Taiwan and Malaysia collaborate on leveraging Taiwanese medical devices from innovation to cash flows

Taiwan and Malaysia collaborate on leveraging Taiwanese medical devices from innovation to cash flows   New 

by MJN team | 21 July 2014

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) of Taiwan alongside five Global Academia-Industry Alliance (GAIA) members have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with University of Malaya (UM) and the university’s spin-off company BioApps Sdn. Bhd. (BioApps-UM) to form collaboration of innovative research and development (R&D) clinical trials training and education and services in the fields of medical devices and bioengineering...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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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Prestigious award for Burgess Hill nurse

Prestigious award for Burgess Hill nurse

by MJN team

A Burgess Hill community matron from a proactive care team in Mid Sussex has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse. Tracey Perris was recognised by The Queen’s Nursing Institute with the title that indicates a commitment to high standards of patient care, learning and leadership. Nurses who hold the title benefit from developmental workshops, bursaries, networking opportunities, and a shared professional...
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New Products & Technology

Birth control ‘Chip’ could last 16 years

Birth control ‘Chip’ could last 16 years

Could it be the holy grail of birth control: one that women can turn on or off with the click of a remote control—and would last for almost half their reproductive lives. MicroCHIPS is developing a remote-control-activated...   More »


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Health Alert

2 common misconceptions about blood donation

2 common misconceptions about blood donation

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Featured Stories

Preparing for Malaysia’s senior citizen boom

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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Health Ministry to study dengue vaccine

MJN Team | 13 July 2014

KUALA KUBU BARU: The Health Ministry is looking at a higher overall protection rate against all four dengue serotypes before deciding on a proposed vaccine for the disease. Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the vaccine, produced by French...

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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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BP Hearing Solutions plans to strengthen position in hearing healthcare

MJN Team | 08 July 2014

BP Hearing Solutions (BPHS), with the largest network of over 50 hearing centres in Malaysia, plans to strengthen its leadership position by growing its presence in the manufacturing industry where hearing loss has become the most common work-related...

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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

Doctor exposes China’s medical corruption epidemic

Doctor exposes China’s medical corruption epidemic

04 June 14

MIANYANG – Ordering an unnecessary pacemaker, urging a woman to be hospitalised for a sore throat – a doctor’s allegations of corruption spotlight troubles so endemic in China’s healthcare system that patients frequently turn violent...

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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

Drug could rid people of bad memories and trauma

Drug could rid people of bad memories and trauma

04 June 14

A drug could be re-purposed to erase painful memories from people who have suffered trauma and pain, scientists hope. Experiments on mice have found that fingolimod, a multiple sclerosis drug, could rid them of the memories of physical pain...

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