NEWS LIST

Mexter's unit partners UM to provide fertility services

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Mexter Technology Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary, LYC Medicare Sdn Bhd (LYCM), has entered into a five-year service and collaboration agreement with UM’s medical unit, the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMCC) to establish the LYC Fertility Centre.

MyScan report vital reference platform for Malaysian oncologists

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- The first Malaysian report on Cancer Survival Study (MyScan)  shows a high survival rate of five years for five types of cancer, namely thyroid (82.3 per cent), prostate (73 per cent), uterus (70.6 per cent), female breast cancer (66.8 per cent) and large intestine or colon cancer (56.8 per cent).


Government targets 11,000 professional counsellors by 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- The federal government targets to have 11,000 professional counsellors by 2020, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Young cancer survivors at higher risk of poor mental health - study

SYDNEY, Oct 1 (Bernama) – Young cancer survivors who struggle to focus on the later stages of their life are at higher risk of poor mental health, pointing to a greater need to target treatments for this vulnerable group, Xinhua news agency quoted the latest Australian research.

Pickled lime peels not imported into Malaysia - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) - The pickled lime peels from China that was found to contain lead was not imported into Malaysia, said Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Digital health a powerful tool in revolutionising NCD care - Health Minister

Digital health can be a powerful tool in revolutionising how Non -Communicable Diseases (NCDs) care can be delivered by expanding access, improving efficiency and training less skilled health workers, said Minister of Health Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Radiotherapy, chemotherapy reduce recurrence of small cell lung cancer

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- The use of involved field radiotherapy (IFRT) and irradiating post-chemotherapy residual primary tumor volume for limited-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC) did not result in increased recurrence of the cancer.

Beware of bogus physiotherapists, says association

The public should check and verify the credentials of individuals claiming to be qualified physiotherapists to ensure they prescribe the right exercise techniques and rehabilitation programmes for patients.

School hostel's kitchen, canteen closed for probe and disinfection

The kitchen and canteen of the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Bintang Utara hostel will be closed temporarily for further investigations and to disinfect the premises under  the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

Four more succumb to methanol poisoning in Selangor, KL

Four more methanol poisoning deaths have been reported, namely three in Selangor and one in Kuala Lumpur, bringing the latest death toll recorded by the Ministry of Health (KKM) to 37.



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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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