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COVID-19 funds worth RM1.5 mil introduced in Malaysia for added vaccination security

April 6, 2021

Life insurance provider Sun Life Malaysia (Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad), a joint venture by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Khazanah Nasional Berhad, have come up with two new COVID-19 funds worth a total of RM1.5 million (US$362,888). The RM500,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Complications Fund and RM1 Million […]

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Malaysian schoolkids to receive free breakfast sets with MILO

April 5, 2021

Nestlé Malaysia, part of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer, is providing more than 1 million nutritious breakfast sets under “Projek Kantin MILO” to more than 35,000 deserving students in 700 primary schools across the country. The nutrition assistance programme was initiated by MILO, the leading malt beverage supplied in Malaysia in partnership with […]

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Malaysian healthcare organisation salutes frontliners with dedicated e-book

March 23, 2021

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has unveiled an e-book to commemorate and support the nation’s frontliners’ efforts in combatting COVID-19. Titled ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes,’ the e-book was released just in time to mark a year since the announcement of the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, and is a huge reminder to […]

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Malaysian hospital embarks on CSR “Cancer Won’t Wait” campaign

March 16, 2021

Needing to treat cancer during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic compounds concern, with many patients delaying their cancer treatments for fear of potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus in hospitals or treatment centres. Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and cancer treatment during this time, Malaysia’s Beacon Hospital is offering free cancer […]

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Two new, unrelated Ebola outbreaks detected in Africa

February 17, 2021

Two new but separate Ebola outbreaks have flared up recently in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa – prompting rapid response from the World Health Organization (WHO). The primary case in DRC was announced on February 7, claimed to be the wife of an Ebola survivor from a prior outbreak; Guinean authorities […]

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Fast-forming, improved antibodies offers long-lasting protection against COVID-19

January 25, 2021

There is yet another interesting discovery about the human body, one that backs recent Australian research: the immune system “remembers” the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thanks to new and ever-evolving antibodies produced in response to virus remnants hidden in the gut tissue. And, say researchers from The Rockfeller University in New York, the quality of antibodies produced […]

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Phl OK’s use of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine; detects first new virus variant case in Manila

January 15, 2021

The Philippines has given the green light to Pfizer BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director-General Eric Domingo, the authorization was granted after a thorough review of currently available data by medical and regulatory experts.   The Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which based on Phase III trials data, has […]

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U of T researchers develop reusable, sustainable surgical mask

January 6, 2021

Researchers from the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine are developing sustainable personal protective equipment (PPE) under the initiative, the ROSE (Re-useable Open-Source Equipment) Project, helmed by  Associate Professor Denyse Richardson; and Lecturer, Reena Kilian. They worked with textile engineer, an architect, sewing experts, a knowledge translation expert and a medical student to develop a reusable […]

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Glowing liquid bandage monitors oxygen levels in transplanted tissue

December 28, 2020

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), US, may have found a way around using wired oximeters to monitor tissue oxygenation: a liquid bandage that glows in response to the levels of oxygen in the tissue. A camera with a flash is used to excite the phosphorescent materials in the liquid bandage, which glows from red […]

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First coronavirus outbreak reported in Antarctica

December 27, 2020

The coronavirus has finally reached Antarctica,the last continent previously free from COVID-19. Chile’s armed forces have reported an outbreak among staff at a remote research station near the tip of a peninsula in northernmost Antarctica, including 26 army personnel and 10 civilian contractors conducting maintenance at the base. Research and military stations in Antarctica are […]

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