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Malaysian health minister asks to cut down the intake of sugar

According to the Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek the people consume increased quantity of sugar than necessary. Hence he requested the people to cut down// their sugar intake to move towards a healthy lifestyle. According to the statistics Malaysians on an average consume about 125 mg of sugar everyday. ..This is extremely high as the health officials say that the body requires just about...

Malaysian Indian Baby Suffering from Rare Disease, Pierre Robin Syndrome

Efforts are on to set up a trust fund for the treatment of a 14-month-old Malaysian Indian baby who is suffering from a rare disease.// ....L. Sreeram, who was born at the University Malaya Medical Centre, is suffering from the rare Pierre Robin Syndrome, according to reports here. The disease is a condition that is present at birth marked by a very small lower jaw (micrognathia). The tongue ten...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad suffered a heart attack Thursday and was admitted to hospital where he has been placed under observation. // ....Mahathir, 81, had complained of mild chest pains on Thursday morning and was then admitted to the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of the National Heart Institute, the hospital said in a statement released by the official Bernama news agency....

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

Kuala Lumpur: Five Malaysian states have registered a leap in the number of dengue fever cases in the first week of the year, with authorities fearing that the mosquito-borne// disease could further spread due to the rainy season, reports said Wednesday. ....The north-eastern state of Kelantan registered the highest jump, from 18 cases in the last week of December to 32 cases in the first week...

Hand-foot-mouth Disease Scare Causes Temporary Shut Down of Malaysian Preschools

Kuala Lumpur - Three Malaysian preschools situated in the eastern Sarawak state of Borneo have been asked to close for a 2 week period, following a hand//, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) scare, state officials said. ....Denying any major outbreak of the disease, state deputy chief minister, George Chan, said, ‘Let me stress this, it is not an outbreak as we are taking the necessary measures. As...

Heart-felt Plea to Malaysian Hospitals

Kuala Lumpur: There is a huge demand for heart surgery in Malaysia. This has increased the pressure on hospitals, especially government hospitals where the waiting// times can be anywhere between two to six months. To tide over the crisis, The Health Ministry has urged the private hospitals to rise to the occasion and provide affordable heart surgery to the poor. ....The ministry will now revie...

Four Malaysians in Hospital for Bird Flu Checks

Four people are in hospital in Terengganu state after possible exposure to bird flu, Malaysia's health minister said Monday as officials monitored for new outbreaks of the deadly virus. Chua Soi Lek said the four were hospitalised in the eastern state's capital Kuala Terengganu after coming down with fevers and coughs. 'They have had contact with chickens and ducks which had died. ......They ar...

Five Malaysians in Hospital After Bird Flu Outbreak

Five Malaysians are in hospital with flu symptoms after an outbreak of deadly avian influenza among poultry in their village, the health minister said Friday. The five, aged between 11 months and 35 years, are in stable condition. ......All live within 300 metres (328 yards) of the outbreak -- Malaysia's first in more than a year -- on the outskirts of the capital. "They went to the hospital to...

Fast Food Chains Face Ban from Malaysian Children's Television

Malaysia has banned fast-food companies from sponsoring or advertising on children's television programmes to curb the increasing incidence of health problems caused by bad eating habits, news reports said Saturday. ......Health Minister Chua Soi Lek said the cabinet had agreed all fast-food chains be required to detail the cholesterol, fat and sugar content of their products, the Star daily rep...

Malaysian Astronaut to Conduct Cancer Research in Space

Malaysia's first astronaut, involved in a 25 million dollar space programme, will carry out scientific research including a study on the growth of cancer cells in outer space, reports said Wednesday. ......The astronaut would conduct research on cells, bacteria and the crystallisation of protein, said Abdul Rahman Abdul Jamal, director of the Molecule Medical Institute at the National Universit...
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