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‘Flying ambulances’ planned

The Star Friday, 24/06/2011 ‘Flying ambulances’ planned The Health Ministry is mulling over the possibility of providing air ambulance service in rural areas, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak, minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. He said the Government was working to improve medical services in these areas, adding that …

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Poisons found in three traditional medicines

New Straits Times Friday, 24/06/2011 Poisons found in three traditional medicines KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has advised the public to stop buying Mistura Zhike, Chi Kat Pills and Herbaios-Zeukertec Capsule following the detection of scheduled poisons in the traditional products. Mistura Zhike, manufactured by Guangzhou Pangaoshou Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, …

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A better test for cervical cancer

New Straits Times Friday, 24/06/2011 A better test for cervical cancer By Carisma Kapoor KUALA LUMPUR: Women can find out if they are at a higher risk of developing cervical cancer through a new human papillomavirus (HPV) test. The test, cobas 4800 HPV, has a 95 per cent accuracy rate, …

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Ministry withdraws collagen drink

New Straits Times Friday, 24/06/2011 Ministry withdraws collagen drink KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is on the right track in carrying out clinical trials in the country, with 70 new ones so far. Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry targets 150 new clinical trials this year and …

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HK confirms second scarlet fever death

New Straits Times Friday, 24/06/2011 HK confirms second scarlet fever death HONG KONG: Hong Kong Thursday confirmed a five-year-old boy had died from scarlet fever, the second death in the southern Chinese city as dozens of new cases were reported. The government on Tuesday said the boy, who died that …

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500 Orang Asli attend health camp

New Straits Times Friday, 24/06/2011 500 Orang Asli attend health camp ABOUT 500 Orang Asli from various villages gathered at Kluang recently for the two-day Kembara Jom Jaga Gigi dan Kesihatan Tahun 2011, an annual event organised by the State Health Department since 2008. The health camp was held in …

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Breast implants safe, but not for life

The Star Friday, 24/06/2011 Breast implants safe, but not for life WASHINGTON: Women need to beware that while breast implants are safe, they are not meant to last a lifetime and could lead to problems later on, the top US drug agency said. "Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The …

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Rules on aesthetic surgeries welcomed

New Straits Times Monday, 27/06/2011 Rules on aesthetic surgeries welcomed KUALA LUMPUR: Consumer associations yesterday lauded the Health Ministry's move to come up with guidelines for aesthetic practitioners, saying that it was long overdue. However, they wanted the authorities to ensure strict enforcement to prevent quack doctors and beauticians from …

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Stand to help save your life

New Straits Times Monday, 27/06/2011 Stand to help save your life London: If you're reading this sitting down, then stand up. It could save your life. Women who sat for more than six hours daily were around 40 per cent more likely to die than those who sat for less …

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