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OIC member states agree to achieve medicine and vaccines self-reliance

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states have agreed to contribute towards achieving medicine and vaccines self-reliance as concluded in the “Jakarta Declaration”.

Japan, India provide painless treatment method for male urethral stricture

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- A novel and relatively painless treatment method for male urethral stricture using patient’s buccal mucosal cells has been reported as successful in four out of six patients.

DAP calls for Sarawak CM to explain investment in children specialist hospital in KL

Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen has called on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to explain to Sarawakians the reasons for the state government to invest in the development of a children specialist hospital in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

Contractor must ensure Sri Aman hospital is ready by August 2019 - Baru Bian

SRI AMAN, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- Works Minister Baru Bian wants the contractor involved in the construction of the new Sri Aman hospital to make sure that the project is completed by August next year.


Company told to stop supplying and selling losartan products

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- A company that supplies and sells products containing losartan has been ordered to stop doing so, says Health director-general Datuk Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Health protection scheme for B40 group to cover 36 critical illnesses

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- The government will expand the healthcare coverage under the national health protection fund for the B40 low-income group, to cover 36 major critical illnesses, said Finance MInister Lim Guan Eng.


Parents should be aware of early signs of autism - Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Bernama) -- Parents need to be more aware of their children's behavioural development so that early signs of autism can be detected, said Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh .


Langkawi hospital's achievements charms Health D-G

By Hamdan Ismail

LANGKAWI, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- The energy efficiency  initiative and positive progress taking place at the Langkawi Hospital over the last three years has caught the attention of the Health Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah who went there today.


More urologists required for Malaysia

Men should come forward if they have a urinary tract problem because it could be related to the kidneys or cancer.

Johor Permaisuri officially opens Sultanah Aminah Hospital's Hematology Ward

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- The Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah today officially opened the Tunku Laksamana Johor Hematology Ward at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA), here.




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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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