Author Archives: Alan Teh

Malaysia questions Harvard study on haze

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health minister Dr S Subramaniam has questioned on Wednesday (Sep 21) the Harvard study that claimed there were 6,500 premature deaths in Malaysia during the 2015 Southeast Asian haze crisis. Commenting on the report at a news conference at the health ministry, he said the finding is probably based on some computer […]

Urbanites more suicidal

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians, especially students and the “urban poor” are becoming more suicidal, a situation made worse by the dire shortage of psychiatrists and psychologists in the country. The New Straits Times quoted the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) deputy president Dr Andrew Mohanraj as saying that the tendency to commit suicide was more prevalent […]

Dobbs web forums using SSL

Dobbs web forums now uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer identified by the prefix https://) by default for added security when you are surfing from public Wifi. The advantage of SSL is that you are protected from snooping as the data passing from the server to your browser is encrypted. Surf Dobbs forums with confidence!

Shortage of oncologists in govt hospitals

THERE are only 26 oncologists at government hospitals to handle the 30,000 cancer patients diagnosed annually. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said these numbers only represented those who sought treatment at government hospitals. “The number of patients are expected to rise in the future,” he said yesterday. He said about half of […]