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MoH advises against wading in or playing with floodwaters

December 30, 2021

The Malaysian Ministry of Health (MoH) has advised individuals affected by floods to avoid playing with floodwaters for fear of contamination with waste from the septic tanks, animals’ droppings, and corpses. This was to prevent victims of a recent devastating floods that hit several states in West Malaysia from contracting flood-related diseases including leptospirosis. The […]

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Ditch New Year’s crash dieting and what you can do instead

December 28, 2021

Guilty from the holiday binge and with less than a week to New Year’s, many people have begun planning their 2022 dietary regime to get back on track with their weight, but most will – unfortunately – be unable to stick to it for various reasons. Instead of “crash diets” that are unsustainable in the […]

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Singapore students create anxiety-alleviating mask for paediatric cancer patients

December 20, 2021

Children diagnosed with cancer tend to develop anxiety alongside feelings of unease, fear, and dread as a result of foreign treatment procedures and separation from family and friends while hospitalised, which is fairly common in childhood (paediatric) cancer patients. Healthcare Asia (HCA) learns more about anxiety and adherence to treatment in paediatric patients in a […]

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Women in Malaysia largely unaware about PCOS hormonal disorder

December 20, 2021

By Mohani Niza Social entrepreneur and life coach Deena Marzuki, now 32, was 17 when she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Her doctor told her she would be infertile and prescribed her birth control pills to regulate her period. She was also told to […]

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Country’s first volunteering app launched by Malaysian Red Crescent Society

December 8, 2021

Malaysians can now easily register as volunteers with local non-government organisations (NGOs) thanks to the very first volunteer app launched by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), MySukarela. A first of its kind in Malaysia, the app offers interested volunteers a new and simple way to assist organisations in need of voluntary services based on […]

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MMC Malaysia holds colorectal cancer awareness workshop

December 6, 2021

A panel of specialists from Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) in Malacca City suggest a lesser-known approach to patient care for colorectal cancer by “having varied expertise within one cohesive team.” MMC has organised a workshop “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Colorectal Cancer,” to encourage awareness and collaborative solutions for enhanced cancer care. Colon care is […]

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Taiwan CECC sets strict regulations for New Year’s to curb virus activity

December 1, 2021

This year’s New Year celebration COVID-19-prevention measures will remain the same as last year due to concerns that the cold weather may lead to increased viral activity, Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has said. However, as concerns about the rise of the new, highly infectious virus variant Omicron increases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) […]

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MALAYSIA: Special survival stories for breast cancer awareness month

November 24, 2021

Breast cancer support group The Candy Girls is collaborating with medical institution University Malaya Medical Center (UMMC), Central Malaysia, and medical face mask manufacturer MEDICOS, for the “Hope Is Just Around The Corner” campaign to spread hope to all breast cancer patients and caregivers, to consistently share their experiences with each other to ease the […]

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Malaysian private hospital achieves international recognition for stroke care practices

November 24, 2021

A stroke occurs due to interrupted or reduced blood supply to part(s) of the brain. This prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients and kills the affected brain cells in just minutes. The severity of a stroke depends on which blood vessels are compromised; if there is a clot or block in one of […]

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Singapore’s SCG, HSA to develop novel treatment for Hepatitis B-related cancer

November 23, 2021

Biotechnology company SCG Cell Therapy Pte Ltd (SCG) is to collaborate with the Cell Therapy Facility of Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA-CTF) for the evaluation and validation of SCG’s proprietary cell therapy manufacturing process, SCG101 – the agreement between the two parties will see to the development of a new treatment option for patients with […]

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