Audrey Edwards

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15 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

Change in dengue virus variation behind outbreak

PETALING JAYA: The current surge of dengue cases is the result of a change in variation of the dengue virus, the Health Ministry said.

5 Feb 2014 | 7:00 AM

46,000 MRI and CT scans lost after system upgrade

PETALING JAYA: At least 46,000 images from a few million taken for patients who sought treatment at the University Malaya Medical Centre have been compromised due to a technical glitch that happened during a system upgrade.

7 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

Health Ministry bags regional award

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry’s disease control division has won an award for encouraging responsible marketing of food and beverages to children.

6 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM

'Allah' usage: New panel NUCC faces first major test

PETALING JAYA: Finding solutions to the contentious issue over the usage of “Allah” by Christians and the uproar over the seizure of bibles by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) will be the first major test for the inaugural National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) meeting today.

1 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM

Home is where sex is sold

EXCLUSIVE: Sexual transmission of HIV is on the rise, and one factor contributing to this is the increase in the number of sex workers operating from home. They include transgender people and housewives, some of whom ply their trade with the consent of their husbands.

Reaching out: Outreach worker Azlini Zakaria speaking to a sex worker.
17 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM

Obesity a big problem now in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: Obesity needs to be highlighted as a disease to underline the gravity of the condition.

Food for thought: Malaysia is ranked sixth in the Asia-Pacific region for obesity and tops the list in South-East Asia for both obesity and diabetes. — AFP
14 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM

Diabetics getting younger

PETALING JAYA: The number of diabetics is continuing to rise and the more worrying statistic is that the disease is claiming more younger Malaysians as among its victims.

A nurse attending to a diabetic patient at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
12 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM

Diabetes fight needs more self-control

PETALING JAYA: One of the most difficult aspects of combating diabetes is getting Malaysians to stop their unhealthy lifestyle, said Diabetes Malaysia secretary-general Datuk Rahimah Ahmad.

10 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM

RoS ends move to deregister MMA

PETALING JAYA: The Registrar of Societies (RoS) will not proceed in its action to deregister the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA).

6 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM

Many women still confused over breast cancer

PETALING JAYA: Many Malaysian women are still very confused over breast cancer, leading to difficulties when making decisions on how to deal with the disease, experts said.