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  • Puntung’s condition worsens, dying of skin cancer

    May 28, 2017 5:29 AM 4

    KOTA KINABALU: Puntung, one of the last three Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia, is dying of squamous cell cancer. Sabah Wildlife Department director Augustine Tuuga, in sharing the sad news with the media today said Puntung can no longer breathe through her left nostril, can no longer vocalise, is in pain and her condition is declining fast. Other than administering

  • Rhino Puntung dying of cancer, SWD has authorised euthanasia

    May 28, 2017 4:53 AM 6

    KOTA KINABALU: Puntung, the Sumatran female rhinoceros, that attracted global attention last month for enduring dental surgery by a multinational team at Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Lahad Datu, is dying of squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) director, Augustine Tuuga said the swelling on Puntung’s left cheek

  • Health risk of sleeping for less than six hours: Study says too little rest can raise the risk of stroke or heart disease

    May 25, 2017 12:45 AM 1

    Having too little sleep could put people at risk from heart disease, warns new research. Researchers said the effect was particularly strong in those with elevated blood pressure or poor glucose metabolism. People with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes were around twice as likely to die of heart disease or stroke as people

  • New study finds a high blood platelet count is ‘strong predictor’ of cancer

    May 24, 2017 12:57 AM 5

    UK researchers have found that having a high blood platelet count can help predict who will go on to be diagnosed cancer. — Reuters picLONDON, May 24 — A new UK study has revealed the first new strong indicator of cancer in 30 years, finding that having a high blood platelet count can predict who will go on to be diagnosed with cancer, and the researchers

  • Need for Palliative care rising in Australia

    May 23, 2017 9:52 PM 6

    A higher proportion of the Australian population is going to hospital for end- of-life care than ever before. New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that palliative care hospitalisations are growing faster than all other hospitalisations - increasing to 19 per cent between 2010-11 to 2014-15. This is greater

  • Older doctors' patients more likely to die

    May 17, 2017 3:14 AM 3

    Patients treated by older doctors are more likely to die than those treated by younger physicians, a study suggests. The report, published in the British Medical Journal, found patients treated by older medics had higher mortality than patients cared for by younger ones - but the finding did not hold true for older doctors who treat large volumes of patients

  • Sister Suman: "We care for patients, God heals them"

    May 15, 2017 5:47 AM 15

    The religious of the Salesian missionaries of Mary Immaculate is the director of Raipur's Christ Sahaya Kendra Hospital. "We provide health care to the poor and the needy at affordable costs." "What we do is show Jesus' service of healing within us and through us." RAIPUR: "We care for the patients, God heals them", says Sister Suman Pazhiyankal, of the Salesian

  • NHS cyber-attack: Use services wisely, patients urged

    May 15, 2017 3:42 AM 13

    The public has been urged to use the NHS "wisely" as it discovers the full impact of Friday's global cyber-attack. NHS England said there was a "complex emerging picture", amid concerns over thousands of computers being switched back on after the weekend. Seven trusts out of 47 that were hit are still facing serious issues, but patients have been told to turn up for appointments

  • Yemen war: Emergency in Sanaa as cholera kills scores

    May 15, 2017 3:25 AM 15

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after an outbreak of cholera killed scores of people. Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients. The Red Cross says the number of suspected cases in the country has tripled in a week to more than 8,500. Yemen has been ravaged by hunger

  • Second Ebola case confirmed in Congo outbreak: Health officials try to trace 125 people linked to the cases

    May 15, 2017 12:41 AM 7

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) have confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after an outbreak this week of 17 other suspected cases. Health officials are trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases identified in the remote northeastern province of Bas-Uele near the border with Central African Republic