Topic: World Health Organization
My Say: Saving the environment to save ourselves
The search for a better and healthier life has been the pursuit of princes, paupers and philosophers alike — as each, over generations, has tried to unlock the secrets to what could improve the days...
‘Suicide cases on the rise’
PETALING JAYA: Suicide among teenagers aged 13 to 17 is on an upward trend, with thoughts of suicide rising from 7.9% in 2012 to 10% in 2017, the Health Ministry’s National Health and Morbidity Study found.
Heavy fighting rages in Libyan capital
Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.
Suicide prevention is our business
RAGE, devastating grief, helplessness and immense guilt are among the gamut of emotions that assail me almost every time I read a death by suicide in newspapers or social media.
Jobs for cancer survivors
I REFER to the report “Kula urges employers to hire ex-convicts” (The Star, April 29), which is indeed refreshing news.
Grim reminder to opt for renewable energy
NOT many young people know much about the catastrophic nuclear disaster that occurred on April 25–26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat in northern Uk...
Minding the tobacco industry
THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the news about the imminent introduction of the long-awaited standalone Tobacco Control Act to replace the Control of Tobacco Products Regulation...
Circadian rhythm and road crashes
THE recent factory bus crash, which claimed the lives of the driver and 11 passengers who were foreign workers, is another black mark in our road safety track record.
A commitment to universal health coverage for refugees
WORLD Health Day, marked each year on April 7, celebrates the right to health. This year’s theme is universal health coverage (UHC), which UN member states have agreed to work towards achieving by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Air pollution hot spots in Europe
PARIS, FRANCE (April 1): Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains -- Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible f...
Bayer shares plunge on new US cancer ruling
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, March 20 — Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer plunged as markets opened yesterday, after a second US jury ruled that blockbuster pesticide Roundup — made...
Healthier with less sugar
THERE are about three million obese Malaysians – and the number is increasing – while there are about five million individuals who suffer from varying degrees of diabetes.
Place for traditional medicine
THE Health Ministry takes note of the concerns expressed by Concerned Medical Practitioner from Kuala Lumpur in the letter “ Traditional, not scientific ” ( The Star , Jan 10).
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