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Penang’s Quit Smoking Clinic records up to 63% success rate

by MJN team | 26 May 2017

The Quit Smoking Clinic at Penang Hospital in Malaysia helps six out of 10 patients every year to quit smoking after a minimum of six months of treatment. The hospital's director Datuk Dr. Norsidah Ismail said that amongst the two categories, the warded patients proved...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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MSU awards Malaysia health DG Dr. Noor Hisham with honorary doctorate

by MJN team

The Management and Science University (MSU), one of the top universities in Malaysia that focuses strongly in critical areas of studies including Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, has awarded that country’s health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah with...
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SPECIAL FEATURES

● MOH working with Egyptian pharma firm for cheaper Hepatitis C cure

● MOH welcomes innovative ideas to improve health service quality, save costs

● MHTC signs health tourism partnership with five Indonesian companies

● Bachok Hospital in Kelantan gets RM140 mn construction budget

● Sabah to monitor sudden increase of typhoid cases in Tawau

● Private clinics, GPs to introduce bundle system to lower cost for patients

● Paramit opens new medical device design, manufacturing hub in Malaysia

● Malaysian flotilla may proceed to Bangladesh if not allowed in Myanmar

New Products & Technology

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Nessa launches hearing solutions in Malaysia with new CSR campaign

Nessa, Asia's most innovative hearing care provider, is launching its brand and innovative hearing solutions in Malaysia through a CSR campaign called “Hear Better. Live Better”. Occupational health doctor Dr. Abed Onn said hearing loss was one of the top three occupational diseases in Malaysia...   More »


Health Alert

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Seven cosmetic products containing poison banned in Malaysia   New 

Seven cosmetics products that contain scheduled poison that can be harmful to health has been named and banned by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health (MOH). Its National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Department (NPRA) said the products are Qu Gebu AP Krim, Night Glowing, Night Glow, Glowing Speed Gold Day Cream,...   More »


2017 Nursing & Healthcare Events

25-27 July 2017
APHM 2017
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

22-24 August 2017
13th Health-Asia / Pharma Asia
Karachi Expo Centre, Pakistan

6-8 September 2017
Medical fair Thailand
Bangkok Thailand

Featured Headlines

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Government, medical groups tackle fatigue-related accidents    New 

MJN Team | 29 May 2017

Government representatives and medical associations in Malaysia met and agreed to take proactive measures to help prevent fatigue-related motor-vehicle accidents among healthcare professionals who have worked long hours. In a statement, Dr. Munawwar  Salim of...

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WHO looking to harness Malaysia’s medical expertise –Health DG   New 

MJN Team | 29 May 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed interest in tapping Malaysia’s medical expertise as it was impressed with the country’s medical research work and making medicine more accessible and affordable. Malaysia’s health director-general Datuk Dr...

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IHH Healthcare looking to expand in China

MJN Team | 26 May 2017

The world's second largest and Asia's largest healthcare group by market capitalization, IHH Healthcare, said it is looking to expand its healthcare business in China. Speaking to reporters at a media briefing after an annual general meeting, IHH's managing director and...

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International News

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Malaysian doctor invited to discuss pandemic preparedness in Germany

06 Mar. 17

Malaysian epidemiologist Dr.Dhesi Baha Raja was invited by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at the Third International German Forum and contribute his expert opinion on formulating a pandemic preparedness plan for not only Germany but also on a global level...

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Education News

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Housemanship tests medical graduates’ passion, determination

17 May 17

The compulsory two-year housemanship programme that medical graduates need to undergo before becoming a doctor in Malaysia tests the students’ minds and endurance in order to see who are truly dedicated and passionate in continuing in the medical field, Public Service Department...

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Pharmaceutical

CCM teams up with Natcon, Biocon for affordable cancer, insulin medicines

05 Apr. 17

Malaysia’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, CCM Duopharma Biotech Berhad (CCMD), is partnering with India’s Natco Pharma Limited (Natco) and Biocon Limited (Biocon) to offer affordable cancer and insulin therapies in Malaysia. CCMD and Natco entered into a...

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Business & Investments

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Island Hospital to invest RM2 bn for 1,000-bed capacity expansion

19 May 17

The 300-bed Island Hospital located in Penang, Malaysia is planning to invest RM2 billion to expand its capacity to 1,000 beds, and become one of Malaysia’s largest private medical facility. Island Hospital Sdn Bhd director Benny Lim said Penang is going to further its position...

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