Socso: Most workers die of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, asthma

Mar 17, 17 Socso: Most workers die of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, asthma

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Socso CEO says non-communicable diseases, which are on the rise, kill or disable 46 workers daily in the private sector alone. KUALA LUMPUR: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major cause of death among employees under the age of 60, with over 6,500 such cases reported last year, the Social Security Organisation (Socso) says....

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High blood pressure now major problem in developing world

Nov 18, 16 High blood pressure now major problem in developing world

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People with high blood pressure — which is also known as hypertension — have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. PARIS: The number of people across the globe suffering from high blood pressure has almost doubled over the past four decades, with the biggest rise in south Asia and Africa,...

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Inside India’s ‘No-Frills’ Hospitals, Where Heart Surgery Costs Just $800

Mar 26, 16 Inside India’s ‘No-Frills’ Hospitals, Where Heart Surgery Costs Just $800

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What if hospitals were run like a mix of Wal-Mart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of “no-frills” Narayana Hrudayalaya clinics in southern India. Using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group...

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