Myanmar Coup Highlights Autocracy's Rise in Southeast Asia
Not long ago, democracy seemed to be surging in the region. But in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and elsewhere, it is in trouble. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A qualitative study of precursors to rape in sexual behaviour of juvenile offenders with underage partners in Malaysia - Mohammad T, Nooraini I.
In many countries, statutory rape laws are applied to both adults and adolescents. Consequently, statutory rape laws would view adolescents who have normative sexual behaviours as sexual offenders. The study questions the assumption that adolescents who en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Manipal Health sells its Malaysian hospital to Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare
Set up in 2016, Manipal Hospitals, Klang, is a tertiary care hospital accredited by the Malaysian Society for Quality in Health, according to a statement issued by the Indian multi-speciality healthcare provider. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chartered flight from Macao carries stranded passengers home
About 50 people of various nationalities have boarded a chartered flight from Macao to Malaysia after many were stranded for months by the pandemic and border restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The psychology of murder concealment acts - Kamaluddin MR, Mahat NA, Mat Saat GA, Othman A, Anthony IL, Kumar S, Wahab S, Meyappan S, Rathakrishnan B, Ibrahim F.
The escalating trend of murder victim concealment worldwide appears worrying, and literature does not reveal any specific study focusing on victim concealment amongst convicted male Malaysian murderers. Therefore, this study was aimed at investigating the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Free films festival tells stories of global health
The World Health Organization’s virtual event features shorts from many nations, including India, South Korea, Portugal and Malaysia. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

US bars rubber gloves from Malaysian firm due to 'evidence of forced labour'
Banned firm Top Glove also supplied NHS hospitals, prompting calls for guarantees on PPE sources (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A North Korean citizen was taken into U.S. custody on Saturday after being extradited from Malaysia to face money laundering charges,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Korean citizen was taken into U.S. custody on Saturday after being extradited from Malaysia to face money... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevention of firecracker injuries via the digital platform: a Malaysian experience - Mat Johar F, Halim AS, Wan Sulaiman WA, Muhamad H.
INTRODUCTION: Health campaigns include physical campaigns in schools, community halls, or community malls. They can also be broadcast via television, newspaper, and radio. We launched a health campaign on social media platforms that have a powerful impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prediction of outcomes in traumatic brain injury: the IMPACT and CRASH prognostic models in a single neurosurgical center, Malaysia - Abdullah JM, Idris Z, Ghani AR, Lim MS.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has recently become a major concern for public health care and a socioeconomic burden internationally. Prognostic models are mathematical models developed from specific populations which are used to predict the mort... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

North Korea to cut Malaysia ties over extradition of citizen to US
Pyongyang says Washington will 'pay a price' for role in diplomatic mess (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association of falls with instability: an analysis of perceptions and expectations toward the use of fall detection devices among older adults in Malaysia - Abdul Rahman K, Ahmad SA, Che Soh A, Ashari A, Wada C, Gopalai AA.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a significant incident among older adults affecting one in every three individuals aged 65 and over. Fall risk increases with age and other factors, namely instability. Recent studies on the use of fall detection devices in the Malays... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pharmaceuticals poisoning: reported by the National Poison Centre in Malaysia between 2010 and 2015 - Alwan IA, Awadh AI, Tangiisuran B, Khan HRM, Yahaya N, Majid MI.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The wide availability of medications has led to an increased exposure of humans to the possibility of poisoning. An unavoidable effect due to the availability of these medications has also led to a rising increment in the number of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Transgender Malaysian Nur Sajat gets death threats, disappears after Facebook video appears to show her renouncing Islam
Video appears to show the entrepreneur Nur Sajat – who is already facing a sharia court charged with insulting Islam – renouncing her religion. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Malaysian High Court overturns 1986 law banning Christians from using the word 'Allah'
The issue of non-Muslims using the word to refer to God had previously sparked tensions and violence. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevalence risk of anxiety and its associated factors among university students in Malaysia: a national cross-sectional study - Mohamad NE, Sidik SM, Akhtari-Zavare M, Gani NA.
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health problems worldwide, including Malaysia, and this issue has gained concern and attention from many, including experts and authorities globally. While average levels of stress and worry may... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence and multidimensional predictors of occasional and recurrent falls among Malaysian community-dwelling older persons - Ooi TC, Singh DKA, Shahar S, Rajab NF, Vanoh D, Sharif R, Tan MP.
In this study, we aimed to determine the incidence of falls and identify predictors of occasional ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s first Health Passport, Immunitee formally accepted in Singapore
In collaboration with Affinidi, a global investment firm headquartered in Singapore, Malaysia ’s Immunitee Health Passport will become the country’s first health passport allowing tourists to be accepted into Singapore upon being verified and cleared via the Affinidi’s Unifier digital credential platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

A preliminary studies to assess public knowledge of beach safety in east coast Malaysia - Mohammed Isa NA, Ramli MZ, Che Othman SF, Yusof MZ.
Rip currents are one of the coastal hazards that put Malaysian beachgoers in a risky position. Most of the drowning accidents that occur at beaches worldwide are closely associated with this phenomenon. Research on rip currents is needed to build an effect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

'This is historic': Malaysian man wins appeal against Islamic gay sex charge
Unanimous decision by highest court hailed a step towards acceptance of LGBT+ people (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia: No more prison, only rehab for drug abusers and addicts under new law
Law to be passed this year will remove stigma on drug abusers and allow their reintegration into the community, says Hamzah Zainudin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researching institutional elder abuse in Malaysia: challenges and recommendations - Yunus RM.
Despite a growing interest in elder abuse and neglect (EAN) among researchers and policy-makers in recent decades, most studies have concentrated on community-dwelling elders [1]. Little is known about mistreatment within institutional settings like nursin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Singapore: Malaysian-born woman went all out to save boyfriend from burning car in Tanjong Pagar crash; now in ICU
SINGAPORE, Feb 14 (The Straits Times/ANN): Seeing her boyfriend and friends trapped in the burning car, Raybe Oh Siew Huey, 26, rushed... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Prof. Malik Badri - Departure of Great Psychologist
[SudaNow] Khartoum -- Monday 8 February 2021 saw the departure in Kuala Lumpur, Capital City of Malaysia, of outstanding Sudanese psychologist Professor Dr. Malik Badri. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Billionaires Making ‘Boatloads Of Money’ From Once-Cheap Medical Gloves
Nitrile gloves have become extremely difficult to find —and expensive—thanks to Covid-19. Amid accusations of profiteering, everyone from Malaysian rubber magnates to Polish upstarts are cashing in. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Giacomo Tognini, Forbes Staff Tags: Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis - 8 March 2021
International Women's Day is March 8th!  Join us as we discuss and highlight minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis. Hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Ann Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to raise money for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

VIDEO: International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis
On International Women's Day 2021 we discussed and highlighted minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis.  Watch the recording to hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it's been the'Anne Anderson Walk'at the Cochrane Colloquium to rais...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Malaysian woman goes to court to be declared non- Muslim; wins 5 year legal battle
KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian woman who was born to a Muslim man and a Buddhist woman out of wedlock finally won her five-year legal battle... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Road to Hell Paved With Good Intentions
[IPS] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Access to Covid-19 vaccines for many developing countries and most of their people will have to wait as the powerful and better off secure earlier access regardless of need or urgency. More profits, by manufacturing scarcity, will surely cause even more loss of both lives and livelihoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Singapore-based Bot MD lands $5M for its AI clinical assistant
The new funds will be put towards expanding into Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and India.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 3, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Road to Hell Paved with Good Intentions
Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 3 2021 (IPS) Access to COVID-19 vaccines for many developing countries and most of their people will have to wait as the powerful and better off secure earlier access regardless of need or urgency. More profits, by manufacturing scarcity, will surely cause even more loss of both lives and livelihoods. Good intentions not enough To induce private efforts to develop and distribute vaccines, the WHO initiated COVAX to ensure more equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. However, interest by vaccine companies has been limited, while some governments ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Caught in Tangled Web of Vaccine Nationalism
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 2 2021 (IPS) “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive”. Walter Scott’s lines, already over two centuries old, nicely sum up how pursuit of national advantage and private gain have undermined the public interest and the common good. As known COVID-19 infections exceed 100 million internationally, with more than two million lives lost, rich countries are now quarrelling publicly over access to limited vaccine supplies. With ‘vaccine nationalism’ widespread, multilateral arrangements have not been able to address current ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Anti-malarial potential of Senna occidentalis leaves
In this study, researchers from Nigeria and Malaysia evaluated the ability of hexane, methanol and aqueous leaf extracts of Senna occidentalis (coffee senna) to prevent B-hematin formation in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. The search for natural antimalarial agents from plant sources has yielded significant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mental health services for refugees in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic - Tay AK, Balasundaram S.
Since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020, Malaysia has navigated through periods of partial and full lockdowns, with border closures being enforced and interstate travel being restricted. These restrictions have severely impeded the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Local cassia tree in Thailand can help dissolve dangerous blood clots
(Natural News) Cassia siamea, commonly known as yellow cassia or Siamese senna, is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, particularly in the countries of Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. Known as a source of high-quality firewood, yellow cassia is also grown as an ornamental because of the bright yellow flowers it produces throughout... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON demands higher human rights standards in PPE
UNISON has joined the lobby to bring in new laws to prevent UK businesses and public services from sourcing from companies that violate workers’ human rights. Evidence has emerged throughout the pandemic that PPE suppliers to the NHS were tied to severe, widespread human rights violations of workers in the global south. One of a number of known abusive suppliers is Top Glove, the world’s largest maker of rubber gloves. Top Glove have seen their profits triple in 2020, whilst investigations showed that gloves were being made by migrant workers forced to work in cramped conditions in Malaysian factories. Workers ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article human rights supply chains workers rights Source Type: news

Continuity of illicit drug use among Malay patients attending methadone clinics in Kelantan, Malaysia - Ab Lloh S, Mohamad N, Badrin S, Abu Bakar R, Ahmad I.
The study aimed to determine the prevalence of continuity of illicit drug use and its associated factors among Malay opioid users receiving methadone treatment in Kelantan, Malaysia. This cross-sectional study involved a total of 150 respondents. Sociodemo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nothing to Learn from East Asia?
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 19 2021 (IPS) Covid-19 infection and death rates in the Western world and many developing countries in Asia and Latin America have long overtaken East Asia since the second quarter of 2020. Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering prevailing Western accounts of the Asian financial crises, there have been no serious efforts to draw policy lessons from East Asian contagion containment. Jomo Kwame SundaramLockdowns necessary? Although most East Asian economies have successfully contained the pandemic without nationwide ‘stay in shelter lockdowns’, many governments have...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Work-family conflict and dangerous driving behaviours: the mediating role of affect - Shukri M, Jones F, Conner M.
This paper examined the under-studied relationship between work-family conflict and dangerous driving behaviours in a sample of employees, and job-related affect as a mediator of this relationship. The sample consisted of 476 Malaysian drivers (44.7% mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Emergency imposed in Malaysia over virus is reprieve for PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king Tuesday approved a coronavirus emergency that will suspend parliament at least until... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency imposed in Malaysia over virus is reprieve for PM
Malaysia’s king has approved a coronavirus emergency that will suspend parliament and hold off calls for elections in a political reprieve for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysian king declares state of emergency to fight virus
Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah declared a nationwide state of emergency to fight a surge in Covid-19 coronavirus cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia's king approves a coronavirus emergency that will suspend parliament for months in reprieve for embattled PM
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of the severity of depression, anxiety and stress among low-income community-dwelling adults in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Lugova H, Andoy-Galvan JA, Patil SS, Wong YH, Baloch GM, Suleiman A, Nordin R, Chinna K.
Growing prevalence of mental illnesses and the role they play in the global disease burden is an emerging public health issue. The prevalence of depression and anxiety is on the rise in Malaysia. Low-income urban communities are among the key affected po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Field study of pedestrians' comfort temperatures under outdoor and semi-outdoor conditions in Malaysian university campuses - Othman NE, Zaki SA, Rijal HB, Ahmad NH, Razak AA.
This study investigated the outdoor thermal comfort of urban pedestrians by assessing their perceptions of the tropic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Family functioning, coping strategy, and suicidal ideation among adolescents - Cong CW, Ling WS, Fitriana M.
Background and aim: Adolescent suicide has become a central issue around the world, including in Malaysia, which needs attention. The current study investigated the mediating effect of coping strategy in the association between family functioning and suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news