Agencies, local authorities need to step up monitoring of rivers

JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) --  Relevant agencies and local authorities should intensify monitoring to check pollution of rivers in the state.

Breast cancer patients still seeking alternative remedies

SUNGAI PETANI, March 16 (Bernama) -- There are still many breast cancer patients who resort to alternative remedies and only come to the hospital after the disease has reached advanced stages and was difficult to treat, said Kedah Health director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail.

Chemical pollution won't have long-term chronic effect on health - Dr Dzulkefly

JOHOR BAHRU, March 16 (Bernama) -- Victims of the Sungai Kim Kim chemical waste pollution suffered a one-off acute exposure and it’s not expected to have any long-term chronic effect on their health, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Update on chronology of chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) -- The following is a chronology of the latest development in the chemical pollution which affected more than 2,000 people, and caused 111 schools in Pasir Gudang to be ordered closed, believed to have been caused by toxic waste dumped into Sungai Kim Kim on March 7.

Less than 20 per cent take up Socso HSP offer

SEPANG, March 14 (Bernama) – Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive, Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, said that only 545,812 of a total 3.4 million contributors have gone for the free health screening offered under the Health Screening Programme (HSP) which was introduced in 2013.

Environmental Quality Act 1974 may be reviewed - PM

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has not ruled out the possibility that the Environmental Quality Act 1974 would be reviewed in light of the serious pollution caused by the dumping of chemical waste  in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang.

Pasir Gudang pollution crisis: no need to declare emergency - PM

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stressed that there is no need to declare an emergency in the wake of the Pasir Gudang toxic chemical waster pollution crisis as the situation was under control.

Govt evaluating gravity of chemical contamination at Sungai Kim Kim - DPM

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) -- The government is  evaluating the seriousness of the air pollution caused by disposal of chemical waste into Sungai Kim Kim before deciding on whether to declare a state of emergency in Pasir Gudang, Johor, said Deputy Prime Minsiter Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

2.43 tonnes of chemical waste collected from Sungai Kim Kim on first day

JOHOR BAHRU, March 14 (Bernama) -- A total of 2.43 tonnes of chemical waste were collected by the relevant agencies from Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang on the first day the dumping of chemical waste into the river was reported last Thursday.

Health ministry denies responding late to Pasir Gudang crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry today dismissed claims that it was late in going to the aid of the victims of the toxic chemical waste pollution in Pasir Gudang, Johor.



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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