Category Archives: Health/Medicine

Is consulting a doctor, like playing the lottery?

By Mariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: Anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, travels an emotional roller-coaster. Their priorities in life change. Their life, family and work, are affected, but what should they do, if they discover that their cancer was misdiagnosed? … Continue reading

Posted in Court case, Health/Medicine

Did hospital negligence cause 14-year-old’s death?

Tinasha Ganesan Rao is declared brain dead by a private hospital within eight hours of admission for a fever.  by Amanda Charmaine PETALING JAYA: From fever to fits, then death. That was how 14-year-old Tinasha Ganesan Rao spent the last … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Medicine, Tragedy

New hope for cancer victims as drug which kills tumours passes lab tests

The drug, known as OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, according to a new study Breakthrough: The drug that can eradicatye tumours is being developed at the University of Chicago A new drug that eradicates some … Continue reading

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Doctors sit up, your medical blunders have ruined lives

Ace Emerson FOCUS: Johanna Pang stepped into the Tawau General Hospital after discovering blood on the tissue following an extended bout of hacking and coughing. The doctors examined her and told her that she had Tuberculosis (TB), gave her medication … Continue reading

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Two mothers with different needs

By Mariam Mokhtar Lolanopita Sadi from Sabah, the mother of 15-year-old Muhammad Firdaus Dullah, was criticised and arrested for neglecting her severely disabled son. At the other end of the spectrum is Zahriah Mohd Faiz, the mother of 15-year-old Balqis, … Continue reading

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Miraculously healed Muslim lays down life for Christ

Nasir Siddiki with shingles in October 1987 (left) and present day. The blisters were growing beyond an inch in diameter, spreading from the side of his face, down his neck and onto his shoulder. His ear was so deformed it … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Medicine, Religion

Shocked Italian nun gives birth to baby boy

By Fiona Keating | IB Times A 31-year-old nun has given birth to a baby boy in Rieti, Italy, after experiencing abdominal pains she thought were stomach cramps. After she was taken to a hospital, she gave birth to a … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Medicine, Religion, Special Interest

Red Bull didn’t kill Mita, toxic concoction of energy drink with alcohol likely cause of death

Alyaa Alhadjri PETALING JAYA: The recent death of Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran serves as a reminder on the potential dangers of consuming a mixture of energy drinks and alcohol to stay awake for extended periods of time. PAS central committee … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Medicine, Tragedy

Nothing is taboo for ‘straight talking’ doctor sex

Raphael Wong KUALA LUMPUR: If a man has problems of a sexual nature, who does he approach for consultation and treatment? Most will probably see an ordinary doctor who may prescribe some medicine but will not delve deeper into such … Continue reading

Posted in Health/Medicine, Sex

Greed gets in your eyes

By Keruah Usit ANTIDOTE The worst haze on record was in Sarawak, in 1997. Even Sarawak’s famously wealthy chief minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, could not buy a breath of fresh air, so he went abroad on “research”. The Air Pollution … Continue reading

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