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EBOLA EPICENTERS IN SIERRA LEONE QUARANTINED
Aug 08 8:15
FREETOWN, The epicenters of the ebola virus in Sierra Leone have been completely quarantined as the military and the police surrounded the two eastern districts preventing all vehicular traffic from leaving or entering the areas.More info »

SINGAPORE-EBOLA OUTBREAK POSES LOW PUBLIC HEALTH RISK TO SINGAPORE, SAYS MOH
Aug 07 21:45
SINGAPORE, While the situation remains fluid, the Ministry of Health (MOH) says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses a low public health risk to Singapore.More info »

CHINA-EBOLA CHINA: NO EBOLA CASE RECORDED
Aug 07 20:59
BEIJING, While China has not recorded any Ebola case, it adopted a series of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus into the country.More info »

EBOLA-HAJ PILGRIMS ADVISED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST EBOLA

Aug 07 16:29
KUALA LUMPUR, The government today advised Malaysian Muslims going on the Haj pilgrimage this year to take precautions following a report that a man had died of suspected Ebola virus disease in Saudi Arabia.More info »

ZIMBABWE LAUNCHES ROTAVIRUS VACCINE
Aug 07 14:08
HARARE, The Zimbabwe government has launched the rotavirus vaccine which fights diarrhoeal diseases in children under the age of five years, a move aimed at reducing deaths among children.More info »

VIETNAM TAKES MEASURES TO PREVENT EBOLA OUTBREAK
Aug 07 11:23
HANOI, The Ministry of Health is stepping up efforts to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading to Vietnam, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.More info »

HOSPITAL-RATS/BM HSNZ TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES TO RID RAT MENACE- EXCO
Aug 6 18:40
KUALA TERENGGANU, The Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital(HSNZ) here has swung into action following complaints from the public about the presence of rats at the hospital, said Muhammad Pehimi Yusof, the state executive in charge of health matters.More info »

DENGUE-CASE/BM A TOTAL OF 325 DENGUE FEVER CASES RECORDED NATIONWIDE
Aug 6 15:52
KUALA LUMPUR, A total of 325 dengue fever cases were reported nationwide over a 24-hour period since yesterday.More info »

DENGUE-KELANTAN/BM POLITICAL LEADERS URGED TO PLAY A PART TO HELP ERADICATE DENGUE
Aug 5 19:36
KOTA BAHARU, The Kelantan Health Department today urged political party leaders in the state to use their influence to get the people to check the rising number of dengue fever cases in the state.More info »

PATIENT TESTED FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA VIRUS IN NEW YORK HOSPITAL
Aug 5 10:06
NEW YORK, A patient at a New York City hospital has been isolated and is undergoing medical tests for possible Ebola virus infection, Xinhua news agency reported.More info »

DRUG REHABILITATION TREATMENT IN MALAYSIA AMONG BEST IN ASEAN
Aug 5 09:49
KUALA LUMPUR, The drug addiction prevention programme and rehabilitation treatment in Malaysia is among the best among Asean member countries, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said.More info »

EXPERT-DENGUE SENIOR CITIZENS SHOULD BE MORE AWARE OF DENGUE PREVENTION MEASURES
Aug 4 21:17
KUALA LUMPUR, Senior citizens aged 60 and above should be more vigilant in not being bitten by mosquitoes which could cause dengue fever as their body's resistance was lower than other adults.More info »

PUBLIC SHOULD BE VIGILANT ABOUT EARLY SIGNS OF EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD)
Aug 4 20:56
KUALA LUMPUR, The public should be vigilant and aware of the early signs of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and get treatment as early as possible if they show signs of infection.More info »

VIETNAM'S HEALTH MINISTRY WARNS OF EBOLA DANGER
Aug 4 15:47
HANOI, The Preventive Medicine Department under the Health Ministry has warned of the danger of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) which is spreading in a number of African countries.More info »

DENGUE-TWO KELANTAN HOSPITALS TO COOPERATE OVER HIGH NUMBER OF DENGUE PATIENTS
Aug 4 15:29
KOTA BAHARU, The Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII) here is to seek the cooperation of the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian.More info »

AIR-QUALITY (MORNING)/BM [NEWS] AIR QUALITY UNHEALTHY IN SARAWAK'S SRI AMAN AS AT 7 AM MONDAY
Aug 4 10:11
KUALA LUMPUR, Air quality was at the unhealthy level in Sri Aman, Sarawak, as at 7 am today, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).More info »

API-READING (NOON)/BM ONLY 10 AREAS RECORD MODERATE API AT NOON
Aug 3 14:34
KUALA LUMPUR, The number of areas which recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) reading at noon has dropped to 10 from 14 areas recorded at 9 am.More info »

SUBRAMANIAM-EBOLA/BM MALAYSIA TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOLLOWING EBOLA OUTBREAK IN AFRICA
Aug 3 12:13
KUALA LUMPUR,Malaysia has adopted precautionary measures following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in western Africa, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today.More info »

PORT-EBOLA/BM CALL FOR STRINGENT CHECKS ON SHIPS COMING FROM EBOLA HIT COUNTRIES
Aug 3 10:23
SHAH ALAM,The Union of Employees of Port Ancillary Services Suppliers (Unepass) has called on port health officials here to conduct stringent inspection on crew members of ships arriving from Ebola hit countries.More info »

KELANTAN-DENGUE/BM DENGUE KILLS SEVEN IN KELANTAN UP TO JULY
Aug 2 15:05
KOTA BAHARU, Deaths due to dengue fever in Kelantan is becoming more worrying after seven people died between January and July this year compared to zero fatality recorded throughout 2013.More info »

API-READING (MORNING)/BM MODERATE MORNING API READING FOR CHERAS, NILAI, PORT KLANG
Aug 2 09:31
KUALA LUMPUR, Cheras, Nilai and Port Klang are among 22 areas that recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 7 am today.More info »

DENGUE-SPIKE/BM DENGUE CASES ROSE BY 338 PERCENT IN SELANGOR
Aug 1 18:15
KUALA LUMPUR,Dengue cases in Selangor have spiked by 338 per cent, with 29,972 cases recorded between January and July 27, as compared to only 6,842 cases for the same period last year.More info »

WHO, WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO LAUNCH EBOLA RESPONSE PLAN
Aug 1 15:58
GENEVA,The World Health Organisation (WHO) and presidents of West African nations impacted by the Ebola virus outbreak will meet in Conakry, Guinea on Friday to launch a new joint.More info »

API-READING/BM (MORNING) 24 AREAS WITH MODERATE AIR QUALITY
Aug 1 10:25
KUALA LUMPUR, A total of 14 areas nationwide recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 8am today.More info »

HFM CASES IN BANGKOK DOUBLE THIS YEAR
July 30 11:55
BANGKOK, Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFM) in Bangkok rose to 4,695 in the first seven months this year with 85 percent children aged under five.More info »

EXPERT-VISION/BM HAVE REGULAR CHECK-UP TO AVOID MYOPIA AMONG CHILDREN - OPTOMETRIST
July 29 18:09
KUALA LUMPUR,A mother, Marhaini Jasman, 46, was worried when her second child, Nuraini Aisya Syamsul Afendi, had a problem studying and could not write properly since starting pre-school at four.More info »

NIOSH-MENTAL NEED FOR MORE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTRES - LAM THYE
July 29 17:59
KUALA LUMPUR, The government has been urged to set up more community mental health centres (CMHCs), as well as run more mental health promotion programmes to address the growing cases of mental disorder in the country.More info »

HOSPITAL/BM MELAKA YEARNS FOR A NEW GENERAL HOSPITAL
July 28 11:33
MELAKA,The Melaka Hospital located at Jalan Mufti Haji Khalil here has served the people for more than eight decades after it opened its doors to the public in the 1930s.More info »

NIGERIA REPORTS LATEST EBOLA VICTIM
July 26 10:12
LAGOS,A Liberian national infected with Ebola virus has died in Nigeria's southwestern city of Lagos, Xinhua news agency reported.More info »

DENGUE-CASE/BM 457 DENGUE CASES REPORTED NATIONWIDE TODAY AS AT 6 PM
July 25 22:46
KUALA LUMPUR,A total of 457 dengue cases were reported throughout the country today as at 6pm, according to the iDengue website managed by the Health Ministry.More info »

STUDY: PARACETAMOL NO BETTER THAN PLACEBO FOR LOWER BACK PAIN
July 25 14:45
LONDON, Paracetamol is no better than placebo at speeding recovery from acute episodes of lower back pain or improving quality of life, Xinhua news agency reports quoting a study.More info »

UGANDA TO IMMUNIZE ALL GIRLS AGED NINE TO 13 AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER
July 25 13:58
KAMPALA, The Ugandan government is to launch a campaign to immunize all girls aged between nine and 15 years againstMore info »

PAHANG-DENGUE-DENGUE FEVER CLAIMS FIRST VICTIM IN PAHANG
July 24 17:38
KUANTAN,Dengue fever claimed its first victim in Pahang this year with the death of a senior citizen on June 16 while receiving treatment at Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital, Temerloh.More info »

API-READING (AFTERNOON)/BM TWO AREAS ALMOST HIT UNHEALTHY API READINGS THIS AFTERNOON
July 24 15:47
KUALA LUMPUR,Two areas recorded almost unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as at 1pm today.More info »

9TH STOP CANCER IN AFRICA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN NAIROBI IN 2015
July 24 14:57
WINDHOEK,The ninth "Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa" conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya next year, says the co-founder and director of the Forum of African Ladies/Spouses Against Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer, Princess Nikky Onyeri.More info »

ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY MAY TREAT HEPATITIS C: RESEARCHERS
July 24 10:39
WASHINGTON,An antiretroviral therapy for HIV can treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C, Xinhua news agency reports quoting a study released Wednesday.More info »

API-READING (MORNING)-API REVERTS TO NORMAL FROM YESTERDAY
July 24 10:28
KUALA LUMPUR,The Air Pollutant Index (API) has revert to normal from yesterday when no area was recorded with unhealthy reading as at 8 am.More info »

MSF TREATS FIRST CMV RETINITIS PATIENTS IN MYANMAR WITH ORAL DRUG
July 23 18:40
SINGAPORE, July 23 (Bernama) — Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced that for the first time in Myanmar, patients have begun receiving oral treatment for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, a neglected opportunistic disease linked to HIV/AIDS which can cause permanent blindness.More info »

JAMAICAN HEALTH MINISTRY HEIGHTENS CHIKUNGUNYA RESPONSE
July 23 12:34
KINGSTON, Having confirmed Jamaica’s first imported case of the chikungunya virus, the ministry of health has further heightened its response to prevent the disease from spreading across the country.More info »

HAZE STRIKES WEST COAST STATES
July 22 19:52
KUALA LUMPUR,The haze caused a drastic drop in air quality in at least four west coast states today, forcing the closure of several schools in Perak and prompting advice for donning of masks outdoors.More info »

KELANTAN MB CAUTIONS PEOPLE OVER RISING NUMBER OF DENGUE CASES
July 22 18:26
KOTA BAHARU,Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakub today advised the people to take care of their health in view of the rising number of dengue fever cases in the state.More info »

HAZE FORCES CLOSURE OF 15 SCHOOLS IN PERAK'S MANJUNG DISTRICT
July 22 14:23
IPOH,The Manjung coastal district in Perak was enveloped in haze at a 'very unhealthy' level at 1 pm today, forcing the cancellation of the afternoon session of 15 schools there.More info »

FAO WARNS OF RISK OF EATING FRUIT BATS IN EBOLA-HIT WEST AFRICA
July 22 14:23
ACCRA,the World Health Organiasation (WHO) has warned that greater efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virusMore info »

TB TREATMENT BREAKTHROUGH COULD SPEED UP CURE, RESEARCHERS SAY
July 22 12:25
MELBOURNE,Researchers say they have made a major breakthrough in treating tuberculosis, ABC News reported. Results of an international study show a new combination of drugsMore info »

BLOOD CENTRE-SUPPLY/BM DENGUE CASES RISE, BLOOD CENTRE NEEDS SUPPLY
July 21 23:13
KUALA LUMPUR, The National Blood Centre (PDN) needs blood supply, which is now at a critical level, following the increase in the number of dengue cases in the country.More info »

HILMI-DENGUE/BM/ LOCAL AUTHORITIES URGED TO MONITOR WASTE CONTRACTORS FOR AEDES CONTROL
July 20 12:19
GEORGE TOWN,The Health Ministry has called on local authorities in every state to monitor waste contractors to ensure proper management of solid waste to fight the spurge of dengue.More info »

MUHYIDDIN-DENGUE/BM GOV'T TO DECLARE DENGUE HOT SPOTS AS OUTBREAK AREAS - MUHYIDDIN
July 19 15:10
SHAH ALAM,The government will declare dengue hot spots as outbreak areas if dengue cases continue to rise, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.More info »

HOSPITAL-PERLIS/BM PADANG BESAR NEEDS NEW HOSPITAL URGENTLY
July 19 10:16
KANGAR,The new 105-bed hospital in Padang Besar costing about RM100 million approved by the federal government would provide better medical services and treatment to the people in Perlis.More info »

INDIAN STATE REPORTS 50,000 NEW CANCER PATIENTS EVERY YEAR
July 18 13:09
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,An average 50,000 new cancer cases are reported in India's southern state of Kerala every year, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.More info »

HOSPITAL-BLOOD/BM TERENGGANU HOSPITAL TO COLLECT 900 BAGS OF BLOOD DURING RAMADAN
July 18 11:31
KUALA TERENGGANU,The Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital hopes to collect 900 bags of blood during the ongoing Ramadan month in preparation for emergency cases.More info »

WORLD'S TOP AIDS EXPERTS AMONG MH17 VICTIMS
July 18 10:35
SYDNEY,Some of the world's top AIDS experts bound for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne were among those killed in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, the International AIDS Society (IAS) said Friday.More info »

NIOSH-DENGUE ENSURE WORK PLACES FREE OF AEDES BREEDING GROUND - NIOSH
July 17 20:29
KUALA LUMPUR,The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) has urged employers and workers to ensure that their work environments are free of breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito.More info »

DENGUE-COOPERATION/BM HEALTH MINISTRY, STATE HEALTH COMMITTEE WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT DENGUE
July 17 17:37
GEORGE TOWN,The Health Ministry is continuously working with the Penang Health Committee and agency in overcoming the increase in dengue cases in the state.More info »

USM-BACTERIA/BM STUDY ON GOOD BACTERIA BY USM GETS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
July 17 16:44
GEORGE TOWN, Research by two Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) female students highlighting the use of good bacteria in health products and medical and nutritional applications has received international recognition as the best and most useful study for society. More info »

NIOSH-DENGUE ENSURE WORK PLACES FREE OF AEDES BREEDING GROUND - NIOSH
July 17 08:29
KUALA LUMPUR, The National Institute of occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) has urged employers and workers to ensure that their work environments are free of breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito.More info »

SUBRAMANIAM-FUND/BM HEALTH MINISTRY TO ASK FOR ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION OF RM20 MILLION TO FIGHT DENGUE
July 16 23:03
PUTRAJAYA,The Health Ministry will ask the federal government for an additional allocation of RM20 million for the all-out two-month-long campaign launched today to fight the scourge of dengue.More info »

FAO-ANIMAL ASIA BETTER PREPARED THROUGH COORDINATED EFFORTS TO FIGHT TRANS-BOUNDARY ANIMAL DISEASES
July 16 20:02
BANGKOK,Asia-Pacific is making good progress in the fight against trans-boundary animal diseases, according to Food and Agricultute Organisation (FAO) today.More info »

DENGUE-KELANTAN/BM DENGUE CASES IN KELANTAN ON THE RISE - KELANTAN HEALTH DEPT
July 16 18:27
KOTA BAHARU,The number of dengue cases in Kelantan rose by 570 within seven days said Kelantan Health Department director Datuk Dr Ahmad Razin Ahmad Mahir.More info »

HERBAL FOREST/BM (WITH PIX) PERLIS HERBAL FOREST THE GENETIC BANK FOR MEDICINAL HERB
July 16 17:55
KANGAR,Perlis, the smallest state located at the northern end of the Malaysian Peninsula, boasts for many herbaceous plants with one of them being a unique orchid known as ‘Sehelai Setahun’ that can be easily found in many places.More info »

VACCINE FIRM WARNS INDIA AGAINST PAKISTAN POLIO THREAT
July 14, 13:30
NEW DELHI, The large cases of polio virus in Pakistan pose a threat to its neighbours such as India, the world's leading polio vaccine manufacturers has warned, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.More info »

API-READING (MORNING)/BM 17 AREAS RECORD MODERATE API AS AT 9AM
July 14 11:35
KUALA LUMPUR,Seventeen areas recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 9am today compared with 20 areas nationwide last night..More info »

THAILAND REPORTS OVER 11,880 DENGUE CASES THIS YEAR
July 14 11:15
BANGKOK, A total of 11,881 dengue fever cases have been reported in the country since the beginning of the year, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.More info »

DENGUE-VACCINE PROMISING DENGUE VACCINE AGAINST HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER
July 13 16:34
KUALA LUMPUR,The results of the study on the much-anticipated dengue vaccine was released last Friday showing promising results, with nearly 90 percent efficacy against dengue hemorrhagic fever.More info »

HILMI-MOSQUITO/BM NO DECISION YET ON PROJECT TO RELEASE GENETIC MOSQUITO TO FIGHT DENGUE - DR HILMI
July 13 16:24
KUALA KUBU BHARU,The use of vaccine to prevent dengue in Malaysia is expected to start in 2016, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.More info »

HILMI-MOSQUITO/BM NO DECISION YET ON PROJECT TO RELEASE GENETIC MOSQUITO TO FIGHT DENGUE - DR HILMI
July 13 13:38
BALIK PULAU,The Health Ministry has yet to make a final decision on the project to release genetically modified organism (GMO) at public places as a move to contain the spread of dengue in the countryMore info »

MALAYSIAN SURGEON LEADS AUSSIE TEAM TO GIVE FILIPINO BOY A NEW FACE
July 13 11:09
MELBOURNE,A Malaysian has led a team of four surgeons to remove a disfiguring growth from the face of a seven-year-old Filipino boy at the Monash Children's Hospital hereMore info »

API-READING/BM (MORNING) 10 AREAS WITH MODERATE AIR QUALITY AS AT 8AM
July 13 09:47
KUALA LUMPUR,Ten areas registered moderate Air pollutant Index (API) as ay 8 am today.According to the Department of Environment's (DOE) portalMore info »

DENGUE-VACCINE HEALTH MINISTRY LOOKING INTO DENGUE VACCINE
July 12 17:02
KUALA LUMPUR,The Health Ministry will be reviewing the role of dengue vaccine as one of the methods to prevent dengue in this countryMore info »

AAM-HEALTHCARE AAM STAFF AND MEMBERS TO ENJOY DISCOUNTED HEALTH SCREENING PACKAGES
July 12 16:46
SHAH ALAM,Some 300,000 active members of the Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM) will enjoy special discounts on health screening packages and healthcare productsMore info »

API-READING (NOON)/BM 11 AREAS RECORD MODERATE API AT NOON
July 12 14:29
KUALA LUMPUR,Port Klang and Nilai were among the 11 areas that recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) as at 12 noon today More info »

DENGUE-PERLIS/BM 10 DENGUE CASES REPORTED IN PERLIS LAST WEEK
July 12 10:27
KANGAR,Ten new dengue cases were reported in Perlis in the week ended July 5, bringing the total to 110 cases so farMore info »

UGANDA, UNFPA LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO CUT TEENAGE MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE
July 11 15:03
KAMPALA,Uganda's Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have launched a one-year national campaign to reduce the number of Ugandan teenage mothers who die while giving birth.More info »

ETHIOPIA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE PRIORITISING HIV PREVENTION
July 11 14:52
ADDIS ABABA,Leaders of Ethiopia's main religious institutions have urged the government to continue to prioritise HIV prevention by allocating enough resources to combat its spread.More info »

WHO URGES COUNTRIES TO SCALE UP ACTION ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
July 11 10:25
UNITED NATIONS,The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday reported progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), highlighting the need to scale up action to battle NCDs.More info »

DENGUE-LONGHOUSE SARAWAK LONGHOUSE CHIEFS URGED TO JOIN IN ANTI-DENGUE FIGHT
July 11 08:56
JULAU,Longhouse chiefs in the state have been urged to join in the fight to stop the spread of dengue fever..More info »

CARIBBEAN NATIONS FIGHTING SPREAD OF CHIKUNGUNYA VIRUS; 21 DEATHS SO FAR
July 10 13:21
NASSAU (Bahamas), Twenty-one deaths were reported so far following the rapid spread of the mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus in the Caribbean region, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).More info »

MORE VACCINES AVAILABLE FROM LATE JULY IN VIETNAM
July 10 12:47
The Ministry of Health said major vaccines are expected to arrive in the country in late July to help efforts to contain diseases as summer looms, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.More info »

JOHARI-MEDICAL (WITH PIX) COLLABORATION TO PROMOTE MEDICAL TOURISM IN SARAWAK
July 9 21:42
KUCHING,Sarawak Tourism Ministry is collaborating with the State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to provide medical tourism facilities at Damai Beach Resort, its minister, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said tonight.More info »

ACCIDENTS-INDEX/BM ROAD ACCIDENT FATALITIES DOWN IN 2013
July 9 17:13
KUALA LUMPUR,The road accident fatality index in Malaysia continued to see a drop as 2.90 fatalities for every 10,000 vehicles were recorded in 2013 compared to 4.51 fatalities per 10,000 vehicles in 2004.More info »

ANNUAL RED JOURNEY CAMPAIGN COLLECTS OVER 2,800 UNITS OF BLOOD IN VIETNAM
July 9 13:08
HCM CITY,More than 2,800 units of blood have been collected so far in a nationwide campaign launched since last week, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reportedMore info »

STUDY FINDS EXTREME OBESITY MAY CUT LIFESPAN UP TO 14 YEARS
July 9 10:35
WASHINGTON,Adults who are extremely obese may cut their lives short by up to 14 years due to increased risk of various diseases including cancer, diabetes, stroke, kidney and liver diseasesMore info »


COURT-DOCTOR DOCTOR ORDERED TO PAY RM280,000 DAMAGES TO SAUDI WOMAN OVER NEGLIGENCE

July 8 17:37
KUALA LUMPUR,The High Court here today ordered a doctor at a private hospital to pay RM280,000 in damages to a Saudi Arabian student who filed a suit over medical negligenceMore info »

MAIWP-TITHE/BM MAIWP ALLOCATES RM1 MILLION IN TITHE TO FOUR HOSPITALS
IN FEDERAL TERRITORY

July 8 17:59
KUALA LUMPUR,The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has allocated a total of RM1 million in zakat (tithe) to four hospitals in the Federal Territories of Putrajaya and Kuala LumpurMore info »

SUBRAMANIAM-DENGUE/BM TWO DIE OF DENGUE LAST WEEK, RAISING DEATH TOLL TO 87 SO FAR THIS YEAR - SUBRAMANIAM
July 8 17:38
PUTRAJAYA, July 8 (Bernama) — Two people died of dengue fever in the first week of Ramadan, from June 29 to July 5, raising to 87 the death toll from the disease from January to now compared to 27 in the corresponding period last yearMore info »

HEALTH OFFICIAL CALLS FOR MORE MEASURES TO BALANCE SEX RATIO AT BIRTH
July 8 16:35
HANOI,A health ministry official said ahead of World Population Day that more efficient measures are needed to balance Hanoi's sex ratio at birth and ensure gender equalityMore info »


DENGUE-CONTROL/BM COMMUNITY COOPERATION CRUCIAL TO CONTROL AEDES MOSQUITO - EXPERTS

July 8 15:35
KUALA LUMPUR,Despite the intensive efforts of various programmes, the current dengue fever epidemic seems to spread unabatedly.Dengue fever cases continue to rise as the vicious seven-day life cycle of the aedes mosquitoMore info »


DENGUE-CONTROL/BM COMMUNITY COOPERATION CRUCIAL TO CONTROL AEDES MOSQUITO - EXPERTS

July 8 15:35
KUALA LUMPUR,Despite the intensive efforts of various programmes, the current dengue fever epidemic seems to spread unabatedly.Dengue fever cases continue to rise as the vicious seven-day life cycle of the aedes mosquitoMore info »

AIR-QUALITY (NOON) MODERATE AIR QUALITY IN SIX PLACES AS AT NOON
July 8 14:49
KUALA LUMPUR,Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani; S.K. Pegoh, Ipoh and Port Dickson were three more places that registered moderate air quality as of noon todayMore info »


BP HEALTHCARE-HEARING SOLUTIONS (WITH PIX)/ MREM BP HEARING SOLUTIONS PLANS TO STRENGTHEN POSITION IN HEARING HEALTHCARE

July 8 11:15
KUALA LUMPUR,BP Hearing Solutions (BPHS), with the largest network of over 50 hearing centres in Malaysia, plans to strengthen its leadership position by growing its presence More info »


DENGUE-EDUCATION/BM EXPERT SUGGESTS EXTENSIVE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON DENGUE

July 8 10:12
KUALA LUMPUR,The government has been urged to provide extensive education on dengue to enhance public understanding on dengue and the spread of the disease, which is reported becoming more serious.
More info »

HEALTH-RAMADAN/BM EAT HEALTHY DURING RAMADAN, MUSLIMS TOLD
July 7 21:26
KUALA LUMPUR, Muslims in Malaysia have been advised to eat healthy during Ramadan, including by consuming more sweet and easy-to-digest food when breaking fast.More info »

DENGUE-KELANTAN/BM SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO COMBAT DENGUE IN KELANTAN
July 7 17:17
KOTA BAHARU The Kelantan Health Department has set up a special task force to combat dengue cases which has become quite serious in the state.More info »

API-READING (MORNING) FIVE AREAS RECORD MODERATE API AT 8AM
July 7 10:34
KUALA LUMPUR,Five areas recorded moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings as of 8am today. According to the Department of Environment's (DOE) websiteMore info »

MALARIA REMAINS A THREAT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
July 7 09:17
HARARE (Zimbabwe),Ministers of Health from Malaria-Endemic Countries meeting in Zimbabwe have adopted the Victoria Falls Declaration in which they commit to eliminate and expand Malaria control to hard-to-reach communities.More info »

SOUTH AFRICA: INITIATION DEATH TOLL RISES
July 7 09:15
PRETORIA,Deputy Minister of Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela, has re-emphasised the zero tolerance approach to initiation school fatalities.More info »

YOUTH-DENGUE (WITH PIX)/BM SOCIETY MUST BE CONSCIOUS TO ERADICATE DENGUE
July 6 21:53
KUALA LUMPUR,After watching his friend's close encounter with death due to dengue fever, a college student is determined to look after the cleanliness around his home.More info »

ISMAIL SABRI-MONITOR/BM VETERINARY DEPT TO STEP UP MONITORING, FOGGING AT PIG FARMS
July 6 20:11
BERA,The Veterinary Services Department with the cooperation of the Health Department will step up monitoring and fogging at pig farms to prevent any risk of Japanese Encephalitis (JE)More info »

RESIDENTS-FLEA/BM RESIDENTS OF TAMAN LALULINTAS CLAIM BEING "ATTACKED" BY CAT FLEAS
July 6 15:27
GEORGE TOWN,Residents of Taman Lalulintas and visitors to the area's recreation park, here, claim being "attacked' by cat fleas, causing extreme itchiness to their skin, with the fleas believed to come from the park. More info »

API-NOON/BM MORE AREAS RECORD MODERATE API
July 6 15:08
KUALA LUMPUR, The number of areas recording moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) rose to six at noon today compared with four areas at 8am this morning.More info »

API-MORNING/BM GOOD AIR QUALITY IN MOST AREAS AS AT 8 AM
July 6 09:52
KUALA LUMPUR, Almost all areas nationwide recorded good Air Pollutant Index (API) today. According to the Department of Environment (DOE) portal, only four areas however reported moderate API reading, namely Pasir GudangMore info »

JE-HEALTH/BM NO VILLAGERS IN KAMPUNG SELAMAT, BAGAN JERMAL HAVE JE SYMPTOMS
July 5 19:34
TASEK GELUGOR,Health examination on villagers in Kampung Selamat here and Bagan Jermal in Butterworth by Penang Health Department found no residents with Japanese encephalitis (JE) symptoms. More info »

API-MODERATE/BM TANJUNG MALIM AMONG 5 AREAS WITH MODERATE API READINGS
July 5 19:15
KUALA LUMPUR,Only five areas including Tanjung Malim and Pasir Gudang recorded moderate air pollutant index (API) readings as at 5 pm today. According to the Environment Department, Tanjung Malim recordedMore info »

HCM CITY TO LAUNCH LARGE-SCALE JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS SHOTS
July 5 17:33
HO CHI MINH CITY,Ho Chi Minh City plans to vaccinate children aged from one to five years old against Japanese encephalitis from August in the wake of an increase in the prevalence of viral encephalitis in the city and other southern provincesMore info »

HEALTH-SEIZE/BM (MEDICINE) KHEALTH MINISTRY CONFISCATES MEDICINE WORTH RM12.4 MILLION AT KLIA
July 5 15:11
KUALA LUMPUR,A total of 181 types of medicine, worth RM12.4 million, were seized in a raid at a godown at the International Hub, KLIA, Sepang last month. More info »

API-MODERATE (NOON)/BM JALAN TASEK, IPOH AGAIN REPORTS MODERATE API
July 5 13:43
KUALA LUMPUR,Jalan Tasek, Ipoh again reported moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) at noon today with the reading at 52 compared with 50 this morning. More info »

AIR-QUALITY (MORNING)/BM MODERATE AIR QUALITY IN MIRI THIS MORNING
July 5 11:17
KUALA LUMPUR,Miri in Sarawak is the new area that recorded a moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) reading of 53 as at 9 am today.More info »

API-MODERATE/BM BAKAR ARANG AMONG SEVEN AREAS WITH MODERATE API
July 4 22:43
KUALA LUMPUR,Bakar Arang and Pasir Gudang were among seven areas which recorded moderate reading on the Air Pollutant Index (API) as of 4pm today. More info »

JE-STABLE/BM GIRL INFECTED BY JE IN STABLE CONDITION
July 4 22:39
GEORGE TOWN,Norain Shukri, the two-year-five-month old girl who was infected with the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus, is reported to be in stable condition. More info »

SHABERY-DENGUE/BM (WITH PIX) COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA MINISTRY PREPARED TO ASSIST IN FIGHT AGAINST DENGUE
July 4 20:43
KEMAMAN,The communications and Multimedia Ministry is prepared to cooperate with the relevant government agencies to curb the spread of dengue. More info »

JE-QUARANTINE/BM JE FARM QUARANTINE LAWS TO BE GAZETTED SOON
July 4 18:49
GEORGE TOWN,Pig farms in the state found positive with JE virus in animal blood samples will be quarantined, said state Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.More info »

NAJIB-DENGUE/BM PRIORITISE DENGUE PREVENTIVE MEASURES, SAYS NAJIB
July 4 17:04
KUALA LUMPUR,Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants the people to prioritise preventive measures on the spread of dengue fever.More info »

SUBRAMANIAM-POSTS (WITH PIX) KKM MULLS MORE SENIOR POSTS TO ATTRACT SPECIALIST DOCTORS TO SARAWAK
July 4 16:01
KUCHING,The Health Ministry (KKM) is mulling to create more senior posts in hospitals throughout Sarawak in efforts to attract specialist doctors to serve in the state. More info »

SUBRAMANIAM-JE/BM MINISTRY LOOKING AT VACCINATION IN SARAWAK TO COMBAT JE - DR SUBRAMANIAM
July 4 14:59
KUCHING,The Health Ministry will study the move by Sarawak on compulsory vaccination of babies aged nine to 21 months as among the measures to control the spread of Japanese encephalitis (JE). More info »

INDIA TO INTRODUCE 3 NEW VACCINES, EXPEDITE REDUCTION IN CHILD MORTALITY
July 4 12:14
NEW DELHI,India will introduce four new vaccines as part of its Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP), a move to further enhance the country’s public health, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced on Thursday.More info »

JE-MONITOR (PERAK)/BM PERAK VETERINARY DEPT COLLECTING BLOOD SAMPLES FROM ALL 124 PIG FARMS
July 3 20:57
IPOH, The Perak Veterinary Department is in the process of collecting blood samples from 124 pig farms in the state as a precaution against the threat of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus.More info »

JE-CONTROL/BM:HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS CONTROL AND DETECTION OF JE IN BAGAN JERMAL
July 3 20:56
BUTTERWORTH, The Health Department conducted control and detection of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) 200 metres from the home of the grandfather of the girl infected with the virus.More info »

MORE CHIKUNGUNYA CASES REPORTED IN THE CARIBBEAN REGION
July 3 15:03
GEORGETOWN (Guyana),Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran disclosed that there are 12 more confirmed cases
of the mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya in GuyanaMore info »

MALDIVES-SPENDING MALDIVIANS SPENT US$191 MLN ABROAD, MAINLY IN INDIA, SRI LANKA & MALAYSIA
July 3 13:16
NEW DELHI,Maldivians spent approximately US$191 million on their trips abroad mainly for better medical facilities, holiday and education with India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia being the main destinationsMore info »

NEW GENETIC VARIANT LINKED TO RISK OF STROKE, HEART ATTACK
July 3 10:30
LONDON,British scientists have identified a genetic variant associated with an increased risk of stroke
and heart attack, a new study has found.More info »


SUBRAMANIAM-DENGUE/BM CARRY OUT DIAGNOSIS OF DENGUE IF PATIENTS HAVE HIGH FEVER, BODY ACHE-DOCTORS TOLD

July 2 19:10
PUTRAJAYA,Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramianiam today urged all doctors in public and private
hospitals to carry out diagnosis of dengue on patients with high fever and body acheMore info »


JE-CAMPAIGN/BM PENANG HEALTH DEPT TO ORGANISE JE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

July 2 18:53
TASEK GELUGOR,The Penang Health Department will be organising a special campaign at Sekolah
Kebangsaan Kampung Selamat here to highlight the dangers of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus
More info »

HEALTH EXPERTS HAIL VIETNAM'S MATERNAL, CHILD HEALTHCARE ACHIEVEMENTS
July 2 12:21
HANOI,Health experts from around the world have hailed Vietnam for its achievements in maternal and child healthcare during a global forum held in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 30 to July 1More info »

AUSSIE SCIENTISTS FIND LINK THAT COULD END MALARIA
July 2 12:12
MELBOURNE,Scientists here have developed a new compound capable of destroying the most deadly malaria parasite, Herald Sun newspaper reportsMore info »

JE-MONITOR/BM SABAH HEALTH DEPT TO CLOSELY MONITOR JE SITUATION
July 1 19:43
KOTA KINABALU,The Sabah Health Department will carry out surveillance and monitor the condition of people at risk prone areas to combat Japanese Encephalitis (JE) said its director Dr Christina Rundi.More info »

JAPAN, THAILAND JOIN HANDS TO PRODUCE RURAL DOCTORS
July 1 15:54
NONTHABURI,Japan's Kyoto University and Thai Ministry of Public Health have jointly developed a curriculum to produce doctors in rural areasMore info »

SOUTH SUDAN CHOLERA DEATH TOLL HITS 63
July 1 10:03
NAIROBI,The World Health Organisation (WHO) has intensified response to the cholera outbreak in South Sudan after 2,340 cases including 63 deaths were reportedMore info »