Pantai Hospital Cheras nurses reach out

Pantai Hospital Cheras nurses reach out   New 

by MJN team | 29 July 2014

NURSES at Pantai Hospital Cheras celebrated Nurses Day by preparing a hearty breakfast and bringing food for residents of Pusat Jagaan Orang-Orang Tua Wawasan in Cheras. The home has 16 residents and three employees. Assistant nursing supervisor Zarina Salam said: “We feel that reaching out to the community on Nurses Day is the right thing to do. We also had a great time getting to know these senior citizens who have...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Emirati nurse honoured at Emirates Women Awards

Emirati nurse honoured at Emirates Women Awards

by MJN team

The 11th Emirates Women Awards has recognised Nazneen Maymoun, Director of Nursing for Sharjah Medical District and an MBA graduate from the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) ,for her outstanding career achievements. Supported by Dubai Quality Group and held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the annual awards celebrate the accomplishments of the UAE’s foremost women, both nationals and expatriates...
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This Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

This Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

by MJN team

In the small farming town of Eruwa, Nigeria, goats graze outside the entrance of a low concrete building. Inside, mothers recline with their babies on worn, well-used beds. This is Eruwa’s main hospital. It isn't fancy, and it isn’t meant to be. “For me, it doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it's functional,” says Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi. He founded the hospital 27 years ago on that philosophy. What keeps his hospital...
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Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

Navy nurse recognised for devotion to duty

by MJN team

Lieutenant Commander Amy York, a Nursing Officer at HMAS Cerberus, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours and Awards list, for her meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and peri-operative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force during her decade of Service in the Navy. LCDR York joined the Navy in 2004...
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2 common misconceptions about blood donation

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Featured Stories

Better prospects to lure doctors to Sarawak

Better prospects to lure doctors to Sarawak

MJN Team | 27 July 2014

KUCHING: The Health Ministry will fight for more perks for specialist doctors serving in Sarawak to attract more doctors from Peninsular Malaysia to serve in government hospitals in the state. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said this...

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Preparing for Malaysia’s senior citizen boom

MJN Team | 20 July 2014

Malaysians are living longer than ever but the increased life expectancy comes with challenges of its own. When Malaysia gained its independence in 1957, the average life expectancy for a Malaysian was just 56 years. Today, however Malaysia’s life...

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Dermatologists will be happy to know Tri-Luma is back

MJN Team | 10 July 2014

Only FDA-approved melasma treatment to re-launch after improvements to manufacturing process and supply chain. For many dermatologists and general practitioners, Tri-Luma, the only FDA-approved melasma treatment with three active ingredients, is one of...

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Local Headline

30% of TB cases from Sabah

30% of TB cases from Sabah

26 June 14

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty per cent of the total tuberculosis (TB) cases in Malaysia were reported in Sabah due to the high influx of illegal immigrants. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said illegal immigrants were one of the problems...

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Global News

After Iraq, nurses stuck in Libya fresh worry for govt

After Iraq, nurses stuck in Libya fresh worry for govt   New 

29 July 14

NEW DELHI - As fighting between militias loyal to the Libyan government and Islamist forces escalates, India remains diplomatically hard-pressed to ensure the safe return of close to 6000 Indian nationals stuck in the strife-torn country. Among...

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Education News

Three more Schools-in-Hospitals to be operational by year end

Three more Schools-in-Hospitals to be operational by year end

18 June 14

Three more Schools-in-Hospitals (SDH) are being set up in Negri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak, says Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Muhyiddin, who is also the Education Minister, in launching Phase 2 and 3 of the SDH initiative...

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Pharmaceutical

Dengue vaccine trial shows promise, says French drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur

Dengue vaccine trial shows promise, says French drugmaker Sanofi Pasteur

21 July 14

PETALING JAYA - Dengue could soon be a thing of the past. A dengue vaccine is as good as ready. After over 20 years of intensive research, a French pharmaceutical company has announced that its dengue vaccine can reduce dengue haemorrhagic fever cases...

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Business & Investments

7 changes that improved Healthscope’s financial health

7 changes that improved Healthscope’s financial health

18 June 14

Fund managers are yet to be convinced Healthscope has improved enough to warrant a $1 billion-plus rise in its market value, as the private hospital and pathology operator steams towards a $4 billion float in July. Private equity...

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