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AseanPlus News 11 Jul 2019 | 5:00 AM

Viral Facebook video of maggot-infested cherries posted in Canada hits sales of fruit in Hong Kong markets

Imports from US drop 26 per cent in May 2019 year on year and from Turkey tumble 70 per cent Washington cherries are being sold for around HK$70-80 for two pounds, about 20 per cent lower than the same time last year

Nation 02 Jun 2019 | 5:06 AM

Pygmy elephant found injured in oil palm estate being nursed back to health

KOTA KINABALU: An juvenile pgymy elephant found injured in an oil palm plantation nearly two weeks ago is being treated by wildlife rangers and vets in Sabah's central Telupid district.

Nation 28 Apr 2019 | 2:54 AM

Be thoughtful to ageing pets, canine welfare group tells owners

PETALING JAYA: Canine welfare project Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better (MDDB) receives private messages regularly from people who want to disown their pets.

World 24 Apr 2019 | 8:50 AM

Japan's Heisei imperial era: three generations look back, and ahead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Heisei era, which began when Emperor Akihito inherited the throne on Jan. 7, 1989, and ends when he abdicates on April 30, saw economic stagnation, disasters and technological change.

Nation 10 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Larva to the rescue of diabetics

KUALA LUMPUR: Invaluable research findings, such as the use of larva to treat diabetic wound, has saved more than 5,000 diabetic patients from limb amputations and the Health Ministry hopes that more researchers will produce groundbreaking research such as this.

Nation 09 Oct 2018 | 3:44 AM

Research into maggots has saved more than 5,000 diabetics from amputations

KUALA LUMPUR: Research into the use of larva to treat diabetic wounds has saved more than 5,000 patients from limb amputations, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.

Nation 25 May 2018 | 10:39 AM

IMR team receives prestigious award for wound healing with maggots

KUALA LUMPUR: A research team from the Institute of Medical Research (IMR) that made a breakthrough in wound healing with the use of maggots has been conferred the Dr Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for Public Health at the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA).