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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ministry studies papaya leaves to treat dengue

A popular home remedy for dengue fever has received partial government endorsement, with the Health Ministry conducting research into the effect of papaya leaves to treat dengue fever.
Deputy Health Minister Dr Hilmi Yahaya said initial research showed that papaya leaf extract could raise the level of platelets in dengue fever victims faster.
“Taking a juice drink of the product based on papaya leaves as an alternative treatment for dengue fever is believed to be able to expedite recovery for dengue patients.
The ministry was now conducting a study to produce the extract in capsule form to widen alternative treatment methods for dengue patients, he told reporters.
He said the ministry would also cooperate with the Federal Land Development Authority to plant papaya trees for a regular supply of papaya leaves.
“The papaya crop will be used to produce juice or capsules from the extract for the treatment of dengue patients,” he said.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Shoe thief on the prowl

Do not leave your expensive shoes outside the house. There is a fair skin foreign young man in jogging outfit going round stealing shoes in the early hours of the morning. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

'Falls in Older People'

Free Health Talk and Health Screening organized by RA SS20 Central in collaboration with University Malaya.

Date: 4 July 2015 (Saturday)

7:30 am–9:00am: Blood Sampling (Limited to the first 30 people only, aged   55 years and above)
9:30 am–10:15am: Talk on “Falls in Older People”, by Assoc Prof. Dr. Tan Maw Pin 
11:00am–1:00pm:  Health Screening

Venue: Dewan Sri Budiman, Sek Menengah Kebangsaan, Damansara Utama, Jalan SS20/21, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya

1) Please fast for at least 8 hours if you want to participate in the "Blood Sampling". Also, bring your "normal" medications for record by the organizers.
2) Participants of the MELoR health programme are not eligible for the Blood Sampling (You have/will have a special blood sampling programme by MELoR)
3) Please immediately register yourself at the "Blood Sampling" counter as soon as you arrive at the Dewan. Blood sampling is ONLY limited to 30 eligible persons, first come first serve.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Selangor SPCA seeks neuter plan

KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will be approaching the state government with a more concrete plan on trap-neuter-release-manage programme soon.
Its president Christine Chin said the society had prepared a working paper on the matter and hope to present it to the state authorities soon.
She said Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali was quite receptive to the idea when he was approached earlier in the year.  Read more....

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Recognition of work well done

After the outbreak of a few dengue cases in the SS20 neighbourhood, the Environmental Committee of the RA SS20 Central organized a dengue round 2 months ago to create awareness among the residents and also to identify the potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Following that, the committee made a request to MBPJ to clean up the Central Zone.

With the help from the Solid Waste Management & Public Sanitary Dept as well as the City Landscape Greenery Dept from MBPJ, trees and bushes were trimmed, drains were unclogged and cleaned.

On Saturday, 13 June, the RA SS20 Central organized an appreciation lunch for the MBPJ contract workers who worked diligently to help keep our area clean and free from dengue. 

We would also like to remind residents to check their homes and surrounding areas regularly to ensure that there is no stagnant water.