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  • Type 3c diabetes mistaken for type 2 says study

    October 30, 2017 3:36 PM 13

    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 17

    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 12

    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 5

    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 6

    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

  • St. John Ambulance offering mental health first aid course in Charlottetown, Summerside

    October 17, 2017 4:17 PM 6

    A mental health first aid course is coming to P.E.I. to give people the tools to feel more comfortable when it comes to talking about mental health. The mental health first aid course is a Mental Health Commission of Canada initiative being offered by St. John Ambulance N.S./P.E.I. The courses are in Charlottetown, Oct. 21-22, and in Summerside Nov. 3-4. Diana

  • 11,000 breast cancer patients detected per year in Vietnam

    October 16, 2017 3:38 AM 7

    HANOI, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam annually spots some 11,000 breast cancer cases, and sees 5,000 fatalities caused by the disease, according to a Vietnamese major hospital specialized in treating cancer patients on Monday. For every 100,000 Vietnamese women in 2000, some 18 had breast cancer, and the figure in 2010 was 30, Hanoi-based K Hospital said, adding

  • Increase of only one dengue case from Oct 1-7

    October 14, 2017 11:28 AM 9

    PUTRAJAYA: The number of dengue cases reported for the week between Oct 1 and 7 showed an increase of only one case, totalling 1,194 cases, from 1,193 cases during the previous week, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. However, he said, the cumulative number of dengue cases saw a drop of 13,133 cases, to 71,641 cases from 84,774 cases

  • Bogus dentists visiting homes to treat patients

    October 11, 2017 11:13 PM 9

    Association says the low prices charged encourage people to turn to such services but they ignore the dangers involved. KUALA LUMPUR: Bogus dentists who offers low prices are being encouraged by the lax attitude shown by the public who take safety lightly. President of the Malaysian Private Dental Practitioners Association (MPDPA) Dr V Nedunchelian said the price

  • Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys, says study

    October 4, 2017 9:06 PM 3

    Researchers are pressing on with attempts to develop the first vaccine to prevent Zika infection and its most dangerous complication, microcephaly in fetuses and babies. A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said Wednesday. The mosquito-borne Zika virus