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Better support needed for our senior citizens

Malaysia needs good community support and better medical facilities and health policies for its seniors as we rapidly become an ageing population.


What seniors and doctors should discuss before surgery

Doctors need to be aware that senior citizens might have different priorities when it comes to surgery, than younger patients.


Find out about ageing issues at the Malaysian Conference on Healthy Ageing

Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS), this biennial conference is aimed at promoting healthy ageing by educating healthcare professionals and the public on ageing-related issues.

Metro News

A caring home for cancer patients and caretakers

JOHOR BARU: Families visiting and taking care of their loved ones at the Tunku Laksamana Johor Haematology Ward in Sultanah Aminah Hospital now have a place to rest and relax with the opening of “The Caring Home” here.


The leverage to stand out

AS a member of the reputable Russell Group of universities well-known for intensive research, Newcastle University in the UK has been one of the leading academic institutions that attract over 27,000 students from around the world.


Photos of end-of-life patients bring more awareness to palliative care

This final piece in our 'Unsung Angels' special report on palliative care looks at the vivid images captured by documentary photographer SC Shekar, as he hopes to create more awareness of the need for palliative care.


His doctor couldn't tell him he was dying

Most doctors are not trained in how to tell a patient that their disease has no cure and that they are dying, and many deliver the message badly.


Unsung Angels: Receiving support and relief with an assuring embrace

In the final part of our series on palliative care, patients share how Hospis Malaysia has helped them manage their pain and symptoms, which has improved their quality of life.


Unsung Angels: More than just a nurse when providing comfort care

In the second of a three-part series on palliative care, nurses talk about their role in helping patients and their families manage the challenges that a serious illness bring.