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  • Nurses' strike in Portugal cripples public health services

    September 11, 2017 1:47 PM 10

    LISBON: Nurses in Portugal began a five-day strike over status, pay and working hours on Monday, crippling services at public hospitals, union leaders said. The Portuguese Nurses Union said at least 85% of nurses at public hospitals took part in the strike, which led to the cancellation of nearly all health appointments and non-emergency services

  • Doctor down with stress following sexual abuse

    September 9, 2017 10:58 PM 7

    MELAKA: A 26-year-old female doctor suffered from post-traumatic stress following an incident of sexual abuse at Melaka Hospital. Melaka Health Department director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said senior doctors offered consultation to the doctor following her traumatic experience after allegedly being molested by a 37-year-old patient during a medical screening

  • Health Ministry refutes claim JB hospital demanded payment before treating Singaporean

    September 1, 2017 8:20 AM 7

    Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah refuted the allegations as reported by several Singapore news websites.KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — Malaysia’s Health Ministry refuted today allegations that the Johor general hospital had refused treatment to a Singaporean hit-and-run accident victim without prior payment. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the 25-year-old

  • Poor sleep linked to heart disease and stroke

    August 31, 2017 12:31 AM 7

    Analysis also found that poor sleep quality, long sleep latency, low sleep efficiency, and use of sleeping pills were significantly associated with both ischemic heart disease and stroke. New research presented on Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 suggests that various sleep disturbances are connected to ischemic heart

  • Type 2 diabetes could be delayed by compounds found in THIS unexpected food

    August 30, 2017 9:27 AM 5

    TYPE 2 diabetes onset could be delayed by compound found in cocoa - the main constituent of chocolate. Now experts have suggested compounds in cocoa could help the body release more insulin and respond to increase blood glucose better. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin produced does not work properly

  • Compounds in cocoa could prevent type 2 diabetes, research finds (VIDEO)

    August 30, 2017 9:03 AM 5

    Researchers at Brigham Young University have discovered that compounds found naturally in cocoa called epicatechin monomers are able to increase the ability of beta cells to secrete insulin. — File picWASHINGTON, Aug 30 — Researchers have found compounds in chocolate that could help prevent and treat type-2 diabetes. Beta cells inside the islet of Langerhans

  • Seven-year-old boy is latest victim in new rabies case

    August 8, 2017 3:19 PM 25

    KUCHING: The state Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) has announced a new rabies virus case at Kampung Kuala in Gedong Samarahan. Currently, the total number of rabies to human infections since the outbreak was discovered in June in Serian stands at six. In the latest case, a seven-year-old boy was bitten by a dog on June 17 and was subsequently administered

  • Australian teen's feet, legs bloodied by mystery sea creatures

    August 7, 2017 8:28 AM 26

    An Australian teenager who went for a swim Saturday and came out of the water with his feet and lower legs covered in blood says tiny marine creatures are to blame. Sam Kanizay, speaking from a hospital bed, told local media he went waist-deep into the ocean at Brighton Beach in Melbourne after playing soccer, and emerged 30 minutes later to find his knee and ankles

  • COAG approves mental health approach

    August 4, 2017 4:12 AM 5

    Eating disorders and suicide prevention measures are at the centre of a new national mental health care approach. State and federal government health officials approved the Fifth National Mental Health Plan at a COAG Health Council meeting in Brisbane on Friday. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said it stood out from previous plans with its focus on eating

  • The most calorific meals at popular restaurant chains you should never order

    August 2, 2017 4:39 AM 11

    Pasta Napoletana at The Cheesecake Factory. — AFP picNEW YORK, Aug 2 — The Cheesecake Factory has won the dubious honour of taking two awards at the annual Xtreme Eating Awards, which singles out restaurant chains that serve the most calorific and heart-stopping meals in the biz. One of its biggest offending dishes is their Pasta Napoletana, a single