Medical camp reaches out to the needy

Medical camp reaches out to the needy    New 

by MJN team | 28 Aug 2014

PETALING JAYA - Perinbam Malaysia's first free medical camp on a small football field at Desa Menteri here attracted more than 400 from the Indian community the first three hours it opened. Perinbam Malaysia is non-governmental organisation established three years ago to improve the welfare of the poor and neglected in the Indian community "The camp was manned by 20 medical personnel, including seven doctors and nurses,"...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Indian American professor wins nursing excellence award

Indian American professor wins nursing excellence award

by MJN team

A combination of teaching, research and community service has earned Shainy Varghese, an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing, a nurses.com Texas GEM award. The award stands for Giving Excellence Meaning. Varghese’s award came in Home, Community and Ambulatory Care, one of six categories. Varghese and the five other Texas winners have now advanced to the national contest to compete...
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Siaw is best nurse

Siaw is best nurse

by MJN team

KUALA LUMPUR - Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur (PHKL) nurse manager Siaw Seow Sin was all smiles when she won the Best Nurse award in a competition organised in conjunction with PHKL's 40th anniversary celebration recently. Siaw had won the award for the sterling example she had shown on patient safety at the Delivery Suite. Nursing was her childhood ambition, Siaw said, and that it was her passion for her job that had won her the...
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Ex-nurse making waves in UK with bestseller

Ex-nurse making waves in UK with bestseller

by MJN team

A challenge at a dinner table has unleashed a lifelong desire to write, resulting in a memoir by Malaysian-born Lily Forbes, a retired nurse who lives in Bristol. Growing up under the mango tree, published by Silverwood Books and launched early last month in Foyles, Bristol, has been making waves in the United Kingdom and is available in popular bookstores and online. “I shared stories of my childhood around the dinner table with...
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New Products & Technology

Voice-controlled robot makes complex gynaecological surgeries easier

Voice-controlled robot makes complex gynaecological surgeries easier

Patients undergoing gynaecological surgery will now be able to benefit from a new voice-controlled robotic system at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The ViKY Uterus Positioner (ViKY UP) robot, operated via wireless...   More »


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One third of the world’s HCV carriers reside in East Asia

One third of the world’s HCV carriers reside in East Asia

In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, research indicates that genotype 1 is the most prevalent hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected. The study also found that one third of the...   More »


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Featured Stories

RCSI pleased to partner with Perdana

RCSI pleased to partner with Perdana

MJN Team | 27 Aug 2014

SEVEN members of the Irish Medical Council recently visited the Perdana University-Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (PU-RCSI) campus in Serdang, Selangor. During their visit, they met with the PU-RCSI faculty, students and clinicians...

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238 receive scrolls at 12th MMMC convo

MJN Team | 24 Aug 2014

MELAKA-Manipal Medical College (Manipal University), or MMMC, celebrated its 12th Convocation in style on June 14. It was five years ago on that day that a group of fresh-faced, homesick, nervous and anxious students had set foot at...

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Nursing alumni return to work at their Alma Mater

MJN Team | 21 Aug 2014

Some students may find it difficult to see past their graduation with a University degree, much less imagine what life would be like as a member of the university alumni. Yet many are dedicated alumni members and some have returned...

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New M2M for health monitoring

MJN Team | 19 Aug 2014

MAXIS BERHAD and home-grown healthcare solutions provider Embedded Wireless Labs (EWL) bring to the market a new Machine-to-Machine or M2M solution for health monitoring. The solution leverages on EWL's remote patient monitoring...

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Local Headline

Blood donation drive

Blood donation drive

21 Aug 14

NU Skin Malaysia's Save Lives In 30 Minutes blood donation drive was held in conjunction with the company's 30th anniversary celebration. Over the years, Nu Skin has engaged in similar initiatives which create a lasting impact on the lives of...

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Global News

Make nursing attractive to Emiratis

Make nursing attractive to Emiratis

24 Aug 14

The health care sector is growing rapidly in the UAE, so is the demand for medical professionals, including nurses. Yet, too few Emiratis choose nursing as a career. According to statistics, only three per cent of the 23,000 to 25,000 nurses in the...

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Education News

Campus hostel stay based on merit system

Campus hostel stay based on merit system

31 July 14

The writer said medical students were not offered accommodation at Kolej 17, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and that many final-year medical students were denied accommodation for the 2014/15 session. Kolej 17 is a residential college that provides...

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Pharmaceutical

Roche refuse to make breast cancer drug affordable

Roche refuse to make breast cancer drug affordable

18 Aug 14

The drugs giant Roche has been accused of blocking hundreds of terminal cancer patients from receiving a life-extending drug, by refusing to cut costs to make it affordable for the NHS. Roche’s drug Kadcyla can extend life by six months longer than...

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Business & Investments

Delivering on medical tech

Delivering on medical tech

31 July 14

TNT EXPRESS Malaysia, a global express service provider, is the first express delivery and logistics company in Malaysia to secure the Goods Distribution Practice for Medical Devices (GDPMD) certification from Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority...

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Book Review

Community Health Nursing imageCommunity Health Nursing
ISBN: 9789834509743
Authors: Hematram Yadav, Chong Mei Chan, See Teik Lan
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