NEWS LIST

Media practitioners need empathy, care when writing health news

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- Media practitioners including those in the new media should be responsible, empathetic and caring when writing news, issues and ideas on health services.

No patients ordered to buy own medicines at HSI - health director

JOHOR BAHRU, June 5 (Bernama) -- Johor State Health director Dr Selahuddeen Abd Aziz said initial investigations by Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) here found no patients were directed to buy their own medicines as posted on Facebook.

Better regulated medical fees in private healthcare needed - Fomca

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- Better regulated medical fees in the private healthcare sector is needed as the current costs are expensive and still beyond the means of most Malaysians, according to the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (Fomca).


Bioalpha's expects zero-rated GST to boost product sales

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- Bioalpha Holdings Bhd, a manufacturer of health supplements, expects the zero-rating of Goods and Services Tax (GST), effective June 1, to further boost the domestic demand for its products.

Cabinet paper on health advisory council will be tabled next week - Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, June 5 (Bernama) -- A Cabinet paper on the proposed establishment of the Health Advisory Council will be tabled next week, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

BRIC INVEST offers 30 pct presale bonus for Dutch eHealth care provider Aimedis

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- BRIC INVEST -- the Czech investment house -- offers 30 per cent presale bonus plus a five per cent welcome premium for Aimedis’ AIM -- the cryptocurrency to be used for all kinds of services within Aimedis platform to the public.

Focus on health premises, mental health - Lam Thye

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 (Bernama) -- Ensuring the safety aspects of health premises and boosting the development plan for mental health are among areas which must be stressed by the Health Advisory Council proposed by the Health Minister recently.


Call for public to donate blood to stock supply for Aidilfitri

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 3 (Bernama) -- Terengganu Health director Dr Mohammad Omar today called on the public, especially in Kuala Terengganu, to donate blood to ensure that the blood supply at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) Blood Bank Unit is sufficient throughout Aidilfitri.


Another rabies-related death in Sarawak,death toll now 10

KUCHING, June 1 (Bernama) -- Another rabies-related death was recorded in Sarawak last night, bringing the total number of deaths due to rabies since middle of last year to 10.

IWBI unveils WELL v2 to focus on human health and wellness

KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has unveiled the WELL v2 pilot, a rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.



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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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