NEWS LIST

Toxic alcohol poisoning: employers must monitor foreign workers

IPOH, Sept 22 (Bernama) -- Employers hiring foreign workers are urged to monitor them as a result of toxic alcohol poisoning incidents involving the deaths of dozens of people including foreigners.



Seven new cases of alcoholic poisoning - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- Seven new cases of alcohol poisoning have been reported in  Health Ministry facilities – six in Kuala Lumpur and one in Perak as of noon today.


MoH receives 14 new toxic alcohol poisoning cases

Section 13 of the Food Act 1983 states that any person who prepares or sells any food that has in or upon it any substance which is poisonous, harmful or otherwise injurious to health, commits an offence and shall be liable, on conviction, to a fine not exceeding RM100,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, or both.


NGOs urged to organise campaigns on danger of cheap liquor

SHAH ALAM, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Selangor should organise more campaigns to create awareness to non-Muslim groups on the ill-effects of consuming cheap alcoholic drinks, said Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.


Boarding schools should focus on safety, health aspects

LABUAN, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- More focus should be given to safety and health aspects in boarding schools as students, teachers and support staff are at the premises all the time.


Toxic alcohol poisoning more widespread

Two Malaysian men, aged 41 and 53, are in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital. Another man, aged 35, is reported to be in stable condition at the same hospital.


University hospital to reduce congestion by 20 per cent - Melaka CM

This hospital will enable government hospitals to focus more on the B40 group who really need the health and medical facilities in government hospitals.


Address mental, health issues at workplace: Niosh

LABUAN, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) stressed the need for urgent steps to be taken to address mental and health issues at workplaces involving employers, employees and the relevant authorities.


56 cases of alcohol poisoning recorded as at 8 pm

KUALA LUMPUR,  Sept 19(Bernama)  – As of 8 pm today, 56 people, including four locals, are down with poisoning after consuming alcoholic drinks in the Klang Valley, with 19 of them dead and 17 still undergoing treatment.


Methanol poisoning: Two deaths reported outside Health Ministry facilities

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The number of deaths recorded from methanol poisoning rose to 21 today when the Ministry of Health (KKM) received information on two deaths outside the KKM facilities, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.




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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