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.
In 2018, Health Ministry conducted a study on 273,203 individuals and found that 18,336 Malaysians suffer from various stages of depression.
Out of the number, 4.03 per cent or 11,811 people were found to suffer from mild depression, 1.26 per cent (3,680 people) had moderate depression and 0.62 per cent (1,682 people), severe depression.
Malaysia is facing the hazy weather, again.
This unfortunate weather brings with it a myriad of health issues to its people.
According to Health Ministry director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the number of patients seeking treatments for conjunctivitis, asthma and skin rashes rose by 40 per cent nationwide due to the prolonged incident of haze, to date.
According to a news report in 2016, there was an estimate of two million asthmatic patients in Malaysia.
The World Health Organization (WHO) cited in 2017, some 235 million people suffer from asthma worldwide, most commonly among children.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in cognitive function.
This inability to process thought is more than what is expected from normal ageing because it affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement.
The haze is back, whether we like it or not.
While the government is doing its best to resolve the regional haze issue, Malaysians should take actions to minimise its effects on their health.
Chikungunya, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, was first described in an outbreak in southern Tanzania in 1952. The name "Chikungunya" means "to become contorted" in the local's language. It was so named to describe patients who, due to the joint pains brought on by the disease, became stooped in their appearance.
In September 2018, Malaysia’s Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad declared Malaysia’s commitment to end tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by year 2035.
He said this at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis in New York.
According to the United States National Institute of Aging, dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioural abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities.
In an inspiring interview with Robin Roberts on ABC’s Good Morning America, American actress Selma Blair courageously talked about her battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
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.read more ››
In Focus : UMSC Raya Open House 2018