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.

IJN sees more growth with new wing

From Nurul Hanis Izmir

LONDON, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The National Heart Institute (IJN) plans to add 120 beds next year to cater to the growing number of patients moving forward, says Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Azhari Yakub.

Health ministry sets up special inquiry to probe sexual abuse

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 15  (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry has set up a special inquiry to probe into information obtained by an independent body on allegations of sexual harassment on housemen by a department head at a hospital in the Klang Valley.

Negeri Sembilan free of HFMD

Preventive measures taken by the Negeri Sembilan Health Department (JKNS) in tackling the epidemic had proven to be effective based on the latest statistics released by the department which showed a significant drop since last month.



Understanding Dementia Better

By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Imagine how you would feel if you wake up one morning in the house you have lived with your family for about 30 years and you are not able to recognise your surroundings. You look at the mirror and ask yourself, “Who am I, where am I?”

This is one of many symptoms indicating that you may have dementia, a debilitating disease that takes away the ability to retain memory, think clearly, behave normally and perform everyday activities.

Dementia is an increasingly common disease affecting ageing populations in especially low- and middle-income countries where access to social protection, services, support and care is limited. 



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