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Rehabilitation medicine in Malaysia is still little known

by MJN team | 29 May 2016

By rights, around 30% of the population should come under their care at any one point in time; yet, their speciality is often misunderstood, not only by the public, but also by other doctors. “This is where the problem is, because what society knows as rehabilitation can range from a simple massage to physio...
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Late Terengganu Sultans' personal physician honoured

by MJN team

KUALA TERENGGANU: It was just reward for one of Terengganu’s senior citizens, Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh at the ripe old age of 86. Dr Kuljit, the former personal physician for the late Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah and his son the late Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, was given a lifetime...
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● You can now buy medicines online   New 

● Nursing homes working to meet enhanced standards   New 

● Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery   New 

● Abu Dhabi hospitals awarded for timeliness in care

● Private specialists can become ‘doctors on call’ at govt. hospitals

● Healthcare teams eyed for disasters

● Abu Dhabi hospitals face cash cuts for poor care under new plan

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Good vibrations for body liberation

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Health Alert


Dong Mai Tan and Seven Leave Ginseng contain poisonous substances: Health Ministry

PUTRAJAYA : The Health Ministry has issued a warning to not buy or use unregistered chinese traditional medicine products known as Dong Mai Tan and Seven Leave Ginseng as they contain poisonous substances. The...   More »

2016 Nursing & Healthcare Events

2–4 August 2016
M.LAB 2016
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

31 Aug - 2 Sept 2016
Medical Fair Asia 2016
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

7-8 September 2016
Hospital Management Asia 2016
Sheraton Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Featured Headlines


Quaker oats in Malaysia safe to consume, says Health Ministry   New 

MJN Team | 29 May 2016

PUTRAJAYA: Health Ministry has confirmed that Quaker Oatmeal marketed in Malaysia does not contain glyphosate, a type of weed killer. In a statement today, its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said based on the ministry's check and monitoring...

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Health Ministry launches ‘quit smoking service’   New 

MJN Team | 29 May 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country number a staggering five million, which is about 17 percent of the overall population. Health Deputy Director-General (Public Health) Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the group...

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No palliative care specialists in Sarawak

MJN Team | 26 May 2016

MIRI: Sarawak has no doctors specialising in palliative care at present. Malaysian Hospice Council chairman Dr Richard Lim, who is Ministry of Health palliative care national advisor, said currently there are only 18 specialists in palliative care nationwide...

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International News


Public nurses won’t be bonded to Govt from 2017

23 May 16

The Ministry of Health has said it would no longer bond nurses who receive their training in public health training institutions. Starting from the 2017/2018 academic year, new entrant trainee nurses will not be mandated to serve a bond after...

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Education News


Varsity upgrade for nursing college

15 May 16

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Minis­try wants to upgrade one of its nur­s­ing colleges into a uni­versity college so that it can offer degree courses. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the government colleges were only...

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Health Ministry issues warning against 'itch removing capsule'

17 May 16

PUTRAJAYA: Hai Leng Hai Beh Herbal Itch Removing Capsule is being sold with a false product label number (MAL05052021TC) and is not registered with the Drug Control Authority (PBKD), says the Health Ministry. As such, members of the public are...

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Business & Investments

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Oriental ventures into healthcare

09 May 16

PETALING JAYA: Diversified group Oriental Holdings Bhd, with cash reserves of RM1.1bil, has gone into healthcare business. The company, with interests from automotive to plantations, started its healthcare operations in January last year. It has...

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