Britain proposes ban on cigarettes for younger generations
If passed into law, the smoking age would rise by one year every year, potentially phasing out smoking among young people almost completely as soon as 2040, reports say.
Health and education to continue receiving biggest allocations, Anwar says on budget
The prime minister also says that subsidy rationalisation is necessary to ensure that government subsidies benefit the groups which truly need help.
France to ban disposable e-cigarettes
It says this is an important health issue.
Urgent appeal for RM331,000 to save 13 premature babies
Having been born early, these babies now face medical complications such as respiratory distress syndrome, congenital pneumonia and sepsis.
Aspartame sweeteners 'possibly carcinogenic', says WHO
The acceptable daily intake level however remains unchanged.
Indonesia's parliament approves changes to healthcare laws amid protests
Hundreds of medical workers protested outside parliament in the capital Jakarta, demanding further public consultation on the reforms, which they say could weaken their protections.
Aide denies rumour on Sarawak's Taib Mahmud
He says the Yang di-Pertua Negeri is well and in good stead.
Sudan's war exacts deadly toll on dialysis patients, leaves bodies rotting
Sudan's health sector was already on the edge of collapse due to a lack of resources before the conflict, and it has been shattered by nearly two months of fighting between the army and the RSF across the country.
More teens vaping now than before, health ministry warns
The number of teenagers found to be vaping has increased from 9.8% in 2017 to 14.9% in 2022.
India study estimates 11% of population is diabetic
The study of more than 113,000 people also found that around 15% of Indians were pre-diabetic and around 35% have hypertension.
Smoking endgame bill to be tabled on June 12
Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa says her ministry has incorporated all 23 proposed amendments and added five new suggestions to the bill.
NZ curbs disposable vapes to deter the young
Vapes will require child safety mechanisms, with enticing names, such as 'cotton candy', banned, while plain packaging had been considered.
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