Over 300 students left in the lurch after closure of private medical college

Over 300 students left in the lurch after closure of private medical college

by MJN team | 19 Nov 2014

More than 300 medical students have been left in the lurch after the closure of a Penang-based private medical university, because the education ministry has yet to approve their transfer to continue at other institutions, an opposition MP said. "The students’ education and welfare are at stake because they cannot continue their studies at the other universities while at the same time, they are paying for their study...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

This Harvard graduate’s startup is making a difference in Philippine health care

This Harvard graduate’s startup is making a difference in Philippine health care

by MJN team

One word best describes the pharmaceutical industry in the Philippines: fragmented. On one end of the spectrum are a handful of big pharmacy chains that dominate the market revenue-wise, and on the other are hundreds of mom-and-pop shops spread in rural areas. For drug companies, this has been problematic. Many mom-and-pop or independent shops keep track of inventory the old-fashioned way – by hand. They don’t have a system...
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Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

Okinawa Argentine doctor awarded for his contribution to local community

by MJN team

Sixty-year-old second generation Okinawan Argentine doctor Antonio Simon Agarie has received the San Juan Bautista award for community contribution from the City of Florencio Varela, Argentina. The award ceremony was held at Nahuel Club in Florencio Varel. The San Juan Bautista award is given to a person who contributes to the local community, targeted at those who work for the health service. Agaries is a second generation...
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Zim nurse turns hero in war zone

Zim nurse turns hero in war zone

by MJN team

In times of war, many people flee their countries for safety while others take cover in mountains. Only courageous and committed health workers remain to save the wounded and the sick especially in foreign land. It takes intense passion for saving lives to accept a humanitarian mission in a potential war zone, where not only your own life could be at risk but where there is absolutely no public health service to talk about...
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New Products & Technology

Yahoo! Japan starts simple and easy genomic analysis service

Yahoo! Japan starts simple and easy genomic analysis service

Yahoo! Japan has announced the release of a genomic analysis service for the public from the HealthData Lab project offered by its healthcare division, Yahoo! Healthcare. The service allows users to investigate disease risk factors including 22 different kinds of...   More »


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Health Alert

New vaccine to fight four strains of the flu

New vaccine to fight four strains of the flu

KUALA LUMPUR – Now, there is a vaccine that will give protection against four strains of the flu. Sanofi Pasteur has launched the vaccine here also offers protection against the Influenza B strain. Influenza B is the major cause of seasonal flu epidemics every 2 to...   More »


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Featured Stories

Social media threat to doctors

Social media threat to doctors   New 

MJN Team | 20 Nov 2014

ONE’S reputation is the most important marketing tool, especially with millions having access to various blogs and social media websites Unfortunately, social media as a great marketing tool is a double-edged sword, as many medical practitioners...

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Making hospitals accessible – a few steps at a time

MJN Team | 17 Nov 2014

HOSPITALS, with their high concentration of wheelchair users, are the last places disabled people would expect to face problems. This is where we go to first for treatments and follow-ups. However, we’ve often had to contend with multiple barriers...

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Anxious relatives wait for news of people in surgery

MJN Team | 12 Nov 2014

Surgery is not something to look forward to. One can be affected emotionally, mentally and financially. Family members, too, go through enormous stress. During the surgery, family members will be anxiously waiting to know when the surgery will end...

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1:8 ratio to accommodate AUCMS medical students

MJN Team | 10 Nov 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - The medical student to lecturer ratio will be relaxed to accommodate the placement of students from the Allianze Univeristy College of Medical Sciences. Education Minister II, Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the present one lecturer to four...

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Local Headline

TPF donates equipment to SGH

TPF donates equipment to SGH

12 Nov 14

KUCHING - Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) received some equipment for its ward and clinic from The Pillar Foundation (TPF) yesterday. Among the equipment which were donated were cardiac tables and a hospital bed for the surgical extended ward, one television and DVD...

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Global News

Japanese docs to help India lower the cost of surgical devices

Japanese docs to help India lower the cost of surgical devices

17 Nov 14

New Delhi – According to the health ministry, India currently imports 75-80 percent of surgical devices from medically advanced nations like the US, Japan, China, Britain and Singapore.’Not just one, in fact every surgical device used is imported from medically advanced...

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Education News

Unimas university hospital proposed

Unimas university hospital proposed

16 Nov 14

KUCHING - A suggestion has been made for the government to build a university hospital dedicated to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail (BN-Bukit Kota) believed that this would help facilitate the training for the university’s Medical Faculty...

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Pharmaceutical

New leukaemia drug kills 90pc of cancer in first dose

New leukaemia drug kills 90pc of cancer in first dose

10 Nov 14

New leukaemia drug has given hope to patients as it kills nearly 90 per cent of their cancer in the first dose. Gazyva, which so powerful it can send patients into shock, comes with a whopping 42,000 dollar bill, News.com.au reported. Though the drug has been approved...

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Business & Investments

KPJs profit margin to remain stable, earnings to pick up

KPJ’s profit margin to remain stable, earnings to pick up

17 Nov 14

KUCHING - KPJ Healthcare Bhd’s (KPJ) profit margin is expected to remain stable for the next three years as gestation losses from its new hospitals is expected to be less of a drag to the group’s future earnings, analysts say. Following a company visit, the research arm...

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