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70 nations seek action against cervical cancer

70 nations seek action against cervical cancerKuala Lumpur, May 27 : With cervical cancer projected to kill nearly half a million women by 2030, stakeholders from more than 70 countries came together Monday to seek an urgent call for action against the disease.


Forget lasers and lotions! Eat croc meat for smooth skin

Forget lasers and lotions! Eat croc meat for smooth skin Kuala Lumpur, Feb 7 : Eating crocodile meat is the best way to fair, spotless skin, it has been suggested.

According to Kosmo!, the meat taken from a crocodile''s chest, tail and genitals is believed to have medicinal properties that could enhance a woman''s beauty., the Star Online reported.


Malay couple comes up with recipe book that can help prevent blindness

Malay couple comes up with recipe book that can help prevent blindnessKuala Lumpur, September 7 : The passion for food and desire to raise awareness on eye diseases has prompted a couple to literally create “food for the eyes”.


New surgical procedure cuts high blood pressure better than drugs

New surgical procedure cuts high blood pressure better than drugsKuala Lumpur, May 1 : A simple surgical procedure can help those with resistant hypertension to control their high blood pressure.

Recently introduced in Malaysia, Renal nerve ablation or denervation involves destroying certain nerves around the kidney that can help regulate the body's blood pressure.


Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccine

Vietnam succeeds in developing effective bird flu vaccineKuala Lumpur, Feb 25 : A Vietnamese company has created and successfully tested effective human vaccines against both avian influenza A/H5N1 and A/H1N1 viruses.


Malaysia bans controversial sex manual

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 4 - The Malaysian government has banned a book by a controversial group that advocates group sex and says wives should act like "high-class prostitutes" to spice up their marriage.

A group known as the "Obedient Wives' Club" will no longer be able to publish the book "Islamic Sex", which was a kind of manual intended to be read only by the club members.

Abdul Aziz, a home ministry official, told The Star newspaper that the book would be banned because its contents infringed censorship laws.


Unending tale of an HIV negative man's ordeal in Malaysia

Unending tale of an HIV negative man's ordeal in MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, March 4 : A man's life has become an unimaginable misery since being erroneously diagnosed as HIV positive a decade ago at a Malaysian hospital.

A. Nageswara's life turned a living nightmare after a botched test in 2001. He says he has been compelled by circumstances since then to live away from his wife and five children.

"Being thought of as a HIV positive was very embarrassing.


Young Malay men lured into life of vice by ''massage parlours''

Young Malay men lured into life of vice by ''massage parlours''Kuala Lumpur, Dec 27 : Young men in Malaysia are being lured into a life of vice by massage parlours that are offering them "special services" on the side.

Those frequenting these parlours include college and university students, and some of the so-called body and foot massage centres are even accepting men in their late teens and early 20s as customers.


Compound extracted from tree ‘can help fight leukemia’

 Compound extracted from tree ‘can help fight leukemia’ Kuala Lumpur, Dec 14 : A new compound is showing promise against some forms of cancer like leukemia.

The compound comes from the Aglaia foveolata tree, found in Sarawak’s highlands, and has entered pre-clinical trials.


Malaysia makes medical cover mandatory for foreign workers

Malaysia makes medical cover mandatory for foreign workers  Kuala Lumpur, Nov 29 : The Malaysian government has made medical cover compulsory for foreign workers, including Indians, and has said their work permits will not be renewed if insurance cover was not secured.

Starting Jan 1, it has fixed the annual insurance premium at RM120 ($78) per worker.


Malaysia to approach India, Pakistan for doctors

Malaysia to approach India, Pakistan for doctorsKuala Lumpur, Nov 15 : Malaysia will soon approach the governments of India, Pakistan and Egypt for medical specialists to work in the country, as previously recruited doctors were found "not very good", the health minister has said.

Malaysia is facing a lack of medical specialists and many patients are forced to go to India. Indian doctors also come to perform surgeries in Malaysia.


Men just get less than 3hrs of orgasm in their lifetime

Men just get less than 3hrs of orgasm in their lifetimeKuala Lumpur, Aug 30 : A man gets just an average of less than three hours of orgasm throughout his lifetime, according to China Press.

Orgasm is the physical and emotional sensation experienced at the peak of sexual excitement.


Malaysian teens popping sex stimulant pills to enhance performance

 Malaysian teens popping sex stimulant pills to enhance performanceKuala Lumpur, May 26 It has emerged that Malaysian teenagers are popping sex stimulant pills in a bid to enhance their "performance".

According to the Harian Metro, one youth, who admitted to taking the drug Nospan, said the pill helped him to forget his family problems and that it enhanced his "sexual prowess".


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