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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

A conceptual emotion recognition framework: stress and anger analysis for car accidents - Ali SHM, Chong YZ, Harun HR, Ooi JSK, Ahmad SA.
In year 2013, 777,817 out of 22,702,211 of registered vehicles were involved in road traffic crashes, with a damage cost of more than 9.3 billion ringgits in Malaysia. Automotive makers have deployed a wide range of active safety systems (traction contr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Physical activity level and fall risk among community-dwelling older adults - Low ST, Balaraman T.
[Purpose] To find the physical activity level and fall risk among the community-dwelling Malaysian older adults and determine the correlation between them. [Subjects and Methods] A cross-sectional study was conducted in which, the physical activity level w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Powerful anti-HIV medicine discovered in Asian herb that might out-perform all synthetic drugs
(Natural News) An evergreen plant that grows abundantly throughout Southeast Asia contains a powerful compound that outperforms a clinically-used drug against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a study in the Journal of Natural Compounds revealed. The plant, known as willow-leaved justicia, is native to China and is found to grow extensively in India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Researchers said a newly-identified... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue Among Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States with Participating Observers from Thailand and Philippines
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 07/24/2017 This 32-page document is the report of a meeting held on April 3-5, 2017, as part of an ongoing multilateral dialogue to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. It discussed biosecurity issues in the Southeast Asia region, which are dynamic and challenging due to natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, rising terrorism threats, and a rapidly growing biotechnology industry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers Map More Of The Ocean Floor In Search For Missing Plane
The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 did not turn up a plane, but it did uncover a detailed view of the ocean floor — volcanoes, shipwrecks, and mountains to rival Mount Everest. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee with Viagra-like ingredient recalled after FDA discovery
Albert Yee said the coffee was everywhere you looked in the densely packed vendor stalls along avenues in Malaysian cities: an instant mix with a natural ingredient similar to what's found in Viagra that helps men with erectile dysfunction. And he wanted a piece of the action. "There are whole streets of it, like tequila in Mexico," Yee […]Related:Most female homicide victims are killed by husbands or other intimate partners, new report shows5 questions about the brain cancer diagnosed in Sen. John McCainZion, the world’s youngest double hand transplant recipient, can now swing a baseb...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between elder abuse and poor sleep: a cross-sectional study among rural older Malaysians - Yunus RM, Wazid SW, Hairi NN, Choo WY, Hairi FM, Sooryanarayana R, Ahmad SN, Razak IA, Peramalah D, Aziz SA, Mohamad ZL, Mohamad R, Ali ZM, Awang Mahmud AB.
This study was divided into two phases. Phase I tested the construct validity and reliabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Factors associated with online victimisation among Malaysian adolescents who use social networking sites: a cross-sectional study - Marret MJ, Choo WY.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of online interpersonal victimisation and its association with patterns of social networking site (SNS) use, offline victimisation, offline perpetration and parental conflict among Malaysian adolescents using SNS. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heroin in Malaysia and Singapore - Sulaiman M, Kunalan V, Whei AYT, Lee WLJ, Yee JNJ, Xiong SLW, Bian CK.
Heroin clandestine laboratories have been a feature of the Malaysian illicit drug scene soon after the abuse of heroin emerged in 1972. The first few heroin clandestine laboratories which synthesised heroin via the acetylation of imported morphine were unc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fire distribution in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in 2015 with special emphasis on peatland fires - Miettinen J, Shi C, Liew SC.
In this paper, we analyze the spatio-temporal distribution of vegetation fires in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo in the severe El Ni ño year of 2015, concentrating on the distribution of fires between mineral soils and peatland areas, and between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Mole-covered Evita Delmundo auditions for Miss Universe
Evita Delmundo, 20, from Borneo, Malaysia, was born with the large dark brown spots covering her face and the rest of her body - as well as a birth mark across her neck and shoulders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics of fall recurrence: results of the Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MYFAIT) - Tan PJ, Tan MP.
Few falls studies exist in Asian developing nations. Our aim is to determine the characteristics of fall recurrence in urban, community-dwelling older adults in Malaysia. The Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT; ISRCTN11674947) is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Analysis of correlations between psychological factors and self-reported behavior of motorcyclists in Malaysia, depending on self-reported usage of different types of motorcycle facility - Sukor NSA, Tarigan AKM, Fujii S.
In this study, the motorcycle lanes are divided into three types, exclusive, inclusive, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Malaysian combination product regulatory policy deadlines set
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Malaysian medical device and drug market regulators have established a July 2018 implementation and enforcement deadline for combination product registrations marketed in the country. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Malaysian combination product regulatory policy deadlines set appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds
Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeastern Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysia reports highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious H5N1 bird flu virus in the northern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Malaysian agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Did the nerve agent VX kill Kim Jong Nam?
Last night Malaysian authorities announced that they identified the nerve agent VX taken off the face of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As the History Channel video above indicates, nerve agents are potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that utilize the same mechanism as organophosphate insecticides such as parathion. Conceptually, the effect of VX exposure is simple: wherever in the body acetylcholine acts as a neurotransmitter, nerve agents cause unregulated, chaotic activity. There are generally 3 such sites: muscarinic sites: connections between ner...
Source: The Poison Review - February 24, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical assassination Kim Jong Nam Kuala Lumpur International Airport malaysia murder nerve agent North Korea VX Source Type: news

VX Nerve Agent Used in Malaysia Airport Terminal
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday. The revelation that VX nerve agent, deadly even in minute amounts, was used in the Feb. 13 attack boosted speculation that Pyongyang dispatched a hit squad to kill Kim Jong Nam, the outcast older sibling of North Korea's ruler. The case also raised questions about public safety, although there was no sign that any bystanders had fallen ill. Police said one of the alleged attackers had been vomit...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News WMD & Terrorism Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Biocon contracted to supply rh-Insulin formulations in Malaysia
Indian biopharmaceuticals company Biocon ’s Malaysian subsidiary has secured a MYR300m ($67.6m) contract from the Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia, for the supply of recombinant human insulin (rh-Insulin) formulations. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news