NEWS LIST

mySalam Health Scheme a welcome relief for chronic disease patients

KOTA BHARU, Feb 12 -- The mySalam B40 National Health Protection Scheme initiated by the government has benefited many chronic disease and critical patients in Kelantan.


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. 




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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