A mobile app (FallSA) to identify fall risk among Malaysian community-dwelling older persons: development and validation study - Kaur Ajit Singh D, Goh JW, Shaharudin MI, Shahar S.
BACKGROUND: Recent falls prevention guidelines recommend early routine fall risk assessment among older persons. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a Falls Screening Mobile App (FallSA), determine its acceptance, concurrent validit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Better Late than Never, but Act Now
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 12 2021 (IPS) The world should now be more aware of likely COVID-19 devastation unless urgently checked. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an US$8 billion plan to quickly vaccinate many more people to expedite ending the pandemic. New WHO plan Perhaps frustrated after being ignored by rich country governments and major vaccine producers, the new WHO plan is relatively modest, but hopefully more realisable. Supported by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Vaccination Strategy seeks to reduce vaccine apartheid by inoculating 40% in all countries...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Extension of Malaysia Programme Plan [2021]
Available LanguagesEnglishPortal Upload fileExtension for Malaysia programme - 2021 - revised 8Jan21 (1).pdf144.83 KBSaidWed, 09/29/2021 - 12:41 (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Said Source Type: news

Identification of fish species and toxins implicated in a snapper food poisoning event in Sabah, Malaysia, 2017 - Dao HV, Uesugi A, Uchida H, Watanabe R, Matsushima R, Lim ZF, Jipanin SJ, Pham KX, Phan MT, Leaw CP, Lim PT, Suzuki T.
In the coastal countries of Southeast Asia, fish is a staple diet and certain fish species are food delicacies to local populations or commercially important to individual communities. Although there have been several suspected cases of ciguatera fish pois... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Biden Disappoints, Must Do More, Not Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 28 2021 (IPS) US President Biden’s earlier support for a vaccine patent waiver raised hopes for his summit last week. However, it proved disappointing, not only for efforts to end the pandemic, but also for US leadership in these challenging times. Most rich countries have opposed most developing countries’ request to temporarily suspend World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property (IP) rules to more quickly contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Expectations were high as Biden had supported a patent waiver, albeit only for vaccines. Jomo Kwame SundaramWith the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The first case of C4-Blast related death in Malaysia: a multidisciplinary approach illustrated with emphasis on conjoint anthropologic and radiologic expertise in forensic identification of skeletal remains - Wong YL, Khoo LS, Ibrahim MA, Mohamad Noor MH, Mahmood MS.
BACKGROUND: Blast related deaths are often shrouded by diagnostic and medicolegal complexities requiring multidisciplinary expertise in order to gauge accurate identification of the victims and document scientific investigations comprehensively. In the adv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Downstream community awareness of the failure risk and emergency action plan of Bukit Merah Dam - Daud NM, Madzman AU, Hassan SH, Bakar AAA, Tutur N, Noh MKM, Manan EA, Hamzah AF.
Kerian and other villages further downstream are vulnerable to dam failure as Bukit Merah Dam is an aging Malaysian dam, having been used since 1906. The aim of this article is to evaluate how the demographic characteristics of downstream communities affec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mobilizing for change through UM PEACE (Prevent Elder Abuse and negleCt initiativE) Program [conference abstract] - Hairi NN.
IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 - Scientific Program Abstracts Focus of Presentation Elder abuse and neglect (EAN) includes psychological, physical, sexual abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Malaysia - projected to become a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Development of optimal work pattern framework for Malaysian construction workers - Hassan SH, Hamid MSA, Zainal NI, Zakariah Z, Karim NA, Musir AA.
Currently, the country's unpredictably high temperatures are major source of concern for outdoors workers. Because this element has the potential to affect worker productivity, research into both working time and temperature becomes a great interest. Aside... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Malaysian road crash data: current dimension and future potential - Abidin ANSBZ, Roslan A, Shahril R, Jamaludin AS, Razali MNM, Jawi ZM, Kassim KAA.
Road traffic crash is not only a global pandemic that kills more than a million people a year but has also become a major public health concern in majority of countries, including Malaysia. Various efforts were performed to offset the death figures. And mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Progressive Taxation for Our Times
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 2021 (IPS) As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by restrictive fiscal policies. These were imposed by rich countries who no longer practice them if they ever did. Instead, the global South urgently needs bold policies to ensure adequate relief, recovery and reform. Jomo Kwame SundaramBold fiscal responses needed Governments must mobilise and deploy resources sustainably and fairly, consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With rich countries’ refusal to help more, adequate government financin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Inside the crime of sex trafficking in Sabah, Malaysia - Mahalingam R, Sidhu JS.
The crime of sex trafficking is a phenomenon that affects almost every region of the world. The crime is fundamentally a process of convergence between different individuals with distinct characteristics at a specific time and location. Often, the victim o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A study of driver behavioral adaptation to advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) in Malaysia - Azman NS, Hashim HH, Shabadin A, Ghani MRA, Kassim KAA, Radzi MAM.
The advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) is an intelligent transport technology to aid drivers in handling their vehicle. Equipped with onboard sensors and cameras to detect obstacles ahead as well as driver errors, the system can provide warning sound... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The comparison of intention to purchase safer car between Malaysia and Indonesia: an application of theory of planned behaviour - Kassim KAA, Johari MH, Wahi N, Ahmad Y, Jawi ZM, Hassan NWN, Yahya WJ.
Due to the rise of car culture, cars have become faster and smarter. Every vehicle has different features to ensure the safety of the car, with most of the cars were equipped with advanced safety features. There is a rapid urbanization and motorization in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

End of ‘super profits'? Shares of top medical glove maker fall as Covid-induced demand eases
Malaysia's Top Glove, the world's largest medical glove maker, said sales and prices have dropped following the rollout of Covid-19... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of religious/spiritual beliefs on Malaysian hospital healthcare workers' attitudes towards suicide and suicidal patients: a qualitative study - Siau CS, Wee LH, Wahab S, Visvalingam U, Yeoh SH, Halim NAA, Ibrahim N.
This study aims to explore qualitatively the influence of religious/spiritual be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Understanding and acceptance of smart city policies: practitioners' perspectives on the Malaysian smart city framework - Lim SB, Malek JA, Yussoff MFYM, Yigitcanlar T.
Whilst a plethora of research exists on the smart cities and project performance evaluations, only few studies have focused on the smart city policy evaluation from the perspective of its acceptance by practitioners. This paper aims to generate insights by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Elephant attack - a rare case of survival - Syahmi WM, Mafauzy MM, Baharuddin KA, Ikhwan SM, Sayuti KA, Mohd Shukruddeen S.
Conflict of human-wild elephant is not uncommon in Malaysia. Most of the human victims usually succumb to death due to internal organ injuries. Here we report a case of a woman who was the victim of an elephant attack and successfully survived to share our... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaysia will start treating Covid as 'endemic' around end-October, trade minister says
More than 75% of Malaysia's adult population is expected to be fully vaccinated by then, said International Trade and Industry Minister... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary care nurses' challenges, opportunities, and facilitators of elder abuse intervention in Malaysia - Mydin FHM, Othman S, Choo WY, Hairi NNM, Hairi FM, Ali Z, Aziz SA.
OBJECTIVEs To explore the views of nurses on challenges, perceived roles and improvement strategies concerning elder abuse intervention in Malaysia. Design and sample Eleven focus group discussions were conducted using a semi-structured interview based on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Rats, drought and labour shortages eat into global edible oil recovery
In a sprawling oil palm plantation in the Malaysian state of Perak, watermelon seedlings are sprouting from freshly ploughed earth... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: WHO expects 236,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by December; Philippines reports record high for new infections
Europe has registered around 1.3 million Covid deaths to date;Philippines sees 22,366 new cases;New Zealand ’s largest city sees curbs extended by two weeksGlobal trade recovery starting to wane as Asian cases flareUS states see sharp rise in fatalitieSydney nurses increase sedation of patients to ease workloadSee all our coronavirus coverage2.14pmBSTScotland has recorded 3,893 new cases and no new deaths in the past 24 hours.Figures, which were published by the Scottish government, indicate the death toll under the daily measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days &n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Mistlin (now); Kaamil Ahmed and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Science US news Source Type: news

Malaysia's new PM self-isolates, misses Cabinet swearing-in
Malaysia's new prime minister has missed the swearing-in ceremony of his Cabinet after coming into contact with someone infected with COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Malay version of the Revised-Suicide Ideation Scale (R-SIS): an examination of its psychometric properties - Halim MRTA, Ibrahim N, Kadir NBA, Ibrahim MA.
The surge prevalence of suicidal behavior among Malaysian attracts attention for prevention and intervention. More recent plates measure suicide behavior per se and predict the tendency of future suicide behavior. However, in Malaysia, such scales were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Malaysia gets a new prime minister
Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah has named Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the country's new prime minister, the palace said in a Friday statement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of health belief model on flood-risk educational approach among elementary school children in Malaysia - Azmi ES, How V, Abdul Rahman H.
Worsening climatic conditions can subsequently lead to the frequent occurrence of unpredictable natural disasters. The early-life educational approach is one of the non-structural mitigations in disaster management, which are the most effective efforts to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Identification of 'solutions information' elements in road crash reports among the Malay newspapers in Malaysia - Ghani Y, Jawi ZM, Osman MR, Kassim KAA.
As 7,000 road crash fatalities are recorded in Malaysia annually, the story of horrific accidents appears on Malaysian newspapers almost every day without fail. The rule of thumb is the more people killed, the bigger the news coverage. While the news about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Cyberbullying among traditional and complementary medicine practitioners in the workplace: protocol for a cross-sectional descriptive study - Kim YJ, Qian L, Aslam MS.
BACKGROUND: Cyberbullying is becoming prevalent among health care professionals and may cause a variety of mental health issues. Traditional and complementary medicine practitioners remain an important pillar of the health care system in Malaysia. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaysia PM Muhyiddin to resign on Monday, local media reports
If confirmed, Muhyiddin's resignation would end a tumultuous 17 months in office but also bring more uncertainty to Malaysia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysian digital health platform BookDoc joins Pfizer on mental health campaign
Resources on mental health illnesses and self-care were made available via the BookDoc platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How to Sustainably Finance Universal Health Care
By Mary Suma Cardosa, Chan Chee Khoon, Chee Heng Leng and Jomo Kwame SundaramPENANG and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 2021 (IPS) To achieve universal health coverage, a country needs a healthcare system that provides equitable access to high quality health care requiring sustainable financing over the long term. Publicly provided healthcare should be on the basis of need, a citizen’s entitlement for all regardless of means. Mary Suma CardosaHealth inequalities growing But recent decades have seen health care trending towards a two-tier system – a perceived higher quality private sector, and lower quality public service...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mary Suma Cardosa - Chan Chee Khoon - Chee Heng Leng - Jomo Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Attitude towards suicide and help-seeking behavior among medical undergraduates in a Malaysian university - Wahab S, Shah NE, Sivachandran S, Shahruddin I, Ismail NNS, Mohan LD, Kamaluddin MR, Nawi AM.
This study aimed to determine the attitudes of medical undergraduates towards suicide and its association with their help-seeking behavi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The epidemiological profile of open globe injuries and prognostic factors in a tertiary care centre - Ng HR, Chee SF, Chai KS, Chong MF, Mustapha M.
PURPOSE To describe the epidemiology of open globe injuries and its prognostic factors from the perspectives of a tertiary care centre in northern Malaysia. METHODS A retrospective study of open globe injuries in a period of three years between Jun... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

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 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

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

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

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