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Health Ministry searching for officer who leaked report on porcine DNA

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is on the search for the officer who leaked the preliminary report on the testing of chocolates that purportedly contained porcine DNA.


Malaysians not doing enough to maintain bone health

SINGAPORE: Malaysians are among people from four other countries who are not doing enough weight-bearing exercise to maintain bone health.


Pustaka Miri to hold health talk

KUCHING: Pustaka Miri is organising a public health talk in con- junction with World Cancer Day on Feb 13.


40,000 allied health professionals required to register with Health Ministry

BANGI: Some 40,000 allied health professionals will be required to register with the Health Ministry once regulations for the Allied Health Professions Act 2016 is ready to be enforced early next year, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.


‘Start mental health screenings early’

KUALA LUMPUR: Mental health screening should start at the age of 12 instead of 16 in public schools to better tackle such concerns among students, the Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (Miasa) said.


Lam Thye: Firms must also address mental health issues

PETALING JAYA: The safety and health committee in a company should also discuss mental health issues, not just physical safety problems, said Malaysia Psychiatric Association patron Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.


Good mental health at the workplace leads to better productivity and profitability

PETALING JAYA: It is important to maintain good mental health in the workplace in order to achieve better productivity and profitability.


Alternative health scheme mulled

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry is planning a non-profit health financing scheme aimed at addressing weaknesses in private health insurance and out-of-pocket payments.


Health Ministry should take over IJN, says pioneer heart surgeon

PETALING JAYA: The National Heart Institute (IJN) should be placed under the Health and not the Finance Ministry, says Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang, who helped set up the institution.


Health fair rescheduled to March 2019

GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s top health and fitness event, Star Health Expo, will take place next year from March 15 to 17.