of Sungai Kim Kim, in Pasir Gudang near here,  which began on Wednesday, following dumping of toxic chemical waste there, was completed today.


143 victims of chemical waste contamination still hospitalised

JOHOR BAHRU, March 17 (Bernama) -- As of midnight yesterday, as many as 143 who were affected by the chemical waste contamination incident in Pasir Gudang were still receiving treatment in hospitals.


Chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim affects livelihood of fishermen

JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) --  The chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, since March 7, has not only affected the health of people around the region but has led to a decline in catch and fishermen’s sales to drop.




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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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