BP Healthcare launches first vaccine center

BUTTERWORTH, July 11 (Bernama) -- BP Healthcare Group Malaysia in partnership with Sanofi Pasteur Malaysia has launched their first Vaccine Centre, aimed at educating the public on the importance of vaccination to prevent infectious diseases.

Do not send children with HFMD symptoms to school

ISKANDAR PUTERI, July 12 (Bernama) -- Parents are asked not to send their children to school if they have symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD).

Three students given medical treatment after thermometer shatters in school

SANDAKAN, July 11 (Bernama) -- Three students had to undergo treatment in hospital after a thermometer shattered at a laboratory of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Elopura here today.

HFMD cases have risen 28 percent - Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, July 11 (Bernama) -- A total of 27,296 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) were reported nationwide as of June 30, up 28 per cent from the same period last year, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today.

Kedah health dept advises caution over HFMD

ALOR SETAR, July 11 (Bernama) -- Kedah has not closed any nursery or childcare centres in view of the Hand, Food and Mouth DIsease (HFMD) but state director of health Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail advised parents to take precautionary measures.

Fomema Holds briefings on new medical check-up procedures throughout Peninsula

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) -- The Foreign Workers' Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) is organising a programme to outline new guidelines on medical examination of foreign workers at six locations throughout the Peninsula.

Elev8thor, tool to facilitate cleaning up injuries

NILAI, July 11 (Bernama) -- The difficulties experienced by nurses, and doctors and other medical personnel in cleaning up the wounds of patients with broken legs prompted a Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) lecturer to produce a support tool, known as Elev8thor.

Celgene and Acceleron announce results on red blood study

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- Celgene Corp and Acceleron Pharma Inc have announced results from a “phase III, randomized, double-blind, multi-center clinical study (BELIEVE)”.

Toys as agent spreading HFMD between children - Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- Children's toys have been identified as one of the causes for the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country.

Roche to continue increasing patients access to medicine

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) – Roche Malaysia Sdn Bhd will continue collaborating with both the public and private sectors to provide solutions, as well as increase patients access to medicines and treatments, especially for cancer.



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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