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Fatigue, loss of sense of smell, taste also COVID-19 symptoms, says Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, May 27 -- Fatigue and a loss of the sense of smell and taste are also symptoms of COVID-19, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.



'Thank You COVID-19 Frontliners' illuminates Istana Negara

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2  -- The words 'Thank You COVID-19 Frontliners' flashed across Dataran Kawad (parade square) in conjunction with the ‘Light it Blue’ campaign at Istana Negara here tonight.

 



COVID-19: Health D-G pays tribute to frontliners, urges M'sians to keep up the fight

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 -- Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has expressed his gratitude to frontliners for helping to flatten the COVID-19 curve in the country and reminded Malaysians that the fight against the deadly disease is far from over.



COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by early next year, says Chinese medical expert

By Maizatul Jamny Muhammad Rosli



KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 -- A vaccine for COVID-19 is expected to be ready by the end of this year or early next year if its ongoing development process in China runs smoothly, according to a medical expert from China.



Coronavirus 'is natural in origin' - WHO

GENEVA, May 2 -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it is assured that COVID-19 is natural in origin, and it is vital to establish the natural host for the virus, after the US president said he had seen evidence it originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, reported Anadolu Agency.



Rising Kidney Disease Trend Worrying, Say Experts

By Siti Radziah Hamzah



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is on the rise in Malaysia and it has become a public health concern to the government. 



The prevalence of CKD has increased from 9.1 percent of the population, according to the Ministry of Health’s 2011 National Health and Morbidity Survey, to 15.5 percent in 2018.



According to Universiti Malaya Specialist Centre (UMSC) primary care physician Prof Dr Khoo Ee Ming, the incidence and prevalence of treated end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) have also risen markedly over the last 25 years.



 



PCG Stands With Malaysia To Fight COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 (Bernama) -- In supporting the country to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) is contributing its products and essential items as part of its PCG COVID-19 Relief Programme.



PCG delivered its product, a raw material called Polypropylene (PP), to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Advanced Technology Training Center (ADTEC), in Jerantut, Pahang, under the Manpower Department of the Human Resource Ministry. This raw material is used for the production of face shield frames to support local medical teams, including front liners and others in need. The contribution will enable UiTM and ADTEC to collectively produce more than 100,000 face shield frames, to be supplied to government hospitals and clinics nationwide.



Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia's experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 -- Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. 



WHO Recommendations For Children Under Five

In April 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age.



Myths Surrounding Epilepsy

National Health Society (NHS) of the UK cites that more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which is the most common chronic brain disease affecting people of all ages.



Out of that figure, it says, nearly 80 per cent of them live in low and middle income countries.





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TM assists to install smart digital health screening solution in schools

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 -- Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)  has partnered with the Education Ministry to install its smart digital health screening solution to help school administrators to quickly and accurately monitor students’ body temperatures.

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