Tag: malaysia

Save a life – pledge your organs

June 23, 2022

Malaysia is in dire need of donors for organ transplant: pledging your organs for use after death can relieve the problem of insufficient donors which has been exacerbated by COVID-19. Dr. Hasdy Haron, Senior Clinical Organ Donation Manager from the National Transplant Resource Centre at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, said the insufficient number of donors who […]

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Industry collab to facilitate genetic testing for cancer patients in Malaysia

April 7, 2022

Precision medicine is an innovative approach to diagnosis and treatment that delves into a patient’s genetics to understand the specifics and mechanisms of their disease more accurately. Of the many diseases present, battling cancer is particularly challenging because of its physical, financial, and mental toll on the patient. A tripartite collaboration between insurer Prudential Malaysia, […]

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Malaysia’s first virtual COVID-19 screening made easy with CLEA app

February 17, 2022

To ease the COVID-19 screening processes in the country, especially for travellers who find it difficult to slot in last-minute testing into their travel schedule, a team of Malaysian healthcare workers have come up with CLEA, a virtual screening platform for COVID-19.  In place of physical screening, CLEA offers a seamless, safe, and easy way […]

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Eclampsia reported as fourth leading cause of maternal death in Malaysia

January 10, 2022

While pregnancy is a joyous experience for many, pregnant mothers and their unborn babies may be at fatal disadvantage when faced with a condition known as pre-eclampsia or the more severe eclampsia. The condition is characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the kidneys which leaks protein […]

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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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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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AstraZeneca launches fundamental youth mental health programme in Malaysia

October 22, 2021

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day and 40years of establishment in Malaysia, multinational biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (AZ) has launched a pilot programme on youth mental health, to raise awareness for non-communicable diseases (NCD) and promote mental health amongst youth in vulnerable communities. The “AZ Young Health Programme” was launched through a partnership with Hospitals […]

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Agency to promote healthcare tourism in Malaysia

August 24, 2021

Like many other countries, Malaysia must weather out the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic and various restrictive safety measures imposed. The pandemic has greatly impacted the healthcare tourism industry, which was projected to reach new heights in 2020. The CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Mohd. Daud Mohd. Arif, said that the […]

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Malaysia becomes first in Asia to mainstream genetic testing for ovarian cancer

August 18, 2021

A successful study by non-profit organisation Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) has shown feasibility of mainstreaming or implementing genetic testing and genetic counselling for improved diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer – this makes Malaysia the first country in Asia to have access to genetic testing for faulty BRCA genes responsible for the devastating disease. CRM’s […]

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Taiwan-Malaysia cooperation: bridging the gap for medical professionals

July 29, 2021

With its excellent ICT and world-class medical standards, Taiwan has developed further on AI, big data, mobile healthcare and telemedicine with the data foundation built by the national health insurance. Aimed at building closer networking between the Taiwanese and Malaysian medical community, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan, and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) […]

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