A mystery illness has reportedly struck native families living in Rumah Bansan longhouse at Sungai Bedengan near an aluminium smelting plant in Mukah. The public needs iron-clad guarantees from the Sarawak government - certified by truly independent health and...
The diabetes drug Avandia, which generated US$1.2 billion for GlaxoSmithKline last year, has been banned in Europe and restricted in the US. It is yet another blow for Big Pharma. AFP reports that in the United States, the Food...
Some of our underfunded general hospitals appear to be overstretched as staff struggle to cope with the large number of outpatients. And to think they want to build a 100-storey tower while others want to promote 'medical tourism'. I...
While the political elites live the high life obtaining the best medical and health care treatment, Steven Grumach shares with us his experience at a government general hospital. Bear in mind that the Malaysian government spends only about 2...
The US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has warned that the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor (simvastatin), made by Merck, increases risk of muscle injury when used in large doses. The FDA said that people taking the 80mg dose face an especially...
Why isn't this headline news? GlaxoSmithKline will have to cough up US$3bn to settle misdemeanour criminal charges in the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. The Guardian reported: GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil at patients under age...
This documentary challenges some of the long-held theories about cholesterol and statins, which have reaped big bucks for Big Pharma. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th7AqXiWD1g?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
While our public hospitals groan under the weight of so many patients, many Malaysian medical personnel, including specialists, prefer to work in public hospitals abroad. Blog reader SH files in this report from Down Under: Hey, 100% true story below. Happened...
Tunglang takes us on another journey to the past in old George Town, Penang, this time recalling the street performances put up by Chinese medicine men in Magazine Circus in the 1960s. I am reminiscing about the good old...
There is a significant divide in opinion in how the US budget deficit should be cut - and this divide has been heightened in the wake of S&P's downgrade of the US economy. It seems the US Congress and...

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