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7,000 ILKKM graduates to be hired on contract under KKM

However, those graduates who received excellence results will be absorbed immediately to fill permanent positions in the ministry.

Diabetes drug may help prevent blindness - study

Researchers from China's Taiwan Province have found that a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may lower the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) said Sunday.

Dr Congo: Children dying of ebola at unprecedented rate, says Health Ministry

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers, the health ministry said.

Immigration Dept aims to fill cadre asst medical officer posts at 13 detention depots

SIK, Oct 28 (Bernama) -- The Immigration Department is targetting Grade U29 cadre assistant medical officer positions for each of its 13 detention depots in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak, which it hopes will be filled by the end of the year.


Alarming rise in non-communicable diseases

GEMAS, Oct 28 (Bernama) – The annual rise in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and obesity problems in the state is alarming based on data from the National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), said a state executive councillor.

Terengganu Health Dept opens home for pregnant teens

MARANG, Oct 28 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu Health Department (JKNT) today opened the first ‘Rumah Generasiku Sayang’ (RGKS) in the state to provide shelter for teenagers who became pregnant out of wedlock.


KKM seizes more than 200,000 illegal health products in Pangea Xi Ops

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has seized 251,782 illegal health products worth about RM2.8 million during the Pangea XI Operation mounted between Oct 9 and 10.


Two-month-old girl with rare muscle disorder needs urgent help

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- A two-month-old baby girl who is suffering from Hypotonia (weak muscles), also known as floppy infant syndrome needs an immediate help of RM5,000 for an urgent blood test to determine the right treatment for her.

Mumps: Two schools in Selangor closed temporarily

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 (Bernama) – Sekolah Menengah Agama Persekutuan (SMAP) Kajang and Sekolah Berasrama Penuh (SBP) Integrasi Gombak were temporarily closed following mumps epidemics.


A mother appeal aid for 6-months-old son with stoma, heart problems, cataract, down syndrome

YAN, Oct 25 (Bernama) – He was born with Down Syndrome, various heart problems, cataract on both eyes and imperforate anus (without anal opening).




HealthEdge


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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