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Influenza cases among students continue to increase

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of influenza cases in several states have increased, with most involving schoolchildren. In Penang, education director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad said the number of schoolchildren infected by influenza increased to 178 in 87 primary and secondary

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Influenza patients should consult doctors before taking antiviral medication

KUALA LUMPUR: Those who have been infected by influenza are advised to consult their doctors before taking any antiviral medication. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said although antiviral medication could help reduce influenza symptoms and alleviate health

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Health Ministry: Two new polio cases detected in Sabah

PUCHONG: Health Ministry today confirmed detecting two new polio cases in Sabah. In a statement today, its director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a boy aged 11 years in Kinabatangan and another boy aged eight years old in

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Dzulkefly: Strict inspection at entry points to deter influenza spread into M’sia

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will increase inspection at all entry points into the country in order to curb influenza infection from coming into Malaysia. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the authorities had placed heat detectors at

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Hisham: Enough supply of influenza medicine at public health facilities

KUALA LUMPUR: There is sufficient stock of medicines to treat influenza infections at the Health Ministry’s facilities. According to the ministry’s pharmaceutical service programme, in view of the spread of influenza in the country, the ministry has obtained additional supply

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Tainted ‘ayam masak lemak’ dish downs 137 kindy teachers

KUALA LUMPUR: An ‘ayam masak lemak’ dish is suspected to be the cause of food poisonings involving 137 kindergarten (Taman Bimbingan Kanak-Kanak) teachers who were attending a two-day course at a training centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Health director-general Datuk

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Health Ministry: Cancer is the number two killer in Malaysia

PUCHONG: Health Ministry said cancer had caused 16,000 deaths in 2018 alone, making it the number two killer ailment in Malaysia after heart disease. Its director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that there are 10 types of cancer

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Many still refuse to abide by smoking ban at eateries

KUALA LUMPUR: There are still people who refuse to abide by the smoking ban at all eateries on the first day of full enforcement of the ruling across the country yesterday. In fact, many still claimed that they were still

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Health Ministry: RM250 compound awaits those who violate smoking ban on Jan 1

PUCHONG: Effective Jan 1, those caught smoking in public areas, including eateries across Malaysia, will be slapped with a fine of RM250. First time offenders, however, can appeal to reduce their fines to RM150 at any district health office within

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Health Ministry: Smoking among youths declined

PUCHONG: Health Ministry refuted claims that it is not doing enough to combat smoking or educating in rural areas especially among youth, in the upcoming smoking ban. In a Facebook post, the ministry said the of smoking among youths aged

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