April 2, 2018

Eating grilled or well-done meat, fish tied to high blood pressure risk

NEW YORK: Eating beef, chicken, or fish grilled or well-done is associated with a higher risk of high blood pressure, new research suggests. “Among individuals who consume red meat, chicken, or fish regularly, our findings imply that avoiding the use of open-flame and/or high-temperature cooking methods, including grilling/barbecuing, broiling, and roasting, may help reduce hypertension risk,” Dr Gang Liu of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston

Spending on cancer treatment sufficient, says govt

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has defended the government’s spending for the treatment of cancer, saying some RM400 million a year is allocated for this purpose. The response from the ministry comes in the wake of criticism from Kampar MP Dr Ko Chun Sen, who said the government needed to invest more, especially for equipment used in the fight against cancer. “The country lacks sufficient linear accelerator machines used for