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Wellness 09 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM Premium

Breakthrough drug may prevent the spread of malaria

A newly-researched drug doesn't only treat malaria in an infected patient but also prevent its spread from such patients.

Wellness 01 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM Premium

A new treatment for the world's most common infection

With the common treatment for Helicobacter pylori infections becoming less effective, a new drug has arrived in time to fill the treatment gap.

Children 11 Jun 2019 | 6:10 AM Premium

Should vaccination be made mandatory in Malaysia?

Is mandatory vaccination the answer to curbing the current outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, or does it infringe too much on our personal rights?

Wellness 03 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM Premium

Take a deep breath: Lung cancer in Malaysia

While lung cancer shares the stage with colon cancer as the common form of cancer in men, lung cancer has a higher mortality rate because it is often detected too late.

Living 07 Dec 2018 | 7:50 AM Premium

Culture of silence allows sexual harassment to thrive

Presently in Malaysia, sexual harassment is not a crime; it is more of a workplace problem. And that needs to change.

Wellness 16 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM Premium

First do no harm: Patient safety needs to be a public health issue

To make an impact on patient safety, we need to begin addressing it as a public health issue. Medical errors can can be reduced considerably, but it requires effort from policymakers, healthcare providers, patients and their families.

Children 29 Nov 2017 | 7:01 AM Premium

A fight with the dreaded head lice

Head lice: A mother in Hong Kong has had three failed attempts to root them out from her children. The head scratching that followed was worse.