NEWS LIST

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.

Four children infected with HFMD get hospital treatment

GEORGE TOWN, July 9 (Bernama) -- Four children who have been infected with the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in Penang are getting hospital medical treatment, said Penang Health Director Dr Wan Mansor Hamzah.


HFMD in Penang 'a little alarming' but under control - Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) -- Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad today described the state of the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in Penang as 'a little alarming' but gave the assurance that the situation is under control.


Bernama To Launch Special Microsite On Health

KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) will launch a dedicated microsite on health tomorrow on its official website, Bernama.com. The site will provide a gateway to simple and informative news on health and wellness matters.


Disease Control Division instructed to immediately tackle HFMD in Penang

KUALA SELANGOR, July 8 (Bernama) -- The Health Ministry's Disease Control Division has been instructed to investigate and take the necessary measures to tackle the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Penang.


Valsartan products cannot be used in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- 'Valsartan' products which were reportedly withdrawn from the market in the United Kingdom should not be in the Malaysian market.

32,435 dengue cases recorded nationwide in Jan-June 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- A total of 32,435 cases of dengue fever with 53 deaths were reported nationwide from January to June this year, which is a decrease of 34.8 per cent or 17,291 cases and 110 deaths reported in the same period last year.




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EXCLUSIVE

Need For A Think-Tank To Tackle Teenage Pregnancy

(Last of a Two-Part Interview)

By Salbiah Said

PETALING JAYA, Jan 2 (Bernama) --  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified about 16 million adolescent girls giving  birth every year, mostly in low  and middle income countries. An estimated three million girls aged 15 to 19 undergo unsafe abortions every year. Worldwide, 1 in 5 girls have given birth by the age of 18.

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