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.

Parliament building declared smoke-free zone

The Health Ministry had earlier issued a directive to ban smoking at all restaurants, food outlets, and hawker stalls in the country, effective Jan 1 next year.

Noise pollution affects human health

ISLAMABAD, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- Environmental noise is among the "top environmental risks to health" and people are most affected by road traffic noise according to a study, reported Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).

Discussion over coordination between public hospitals, HPU ongoing - Maszlee

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 (Bernama) -- The discussion over the coordination between public hospitals and university teaching hospitals (HPU) is ongoing, says Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

Parents should be sensitive to children's mental health

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- Parents should be sensitive to changes in the children’s behaviour, especially for symptoms of mental health, such as depression and stress, said Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

Dr Wan Azizah reminds volunteers in relief missions to prioritise own health

SEPANG, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today reminded volunteers in relief mission to Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, to prioritise their own health when in disaster-stricken areas.

Special Smoking Space: Discussions to be held with operators of food premises

GOPENG, Oct 14 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry will hold discussions with operators of food premises in the near future before making any decision on the proposed provision of special smoking rooms following a ban on smoking at all food premises from Jan 1.

Sarawak hospitals need 150 pints of blood daily

KUCHING, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The hospitals in Sarawak required an average of 150 pints of blood daily to meet the patients’ needs, says its Health Department deputy director (medical) Dr Kamaruddin Lajim.



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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