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Lee: Private hospital charges will ‘not be too high’ if consultancy fee spikes

KUALA LUMPUR : Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye assured that private hospital charges will not be too high if the government decides to increase consultancy charges. He said the fee structure will be governed by the Private Healthcare

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Health Ministry: Indians prone to oral cancer due to betel leaf intake

The Health Ministry today stated that 49% of the Indian community are prone to suffer from oral cancer, which is the fourth most common cancer affecting Indian women in the country. The second largest community that suffers from oral cancer

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Erectile dysfunction cases high among adults, says Health Ministry

PUCHONG: Health Ministry said erectile dysfunction (ED) problems among men, aged between 40 and 49 years in Malaysia, is high with 21% cases reported. In a Facebook post today, the ministry said 9% of the cases were reported affecting those

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Govt extends Pharmaniaga services for medicines, medical supplies

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaniaga Bhd’s (Pharmaniaga) wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmaniaga Logistics Sdn Bhd (PLSB) has received a letter from the Health Ministry for the extension of its services for the provision of medicines and medical supplies to its facilities for an interim

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Health Ministry: 10,000 more medical staff needed

IPOH: The Health Ministry has submitted a request to the Federal government for additional posts of 10,675 involving government hospitals and clinics nationwide. Its deputy minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the application was to address the shortage of positions

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Heart disease: The numero uno killer in Malaysia

PUCHONG: Heart disease is the number one killer in Malaysia, especially among smokers and people leading a sedentary lifestyle. In a Facebook post, the Health Ministry said heart disease causes sudden death, where the heart stops pumping blood, nutrient and

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3 civilians killed in shelling in Libya’s Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Three civilians were killed on Thursday by indiscriminate shelling that hit south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, an official said. “Three civilians, two men and a woman, were killed later Thursday by indiscriminate shelling in Twesha area (some 40

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Court rejects bid to challenge smoking ban at food premises

KUALA LUMPUR: A bid by seven individuals to challenge the Health Ministry’s smoking ban at food outlets, enforced since Jan 1 this year, failed after the High Court here today dismissed their judicial review application. Judge Datuk Seri Mariana Yahya

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No evidence vape is safe to treat smoking addiction

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry today stressed that it did not find any evidence or study which shows the usage of vape and electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) is safe to treat smoking addiction. Deputy Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the

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Loan shark, vape and suicide focus of Dewan Rakyat today

KUALA LUMPUR: Measures taken by the government to address the rampant activities of illegal money lenders or ah long syndicates is expected to be among the focus of today’s assembly. According to the Dewan Rakyat order papers posted on the

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