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The impact of media on public opinion and trust in vaccines

June 14, 2021

Good communication has become essential during this global pandemic – in particular, how leaders/officials, governments, and subject matter experts of various countries and regions behave, how they communicate, and how the media reports on it all have significant impacts and consequences on the public. The mainstream media has been reporting on COVID-19 and its vaccines […]

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Arthritis may affect young people: Signs to look out for

June 2, 2021

Despite popular belief, arthritis is a debilitating illness that can affect young people as well as the old. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions; this includes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder which affects the lining of the joints. Anyone can be afflicted by RA – data shows RA […]

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Regular screenings can help save lives for men with colorectal cancer

May 5, 2021

Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among Malaysian males, accounting for 14.8% of the total incidence of cancer in the country, according to the Malaysian National Cancer Registry Report 2012-2016). As such, cancer prevention and early detection have been prioritised in areas of men’s health – Dr. Paul Selvindoss, consultant general surgeon, colorectal and […]

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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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