NEW ZEALAND STUDY NEARS BREAKTHROUGH IN DEER VELVET HEALTH RESEARCH

WELLINGTON, Aug 24 (Bernama) — New Zealand scientists say they are close to verifying the immune-boosting properties of deer velvet that have been recognised for centuries in traditional Asian medicine, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. If their research was successful, it would allow velvet extracts to be sold with a precise measure of the active […]

TH, KKM STAFF TO PROVIDE PILGRIMS HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO PREVENT MERS-COV

BALIK PULAU, Aug 22 (Bernama) — A total of 251 medical personnel including from the Health Ministry have been instructed to give healthcare services to Haj pilgrims to prevent them from contracting the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the team will be placed at a healthcare […]

NEED TO ADDRESS MISPERCEPTIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS – DR SUBRAMANIAM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) — There is a need to address the misunderstandings, misperceptions and stigma associated with mental health issues, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He noted that spiritual and cultural elements used to underlie the public perception of factors and causes of mental illnesses. For this reason, he said, […]

NIPPON LAUNCHES NEW PAINT TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST HFMD AND H1N1

SHAH ALAM, Aug 19 (Bernama) — Nippon VirusGuard, a new paint formula to safeguard against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and the H1N1 virus, will be available in the market next month. Produced by Nippon Paint Malaysia (Nippon Paint), the paint which was developed with “Silver Ion Technology”, is the first of its kind […]

VIETNAM TO TACKLE GROWING ANTIBIOTIC OVERUSE

HANOI, Aug 19 (Bernama) — The growing abuse of antibiotics is causing a resistance to the drug, the Ministry of Health has warned, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. The ministry established last week a special unit to study the problem and would soon propose solutions, said Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the ministry’s Medical Examination […]