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Factors associated with home hazards: findings from the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research study - Romli MH, Tan MP, Mackenzie L, Lovarini M, Kamaruzzaman SB, Clemson L.
AIM: Previous studies have investigated home hazards as a risk factor for falls without considering factors associated with the presence of home hazards. The present study aimed to determine patterns of home hazards among urban community-dwelling older Mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Social repercussions on places declared World Heritage Sites
(University of Seville) A study of the factors that influence the perception of tourism of the residents of places that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in both rural and urban areas. This project was carried out in Malaysia, specifically in the city of George Town, on the island of Penang, in the north of Malaysia, and in the Lenggong Valley, also in the north of the country, as an example of a rural area with developing tourist activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Helmet use and associated factors among motorcyclists in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: prevalence and effect of interventions - Peltzer K, Pengpid S.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a collaborative group of 10 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) located in South-East Asia. In most ASEAN countries,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population
This report too is limited in its scope, and is by no means a compendium of the vast amount of research that has been done on ageing and social security, and does not offer definitive solutions,” Fukuda added. “What it does aim to do is to clearly set out issues surrounding this topic and present critical views that can help Asian countries develop better policies for population ageing.”While sharing the details and findings of the policy brief, Fukuda said that it is necessary to strengthen the gathering of statistics, in particular the census system, and to establish family registration systems in order...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amna Khaishgi Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Ageing Population Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news

Malaysia embraces Melanie's work on the illegal wildlife trade
(University of Huddersfield) Research into how the law can be used to protect endangered species has led to a University of Huddersfield lecturer's expertise being harnessed by an overseas nation that has some of the world's most diverse and fascinating wildlife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using satellite data to respond to environmental disasters in Malaysia, Ethiopia and Kenya
(University of Oxford) The challenge of providing a rapid response to environmental disasters as varied as flooding, drought, illegal logging and oil spills is the focus of two new projects in which the University of Oxford is a key partner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ageing Asia: What Does the Future Hold?
Conclusion To effectively meet the meets of the growing elderly population over the next few decades, it is crucial that we understand what socio-economic, cultural and political factors will drive their healthcare decision making, especially where out-of-pocket payment will be required.  Market research, grounded in local knowledge and expertise, is a key means of achieving this understanding. Whether via patients directly (recognizing the technological or capability limitations that may exist in the elderly population), or their caregivers (noting that the family has traditionally played an important role in provid...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Case report: paralytic shellfish poisoning in Sabah, Malaysia - Suleiman M, Jelip J, Rundi C, Chua TH.
During the months of January-February and May-June 2013 coinciding with the red tide occurrence in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, six episodes involving 58 cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) or saxitoxin (STX) poisoning and resulting in four dea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

India to hold Dubai's 1st-ever AYUSH conference in Nov
Policy makers, eminent personalities and experts of AYUSH system from Australia, Canada, the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Russia, India, Hungry, Sri Lanka will participate. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does the durian stink? Scientists unravel smelly fruit's DNA
Despite its stomach-churning aroma, the durian is an important tropical fruit crop and knowing more about its DNA may help protect itOnce described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’sdurian fruit leaves no one unmoved – you either adore or abhor it.Popular in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the spiny, stinky delicacy is banned from public transport and many hotels because of its strong smell.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Fruit Science Food & drink Life and style Asia Pacific World news Source Type: news

Frequent Relapse of Plasmodium vivax Infection: Case Report and Literature Review
We describe a 52-year-old man with frequent episodes of reoccurring Plasmodium vivax infection that was successfully treated with a combination of artemether-lumefantrine and primaquine. This is the first reported case of relapsing P. vivax infection in Malaysia that was successfully treated with this ACT. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - October 7, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Zeti Norfidiyati Ayub, Habsah Hasan, Zeehaida Mohamed, Alwi Muhd Besari, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Against All the Odds, Syria ’s National Soccer Team Is Close to Qualifying for the World Cup
As its cities lay in ruins and millions of its citizens continue to suffer the horrors of a vicious civil war, Syria has its eyes on a bright and unexpected goal this week: a long-sought World Cup spot. An underdog Syrian squad, ranked 75th in the world, has claimed credible draws with regional heavyweights like South Korea and Iran and beaten the likes of China, Qatar, and Uzbekistan to clinch a runners-up place and a chance to qualify for the first time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. They just have a few games standing in their way. “The important thing is that the team is determined to try and qualify for...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eli Meixler Tags: Uncategorized onetime Soccer Sports Syria World World Cup Source Type: news

Malaysian teen boy has the dead foetus of his twin removed
The patient, who remains anonymous, had been plagued with unbearable stomach pain and bloating since he was born. Surgeons at Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani found the foetus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysian boy, 15, has the DEAD FOETUS of his twin removed
The patient, who remains anonymous, had been plagued with unbearable stomach pain and bloating since he was born. Surgeons at Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani found the foetus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian Authorities Regret the ‘Unacceptable’ End to MH370 Search
(SYDNEY) – Australian authorities said they deeply regret not finding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the ongoing mystery is “unacceptable,” in their final report on the unsuccessful search which was published on Tuesday. “The reasons for the loss of MH370 cannot be established with certainty until the aircraft is found,” the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in the report. “It is almost inconceivable and certainly societally unacceptable in the modern aviation era… for a large commercial aircraft to be missing and for the world not to know with certainty w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reuters Tags: Uncategorized Aviation MH370 onetime World Source Type: news

Trial Begins for Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — The trial of two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler is scheduled to begin Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. The women are the only suspects in custody in a killing th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news

Two Women Accused of Murdering Kim Jong Nam Plead Not Guilty
(SHAH ALAM, Malaysia) — Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia’s High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam’s face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. After ask...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized kim jong nam Malaysia North Korea onetime Source Type: news

The 30 Most Visited Cities in the World in 2017
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Millington / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart
Conclusion This study shows that all physical activity, in any form, is good for us. This includes both recreational and non-recreational activities. Don't be misled by some of the media: non-recreational activities like housework are not "better" than recreational activities like playing sports or going to the gym. The fact that reduced risk was seen with non-recreational activity across all countries, but only seen with recreational activity in high-income countries was probably just because fewer people in lower-income countries play sports or go to the gym. The researchers estimate that 8% of all deaths and...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

In a Quantum Leap, Star Trek Becomes a Female Enterprise
When CBS announced two years ago that it would bring Star Trek back to television, this time starring two women of color, you could have been forgiven for thinking the trolls might stay under their bridges for once. Even if they turned out in droves to protest the casting of Daisy Ridley as the lead of the new Star Wars and harassed the stars of the all-female Ghostbusters remake, surely Trekkers–fans prefer that term to Trekkies–would be different. After all, when it first aired in the 1960s, Star Trek boasted one of the most diverse casts on TV, and in 1968 it broadcast the first interracial kiss. Across its ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized Television Source Type: news

DNDi welcomes Malaysia's move to secure access to more affordable hepatitis C treatments
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Malaysia has issued a 'government use' licence enabling access to more affordable versions of an expensive and patented medicine to treat hepatitis C. This landmark decision should help the more than 400,000 people living with hepatitis C in Malaysia access sofosbuvir, and could have important repercussions in the global effort to secure access to expensive treatments for this viral disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Simple Discussion of Emotions Reduces Diabetes Distress in Malaysia Simple Discussion of Emotions Reduces Diabetes Distress in Malaysia
Healthcare-provider-led discussion around emotions, social care, and healthcare services is as effective as a more complex educational program at reducing diabetes distress in Asia, new research indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific touts 3-year Alair follow-up study results
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) today released 3-year follow-up cohort results from the post-FDA approved PAS2 clinical trial of its Alair system designed for bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe persistent asthma, touting reduced severe asthma attacks, hospitalizations and ER visits. Results from the trial were recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The PAS2 trial is an open-label study which enrolled patients at 27 North American centers, with 95% of the recruited patients considered severe asthmatics. Boston Scientific said that data from the cohort co...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Fuming with rage! Do members of low status groups signal anger more  than members of high status groups? - Owuamalam CK, Rubin M.
Owuamalam, Weerabangsa, Karunagharan and Rubin found that Malaysians associate people in low status groups with anger more than their higher status counterparts: the hunchback heuristic. But is this belief accurate? Here, we propose the alternative possibi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

The perception of Malaysian pedestrians towards the use of footbridges - Hasan R, Napiah M.
This study is aimed to analyse the perceptions o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

A Fire at a School in Kuala Lumpur Has Killed 24 People
(KUALA LUMPUR) — A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 24 people who were trapped behind barred windows, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn’t have been there.” Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror — first of boys screaming for help as neighbors watched helplessly, and later of burned bodies huddled in a corner of the room. School employee Arif Mawardy said he woke up to what he thought was a thunderst...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized fire Malaysia onetime Source Type: news

A Fire at a School in Kuala Lumpur Has Killed 23 People
(KUALA LUMPUR) — A fire that blocked the only exit to an Islamic school dormitory killed 23 people, mostly teenagers, on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early Thursday, officials said. A government official said a wall separating the victims from a second exit “shouldn’t have been there.” Firefighters and witnesses described scenes of horror — first of boys screaming for help behind barred windows as neighbors watched helplessly, and later of burned bodies huddled in a corner of the room. Islamic teacher Arif Mawardy said he woke up to what he thought was a thunderstorm, only to real...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eileen Ng / AP Tags: Uncategorized fire Malaysia onetime Source Type: news

More Women Are Speaking for the White House
The White House reorganized its communications shop Tuesday, making longtime Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks the permanent communications director, bringing in Bush White House veteran Mercedes Schlapp to run strategic communications, and promoting a pair of longtime aides to fill other vacancies. The new structure gives the White House communications team a historic concentration of women in senior roles, with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders already at the podium. The tide is turning for Silicon Valley in Washington and across the country, as the wonder of invention yields to new concerns over privacy, economic displacement, a...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Factors associated with motorcyclists' speed behaviour on Malaysian roads - Abdul Manan MM, Ho JS, Syed Tajul Arif STM, Abdul Ghani MR, V árhelyi A.
This research uses data from observations of 8277 motorcyclists at various types of roads of the road hierarchy in Malaysia in 2015, to investigate the effects of road characteristics, motorcyclists' riding behaviour, motorcyclists' and motorcycles' charac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Defiant North Korea Warns U.S. of the ‘Greatest Pain’ in Response to New Sanctions
(SEOUL/WASHINGTON) — North Korea remained defiant over new U.N. sanctions imposed for its latest nuclear test, vowing on Wednesday to redouble efforts to fight off what it said was the threat of a U.S. invasion. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday’s sanctions, unanimously agreed on Monday by the 15-member U.N. Security Council, were just a small step towards what is ultimately needed to rein in Pyongyang over its weapons programmes. The North’s Foreign Ministry said the resolutions were an infringement on its legitimate right to self defence and aimed at “completely suffocating its state and peo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jack Kim and Roberta Rampton / Reuters Tags: Uncategorized North Korea onetime Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boston Scientific starts production at Malaysian plant
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) this week launched operations at its Penang, Malaysia-based facilities, the medical device giant’s 1st Asian manufacturing facility, according to a report from The Edge Financial Daily. The 375,000 square foot facility, located in Batu Kawan Industrial Park in Penang, will undergo an official opening ceremony next February, according to the report. Boston Scientific has plans to add as many as 400 new local jobs at the facility over the next 2 years. The plant is designed to produce both cardiovascular and endoscopy products, with plans to expand into urology products in 2018, accord...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Preventing home injuries among children in Malaysia: a cluster randomised controlled trial (Safety-2016 abstract #405) - Bachani AM, Zhang XJ, Mani K, Hyder AA.
Background Child injury at home has become a growing concern in developing countries. This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of two intervention strategies--home-based safety tutorial program and educational pamphlet--to reduce in-home hazards for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Examining depressive symptoms and their predictors in Malaysia: stress, locus of control, and occupation - Yeoh SH, Tam CL, Wong CP, Bonn G.
The 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey estimated that over 29% of the adult population of Malaysia suffers from mental distress, a nearly 3-fold increase from the 10.7% estimated by the NHMS in 1996 pointing to the potential beginnings of a public h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Erratum to: Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013 - Ganapathy SS, Yi Yi K, Omar MA, Anuar MFM, Jeevananthan C, Rao C.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Biocon's insulin facility in Malaysia clears inspections for European market
The facility, set up with an investment of $275 million, is designed to manufacture recombinant human insulin and insulin analogs for the global market. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Financial burden of injury among a prospective cohort of injury patients in Malaysia (Safety-2016 abstract #118) - Bachani AM, Zhang XJ, Yusoff MFM, Bin HAAH, Rasidi MNM, Hyder AA.
This study aims to understand injury-related economic burden on individuals and their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nature gem within the city: What grows in the biodiversity-rich Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve
(Pensoft Publishers) Being the oldest of its kind in Malaysia, Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is a nature enclave, lying in the center of the busy capital city Kuala Lumpur. Researchers from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia have now teamed up to publish an extensive checklist of the flora of this urban nature enclave, while making use of the innovative 'ecosystem inventory' template available in the open-access journal One Ecosystem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Child and adolescent mortality across Malaysia's epidemiological transition: a systematic analysis of Global Burden of Disease Data - Abdul-Razak S, Azzopardi PS, Patton GC, Mokdad AH, Sawyer SM.
PURPOSE: A rapid epidemiological transition in developing countries in Southeast Asia has been accompanied by major shifts in the health status of children and adolescents. In this article, mortality estimates in Malaysian children and adolescents from 199... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for MRI-safe Attain Stability quad CRT leads
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Attain Stability quad magnetic resonance imaging-safe left heart leads designed for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and pacemakers. The leads feature MRI SureScan technology and are cleared for use with 3 Tesla and 1.5T MRI scans, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. The leads also feature a side-helix designed to be fixated in veins of various sizes, the company said. Medtronic said it has initiated a limited European launch, with the 1st commercial implants recently performed at Bergen, Norway’s Haukeland U...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Development and validation of a coping scale for caregivers in Malaysia - Ibrahim N, Ong HC, Wahab S.
INTRODUCTION: Caregivers often experience stressful situations while in the midst of the caregiving process. Thus, various methods of coping have been widely applied and studied in previous researches. The aim of this study was to develop a novel questionn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013 - Ganapathy SS, Khoo YY, Azahadi MO, Fuad MAM, Jeevananthan C, Rao C.
BACKGROUND: Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Malaysia occur outside a health facil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Erratum to: The attitude of psychiatric and non-psychiatric health-care workers toward suicide in Malaysian hospitals and its implications for training - Siau CS, Wee LH, Yacob S, Yeoh SH, Adnan THB, Haniff J, Perialathan K, Mahdi A, Rahman AB, Eu CL, Wahab SB.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Firehawk < sup > ® < /sup > and Foxtrot Pro < sup > ® < /sup > Obtain Regulatory Approval in Malaysia
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Fatal Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica Bacteremia in an Immunocompromised Patient
We report the first fatal case of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica bacteremia in Malaysia, confirmed by 16S rRNA sequencing. The isolate was originally misidentified when two different, commercially available identification systems were used. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - August 8, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Siti Suraiya, Nik Zuraina, Fadzhilah Ahmad, Zaidah Abdul Rahman Source Type: news

Pedestrian-motorcycle collisions: associated risks and issues - Ariffin AH, Hamzah A, Solah MS, Paiman NF, Hussin SFM, Osman MR.
From the statistics, there are serious concerns over the relatively high number of fatal motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrianmotorcycle in Malaysia. The high number of motorcycle registration on road, compounded by its popularity as the major mode of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news