Free medical camp in Metro Prima

Free medical camp in Metro Prima

by MJN team | 27 Sep 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - THE second Perinnbam Malaysia Free Medical Camp will be held in the vicinity of Flat Pelangi Magna, Metro Prima, Kepong, here, from 9am to 4pm tomorrow. Perinnbam Malaysia medical bureau head Dr Chandra Kanth said there would be a quit smoking clinic and obesity clinic. “The obesity clinic is introduced because the last camp saw many people with obesity problems. “This clinic will be managed by Klinik Kesihatan Jinjang...

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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

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No scientific proof that Vitamin B17 can cure cancer

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MALACCA - There is no scientific evidence to support claims that Vitamin B17, also known as laetrile or amygdalin, which found naturally in raw nuts, particularly apricot kernels, can cure cancer, said National Cancer Society Malaysia...   More »


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Featured Stories

Hospis Malaysia needs public support to continue their work

Hospis Malaysia needs public support to continue their work    New 

MJN Team | 29 Sep 2014

Hospis Malaysia needs the public’s support to continue their work of providing palliative care. At 25, nurse Thow Meai Jiun believes she has attained the wisdom of figuring out what matters most in life, and she said it’s not riches. “I have realised that more...

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A Myanmar – IMU collaborative community project

MJN Team | 24 Sep 2014

Twenty five students from International Medical University (IMU) accompanied by four Faculty members went to Myanmar for a community project. The University gave its support by providing some money through its Student Mobility Project, T shirts , stationery...

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Hospital: Help us identify poor folk in need of heart fund

MJN Team | 22 Sep 2014

PENANG Adventist Hospital is urging the public to refer needy people who are in need of medical assistance for their heart problems. Its chief executive officer Wesley Toh said they had the funds but were lacking in referrals. “Referrals can be made to...

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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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Medical school denies staff neglected after complaint over unpaid salaries

Medical school denies staff neglected after complaint over unpaid salaries

22 Aug 14

A private medical university in Penang has denied claims that it had neglected the welfare of its employees after they complained of not receiving their salaries for months. Faced with financial woes since last year, the Allianze...

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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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ISBN: 9789834509743
Authors: Hematram Yadav, Chong Mei Chan, See Teik Lan
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