NEWS LIST

15 healthcare workers infected with COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 -- A total of 12 staff members from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and three more from the private healthcare sector have been infected with COVID-19. 


"I stay at work for you , you stay at home for us" - A message for everyone

KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 --  A doctor has put Facebook to good use by sharing a quote to remind Malaysians to stay at home during the two-week Movement Control Order period. 


Movement control order : No need to panic

COVID-19 KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Mac  -- The government’s decision in placing the country under nationwide movement control order from March 18 to March 31 due to theoutbreak is an apt move, said a political scientist.

 


COVID-19: 830 more nurses for government hospitals - Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) will place 830 nurses in government hospitals in tackling the spread of COVID-19 in this country, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.


Life Insurance Industry Registers Healthy Growth In 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 (Bernama) -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) continued to record an encouraging growth in 2019, registering New Business Total Premiums of RM11.8 billion, an increase of 14.19% compared to RM10.3 billion in 2018. Traditional business, Investment-linked and Group business recorded strong growth at 30.12%, 11.05% and 10.79% respectively.

The healthy performance of the life insurance industry reflects the increase in awareness among consumers on the importance of life insurance protection.

COVID-19: Nine new cases, six more patients discharged

PUTRAJAYA, March 12 -- Nine new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing the total in the country to 158, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


University develops new treatment for Parkinson's disease

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 -- Ultrasound is widely used for conducting physical examinations, and plans are underway to expand its application to treat Parkinson's disease, dementia and diabetes.


COVID-19: 20 new cases, one recovery today - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 -- The Health Ministry (MOH) today confirmed 20 new positive COVID-19 cases in the country today, bringing the total number of cases to 149. 


COVID-19 is our priority - Hishammuddin

PUTRAJAYA, March 11 -- The top priority of the Foreign Ministry now is on COVID-19 related issues as it has affected the economy and the well-being of Malaysians, particularly those remaining in countries seriously affected by the outbreak, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.


COVID-19: Twelve new cases recorded today

PUTRAJAYA, March 10 -- Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing the total number of positive cases in Malaysia to 129.




HealthEdge


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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