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British health authorities struggle to treat man with 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhoea

LONDON: A man in Britain has contracted what has been described as the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea.


Seven masseuses escape unhurt after health centre catches fire

MIRI: Seven female masseuses and their pet dog escaped unharmed after fire swept through the third floor of a health centre in Tabuan Jaya commercial centre in Kuching City.


Brazil cabinet shuffle marks informal start of election race - aides

BRASILIA (Reuters) - More than one third of President Michel Temer's cabinet will resign over the next week to campaign for their Congressional seats in the October general election, presidential aides said on Wednesday.


Ireland sets abortion referendum date for May 25

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether or not to liberalise its abortion law, the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul one of the world's strictest regimes that has long divided the once deeply Catholic nation.


Ministry addresses suicide tendency among students

THE Health Ministry’s Global School-based Student Health Survey in 2012 showed that 7% to 9% of 25,507 schoolchildren between the ages of 13 and 17 showed a tendency to commit suicide, says Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.


Philippines' Duterte now targets fake drugs

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened a new front in his war on drugs, targeting fake over-the-counter medicines to try to stem the spread of counterfeit paracetamol, his lawyer said on Wednesday.


Myanmar parliament picks Suu Kyi confidant as new president

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday picked a close ally of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, a move unlikely to affect a delicate balance of power in a country where the army has retained a large political role.


‘Less than 10% of schoolkids suffer from visual impairment’

UNDER 10% of schoolchildren in Year One, Year Six and Form Three nationwide suffer from visual impairment, according to the Education Ministry.


Zahid: Govt not going bankrupt

GEMENCHEH: The Government is not going bankrupt, contrary to what the Opposition has claimed, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.


About 420,000 registered as organ donors

AS of Jan 31, 419,946 individuals have registered to donate their organs after death, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.