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Allocation will strengthen health services delivery to all - health dg

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- The highest allocation ever received by the Health Ministry (MoH) in the history of the country’s budget will strengthen the delivery of health services to all, including rural and urban poor, says health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Medical students urged to improve communications skills

SUNGAI BULOH, Nov 2 (Bernama) – Local medical students have been urged to improve their communication skills in preparation for their careers.

Ischemic heart disease remains number 1 killer in Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 31 (Bernama) - Ischemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death among Malaysians with the total number of deaths standing at 13,503 or 13.9 per cent last year.


B40 health protection scheme to be fully financed by government, says Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) today stressed that the health protection scheme for the low income households (B40) was not a form of insurance and to be fully financed by the government.


Govt to bear RM7.4 billion in treatment cost for smoking-related illnesses

Due to the complication effects and high death rate, smoking has impacted the country’s economy in various aspects, including the high cost of treating illnesses caused by smoking, affecting productivity as workers are often sickly and a loss for the country due to pre-mature death


Small fire at Miri Hospital

The incident at the Endoscopy Unit was detected with the sound of the hospital siren at 8.27 pm, following which an announcement on the small fire was made at 8.48 pm.

Selangor KPDNHEP seizes 3,295 milk products with false VHM logo

SHAH ALAM,  Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Selangor, seized 3,295 bottles of various types of milk products worth  RM12,951.10 which did not possessing a Valid Health Mark (VHM) certificate from the Veterinary Services Department (VSD).


Cox's Bazar field hospital services to be continued

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) -- The government has decided to continue the services of the Malaysian field hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh which was set up for the Rohingya humanitarian aid mission, the Dewan Rakyat was told tonight.


17 food and drink products with banned subtances - Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry has detected 17 food and drink products sold here containing banned substances since last year.


Health Ministry, Standard Chartered Malaysia to help cataract patients in rural areasĀ 

People with vision impairment are more likely to experience higher rates of poverty and disadvantages. Fortunately, the majority of vision impairment is avoidable.



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EXCLUSIVE

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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