IJN to appoint Oxford-based research lecturer as visiting research advisor

From Nurul Hanis Izmir

OXFORD (United Kingdom), Oct 19 (Bernama) – The National Heart Institute (IJN) is to appoint Dr Masliza Mahmod, a Malaysian research lecturer from the University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, as its visiting advisor in the IJN Research Department.

Healthcare innovation a necessity, no longer a novelty - Dr Dzulkefly 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Innovation in healthcare is no longer a novelty but a necessity and an integral part of medicine today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Health Ministry seizes unregistered medicines worth RM25.7 million

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry seized unregistered medicines worth RM25.7 million after carrying out more than 1,000 raids nationwide from January to September this year.

Eight quarantined in Johor over diphtheria

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The Johor health authorities have quarantined eight people who had come into contact with a baby girl who died of diphtheria and developed symptoms of the disease.

KL to host prestigious Regional Medical Physics Congress in Nov

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) – Malaysia will host the 18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) and the 16th South-East Asia Congress of Medical Physics (SEACOMP)  from Nov 11 to 14.

IJN: construction of Johor Bahru hospital to start next year

From Nurul Hanis Izmir

LONDON, Oct 18 (Bernama) – Institut Jantung Negara Holdings Sdn Bhd (IJN) is expected to start the construction of its second heart centre in Johor Bahru next year and slated for completion in the next three to four years, said Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.

Toddler dies of diptheria in JB

JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 17 (Bernama) – A 14-month-old girl died of diphtheria in this district two days ago.

Stevia now an essential ingredient for beverage and food companies

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) – Stevia has become a very important ingredient for beverage and food companies, according to data provided by Mintel Global New Products Database.

LKL International hopes 2019 Budget will enhance healthcare services

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Hospital furniture manufacturer LKL International Bhd (LKI) hopes that the 2019 Budget will include initiatives to enhance the country’s healthcare services and hospital bed-to-population ratio.

Savonix and Tucker Medical provide digital assessment as standard routine in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Savonix, a global leader in digital tests for cognitive health partners Tucker Medical -- a Singapore-based multi-specialty medical practice --  to establish digital cognitive assessment as standard routine care in Singapore.



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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