Don’t inject collagen into breasts, women warned


Compiled by C. ARUNO, HANIS ZAINAL and R. ARAVINTHAN

THERE has been a rising trend the past three years of women opting for collagen injections into their breasts, a procedure that has not been certified safe by the Health Ministry, Harian Metro reported.

Some of these women would undergo the procedure at beauty centres but there were those who inject collagen themselves at home.

IIUM Medical Centre radiology expert Assoc Prof Dr Radhiana Hassan said that collagen produced by harmful chemicals could affect women’s health.

She said collagen injections could also cause breasts to become swollen and leak pus.

Women should check with the ministry before undergoing any beauty procedures, she advised.

> A father has warned other parents to be wary of companies offering students “guaranteed” places in public universities for a fee of just RM150, Sinar Harian reported.

The company claimed to be a “third party operator” appointed by the government.

The man, who only wanted to be identified as Hisham, said: “Imagine if 1,000 students used the company’s service.

“Will it be able to guarantee places for all of them in any public university they wanted?”

He cautioned other parents to be wary of the service.

> The daily also reported that actress Rozita Che Wan has shared about her family life, saying that she wanted to focus on her three children.

“It’s easy to give birth. The challenge is to raise them in today’s world,” said Rozita, 47.

“For me, the duty of a mother is not just to carry the child to term and to give birth, but also to give them enough love, attention and time.”

She has a five-year-old daughter Aaisyah Dhia Rana with husband actor Zain Saidin.

She also has two sons, Ammar Effendy, 23, and Aniq Ezra, 21, from a previous marriage.

Citing her age as one of the factors, Rozita said she had no plans to have another child.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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