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UKM Hospital To Conduct Study On Potential Therapy For Leukaemia

By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.

ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.


Embracing New Norms To Safeguard Against Pandemic

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

This article is in conjunction with the launch of the Embracing New Norms campaign by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in Pagoh, Johor, today.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, the best thing for Malaysians to do to keep themselves safe is to mask up and carry a sanitiser with them when going out, in addition to washing hands regularly and observing physical distancing.

Most of them have been taking these precautions since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18 to break the chain of COVID-19 infections.

While the public, in general, has been adapting to the new norms, certain quarters are still throwing caution to the wind, which is why the government, beginning Aug 1, decided to make it compulsory for everyone to wear a face mask when travelling in public transport and in congested public places.


Hotels Willing To Serve As Quarantine Centres To Offset Losses

By Shanika Abdullatib and Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Recently, a woman dubbed as Makcik Gelang Pink (Pink Wristband Auntie) and a few others gained infamy on social media when photographs of them went viral.

They were wearing pink wristbands, indicating that they were persons under surveillance (PUS) who were supposed to be undergoing mandatory14-day quarantine at home after having returned from abroad and Malaysians were infuriated by their audacity to be seen in public.

Soon after that, following the sudden rise in new COVID-19 cases, the government overturned its decision to allow home quarantine and effective July 24, all Malaysians returning from overseas must undergo compulsory 14-day quarantine at dedicated quarantine stations, either at a hotel or Public Training Institute.

 


COVID-19 spike in Sarawak to be raised in Dewan Rakyat today

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28  -- The government's plan to address the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kuching, Sarawak, is among the issues that will be discussed at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.


Malaysia On International Radar For COVID-19 Achievements

By Rohani Mohd Ibrahim

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Malaysia’s success in combating COVID-19 has earned the admiration of the international community.

And, ever since the Recovery Movement Control Order was enforced on June 10, foreign envoys and dignitaries in Malaysia have been paying courtesy calls on Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba and Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to congratulate them on a job well done.

Malaysia’s targeted approach method to test individuals for COVID-19 and unstinted efforts to break the COVID-19 infection chain have led to the nation attaining a recovery rate of about 97 percent, as well as bringing down the number of remaining active cases to around 100 from over 1,000 previously.


Nine cosmetic products found to contain mercury, hydroquinone - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15  -- The Health Ministry has urged the public against using and buying nine cosmetic products that have been found to contain scheduled poison, namely mercury and hydroquinone, which can be harmful to health.


Lendlease receives award for commitment in health and safety

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 -- Property and infrastructure group, Lendlease Malaysia (Lendlease), has been awarded a Five Stars certificate of recognition for implementing the Principle of Prevention in Design for Safety at the launch of National Occupational Safety and Health Week (OSH Week).


TM assists to install smart digital health screening solution in schools

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 -- Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)  has partnered with the Education Ministry to install its smart digital health screening solution to help school administrators to quickly and accurately monitor students’ body temperatures.


Green Packet to install thermal scanners in 63 schools

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 -- Green Packet Bhd has inked a deal with United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) to deploy its KipleLive thermal scanners in 63 independent Chinese secondary schools nationwide.


COVID-19 Weekly Round-up: No Death Seven Days In A Row

By Melati Mohd Ariff

This is a round-up of COVID-19 related matters in Malaysia and globally from May 23 up to 7 pm today. In Malaysia, case numbers have exceeded 7,000 and globally, the virus has infected more than 5.9 million people and caused over 360,000 deaths. More than 200 countries and territories are affected by the pandemic.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A new cluster involving the foreign workers of a cleaning company contributed to a spike in new COVID-19 cases today.

Over the last 24 hours up to noon today, 103 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of infections to 7,732 and active COVID-19 cases to 1,382.

Over the past seven days in a row, no fatality was reported and the death toll remained at 115 or 1.49 percent of Malaysia’s total cumulative COVID-19 cases.  




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UKM Hospital To Conduct Study On Potential Therapy For Leukaemia

By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.

ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.

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