No consensus that COVID-19 is airborne, says Dzulkefly

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 -- The scientists and medical experts have not reached a consensus that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can spread through the air.

COVID-19: Three new confirmed cases, six more discharged in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 12 --  Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified three additional cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, bringing the tally to 50.

COVID-19: Health Ministry receives additional 26 thermal scanners

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 -- The Health Ministry has received an additional 26 thermal scanners to be installed at the country’s entry points.

Covid-19 infection rate remains at 18 out of 550 people tested

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 -- Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said out of the 550 close contacts and symptomatic cases tested at 18 public laboratories in the country, only 18 have been confirmed positive of Covid-19 so far.

Coronavirus : 14-day quarantine stays

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 -- There is no need to extend the 14-day quarantine period to 24 days for the detection of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection for the time being, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Coronavirus: Malaysia, Singapore form Joint Working Committee

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 11 -- The Malaysian and Singaporean governments today agreed to form a Joint Working Committee to strengthen various cross-border efforts to address the 2019 novel coronavirus infections, with the committee's first meeting set to take place very soon.

Coronavirus: Two new cases in Singapore, two more patients discharged

SINGAPORE, Feb 11 – Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed  two new cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus in the republic, bringing the total to 47.

'COVID-19' official name for 2019 novel coronavirus, says WHO

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 -- COVID-19, which stands for 'Corona Virus Disease', is the official name for the 2019 novel coronavirus,  according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Health screening done for 5,000 passengers passing through Kukup International Ferry Terminal

PONTIAN, Feb 10 -- A total of 5,000 passengers who entered the state through the Kukup International Ferry Terminal here, have undergone health screening in the wake of 2019 novel coronavirus infections. 

Polio vaccinations for kindergarten: JPNS to work with KKM

KOTA KINABALU, Feb 10 -- The Sabah Education Department (JPNS) is ready to cooperate with the Ministry of Health (MOH) if the polio vaccination programme is extended to the kindergartens in the state.



UMSC's Interdisciplinary Approach To Easing Pain

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For people suffering from chronic pain, even simple daily activities like taking a shower and getting dressed can be a torture. Anger, anxiety and even depression may ensue as a result of chronic pain, in view of the limitations they face and the debilitating nature of their condition.

In an exclusive interview with Bernama recently, experts from UM Specialist Centre (UMSC) shed light on pain management, a significant branch in medicine that utilises an interdisciplinary approach in easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.

Neurosurgery expert Dr Nor Faizal Ahmad Bahuri describes pain as an unpleasant sensation that can be felt whenever there is a tissue injury.



UMSC: Pain Management

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