100 more spots for medical students

100 more spots for medical students   New 

by MJN team | 16 Sep 2014

PETALING JAYA - One hundred places for students wanting to pursue medicine have been specially created by the Education Ministry following an uproar when only 418 places for medical courses were offered in local universities this year. This was against a backdrop where 1,163 candidates with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 had applied to do medicine. There were 690 places last year. Higher Education Department...

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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   New 

Whooping cough typically isn’t dangerous in adults, but it can make babies very sick. When babies are too young to get the whooping cough vaccine, vaccinating their parents might protect them from the dangerous infection, a new study...   More »


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Featured Stories

Award shows government thankful to medical community, says doctor

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 QEH, two at...

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Director: Don’t share confidential info when using social media

MJN Team | 10 Sep 2014

MIRI - Health Department employees have been warned against using the social media such as Whatsapp, Twitter, and Facebook to disclose confidential information about the department or patients. In issuing the directive, State Health director...

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A doctor’s insight into medical negligence

MJN Team | 08 Sep 2014

The public has long held doctors in high esteem. True to the Hippocratic Oath, doctors always did what was thought to be in the best interest of their patients. Lawyers were unwilling to assist in suing members of a fellow profession. Even...

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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

Campus hostel stay based on merit system

Our medical colleges – for better or for worse?

31 Aug 14

COMMENT Medical colleges in the country have been hogging the headlines of late. Certain medical colleges have shamed us publicly and internationally for allegedly not paying staff salaries and not settling their contractual dues. If the medical colleges...

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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   New 

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

Elsoft diversifies its revenue in medical equipment market

Elsoft diversifies its revenue in medical equipment market

11 Sep 14

KUCHING - Elsoft Research Bhd (Elsoft) is diversifying its revenue base by venturing into the medical equipment market RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd (RHB Research) said Elsoft plans to diversify its revenue stream from its core light-emitting diode (LED)...

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