Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus   New 

by MJN team | 16 Apr 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later. The man, a...

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Flight nurse receives scholarship

by MJN team

Air Link is proud to announce Chief Flight Nurse Tracy Meyer, has been selected nationally as the recipient of the 2014 Medical Transport Leadership Institute Scholarship. Meyer was awarded the scholarship based on her dedication to critical care transport. With more than 16 years of experience in the medical community, she serves as both a flight nurse and chief flight nurse. She’s active in the Association of Air Medical Services and the...
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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to present Flame of Excellence award to Rey Rivera

by MJN team

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will present the Flame of Excellence Award to Reynaldo “Rey” Rivera, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FAAN, recognizing him as a champion of nurse engagement and empowerment. Rivera will receive the award — which honors sustained contributions to acute and critical care nursing at a high level and with broad reach — at the 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, May 17-22....
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ACNL CEO receives 2014 AONE Nurse Mentor Award

by MJN team

Patricia McFarland, RN, MS, FAAN, and CEO of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, has been awarded the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ 2014 Nurse Mentor Award for her exemplary work in furthering the professional development of nurses in leadership roles. “Throughout her career, Pat has served as a role model and mentor for hundreds of nurses at every level, from student nurses to senior executives in both service and...
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● New Sulaimani Hospital Brings International Standards to Kurdistan   New 

● China convicts hospital workers after labour protest   New 

● KSA declares war on MERS

● Hospital bed shortage exposed

● Chinese hospital stresses cancer awareness

● Dozens of dead babies found in Brazil hospital horror

● Chinese gov't encourages dev't of private hospitals

New Products & Technology

Colour-coded smart tags will tell if food is spoiled or not

Colour-coded smart tags will tell if food is spoiled or not

Scientists have come up with new colour-coded smart tags which will tell the customers if the food has spoiled without even opening the container. The tag, which would appear on the packaging, can also be used to determine   More »

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Health Alert

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Capsule coffee contains high levels of carcinogenic substance   New 

ISLAMABAD: A new study has found that coffee made from capsules contains more furan, a carcinogenic substance, than in drip coffee makers or from other methods. Furan, like acrylamide, is one of a group of carcinogenic...   More »

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2014 Nursing & Healthcare Events

3-5 June 2014
APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2014
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Malaysia

Featured Stories

Hospital sale soon as predicted?

Hospital sale soon as predicted?   New 

MJN Team | 16 Apr 2014

Kota Kinabalu: The prediction by tax payers that the Government might buy over KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital, off Jalan Damai, and make it Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) III could become reality in the not-too-distant...

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Plans for better public health service   New 

MJN Team | 16 Apr 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is preparing two master plans – Healthcare Facility Master Plan and Health Human Resource Master Plan – to overcome the problem of hospital congestion and to better locate new hospitals...

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Inaugural blood donor run in June   New 

MJN Team | 16 Apr 2014

Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood...

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NGOs says RM500 fine for Aedes too low

MJN Team | 14 Apr 2014

A RM500 fine alone will not be enough to deter building owners from breeding Aedes mosquitoes, said National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. Lee described the amount...

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Selling health: A bargain or a rip-off?

MJN Team | 14 Apr 2014

Humans, when sick, are a desperate species. We only realize how important it is to be healthy when we are sick. We find ways to recover – fast. This is our weakness and it is being capitalized on – by health...

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Local Headline


Klang Valley, Penang hit by haze

02 Mar 14

KUALA LUMPUR: Intense heat, bush fires, and the prolonged dry spell have led to some parts of the Klang Valley and Penang having either moderate or unhealthy air pollutant index. While the Meteorological Department is closely monitoring the weather...

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Global News


1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital

27 Mar 14

About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients acquired some 721,800 infections at hospitals that...

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Education News


St John Ambulance ready for schools

02 Mar 14

SIBU: St John Ambulance Malaysia is more than willing to go into schools if there is a need for it. Its commander-in-chief, Dato Dr Low Bin Tick, said St John Ambulance is a good uniform group for students to join. “It’s an organisation...

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Pfizer issues nationwide recall of antidepressant

27 Mar 14

A voluntary nationwide recall of 3 different lots of the antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor, Pfizer Inc) has been issued by the drug’s manufacturer owing to possible contamination with a heart drug and subsequent potentially fatal consequences...

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Business & Investments


Dell set to enter IT healthcare market in India

02 Apr 14

Dell, the global technology giant that recently went private, is all set to enter the IT healthcare market in India with a focus on mid-sized hospitals and other players in this segment. Dell, whose business spans across hardware, software and...

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Book Review

book reviewCommunity Health Nursing
ISBN: 9789834509743
Authors: Hematram Yadav, Chong Mei Chan, See Teik Lan
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