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Nation 28 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Drugs for Hepatitis C can cost as much as RM300,000

Hepatitis C is a ticking time bomb, with just 10% diagnosed out of those thought to be infected with the virus. Only a small percentage of patients can afford the treatment and negotiating a lower price with patent holders is tricky, so the Health Ministry is working to make the drugs more affordable.

World 21 May 2017 | 5:00 AM

Shut out of U.N. forum, Taiwan slams China's 'coercion and threats'

GENEVA (Reuters) - Taiwan hopes its allies will stand up to China's "coercion and threats" that have shut it out of the U.N.'s annual World Health Assembly (WHA), Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told Reuters on Saturday.

Nation 09 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Carrying on beyond kidneys

SHE was pregnant when she found out that she had kidney failure.

Nation 09 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Successful transplants also a boon to families of patients

PETALING JAYA: Successful organ transplants have not only saved and improved the lives of many patients, but also left meaningful impact on their loved ones.

Nation 09 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Not enough donors, surgeons or teams for organ transplants

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is in critical need of more organ transplant surgeons but even if there were, there is a lack of medical teams to retrieve the organs from deceased donors.

Nation 09 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Don’t kid with kidney failure

The number of dialysis patients will more than double by 2040 if chronic kidney disease is not properly addressed. As part of the remedy, the Government plans to boost organ transplants in the country.

Nation 21 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Only 1% of Malaysians are donating their organs

ONLY 1% of Malaysia’s population have pledged to donate their organs upon death, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

China 01 Jan 2017 | 7:26 AM

China jails 16 for trafficking in organs

BEIJING: Sixteen people including two surgeons have been jailed for between two and five years in China for trafficking in human organs, a practice still widespread in the country.

Nation 29 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Potential organ donors turned off by false news

MUAR: The false reports on organ sale, which went viral on social media lately, are believed to have turned off potential donors.

Viewpoints 27 Nov 2016 | 6:10 AM

We’re overusing antibiotics so much that we’re creating deadly superbugs

Multi-drug resistant TB is now everywhere, including Malaysia. In India, there is now 'totally drug-resistant' TB. We're doomed if that spreads.