Malaysian PM postpones Parliament, avoids no-confidence vote
Malaysia’s embattled prime minister has postponed a critical parliamentary session set for Monday, citing COVID-19 infections and allowing him to avoid a no-confidence vote amid growing calls for him to resign (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The association between elder abuse and childhood adversity: a study of older adults in Malaysia - Asyraf M, Dunne MP, Hairi NN, Mohd Hairi F, Radzali N, Wan Yuen C.
OBJECTIVES: Childhood adversity has been linked with later victimization of young and middle-aged adults, but few studies have shown persistence of this effect among elders, especially outside of North America. This research examined the association betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on July 26
Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than one million infections, as the virulent delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia — now a global epicentre for the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday
Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than one million infections, as the virulent delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia — now a global epicentre for the virus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end
Malaysia’s government says it will not extend a coronavirus emergency further as Parliament reopened after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia's Parliament reopens after 7-month virus suspension
Malaysia’s Parliament has reopened for the first time this year after a seven-month suspension under a coronavirus emergency that has failed to curb a worsening pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bullying and its associated individual, peer, family and school factors: evidence from Malaysian national secondary school students - Sabramani V, Idris IB, Ismail H, Nadarajaw T, Zakaria E, Kamaluddin MR.
Adolescents involved in bullying can be at risk of developing behavioural problems, physical health problems and suicidal ideation. In view of this, a quantitative research design using a cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 204 staff infected
Malaysia has shut a mass vaccination center in its worst-hit state after more than 200 medical staff and volunteers tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tokyo ’s Plan to Avoid Pandemic Disaster During the Olympics
The Olympics and COVID-19 were never going to be compatible. The cardinal rule when it comes to controlling an infectious disease is to limit the contact people have with one another. Yet the very essence of the two weeks of competition, which begin on July 23 in Tokyo, is to invite the world to meet, greet and engage in friendly—and often socially not so distant—contests. An estimated 70,000 athletes, coaches, staff, officials and media will be descending on Tokyo from July to August for the Olympic and Paralympic Games—at a time when infections in the city are rising again. On July 8, the government d...
Source: TIME: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine olympics overnight Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Estimation of local incidence of jellyfish envenomation in developed marine coastal areas and large populated island on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia using case surveillance of government health facilities in Manjung, Perak and Langkawi Island - Mubarak AI, Wan Mohd Shukri WNA, Ismail AK.
BACKGROUND: Jellyfish stings are one of the commonest causes of marine animal related injuries in human. Despite mostly being harmless, box jellyfish species can cause major stings with fatalities or systemic envenoming symptoms. There are 15-20 species id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaysians suffering amid lockdown fly white flag for help
A white flag campaign is gaining traction to help Malaysians facing economic devastation during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysians suffering amid lockdown fly white flag for help
When Mohamad Nor Abdullah put a white flag outside his window late at night, he didn’t expect the swift outpouring of support. ... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia announces $36B in aid after extending lockdown
Malaysia has announced a 150 billion ringgit ($36.2 billion) financial package to help needy households and businesses and bolster vaccination efforts after a national lockdown was extended indefinitely (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New telehealth platform in Malaysia to offer unlimited teleconsultations through monthly subscription fee model
Carepool Asia claims it is Malaysia ’s first multidisciplinary digital healthcare platform to offer unlimited consultations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Tsunami inundation maps for the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia and demarcation of affected electrical assets - Naim NNN, Mardi NH, Malek MA, Teh SY, Wil MA, Shuja AH, Ahmed AN.
This study aimed to identify locations at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The impact of serving in disaster relief among volunteers in Malaysia - Chen HY, Ahmad CA, Abdullah KL.
PURPOSE: Malaysian disaster relief volunteers have a long and proud history of participating in relief missions within and outside the country. Despite of a plethora of researches into the various areas of disaster relief, there has been a little scholarly... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Kratom: the safe legal high? - Coonan E, Tatum W.
Illicit drugs are used to produce a sense of euphoria in the user. Like marijuana, kratom is a plant-based substance. The leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree were used to treat mild medical conditions in Thailand and Malaysia as a stimulant in low doses,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malaysia registers first hepatitis C treatment developed through South-South cooperation
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) New treatment combination for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an additional affordable option for millions still waiting for access to lifesaving treatments in middle-income countries. Combination is safe and effective, including for hard-to-treat cases and people with HCV and HIV. New drug ravidasvir is the first HCV drug to be developed through South-South collaboration and with support from non-profit organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Louis Character: How Saint Louis University's Dr. Daniel Hoft became one of the nation's leading vaccine experts
On a Peace Corps trip to Malaysia, Dr. Daniel Hoft's malaria research launched him into a 40-year career studying infectious diseases and vaccinology. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Maddy Simpson Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK minister warns against making wedding plans; highest daily cases in Russia since March
Robert Jenrick says‘clearly rising’ UK cases makes planning weddings a risk; Russia reports10,407 new cases;Malaysian pandemic at ‘critical’ pointEuropeans ’ confidence in EU hit by coronavirus responseLink between cases and deaths has been broken, says UK health bossSan Francisco could be first major US city to hit herd immunityEuro 2020 fans must have vaccine or test for Wembley gamesSee all our coronavirus coverage1.34pmBSTThe US has agreed to buy 1.7 million doses of an experimental drug for treating Covid-19 if it gets approval for emergency use.Pharmaceutical company Merck& Co said i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed (now); Martin Belam and Helen Davidson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus US news China Science Europe Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Coercive pressure as a moderator of organizational structure and risk management: empirical evidence from Malaysian construction industry - Tagod M, Adeleke AQ, Moshood TD.
INTRODUCTION: The construction industry in Malaysia has been bedevilled by myriads of risk issues that have hampered its smooth operations in recent times. This paper is an empirical assessment that aims to examine the effect of coercive pressure on the re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Malaysian stakeholder perspectives on suicide-related reporting: findings from focus group discussions - Ng YP, Pheh KS, Panirselvam RR, Chan WL, Lim JBY, Lim JTY, Leong KK, Bartlett S, Tay KW, Chan LF.
This study evaluated the perspectives of the Malaysian media community, persons with lived exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Physicists want ban on radioactive alternative medicine pendants
A group of Malaysian physicists are recommending a ban on so-called "scala...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: X-ray isolation keeps patients and staff safe during COVID-19 High CT radiation doses affect patients worldwide (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Perceptions and acceptability of a smartphone app intervention (ChildSafe) in Malaysia: qualitative exploratory study - Yong TSM, Perialathan K, Ahmad M, Juatan N, Abdul Majid L, Johari MZ.
BACKGROUND: Home is a vulnerable place for accidental child injuries. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death, hospitalization, and disabilities. These injuries are considered preventable and if not tackled, they will continue to be a persistin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Businesses shut as Malaysia enters second virus lockdown
Malls and many businesses in Malaysia have shuttered as the country begins its second nationwide lockdown to tackle a worsening surge of the coronavirus that has put its health care system on the verge of collapse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia stocks down 1% as country heads for 'total' Covid lockdown
Malaysia has been struggling to control a surge in Covid-19 infections and last week reported five-consecutive days of record increases in cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US tyre maker Goodyear faces allegations of labour abuse in Malaysia, documents show
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — American tire manufacturer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co is facing accusations of unpaid wages, unlawful overtime and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goodyear faces allegations of labor abuse in Malaysia, documents show
American tire manufacturer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT.O) is facing accusations of unpaid wages, unlawful overtime and threats to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE U.S. tyre maker Goodyear faces allegations of labour abuse in Malaysia
American tire manufacturer Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT.O) is facing accusations of unpaid wages, unlawful overtime and threats to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand's recycling still being shipped to countries like Malaysia, Thailand
Hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste are being sent offshore. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia imposes near-total lockdown after virus cases soar
Malaysia’s prime minister says a near-total coronavirus lockdown will be imposed in the country, with social and economic activities to be halted for two weeks to contain a worsening outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia to impose total lockdown, with all business activities halted for 2 weeks, to contain worsening virus outbreak
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia buys more vaccine to accelerate virus inoculations
Malaysia has procured more vaccines and aims to accelerate inoculations starting next month as the government struggles to contain a worsening coronavirus crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mass gatherings during Malaysian election directly and indirectly boosted COVID-19 spread
(PLOS) New estimates suggest that mass gatherings during an election in the Malaysian state of Sabah directly caused 70 percent of COVID-19 cases detected in Sabah after the election, and indirectly caused 64.4 percent of cases elsewhere in Malaysia. Jue Tao Lim of the National University of Singapore, Kenwin Maung of the University of Rochester, New York, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Malaysian cemeteries face coronavirus surge
Nowhere is Malaysia's worsening coronavirus surge more apparent than in the cemeteries around the capital. The rising infections and deaths have alarmed health officials. They spiked again Wednesday with a record 7,478 new cases reported, pushing the country’s tally to 533,367 — a five-fold increase since the start of the year. Deaths have surpassed 2,300. The toll is visible at cemeteries such as Nirvana Memorial Park, a Buddhist, Taoist and Christian cemetery in Semenyih on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah warned that the country has to “prepare for the wor...
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Depression and suicidal ideation in a sample of Malaysian healthcare workers: a preliminary study during the CoViD-19 pandemic - Sahimi HMS, Mohd Daud TI, Chan LF, Shah SA, Rahman FHA, Nik Jaafar NR.
OBJECTIVE: The burden of suicidal behavior is anticipated to increase as a sequela of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there is limited evidence on suicidal behavior among healthcare workers, an at-risk population. Our study aimed to investigate suicidal id... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaysia's worsening COVID-19 outbreak sparks alarm
A worsening coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia has sparked alarm and is spilling over into neighboring Thailand, which recently discovered a more infectious variant in its south believed to have come from Malaysia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thai villages isolated over variant find amid vaccine worry
Thailand placed barbed wire and checkpoints in several southern villages along the Malaysian border after identifying a cluster of infections with a coronavirus variant that’s believed to spread faster (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Qure.ai seals partnerships to use its AI-powered solution for disease screening
The startup's technology is now incorporated into Fujifilm's digital x-ray system, as well as delivered to Malaysian clinics.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Qure.ai secures partnerships that will use its AI-powered solution for disease screening
The startup's technology is now incorporated into Fujifilm's digital x-ray system, in addition to  being used in Malaysian clinics.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Latest Coronavirus Comes From Dogs
A newly identified coronavirus may not pose a serious threat, but the finding highlights the need to monitor animal viruses more proactively, scientists say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Animals Dogs SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal) Viruses Malaysia your-feed-health your-feed-animals Source Type: news

E-learning in teaching emergency disaster response among undergraduate medical students in Malaysia - Saiboon IM, Zahari F, Isa HM, Sabardin DM, Robertson CE.
INTRODUCTION: Teaching disaster response medicine (DRM) to medical students requires considerable resources. We evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning in teaching emergency disaster response (ELITE-DR), a novel initiative, in educating medical students o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Can and Can ’t Be Learned From a Doctor in China Who Pioneered Masks
Dr. Wu Lien-Teh helped change the course of a plague epidemic in the early 20th century and promoted the use of masks as a public health tool. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wudan Yan Tags: Wu Lien-Teh China Doctors Plague Content Type: Personal Profile Epidemics Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Protective Clothing and Gear Malaysia your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Detected In Patients At Malaysian Hospital; The Source May Be Dogs
A previously unknown novel coronavirus capable of infecting people has been discovered in Borneo, says a team of researchers from Duke University.(Image credit: Angela Hsieh for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Surveillance turns up new coronavirus threat to humans
(Duke University) Researchers have discovered a new coronavirus, found in a child with pneumonia in Malaysia in 2018, that appears to have jumped from dog to human. If confirmed as a pathogen, the novel canine-like coronavirus could represent the eighth unique coronavirus known to cause disease in humans. The discovery also suggests coronaviruses are being transmitted from animals to humans more commonly than was previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, Irish healthcare
The Thai affiliate of Paris-based insurance company AXA says it is investigating a ransomware attack by Russian-speaking cybercriminals that has affected operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Put People Before Profits for Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 18 2021 (IPS) Millions of people are expected to die due to delayed and unaffordable access to COVID-19 tests, treatment, personal protective equipment and vaccines. Urgent cooperation is desperately needed to save lives and livelihoods for all. Vaccine apartheid Thus far, rich countries have bought up most available vaccine supplies. By mid-April, rich countries had received more than 87 percent of the more than 700 million vaccine doses dispensed worldwide, while poor countries had received only 0.2 percent. Jomo Kwame SundaramA quarter of the former’s population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ransomware hits AXA units in Asia, hurts Ireland healthcare
Russian-speaking cybercriminals have hit subsidiaries of the Paris-based insurer AXA in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines with a ransomware attack (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More than just ornamentals: Helani tulip extract is a natural remedy for mercuric chloride poisoning
(Natural News) Etlingera hemisphaerica, also known as helani tulip ginger or black tulip torch ginger, is a herbaceous plant known for its tulip-shaped, maroon flowers. It is native to Southwest Asia but also grows in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Helani tulip ginger is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, but it is also used by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news