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Lee: More should pledge to donate organs

The Star Tuesday, 28/06/2011 Lee: More should pledge to donate organs By Aida Ahmad THERE are 169,224 Malaysians who have pledged to donate their organs and tissues as of May this year. Out of this figure, only 327 have donated their organs after their deaths since 1975. Public Awareness Action …

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Health division screens all food products from Taiwan

New Straits Times Tuesday, 28/06/2011 Health division screens all food products from Taiwan THE state Health Department, through its Food Quality and Safety Division, is monitoring all entry points to ensure all Taiwanese products are free of Di (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and di-isononyl phthalate. State Women and Family Development, Welfare and Health …

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Scarlet fever bugs antibiotic resistant

New Straits Times Tuesday, 28/06/2011 Scarlet fever bugs antibiotic resistant HONG KONG: Ultramodern Hong Kong is tussling with a centuries-old bug long forgetten in many developed countries an outbreak of drug-resistant scarlet fever that has killed the first children there in a decade. And with it is the rise of …

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E. coli death toll rises to 47 in Germany

New Straits Times Wednesday, 29/06/2011 E. coli death toll rises to 47 in Germany BERLIN: A killer strain of E. coli bacteria has claimed four more lives in Germany, bringing the death toll to 47, German health authorities said today. All but one of the fatalities from enterohaemorrhagic E. coli …

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Free anti-smoking clinic aims to kick more butts

New Straits Times Wednesday, 29/06/2011 Free anti-smoking clinic aims to kick more butts KUALA LUMPUR: Hospital Kuala Lumpur is opting for a more aggressive approach to promote its quit- smoking clinic. After five years of getting lukewarm response from the public, its teams are going down to the ground to …

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RM56m for mental health

New Straits Times Thursday, 30/06/2011 RM56m for mental health THE government has allocated RM56.1 million for psychiatric treatment of mentally ill patients at all government hospitals this year. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the ministry also provided financial assistance in the form of grants to non-governmental organisations …

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Negri has 92,000 diabetic patients

New Straits Times Thursday, 30/06/2011 Negri has 92,000 diabetic patients By Ramesh Pillai SEREMBAN: There are 92,000 people suffering from diabetes in the state, making Negri Sembilan the state with the highest number of cases in the country. Of this number, 58,000 patients are being treated at government hospitals while …

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