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  • West African states in joint fight against root crop 'Ebola'

    July 8, 2018 3:42 AM 8

    ABIDJAN: Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" — a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger. Their enemy: cassava brown streak disease (CBSD), a virus that strikes cassava, also called manioc, which in some of the region's

  • Creating blood donation awareness

    July 4, 2018 7:06 AM 7

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lee Hishammuddin Allen and Gledhill (LHAG) jointly organized a blood donation drive in collaboration with the National Blood Centre (PDN) at the law firm's office last week. The donation drive received very encouraging support from its employees, and has received over 13 litres of blood from 34 donors. The President of LHAG Sports & Recreation

  • US approves new drug for prevention of migraines

    May 18, 2018 8:10 AM 24

    WASHINGTON: Migraine sufferers on Thursday got some relief from US regulators who approved the first of a new class of drugs for migraine prevention. The United States Food and Drug Administration said it endorsed Aimovig for prevention of migraine in adults, through monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first in a new class of drugs that work by blocking

  • The most fashionable foods of 2018 will be anything that's Pantone purple

    December 9, 2017 7:47 PM 22

    NEWS that the Pantone Color Institute, the global authority on color trends, has chosen Ultra Violet as the color of 2018, is as good a time as any to pay homage to the virtues of purple foods in the plant kingdom. Trendspotters at Pantone describe their hue of ultra violet as "dramatically provocative and thoughtful." Long associated with the mysteries

  • In US, people with HIV often go 3 yrs without knowing

    November 29, 2017 3:18 AM 16

    PEOPLE who are infected with HIV in the United States often go for years without being diagnosed, with the median, or midpoint, being three years, according to US government data Tuesday. That's a slight improvement over the previous report in 2011, which found the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis was three years and seven months, said the US Centers

  • Type 3c diabetes mistaken for type 2 says study

    October 30, 2017 3:36 PM 20

    More than 97 per cent of people who have previously experienced pancreatic disease are misdiagnosed typically with type 2 diabetes, research has claimed. According to a study published in Diabetes Care, they should have been been diagnosed with type 3c diabetes, which occurs as a result of pancreatic inflammation, abnormal growth of tissue on the organ

  • Health tourism gets RM30m boost to the heart

    October 27, 2017 9:02 AM 30

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Putrajaya announced today a RM30 million injection into the Malaysian Healthcare Tourism Council to help boost the country’s budding healthcare tourism sector. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government will promote the country as a hub for fertility treatment and cardiology, the medical branch that deals with the heart

  • Heart health: How to boost potassium intake

    October 27, 2017 4:36 AM 23

    The top 10 most potassium-rich foods include lentils, dried dates, prunes, almonds, spinach, avocado, chestnuts, mushrooms, walnuts and apricots. Potassium is an essential mineral that some people tend to lack. It is essential for the transmission of nerve impulses, as well as muscle contraction (particularly the heart) and good kidney function, and plays

  • What’s the connection between lack of sleep and Alzheimer’s disease?

    October 23, 2017 11:05 PM 15

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines recommend adults get an average of at least seven hours of sleep a night. Dr Ronald Petersen, a Mayo Clinic neurologist in the United States, says prolonged lack of sleep could raise your risk of many health issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. Getting a good night’s sleep is important

  • Blood stem cell donor drive in Sibu tomorrow

    October 20, 2017 7:34 AM 15

    SIBU: Malaysians who are aged between 18 and 50 and free from any chronic diseases can now register as a blood stem cell donor. The event is jointly organised by Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society and Malaysian Stem Cell Registry (MSCR). According to MSCR, as of September this year, about 29,300 people registered as volunteers, out of which only 572 were from Sarawak