Who regulates admissions to medical schools in Malaysia?

Who regulates admissions to medical schools in Malaysia?

by MJN team | 26 Nov 2014

Many young people want to become doctors, whether of their own volition or at the behest of their parents. These days, there are more applications for entry to medical schools worldwide. For example, there were 24,765 applications in the United Kingdom, of which 8,765 were accepted in 2013. Malaysia is no different, but there are no published statistics...

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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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Robotic walker from NUS to help stroke patients move better

Robotic walker from NUS to help stroke patients move better

SINGAPORE – Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a robotic walker to help stroke patients move better and more naturally. Equipped with sensors to measure the patient’s movements, the walker will be able to analyse and provide...   More »


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Health Alert

Malay diabetics have higher heart attack risk

Malay diabetics have ‘higher heart attack risk’   New 

A Malay diabetic is far more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or kidney failure than an Indian or Chinese with diabetes. This finding from a decade-long study of 2,337 diabetic patients by the clinical research unit at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), was...   More »


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Featured Stories

Google doctors are not the real thing

‘Google doctors’ are not the real thing   New 

MJN Team | 27 Nov 2014

THE Internet has brought loads of medical information to people’s doorsteps. While some may be helpful, there are many from dubious sources, said former president of the Malaysian Medical Association Datuk Dr N.K.S. Tharmaseelan. “The authors may...

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Six institutions willing to accept AUCMS students

MJN Team | 25 Nov 2014

The 425 medical students from Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS) in Penang which closed will be placed in six private higher education institutions (IPTS). Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the six..

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Not all medicines exempted from GST — Health Minister

MJN Team | 24 Nov 2014

SERI KEMBANGAN - The government has no intention to exempt all medicines from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) when it is implemented in April next year. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry had already identified 320...

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Social media threat to doctors

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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Local Headline

Rare form of malaria spreading in Sabah, Sarawak

Rare form of malaria spreading in Sabah, Sarawak   New 

27 Nov 14

A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found. In Sabah and Sarawak , a parasite called Plasmodium knowlesi causes severe malaria...

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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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