Free medical checks at Kg Parit Hassan

Free medical checks at Kg Parit Hassan   New 

by MJN team | 20 Sep 2014

KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital organised a medical camp at Kampung Parit Hassan at the Ulu Benut district, here, as part of its annual corporate social responsibility programme recently. The camp reaches out to the community in rural areas to create awareness of the importance of health and hygiene. It also involves offering basic medical tests. This year, the camp saw the participation of the Kluang health department and...

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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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Heart failure patients monitored from home in pilot programme

Heart failure patients monitored from home in pilot programme

The Eastern Health Alliance (EHA) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) are piloting a new tele-health programme, which will see healthcare professionals remotely monitoring the recovery of heart failure patients. In a media briefing on...   More »


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Parents whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

Parents’ whooping cough vaccines may protect babies

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Featured Stories

Get ready to rock with doctors

Get ready to rock with doctors

MJN Team | 18 Sep 2014

A GROUP of doctors is planning to let their hair down and rock on stage to raise funds for the Penang Family Health Develop-ment Association (FHDA) building fund. The concert, ‘Viva la Pinang — A Charity Musical Evening with Doctors’, with a cast of about...

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Society and medical profession need a mutual understanding of respective roles and obligations

MJN Team | 17 Sep 2014

Society and the medical profession have to understand their obligations towards each other and play their respective roles. The patient-doctor relationship has existed since time immemorial. The history of medicine is replete with...

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Award shows government thankful to medical community, says doctor

MJN Team | 15 Sep 2014

SIBU - Pegawai Bintang Kenyalang (PBK) recipient, Dr Hu Chang Hock, yesterday said the award showed that the government recognised the medical community’s contributions to the society. The thrilled senior private medical...

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Emergency medical services at both QEH and QEH2

MJN Team | 14 Sep 2014

KOTA KINABALU - The emergency medical services in Sabah have improved tremendously over the years, said Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) director Dr Heric Corray. Dr Heric said there were now seven emergency medical specialists at...

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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

Singapore Welcomes the World to the Region’s Leading Healthcare and Medtech Event for 2014

Singapore Welcomes the World to the Region’s Leading Healthcare and Medtech Event for 2014

11 Sep 14

MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014 and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2014 are increasingly seen by global manufacturers and service providers as the gateway to Asia’s booming healthcare and medical technology (medtech) industries. The growth potential in the region’s...

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Education News

Coping with an overdose of doctors

Coping with an ‘overdose’ of doctors

17 Sep 14

THE Government should be applauded for finally resolving to take positive action with regards to oversupply of doctors. The Ministries of Education and Health constantly referred to an advisory that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had...

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Pharmaceutical

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects

Costly eye drug and far cheaper alternative have similar side effects

16 Sep 14

Injecting Roche’s cancer drug Avastin as a cheap eye treatment does not appear to increase deaths or serious side effects, according to an independent study that is likely to fuel a row over the medicine’s unapproved use. An analysis of nine clinical trials...

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Business & Investments

Healthy medical devices sub-sector

‘Healthy’ medical devices sub-sector

18 Sep 14

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia, the leading producer of catheters and surgical gloves globally, can expect employment opportunities in the medical devices sub-sector to double by 2020. Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) chief executive officer Datuk Azman...

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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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