IR 4.0: role of pharmacist still relevant, will not be replaced

Lee calls on lawmakers to speak up on mental health issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 -- Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye today called on Members of Parliament (MPs) to give serious attention to mental health issues in the country.

Health ministry ready for floods in Kelantan

KOTA BHARU, Oct 19 -- The  Health Ministry is prepared to face the eventuality of floods in Kelantan, the state which is often hit by floods, especially during the monsoon season.

Mental health: 'K' is for know where to find help

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 -- One of the important things for people dealing with mental health issues is to know where to find help.

Flying Doctor service to Sabah to resume - Mohd Shafie

KUDAT, Oct 19 -- The Flying Doctor service will be reintroduced in the state as it is found that there is a need for such a service for the residents in the rural areas.

Queen takes part in run for breast cancer awareness campaign

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19  -- The Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah flagged off the participants of the fun run 2019 KL Pink October Walk this morning.

Congo's Ebola still public health emergency of international concern: WHO

GENEVA, Oct 19 -- The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo, despite the consistently declining numbers of affected cases during the past weeks, still stands as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

Perak Zika patient's death possibly due to local virus infection

IPOH, Oct 18   -- The Health Ministry did not rule of the possibility that the death of a 30-year-old man from Manjung due to Zika virus, could be due to local virus infection.

Dengue fever cases in Perak on the rise

IPOH, Oct 18   -- A total of 2,486 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Perak between January and Oct 12 this year, an increase of  13.1 percent from 2,198 cases for the corresponding period last year.

Policy Needed For Mental Health Issues

By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – "I told her once I wasn't good at anything. She told me survival is a talent," wrote American author Susanna Kaysen in her 1993 memoir Girl, Interrupted, narrating her two-year experience being institutionalised in a psychiatric hospital. 

Survival is a talent, indeed, as mental illness patients have been heavily stigmatised by the community. This is despite gaining proper attention from the government, medical practitioners as well as non-governmental organisations championing the cause.

The aforementioned parties have acknowledged the rise in patients and suicide ideation among those affected with it. However, are the attention being translated into the appropriate measures and policies  to address mental health issues in the country?



Achy, Creaky Joint Pain In The Elderly

By Nabilah Saleh 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) –  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and seen increasing due to population ageing. 

The disease occurs when the cartilage protecting the ends of bones wears down over time. 

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder commonly affects joints in the knees, ankles, hips, spine, hands and shoulders.



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