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Heart disease remains number one killer in Malaysia – MOH

Jun 13, 21 Heart disease remains number one killer in Malaysia – MOH

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KUCHING (June 13): Heart disease remains the number-one killer in Malaysia with smokers and individuals leading a sedentary lifestyle among the high-risk groups, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). “Most of the sudden deaths are associated with the heart disease whereby the heart stops pumping blood, nutrient and oxygen which should...

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Don’t neglect cases other than Covid-19, Putrajaya told

Jun 05, 21 Don’t neglect cases other than Covid-19, Putrajaya told

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PETALING JAYA: With thousands of active Covid-19 cases in the country and hospitals under strain, public figures are calling attention to the lack of resources to handle other health problems. They say the government should keep in mind that heart disease, diabetes, cancer and kidney failure continue to claim thousands of lives...

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Pandemic a good time to quit smoking, say experts

Jun 01, 21 Pandemic a good time to quit smoking, say experts

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by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE  KUALA LUMPUR – Gilbert (not his real name) was just 17 when he started smoking. By the time he was in his early 20s, he was smoking five to six packets of cigarettes a day.  The sales executive tried to quit smoking but found it tough. He finally managed to kick the habit last year...

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Avoid overworking employees to safeguard their health, bosses told

May 23, 21 Avoid overworking employees to safeguard their health, bosses told

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=boPCu0i90N0%3Ffeature%3Doembed PETALING JAYA: Two health experts have called for workplace policies to minimise overworking and mitigate its effects. Speaking to FMT in the wake of a World Health Organization (WHO) report of deaths associated with long working hours, they said there appeared to be little...

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Third Wave Of COVID-19 Likely To Attack Children, Vaccinate The Parents Quickly: Dr Devi Shetty Of Narayana Health

May 19, 21 Third Wave Of COVID-19 Likely To Attack Children, Vaccinate The Parents Quickly: Dr Devi Shetty Of Narayana Health

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According to Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, it is imperative that the country starts preparing for the shielding children from the next wave of COVID-19 as the virus is predominantly likely to target them since most adults may already be infected or immunised by then. If parents are vacinated, low chance of...

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Can festive overeating trigger a heart attack?

May 19, 21 Can festive overeating trigger a heart attack?

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(freepik) KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): In Malaysia, festivals equate with indulging in elaborate meals and all kinds of delicacies all day long. Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations are no different for this is when delicious traditional Malay fare such as rendang, lemang and ketupat are dished out copiously....

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Eating more fruits, vegetables linked to less stress

May 15, 21 Eating more fruits, vegetables linked to less stress

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Washington [US], May 14 (ANI): According to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with less stress. The study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition examined the link between fruit and vegetable intake and stress levels of more than 8,600...

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Placing The Spotlight On Heart Failure

May 04, 21 Placing The Spotlight On Heart Failure

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The National Heart Association of Malaysia and AstraZeneca partner to raise awareness on heart failure with a new public-patient educational website. Heart failure symptoms are rather common and non-specific, such as breathlessness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, fatigue or swelling in the ankles or feet. Picture courtesy of NHAM....

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Smokers at greater risk of severe Covid-19 complications

Apr 30, 21 Smokers at greater risk of severe Covid-19 complications

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Quit smoking word written with broken cigarette concept for quitting smoking PUTRAJAYA: Smokers who contract Covid-19 are at risk of developing severe complications such as liver and kidney failure as well as acute respiratory distress syndrome, says Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali. He said the data was obtained...

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In Malaysia, unhealthy lifestyles prove increasingly deadly

Apr 11, 21 In Malaysia, unhealthy lifestyles prove increasingly deadly

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PETALING JAYA: Unhealthy lifestyles are killing more and more Malaysians, with deaths linked to ailments such as heart and cererbrovascular diseases nearly doubling from 2000 to 2017. This is among the findings of an analysis done by The Star based on Statistics Department figures on the causes of deaths in the country...

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Hole-in-heart boy, 11, needs N10m for surgery in India

Mar 31, 21 Hole-in-heart boy, 11, needs N10m for surgery in India

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By Damiete Braide Sitting quietly in a chair in his father’s shop at Onipanu, Lagos State, Kelvin Olamilekan Samora was reading materials online on his phone. Looking frail and weak, Kelvin was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, which is otherwise known as hole in the heart, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital...

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Health benefits from sleeping

Mar 21, 21 Health benefits from sleeping

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TODAY is World Sleep Day, a day to advocate and educate the world about the importance of sleep in achieving an optimal quality of life and improving global health. This year’s theme, “Regular sleep, healthy future”, could not be more suitable as chronic sleep deprivation is associated with obesity and non-communicable diseases...

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Exercise could benefit patients with kidney disease

Mar 12, 21 Exercise could benefit patients with kidney disease

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Washington [US], March 11 (ANI): Exercising regularly is known to have many health advantages but did you know it could also benefit people with kidney disease?According to a recent study, kidney disease was less likely to progress in active individuals, who also had less heart problems and improved survival. The first study to...

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Ladies, be aware of heart disease

Mar 08, 21 Ladies, be aware of heart disease

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While chest pain, pressure or discomfort is a typical symptom of a heart attack, women also need to watch out for nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. — TNS Heart disease and stroke continue to be the most dangerous threats to a woman’s health. Cardiologist and Mayo Clinic Women’s Heart Clinic founder Dr Sharonne N. Hayes says...

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Post-menopausal women at high risk of coronary heart disease

Feb 18, 21 Post-menopausal women at high risk of coronary heart disease

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Post-menopausal women lose the protection provided by sex hormones. (Freepik pic) MELAKA: Women are more likely to be at high risk of coronary heart disease, especially after menopause, said a cardiologist. Consultant Cardiologist and Internal Medicine of Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Dr Lim Kien Chien said this happens as women will...

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One in every 100 newborns suffers from congenital heart disease, says Health Ministry

Feb 17, 21 One in every 100 newborns suffers from congenital heart disease, says Health Ministry

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PETALING JAYA: About one in every 100 newborn babies in the country suffer from congenital heart disease or from congenital heart defects (CHD), says the Health Ministry. This means that about 5,000 babies are born with this condition, based on the 500,000 births every year. The ministry said that 95% of cases have unknown causes,...

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