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Nation 13 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Govt to conduct health and morbidity study every four years

PORT DICKSON: The government will from this year conduct the national health and morbidity study once in four years instead of once in 10 years as previously done, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Nation 24 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Pulapol gets green light to hold Police Day celebration

PUTRAJAYA: The Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur which was shut down following the Adenovirus outbreak two weeks ago has been given the green light to hold its 204th Police Day celebration tomorrow.

Nation 23 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Health Ministry ropes in other groups to fight NCD

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has declared war on non-communicable diseases (NCD) and plans to rope in all parties, especially NGOs.

Health 20 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Leaving a legacy

Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican's contract as Health director-general ended March 4. The passionate clinician and workaholic has left a deep mark in the Health Ministry, where he served for 35 years.

Letters 02 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Towards better care

From ASSOC PROF DR MOHAMED AZMI AHMAD HASSALI, Dr Jayabalan Thambyappa, Discipline of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Community 19 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Society: Cancer can be prevented via healthy lifestyle

THE National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) celebrated World Cancer Day recently with the theme, 'Cancer Can Be Prevented'.

Nation 05 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Ministry to be more focused in checking NCD

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry will step up its focus on countering non-communicable diseases (NCD). Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said his officials needed all the help in fighting NCD which among others included diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

Nation 24 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

National health survey interval cut from 10 to four years

LABIS: The national health and morbidity survey, previously carried out every 10 years, will now be conducted every four years to keep tabs with changing trends of diseases in the country.

World 21 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

WHO recommends food marketing curbs for child obesity

GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments must work with industry to restrict advertising of foods high in salt, sugar and dangerous fats targeted at children to tackle an epidemic of obesity and other diseases, health officials said on Friday.

World 17 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

WHO over-extended, not performing well enough - chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation is not performing well enough across the board because it is over-extended and needs to trim the scope of its operations, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said on Monday.