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  • No new cases of rabies in Sarawak to date, rumours unfounded

    July 14, 2017 12:29 PM 42

    KUCHING: The State Disaster Management Committee secretariat said no new case of rabies has been reported in Sarawak amidst rumours suggesting otherwise. The secretariat, in a statement today, said there are only four confirmed cases of people contracting rabies since the outbreak of the virus in the Serian district last month. “There are no new cases

  • Neighbours angry at 'crazy' pigeon feeder

    July 14, 2017 2:20 AM 35

    Hungry pigeons await for food at the home of Weerasak Sunthonjamorn, or Uncle Pui. They sit on neighbouring homes as well. (Photos by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul) Neighbours of a man who has been feeding more than 200 pigeons at his Bangkok home for more than three decades. have turned to social media to vent their frustration. Weerasak Sunthonjamorn, also known

  • Vietnam reports outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in north

    July 12, 2017 4:03 PM 12

    PARIS (REUTERS) - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu among backyard birds in the northern province of Ha Nam, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday (July 12), citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. The virus was detected at a backyard location with 1,135 birds. It directly

  • Charlie Gard case explained

    July 10, 2017 8:50 AM 35

    Doctors have asked the High Court to hear new evidence in the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard. The 11-month-old is on life support at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Charlie has an exceptionally rare genetic condition called encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). Although he appeared perfectly healthy when he was born, his health

  • HPB pushing for more healthy hawker food options by 2019

    July 9, 2017 9:00 PM 8

    SINGAPORE — By 2019, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) aims to have 40 per cent of the 13,000 hawker centre and coffee shop food stalls here offer at least one healthy food option — double the current proportion. It started the journey to that goal in December, when it extended the Healthier Dining Programme to hawker centres and coffee shops. More than 2,700 stalls

  • This STD is becoming 'smarter' and harder to treat

    July 7, 2017 10:08 AM 13

    (CNN) — Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said. "The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them," said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the WHO, in a news release

  • New drugs needed as untreatable gonorrhoea on the rise: WHO

    July 7, 2017 10:08 AM 9

    PARIS (AFP) - New drugs are urgently needed to treat gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease threatening to veer out of control as it develops resistance to existing antibiotics, the UN's health agency said on Friday (July 7). Nearly 80 million people are infected with the disease every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement

  • WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable gonorrhoea

    July 7, 2017 3:15 AM 12

    At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted disease

  • New Study Discovers the 'Type' of Vitamin D Needed for Good Health

    July 6, 2017 10:44 AM 29

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient that your body requires to regulate the calcium and phosphorus levels of our blood. It is also known as the sunshine vitamin as exposure to sunlight converts the cholesterol present in the skin to Vitamin D. Sun exposure is the best source of Vitamin D but you can also derive it from foods like eggs, cod fish, soy milk and mushrooms

  • Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith to GMOA – “treat the people instead of striking”

    July 4, 2017 10:52 AM 8

    The Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has requested the Government Medical Officers Association to postpone their strike scheduled for tomorrow, July 5. His Eminence, at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo, called for the strike to be postponed, due to the Dengue epidemic which has spread across the country. He calls on the GMOA doctors