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Ministry: Eateries nationwide to be smoke-free from next year

SUNGAI PETANI: Smoking in all restaurants, coffee shops and hawker centres nationwide will be banned starting next year, even in open-air eateries.

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Larva to the rescue of diabetics

KUALA LUMPUR: Invaluable research findings, such as the use of larva to treat diabetic wound, has saved more than 5,000 diabetic patients from limb amputations and the Health Ministry hopes that more researchers will produce groundbreaking research such as this.

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Research into maggots has saved more than 5,000 diabetics from amputations

KUALA LUMPUR: Research into the use of larva to treat diabetic wounds has saved more than 5,000 patients from limb amputations, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Metro News

‘Role of pharmacists growing’

THE role of pharmacists these days is beyond procurement and supply of medicine, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

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Sexual transmissions main cause of HIV/AIDS infections

KUALA LUMPUR: Men-to-men sexual transmissions made up the majority of the HIV/AIDS infections in the country, says the Health Ministry.

Metro News

Community medical centre focuses on fundraising

THE 114-year-old non-profit Perak Community Specialist Hospital (PCSH) in Ipoh needs funds to build a new six-storey building to expand its medical facilities.

Metro News

'Fattest in SEA' Malaysians urged not to overindulge to fight obesity

MELAKA: More needs to be done if Malaysians are really serious about getting rid of its title as the fattest in South-East Asia.

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Proposal to lower legal marriage age continues to draw flak

LABUAN: Sabah mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar has triggered a backlash with his proposal to have the legal marriage age of Muslims lowered to 14 for females and 16 for males.

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Alcohol poisoning: High level of methanol identified as cause of death

MELAKA (Bernama): The level of methanol content of between 30 and 50 times higher than the permissible amount has been identified as the cause of the death of 33 foreigners of toxic alcohol poisoning cases last week, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

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Sabah Mufti triggers backlash for suggesting girls aged 14 can get married

LABUAN: Sabah Mufti Datuk Bungsu @ Aziz Jaafar has triggered a backlash with his proposal to have the minimum marriage age for Muslims lowered to 14 for females and 16 for males.