News - April 2018

»  HRPB Bariatric Clinic poised to be obesity referral centre

»  Dialysis patients from Klang benefit from free van service

»  Apply for childcare fee subsidy, middle-income parents in Johor told

»  Taconic Biosciences introduces new animal mouse models

»  RM130 million national centre for food security to be completed by 2021

»  RM90.5 million allocated to create new building at Segamat Hospital

»  Researchers from China develop nanotech to fight cancer – an alternative to chemotherapy

»  MyCare to set up special fund for murdered Palestinian imam's family

»  Most blind people find it hard to access information

»  Malaysian women with kidney disease face lower survival rates compared to men

»  CCM Duopharma Biotech aims to be second pharmaceutical company in value within the next 24 months

»  OmniComm Systems signs first TrialMaster customer in China

»  Colorectal cancer the second most common cancer in Malaysia; however can be prevented with early screening

»  Ensure the safety of your staff during GE14, NIOSH cautions

»  Japan-based Genesis Healthcare Co enters Asian market

»  Malaysia has high potential to become Asian medical device hub

»  Penang Adventist Hospital launches RM.3.3 million heart centre to cater to patients

»  Ikhmas Unit bags two contracts worth RM257.7 million to upgrade Kajang Hospital

»  Health Ministry introduces Misi Masuk Kampung’ program to identify senior citizens in need of healthcare

»  Health Minister orders recall of two brands of canned sardines after dead worms found

»  Fit Malaysia a good platform to keep healthy - Khairy

»  Farmasia and Nucleus Dynamics sign MoUto enhance patient care

»  Dental Bill 2017 passed

»  Crown Bioscience to present preclinical cancer drug development at AACR conference

»  Baling Hospital to gain specialist hospital status by 2021

»  Almost 10, 000 Parkinson’s disease patients receive brain pacemaker

»  Additional building of Tanah Merah to be completed by 2021

»  Six Malaysian Standards (MS) on food will be reviewed to improve health protection

»  Seventh person in Sarawak dies of rabies

»  RM304.5 million Kajang Hospital’s Women and Children Complex to be ready in 2021

»  New insurance scheme to give country’s poor access to private healthcare

»  Najib launches 12 health projects worthRM1.64 billion in Penang

»  More no-smoking areas to be gazetted to make Malaysia a smoke-free nation by 2045

»  Mental illness to be the second major health concern in Malaysia by 2020 after heart disease

»  Health Ministry makes groundbreaking discovery of finding Hepatitis C cure

News - March 2018

»  Health Ministry launches Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) Blueprint 2018-2027

»  Health Ministry launches book to assist psychiatry assistant medical officers

»  Government provides mental health care in 33 hospitals – Health Ministry

»  Government eyes 48 clinics to adopt the family doctor concept (FDC)

»  Doulas no substitute to trained personnel in delivering babies - Malaysian Medical Association

»  Cardiovascular disease the biggest killer among type 2 diabetes patients- experts

»  Begin hormone replacement therapy early to ease menopause symptoms, women told

»  Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) to have own teaching hospital by 2021

»  Sunway Group to build a hospital in Seberang Jaya costing RM500 million

»  Services at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) have recovered after fire

»  Offer vitamin C injection services and be prepared to be struck off, Health Ministry warns doctors

»  Niosh working closely with occupational safety practitioners to provide the best care for Malaysians

»  Most Malaysians deprived of vacations – Expedia study

»  Malaysians consuming too much salt; nasilemak and roti canai among the food culprits

»  Malaysians above 20 urged to go for health check-ups

»  IHH Healthcare to make voluntary open offer to buy non-promotera shares of Fortis

»  Health Ministry on mission to eradicate viral hepatitis in the country

»  Columbia Asia receives additional equity investment of US$210 million; aims to deepen its specialty care

»  18 selected hospitals nationwide offering free Sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral (DAA) for the treatment of hepatitis C

»  Addiction to smart devices can lead to spine and neck problems, along with carpal tunnel syndrome – Niosh

»  Results of food poisoning case at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital will be out in one week – Health Ministry

»  Fever, night sweats, prolonged coughing, among symptoms of TB – Health Ministry

»  Cases of dengue fever for the period February 18 to 24 increased up by 52

»  Health Ministry installs 241 CT Scan, 104 MRI machines

»  Biib+app and the Rotary Club of Ampang raising funds to provide clean water for Myanmar village

»  SunMed introduces Leksell Gamma Knife Icon, an advanced radiation machine that treats brain cancer

»  Health Ministry paying close attention to the spread of mumps in the country

»  Get cough medicines only from medical practitioners or pharmacists – Health Ministry

»  Seretide inhalers in the country safe to use – Health Ministry

»  Number of tuberculosis patients on the rise;parents must vaccinate their children – Health Ministry

»  Infectious diseases on the rise as some parents refuse to vaccinate their children

»  Health Ministry to see whether pneumococcal vaccine should be included in NIP

»  Malaysian scientist the first from developing country to receive the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award

»  Health Ministry advices mumps patients to temporarily isolate themselves to prevent spread of disease

»  Health Ministry, Dosh and Socso develop integrated health screening data system for non-infectious diseases

»  Ministry sketches guidelines to prevent child deaths in vehicles

»  Nadma to work closely with NGOs to establish volunteer corps

»  Only 11 tuberculosis-infected cows put down this year -Veterinary Services Departmen

»  PRA Health Sciences awarded best CRO in Asia for the fourth time since 2013

»  Procedures of road-related sport events must be reviewed – NIOSH

»  RM13 million allocated for the building of an Orang Asli hospital in Kelantan

»  The pathology unit at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital to be upgraded

»  Cattle-breeding company fined RM10,000 for selling Tuberculosis-infected cows

»  Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) and intellim Corporation sign MOU to establish strategic partnership

»  Dengue cases between March 4 to March 10 drop by 118 from previous week

»  Government always strives to improve the quality of healthcare in the country - Sharifah Zarah

News - February 2018

»  Death of baby in Johor due to shortness of breath – Health Ministry

»  Children living in Kuala Lumpur’s working-class neighbourhoods suffer from health risks – Unicef study

»  Better pension benefits for civil servants living with disabilities

»  23% of parks and playgrounds have become breeding places for Aedes mosquitoes

»  Awareness on occupational safety still low in Kedah

»  Two companies fined for flouting health standards

»  The 20-second rule to washing your hands the right way

»  Sixth victim of rabies discharged - Dr Hilmi

»  Sarawak declares war against rabies – Uggah

»  Malaysia’s MyCafe '4-in-1 Penang Durian White Coffee' recalled from shelves in Singapore

»  I will eat anything” – a psychiatric condition called Pica

»  Health Ministry to take action on doula issue if report is issued

»  Errant smokers in Kelantan to face strict action which may include RM10,000 fine

»  Drinking hot tea may reduce risk of having glaucoma

»  Malaysian woman awarded Honorary Order of the British Empire (OBE) for medical research

»  Health DG awarded Fellowship Ad Hominem, Royal College of Surgeons Of Edinburgh

»  UMP students bag top award for developing capsule that treats constipation

»  IHH rakes in RM 970 million in FY17

»  Genesis Healthcare completes third-party equity allocation

»  Delayed Petra Jaya hospital to be completed by year end – Health Minister

»  Claim that there are 1,548 Malaysian doctors currently in the UK is dubious – Dr Subra

»  Bogus dentist gets jail, RM 100, 000 fine for providing unlicensed service

»  Bentong Hospital seeks upgrading – Liow

»  50,000 volunteers have been trained by Health Ministry to detect, prevent NCD

»  Six Pasir Gudang pupils suspected of having influenza

»  Pre-mixed coffee: Health Ministry to check specimens from the rack

»  No special leave for government doctors and nurses who want to work abroad - Health Deputy Minister

»  No chemicals found in original pre-mixed durian flavoured coffee – Subramaniam

»  Melaka government to build new hospital costing RM 1 billion

»  Malaysia to have 5.6 million senior citizens by 2030

»  Malaysia to develop world's first animal component-free meningitis vaccine

»  Malaysian field hospital in Cox's Bazar to continue operation until year's end

»  Labuan health department steps up to the mark

»  Hospital for military veterans to be built in Perak

»  Five seeks treatment at Penang hospital after drinking instant coffee

»  Facilities at the Imperial Dental Centre did not meet health standards, court told

»  Do something to curb mental illness among Malaysian youths

»  Some facts about stomach cancer

»  Zika threat still not over

»  Get regular check-ups even if you are active and fit

»  MOH bans three cosmetic products containing poisons

»  Terengganu health department raids premises offering illegal dental brace fitting service

»  Two traders to be charged soon for selling fake milk – Health Ministry

»  Almost 60 % of cancer cases detected at stage III and IV – Dr Subramaniam

»  Don’t drink pre-mixed coffee offered by strangers – Health Ministry

»  Health Ministry probing into allegations of fake Dutch baby milk powder – Health Ministry

»  Heart attack symptoms in young women often misinterpreted

»  Social media platform WhatsApp helped reduce maternal mortality

News - January 2018

»  Health Ministry declares end to MERS-CoV epidemic in country

»  Set up rehab programmes for ketum abusers, Risda urges

»  23 students suffer food poisoning after spaghetti meal

»  Year one pupil the first fatal victim of floods in Pahang

»  Mark your calendar for 4th Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference from 29-31 August 2018

»  Post Basic Haemodialysis (PBHD) Nursing Programme trains nurses in Malaysia to specialize in dialysis care

»  Johor employers more receptive to hiring disabled workers

»  Umrah pilgrim tested positive for MERS-CoV infection - Health DG

»  Rumour of student infected by H1N1 untrue – Health DG

»  Malaysian field hospital in Cox's Bazar to be improved

»  The Defence Ministry’s six key objectives to strengthen Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM)’s healthcare services

»  Set up one exercise clinic per each district – Health Ministry

»  Malaysia nabs award for access to affordable hepatitis C medicine

»  Langkawi Hospital to be upgraded to major specialist hospital status under the 11th Malaysia Plan

»  Johor employers more receptive to hiring disabled workers

»  Health Ministry to upgrade more than 200 rural clinics in Sabah

»  Employers have the responsibility to provide safe and healthy a working environment

»  Government will continue to upgrade facilities at cluster hospitals – Health Minister

»  MMA: We have done enough, state governments should implement subsidised healthcare plan

»  More Malaysians warming up to yoga

»  RM5.62 Million allocated for hospitals' board of visitors, health clinic advisory panels

»  Seized infant formula safe, but lacks quality - Health Ministry

»  Umrah pilgrim tested positive for MERS-CoV infection - Health DG

»  VBAC can pose risk of uterine rupture - specialist

»  Welfare group to provide wheelchair loan assistance to the needy

»  Doctor2U Partners With Pamb, Prubsn to provide health screening services

»  Review for best hearing aids

»  Misuse of pain killers in headache is harmful, says doctor from Pakistan

»  RMAF's Institute of Aviation Medicine (IAM) among top in the world

»  Doctor2U Partners With Pamb, Prubsn to provide health screening services

»  Review for best hearing aids

»  102 people still at flood relief centres in Pekan

»  More government medical specialists resigning each year

»  Positive outlook for Malaysia’s life sciences sector

»  Sibu Division takes measures to curb rabies

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»  An average of 43 workers died per day last year – Socso

»  Floods hit Kluang, 348 people evacuated

»  Health ministry in discussing technical aspects on bundle concept implementation

»  Latest rabies case confirmed in Kuching

»  Malaysia and India discuss cooperation in traditional medicine

»  Malaysian private healthcare to if state-sponsored national health insurance system goes through

»  PRG Holdings enters the healthcare industry with purchase of Roopi Medical Centre Sdn Bhd

News - December 2017

»  KPJ Healthcare Berhad introduces Watson for Oncology, the first artificial intelligence system for cancer management in Malaysia

»  Malaysia says 'no' to legalising narcotics – DPM

»  Eye injection Aflibercept proves effective in Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV), common in Asia Pacific - Subramaniam

»  Malaysia records 42 % drop in new HIV cases

»  Malaysia’s employers told to provide healthier workplace

»  MQuit expands non-smoking message to workplaces and businesses

»  Perak sees an almost 50% increase in dengue cases

»  Stop spreading health myths through social media - Dr Hilmi

»  Sunway Medical Centre launches 'Let's ACE' Campaign

»  TB-positive UTM students back to university

»  The west wing of Sungai Hospital’s ICU unit is equipped with a centralised monitoring system

»  Three young leukaemia survivors scale Mount Datuk

»  Affordable treatment for Hepatitis C in the works

»  Aptean further expands healthcare offerings with acquisition of Connect

»  Guidelines for elderly care centres to be established

»  Health Ministry to find ways to increase organ donors

»  Infertility on the rise in Malaysia – expert

»  Kelantan health department seizes 65 Litres Zamzam water worth RM2,249

»  Kelantan Health Dept seizes unregistered health Products worth RM1.2 Million

»  Domestic Trade Ministry can confiscate fake milk, Dr Subra warns

»  Affordable treatment for Hepatitis C in the works

»  Remains of those killed in an old folks home in Kajang have arrived in hospital

»  Soterix receives clinical approval for its depression and fibromyalgia treatments; expands Southeast Asian presence

»  The National Heart Institute (IJN) receives the Star Sterling Service Award

»  Two UTM Students suffer from TB

»  Global dementia to triple in 30 years – WHO

»  Health insurance for foreign workers next year

»  Health Ministry probing on suspected fake infant formula


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