Malaysian Belt and Road project tells some staff to work from home in China's Wuhan
The contractor for a Malaysian rail project that is part of China's 'Belt and Road' initiative has advised some Chinese staff to work remotely while a coronavirus outbreak delays their return from holidays, a company official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse
Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard C. Paddock, Sui-Lee Wee and Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Cambodia Malaysia Epidemics Sihanoukville (Cambodia) Source Type: news

American woman from cruise ship tests positive again for coronavirus in Malaysia
An American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday, after the cruise operator sought further tests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

American from cruise ship docked in Cambodia tests positive in Malaysia for coronavirus
An 83-year-old American woman who had been a passenger on a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus on landing in Malaysia, health authorities said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doping in sports among Malaysian universities athlete: survey of the knowledge, beliefs, and perception during Malaysian universities games in Kuala Lumpur 2014 - Jaafar Z, Wan Hamat NH.
The objective of this study is to determine current perceived doping and anti-doping climate in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Methanol outbreak: a Malaysian tertiary hospital experience - Md Noor J, Hawari R, Mokhtar MF, Yussof SJ, Chew N, Norzan NA, Rahimi R, Ismail Z, Singh S, Baladas J, Hashim NH, Mohamad MIK, Pathmanathan MD.
INTRODUCTION: Methanol poisoning usually occurs in a cluster and initial diagnosis can be challenging. Mortality is high without immediate interventions. This paper describes a methanol poisoning outbreak and difficulties in managing a large number of pati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malaysia expands China traveler ban as coronavirus spreads
Malaysia has expanded a ban on visitors from China to include Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, after China's decision to lock down cities in the provinces to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed over 800 lives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Fury as the Government tells people flying home from Asia to 'call NHS 111 if you feel ill'
Passengers from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should isolate themselves and ring the helpline if they feel unwell, the guidance says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Government issues new coronavirus advice warning Britons flying back from NINE countries
Passengers who have arrived from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should contact the NHS 111 service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The responsibility of a state in the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 - Jasiuk E, Konert A, Detyniecka A, Targo ńska E.
The aim of the article is to discuss the issue of state responsibility in the aspect of the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 during military operations in Eastern Ukraine. The subject of the considerations contained in the article is to determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Passengers on a Virus-Stricken Cruise Ship in Japan Speak About Life Under Quarantine
Karey Maniscalco and her husband were dining on their cruise ship on Feb. 3 when the captain made an announcement. A passenger from Hong Kong, who was previously on the Diamond Princess, had been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the cruise company learned, and authorities would soon be boarding the vessel at Yokohama, Japan—where the boat was docked—to carry out tests on other holidaymakers and crew. “The whole room became dead silent,” the 44-year-old from St. George, Utah says. “The whole restaurant just stopped talking, and we started looking around as if to assess the situation.” She ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Three businessmen contract coronavirus after Singapore business conference - Asian officials
At least three Asian businessmen who attended an international conference at a Singapore hotel have contracted the coronavirus, Malaysian and South Korean authorities said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malaysia confirms first citizen infected with virus, total cases now 10
Malaysian health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the first citizen to be infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 10. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation
People wear face masks in the waiting area at China's Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. Credit: UN News/Jing ZhangBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today’s speed driven world. At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolv...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

The Malaysian Workplace Bullying Index (MWBI): a new measure of workplace bullying in Eastern countries - Kwan SSM, Tuckey MR, Dollard MF.
Workplace bullying is a significant cause of stress at work. Existing studies, primarily based on Western-oriented frameworks and instruments, have largely overlooked the role of culture. This oversight questions whether understandings generated from those... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Malaysia confirms fourth case of coronavirus infection
Malaysia reported a fourth case of coronavirus infection late Saturday, just hours after it announced its first confirmed cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malaysia confirms first cases of coronavirus infection
Malaysia on Saturday said it had confirmed three cases of coronavirus infection, the first in the Southeast Asian country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Predicting healthcare professionals' intention to use poison information system in a Malaysian public hospital - Iskandar YHP, Subramaniam G, Majid MIA, Ariff AM, Rao GKL.
PURPOSE: The main objective of this paper is to determine the predicting factors that influence the intention to use Poison Information System (PIS) among healthcare professionals. METHODS: A quantitative approach was applied, using a five-point Li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ciguatera fish poisoning: first reported case in Sabah, Malaysia - Lee HG, Leaw CP, Lim PT, Jipanin SJ.
We report the first confirmed case of CFP in Sabah with severe neurological, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal manifestations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

An insight into domestic violence against pregnant women in Malaysia - Najimudeen M, Myint MH, Rao S, Win MMC.
Domestic Violence against pregnant women, is increasingly being recognized as a significant problem not only in Malaysia but all over the world. The woman's age, family environment, religion, level of education of couples, parity and social habits of their... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Categorized Source Type: news

Baby dumping in Malaysia from the prospective of university students in Management and Science University (MSU) - Osman MA, Attalla SM.
Baby dumping is a worldwide phenomenon refers to discarding a child younger than 12 months of age with the intent to dispose the child. Its negative implications on babies and community made it serious social problem that needs urgent attention. The purpos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Manipal-TPG in Rs 2k cr deal talks for Columbia Asia ’s India assets
Interestingly, TPG was part of the consortium — along with Malaysian conglomerate Hong Leong— that bought rest of the Asia operations of the Seattle-based chain. It paid $1.2 billion for 17 hospitals in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

(Science) Investigating the multiple biological activities of Annona muricata
In this study, researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia examined the cytotoxicity, as well as the anti-tumor-promoting and antioxidant activities, of various Annona muricata extracts, including an isolated acetogenin called annonacin, in vitro. Their results were published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Annona muricata or soursop belongs to the family Annonaceae. It is a plant enriched... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors determining the increased risk of falls in individuals with knee pain in the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research (MELoR) study - Mat S, Razack AH, Lim J, Khong SY, Kamaruzzaman SB, Chin AV, Abbas AA, Hairi NN, Othman S, Tan MP.
This study was conducted to evaluate the re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

How the future of Fortis Healthcare rests on the outcome of a high-stakes battle
It now has the interests of large corporations in India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore tied up. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia to Work With UNICEF on Polio Vaccination in Sabah State Malaysia to Work With UNICEF on Polio Vaccination in Sabah State
Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Address Malnutrition, Not Just Food Security
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai GenKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) Malnutrition remains a formidable challenge in most societies, with less than a tenth of countries in the world not experiencing at least one major malnutrition problem. In relatively more food secure countries, where almost everyone has enough to eat, and few live in fear of a sudden loss of access to food, micronutrient deficiencies and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) often still loom large. Jomo Kwame SundaramOne such country is Malaysia where rice is, by and large, available and affordable to almost everyone...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram - Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai Gen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Malaysia to work with UNICEF on polio vaccination in Sabah state
Malaysia's health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country's first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles – Pacific Island Countries and Areas
A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions since 2017. In the Asia Pacific Region, outbreaks of measles have been reported from countries where measles has previously been eliminated (including Australia, Cambodia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea) and in endemic countries with high incidence rates (including Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Tsoi lives in Malaysian forests
(University of Tyumen) Sergey Ermilov, a researcher from Tyumen State University, discovered and described a new species of oribatid mites that lives on the forest floors in Malaysia. The species was named Trachyoribates viktortsoii after Viktor Tsoi, a Soviet rock musician, songwriter, and artist who had a great influence both on the Russian culture in general and the discoverer of the new species in particular. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malaysia Reports First Case of Polio Since 1992 Malaysia Reports First Case of Polio Since 1992
A 3-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years
Malaysia has begun a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia reports first case of polio since 1992
A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the country in nearly three decades, a top health official said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The mediating effect of Internet gaming disorder's symptoms on loneliness and aggression among undergraduate students and working adults in Malaysia - T'ng ST, Ho KH, Sim DE, Yu CH, Wong PY.
Insufficient attention has been given to the integration of the mediating effect of Internet gaming disorder (IGD) symptoms on loneliness and four components of aggression-physical aggression, verbal aggression, anger, and hostility-in the Malaysian contex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Virtual #CochraneSantiago Meet-up in Malaysia!
There is no one place or office that is'Cochrane'. Our global network of members and supporters work together to achieve our strategic goals and are usually affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups based on their interests, expertise, and/or geographical location. This year ’svirtual #CochraneSantiago Colloquium embodies this global and collaborative spirt! With five days of content organized around celebrating our diversity, we are gathering together as a Cochrane global community.Members ofCochrane Malaysia took this as an opportunity to bring some of their members in Malaysia together. On Tuesday 4 December they ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prevalence of frailty and its association with cognitive status and functional fitness among ambulating older adults residing in institutions within West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia - Murukesu RR, Singh DKA, Subramaniam P, Tan XV, Mohamd Izhar IA, Ponvel P, Mohd Rasdi HF.
AIM: There is limited information about the association between frailty, cognitive status and functional fitness in older adults living in institutions. We aimed to determine the prevalence of frailty and its association with cognitive status and functiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Self-reported sleep quality using the Malay version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI-M) in Malaysian adults - Farah NM, Saw Yee T, Mohd Rasdi HF.
This study aimed to determine sleep quality in a general Malaysian adult population using a val... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

It ’s Not Just Flooding in Venice. Here’s How Climate Change Threatens World Heritage Sites Everywhere
Venice is reeling from the worst flooding the city has experienced in 50 years, the city is “on its knees,” Venetian Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted as water submerged much of the the famous historical city. The floods penetrated Saint Mark’s Basilica, a 1,000 year old church that is considered to be one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world and one of the city’s most famous landmarks. While floods are a normal part of life in Venice, which is famously built on a lagoon at the edge of the Adriatic Sea, they have never happened with such frequency before. Experts say that climate...
Source: TIME: Science - November 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Science Source Type: news

Dengue fever could be eradicated in hot countries by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria
Cases of dengue fever at sites in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, reduced by 40 per cent after an international team of scientists injected mosquitoes with a strain of Wolbachia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news