Author Archives: Alan Teh

Dengue spike alert

KUALA LUMPUR: A possible spike in the number of dengue cases is expected between June and August. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said this was based on a comparison with last year’s pattern of reported dengue cases. “Last year’s pattern revealed that cases peaked in February, then tapered off until June, and peaked […]

Malaysia needs more day-care centres for elderly

KUALA LUMPUR – More day-care centres for the elderly should be set up to enable them to continue living in their own homes. Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society adviser Prof Nathan Vytialingam said the World Health Organisation was encouraging “ageing in place”, a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, […]

No avian influenza case in Malaysia since 2007

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has been free from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) since 2007. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were no cases of Avian Influenza (AI) reported to date since it last hit the country in June, nine years ago. “As a precautionary step, an AI Simulation Exercise is conducted every year […]

Heat related injuries up as temperatures soar

PETALING JAYA, March 29 — As Malaysians continue to struggle with the heat and humidity brought by the El Nino phenomenon, the number of heat-related cases has also risen along with the temperature. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 99 heat-related cases had been reported since March 1. “We see an increase […]

Health tourism contributed RM900 million in 2015

SERI KEMBANGAN: Last year, health tourism drew 850,000 health tourists from around the world, earning medical centres more than RM900 million. This was revealed by Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam at a press conference after the Health Forum 2016 The tourists came mostly from Bangladesh, Indonesia, China and African countries. Subramaniam said health tourism had […]

Dobbs 2016 results

Thank you all for participating in the Dobbs 2016 survey. This provides some insight to what Dobbers prefer. Here are the summarized results: Preferred Platform Majority seem to prefer both Dobbs Forum and Dobbs Facebook but a significant percentage prefer Dobbs FB alone Dobbs Web forum usage Almost half access the forum at least once […]