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Nation 26 Sep 2020 | 7:00 AM

‘Iodine must be added to salt’

PETALING JAYA: Salt sold in Malaysia must be added with iodine from next month under a new ruling to tackle iodine deficiency among children after almost half of the pupils in Malaysia were found to lack the essential nutrient.

Focus 20 Sep 2020 | 7:00 AM

Tending to matters of the heart

Heart disease is becoming more serious among Malaysians aged 40 and below, based on recent data. More deaths involving heart disease were recorded in this age group, while a bigger percentage need invasive treatment.IT will be World Heart Day on Sept 29 – a reminder for us to take our heart to heart.

World 11 Sep 2020 | 12:57 AM

WHO urges joint approach to boost management of non-communicable diseases in Africa

NAIROBI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for an integrated approach to boost the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and diabetes in Africa.