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Housemen taking more time to finish stint causing system backup

KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) -- Medical graduates who fail to complete their housemanship or take more time to complete their stint are mostly ill-prepared for the demands of being a medical practitioner, said Universiti Malaya (UM) Faculty of Medicine dean, Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman.


Health Ministry to consider Rabies treatment medical research

KUCHING, April 13 (Bernama) – The Health Ministry will consider proposals from universities or the industrial sector to conduct medical science research on the treatment of Rabies, particularly in Sarawak, said its deputy minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.


Fake meningitis vaccine not in Malaysian market - Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry today confirmed that a fake meningitis vaccine detected by Niger health authorities is not in the Malaysian market.


RM2.2 billion a year for haemodialysis treatment - Dr Dzulkefly

SEREMBAN, April 11 (Bernama) -- The government spends about RM2.2 billion a year to meet the cost of haemodialysis treatments a year for kidney patients.


1,236 graduands to be appointed graduate medical officers -Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama)  -- A total of 1,236 medical graduands will be appointed as graduate medical officers (PPS) this month as part of the government’s effort to provide housemanship training for medical graduates, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.


VATS & SBRT: The Future Of Lung Cancer Treatment In UMSC

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah dan Murni Mat Nasri

This is the second of a two-part article on lung cancer treatment.          

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Traditionally, surgery for lung cancer is done via a thoracotomy, which requires the cutting of muscles and spreading of the ribs before entering the chest to remove the cancer.

In 1997, Tokyo National Cancer Hospital vice director Tsuguo Naruke led a team of surgeons in a successful operation on a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed with an early stage lung cancer. 

The operation, performed via the Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) was reported as the first of its kind in the world.


400 IVF babies delivered in Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in 10 years

ALOR SETAR, April 10 (Bernama) -- The Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here, has successfully delivered over 400 babies through the In vitro fertilisation treatment (IVF), since it started offering the service 10 years ago, to couples who have difficulty conceiving naturally. 


Unregistered health products worth RM2.9 million seized

GEORGE TOWN, April 10 (Bernama) -- The Penang Health Department seized about 16 tonnes of health products and medicines not registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA), including scheduled drugs, worth RM2.9 million.


No more counselling for those who smoke at eateries after June 30

PUTRAJAYA, April 10  (Bernama) – With the grace period on educating smokers not to smoke at eateries ending on June 30, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye urged smokers to control their habit or kick it altogether.


Mindef wants to set up own electronic medical record system

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 (Bernama) -- The Defence Ministry (Mindef) intends to set up an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system to collate and link patient data at all Armed Forces Hospitals in the country.




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EXCLUSIVE

VATS & SBRT: The Future Of Lung Cancer Treatment In UMSC

By Jenny Imanina Lanong Abdullah and Murni Nasri

This is the second of a two-part article on lung cancer treatment.        

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- Traditionally, surgery for lung cancer is done via a thoracotomy, which requires the cutting of muscles and spreading of the ribs before entering the chest to remove the cancer.

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