Bringing health awareness to traders’ doorsteps

Bringing health awareness to traders’ doorsteps   New 

by MJN team | 17 Apr 2015

THE public and traders at Little India, Penang, were given free medical screening during a medical camp organised by the Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) Penang branch.

Five booths set up at the medical camp offered general health and dental screening, blood and glucose screening, BMI examinations and organ donor registration.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Singaporean nurse to receive International Achievement Award

Singaporean nurse to receive International Achievement Award

by MJN team

Dr Subadhra Devi Rai, a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences (Nursing) at Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been awarded the 2015 International Achievement Award by the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF). This marks the first time the biennial award has been presented to a Singaporean, NYP announced in a media release on Wednesday...
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Electric shock could help slow dementia

Electric shock could help slow dementia

AN ELECTRIC shock could help keep dementia at bay, Singapore scientists say. Stimulating the brain with an electric current - in a process called deep brain stimulation - could improve memory and even control dementia, according to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers whose work so far has been on rats...   More »


Health Alert

Tuberculosis on the rise in Penang

Tuberculosis on the rise in Penang

GEORGE TOWN - Tuberculosis cases are on the rise in Penang, said Penang Hospital head of respiratory Dr Irfhan Ali Hyder Ali. Dr Irfhan said last year there were 1,252 tuberculosis cases, while in 2013 they recorded 1,230 cases. “This rise in the number of cases is worrying as tuberculosis is an airborne disease and can...   More »


Featured Headlines

Indonesian women prefer to give birth in Malaysian hospitals

Indonesian women prefer to give birth in Malaysian hospitals   New 

MJN Team | 17 Apr 2015

JAKARTA - Many Indonesian women who live in areas near the border with Sarawak are choosing to give birth in Malaysia. According to the Kompas newspaper, most pregnant women in the Kapuas Hulu district located in Badau, Indonesia-Malaysia border, chose to give birth in hospitals...

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Malaysia needs 220 oncologists, Health Minister says   New 

MJN Team | 17 Apr 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia needs another 220 oncologists to treat optimal level of cancer patients based on the 28 million total population in the country. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subrmaniam said there was a shortage of oncologists and specialists to treat the disease, as good...

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Conditions of mobile clinic services unsatisfactory

MJN Team | 13 Apr 2015

AN examination area for women without privacy. A makeshift wooden ladder connecting a jetty and a boat that could endanger a pregnant woman’s life These are some of the less-than-satisfactory conditions highlighted about the Health Ministry’s Mobile Service Clinic that...

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International News

Gov. signs bill giving nurses more support

Gov. signs bill giving nurses more support

08 Apr 15

Legislation to help increase the number of nursing instructors – part of a broader effort to address New Mexico’s nursing shortage – was signed into law Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez...

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Education News

IMU students ntworked with companies at IMU Health Sciences Career Day

IMU students ntworked with companies at IMU Health Sciences Career Day

09 Apr 15

More than 162 students from various Pharmacy and Health Sciences programmes attended the International Medical University (IMU) Health Sciences Career Day this year. With 16 booths at the Atrium (14 companies...

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Pharmaceutical

Pharma company warns against old medicine

Pharma company warns against old medicine

14 Apr 15

A leading State-owned pharmaceutical company has called on the public and government to pay more attention to the disposal of expired drugs which are becoming a significant threat to the environment and to...

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Business & Investments

Malaysia top supplier of medical equipment

Malaysia top supplier of medical equipment   New 

17 Apr 15

BALIK PULAU - Malaysia is the leading supplier of medical equipment among the 56-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said OIC member states supplied 4%...

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