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Health Ministry wants to make open-air eateries smoke-free

PETALING JAYA: Bad news for smokers and good news for non-smokers – lighting up at mamak and hawker stalls may be illegal come December this year.

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More than 20 students contract mumps

THERE are new cases of mumps reported by schools in Perak, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says.


Wealth from health target

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia hopes to double its earning to RM2.8bil through medical tourism by 2020.

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New ‘walking street’ concept planned for Ipoh

A PILOT project to establish a night “pedestrian walk” in Ipoh is in the pipeline.


Making cancer treatment more accessible

THE biosimilar version of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December. Not long after, neighbouring Thailand also registered the drug.

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Emphasising need for preventive healthcare

DEPUTY Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye hopes the Federal Government will have something in the Budget 2019 to encourage the B40 (bottom 40% of households with monthly income RM3,900 and below) to care more for their health.


Lee: Insurance scheme will take time

KUALA LUMPUR: The social health insurance scheme cannot be implemented in the near future as it has to be accepted by all, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


Internet abuse growing rampant among youths

THOUGH there are many problems that can come about from spending time online, two which plague Malaysian teenagers are excessive online gaming and viewing pornography online.


Lee: No restriction on outdoor activities yet

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will not be issuing advice on restricted outdoor activities unless the haze level goes beyond 100 in the Air Pollutant Index (API).


Ministry: Public hospital charges are ‘all in’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Mi­­nis­try says charges imposed on patients in public hospitals were not just for drugs but for total treatment, including services.