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The role of incentives towards adolescents' commitment to use public transport in Malaysia - Sukor NSA, Basri NK, Tarigan AKM.
This study examines the adoption of a travel behaviour modification programme to encourage sustainable mobility and public bus usage. Students from four schools in Penang Island were recruited and divided into two groups: Group 1 (without incentives) and G... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Malaysia's IHH makes binding offer to invest Rs 650 crore in Fortis
Manipal-TPG combine and Munjals and Burmans were the only two groups which had made binding offers out of total of five suitors in race. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simulation of noise exposure level of fire-fighters in emergency response services in Malaysia - Zainal Abidin AN, Jusoh M, Zakaria ZY.
Excessive exposure to noise may lead to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL has emerged as the biggest cause of world occupational disease in recent years. Occupational hearing loss is among the common work related diseases in Malaysia. It has been pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Battle for Fortis intensifies with improved offers from IHH, Hero-Dabur alliance
Malaysian healthcare group IHH and joint bidders Sunjil Munjal of Hero Enterprises and the Burmans of Dabur have submitted revised offers for the healthcare group. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia's IHH says Fortis board declines to engage on takeover offer
The Malaysian firm said the Fortis board sent it a response letter indicating it was unable to engage with IHH due to binding agreements with Manipal Health (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fortis rejects IHH offer, board to consider ‘all eligible options’
The Malaysian firm said the Fortis board sent it a response letter indicating it was unable to engage with IHH due to binding agreements with Manipal Health (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-profit ’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative
Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and deathAn affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim clinical trial results that offer hope to the 71 million people living with the disease worldwide. The treatment is expected to cost $300 for 12 weeks, or $3.50 per day, in Malaysia, where trials were conducted along with Thailand – a fraction of the cost of other hepatitis C medicines produced by major drugmakers, which often r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Medical research Hepatitis C Global health Global development Science Society Egypt Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

Fortis Healthcare receives new joint bid from Sunil Munjal-Burman family
This comes even as Manipal has increased its offer to acquire Fortis' hospitals business and while Malaysia's IHH has also been planning a counter bid of its own. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's attitude and its influence on violence during pregnancy in Northern State of Peninsular Malaysia: cross-sectional study - Haron K, Shaffie Z, Ghazi HF, Isa ZM.
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of men's violence against pregnant women and whether it is influenced by women's attitude. A cross-sectional study was carried out in a hospital in northern state of Peninsular Malaysia. A total o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Functional outcomes 6 months after severe traumatic brain injury following admission into intensive care unit: a cohort study in two tertiary hospitals - Ludin SM, Rashid NA, Awang MS, Nor MBM.
The objective of thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue with Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 09/2017 This Web page provides information about a multilateral dialogue among biosecurity experts from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. Dialogue countries will consider Southeast Asia's increasingly complex biosecurity risk landscape, including natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, and rising terrorism threats, as they explore how they can work together to stren...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Elder abuse and chronic pain: cross-sectional and longitudinal results from the Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect Initiative - Yunus RM, Hairi NN, Choo WY, Tan MP, Hairi F, Sooryanarayana R, Ismail N, Kandiben S, Peramalah D, Ali ZM, Ahmad SN, Razak IA, Othman S, Mydin FH, Chinna K, Bulgiba A.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between elder abuse and neglect (EAN) and chronic pain in rural older Malaysians. DESIGN: Two-year prospective cohort study. SETTING: Kuala Pilah, a district in Negeri Sembil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tannins from the miracle tree, a hybrid of the mimosa tree, found to be an effective treatment for many chronic diseases, including cancer
(Natural News) Though it’s known as the “miracle tree,” Leucaena leucocephala hybrid-Rendang is sadly underutilized. This Malaysian amalgam was created by crossing L. leucocephala with L. diversifolia, two plants known for their poor digestibility but impressive condensed tannin content. Also known as proanthocyanidins, condensed tannins are known for their wide array of health benefits. These range... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BRCA testing in early breast cancer cost  effective in Malaysia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Foxtrot ™ NC PTCA Gains Regulatory Approval in Malaysia
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - March 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

"Nobody came to help": interviews with women convicted of filicide in Malaysia - Razali S, Fisher J, Kirkman M.
Although filicide is of serious concern, it is poorly understood in Malaysia. Our interviews with health and policy professionals revealed that they attribute responsibility for filicide to women's failure to comply with social norms and religious teaching... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mitigate risk for Malaysia's mangroves
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amir, A. A. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Incidence and demographical characteristics of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder due to motor vehicle accidents - Bahari R, Mohamad Alwi MN, Ahmad MR, Mohd Saiboon I.
The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and demographic characteristics of pati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Paraquat poisoning calls to the Malaysia National Poison Centre following its ban and subsequent restriction of the herbicide from 2004 to 2015 - Leong YH, Ariff AM, Khan HRM, Rani NAA, Majid MIA.
This study analyses the incidences and patterns of paraquat poisoning from calls received at the Malaysia National Poison Centre (NPC) since 2004 following the ban of the herbicide (2004-2006) and subsequent restriction up to year 2015. Related reported ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Development of safety performance index for intercity buses: an exploratory factor analysis approach - Law TH, Daud MS, Hamid H, Haron NA.
In recent years in Malaysia, severe road crashes involving intercity buses have been increasing. With increased public concerns about intercity bus safety, effectively managing travel risk has become critical for both intercity bus operators and road safet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The effect of mural on personal crime and fear of crime - Sakip SRM, Bahaluddin A, Hassan K.
In recent years, the trend of 3D art mural has been gaining attention in Malaysia. This 3D art mural is believed some perception of safety among user from crime activities. However, an empirical study on the relationship between perceptions of safety on ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Quality of life: psychosocial environment factors (PEF) in the event of disasters to private construction firms - Takim R, Talib IFA, Nawawi AH.
In the last decade, both natural and man-made disaster events in Malaysia bring hindrance to construction firms' operations. Disaster events causing stress, anxiety and depression among people which leads to lose of working days. This research reports on p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Cochrane Indonesia’s Director reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane
 To celebrate International Women ’s Day (8 March), Cochrane Indonesia’s Director Dr Detty Nurdiati reflects on her continued contributions to maternal and perinatal health and the work of Cochrane.Despite rising prosperity, over 40 women die in childbirth every day in Indonesia. It ’s an intractable national health statistic that represents loss and suffering on a scale that Dr Detty Nurdiati has long been determined to change. Her many endeavours in research, teaching and patient care over three decades give clear expression to what is a deep personal and professional commi tment to maternal a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The residue effects of parental corporal punishment on young adults' psychological adjustment: evidence from Malaysia - Chong CH, Yeo KJ.
This study examined the relationship between parental corporal punishment and psychological adjustment among young adult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Legal Eagles
When UNISON won its employment tribunal fees case in the Supreme Court last year, the landmark victory thrust the union’s in-house legal team into the limelight. U met two of them, head of legal services Adam Creme and his colleague Shantha David, the legal officer who ran the five-year case against the government. Shantha David It was two days after the biggest legal case in her life, the judicial review in which UNISON defeated the government in one of the most important decisions in the history of employment law. After a string of media interviews talking about the victory, Shantha David was finally sitting alone,...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine employment rights employment tribunal fees legal services Source Type: news

The relationship between critical success factors, internal control and safety performance in the Malaysian manufacturing sector - Hong CC, Ramayah T, Subramaniam C.
There is a lack of conceptual models that explain the relationship among critical success factors, internal control and safety performance, especially in the manufacturing sector of Malaysia. The enforcement of internal control is linked to safety performa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparison of Trauma and Injury Severity Score model with alternative approach in outcome prediction in trauma using National Trauma Database in Malaysia - Chen WS, Lee SWH, Jamaluddin S, Wong CP.
OBJECTIVEThe coefficients for the Trauma and Injury Severity Score are derived from the Major Trauma Outcome Study (MTOS) in North America, so the applicability of the MTOS-Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) in different populations remains challengi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Biocon gets 6 observations from USFDA for Malaysia facility
As per the US health regulator, observations are made in Form 483 when investigators feel that conditions or practices in the facility are such that products may become adulterated or render injuries to health. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella, CDC Says
Kratom grows naturally in the Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has been sold as a dietary supplement -- typically to help manage pain and boost energy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World ’s most controversial fruit depends on giant bats for pollination
While we debate whether the durian is the best or worst food on the planet, it turns out this wonderful oddity requires healthy populations of flying fox for survivalDurian. Depending on whom you talk to it ’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no moderation, no wishy-washiness. It is the king of fruits or the worst thing you’ve ever tasted. Due to its potent odour – delicate and sweet to its advocates and sewage-like to its detractors – durian has been banned from airplanes, subways, and hotels (though punishments appear light if non-existent). But arecent ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Asia Pacific Malaysia World news Wildlife Biology Science Conservation Animal behaviour Animals South and Central Asia Source Type: news

World ’s most controversial fruit may depend on giant bats for pollination
While we debate whether the durian is the best or worst food on the planet, it turns out this wonderful oddity may require healthy populations of flying fox for survival.Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it ’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no moderation, no wishy-washiness. It is the king of fruits or the worst thing you’ve ever tasted. Due to its potent odour – delicate and sweet to its advocates and sewage-like to its detractors – durian has been banned from airplanes, subways, and hotels (though punishments appear light if non-existent). But arec...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Hance Tags: Environment Asia Pacific Malaysia World news Wildlife Biology Science Conservation Animal behaviour Animals South and Central Asia Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Institute for Scientific Information Re-established Within Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate Analytics, the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, today announced it will re-establish the prestigious Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) to its Scientific and Academic Research Group. This new incarnation of the institute will be focused on the development of existing and new bibliometric and analytical approaches, fostering collaborations with partners and customers across the academic community. Annette Thomas, CEO of the Scientific and Academic Research group at Clarivate Analytics explains: “For 50 years the Institute for Sc...
Source: News from STM - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Linguists Discover Previously Unidentified Language In Malaysia
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Malaysia ’s IHH, Temasek eye majority stake in Medanta
IHH Healthcare, the world ’s second-largest hospital chain by market value, is keen on becoming a strategic partner to Trehan, a well-known cardiovascular surgeon turned medical entrepreneur, who will retain significant minority ownership. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The modified Otago Exercises prevent grip strength deterioration among older fallers in the Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT) - Liew LK, Tan MP, Tan PJ, Mat S, Majid LA, Hill KD, Mazlan M.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exercise-based interventions, such as the Otago Exercise Program (OEP), are effective in preventing falls in the older adult. Previous studies evaluating the OEP have determined falls, lower limb strength, or balance outcomes but wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Elder abuse and neglect intervention in the clinical setting: perceptions and barriers faced by primary care physicians in Malaysia - Mohd Mydin FH, Othman S.
This qualitative study attempts to explore the definition, perceptions, practice experience, and barriers of primary care physicians (PCPs) in identifying and intervening in cases of elder abuse and neglect at the primary care level. Semistructured in-dept... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of the Short Falls Efficacy Scale International in English, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malaysia in Malaysia - Tan MP, Nalathamby N, Mat S, Tan PJ, Kamaruzzaman SB, Morgan K.
While the prevalence of falls among Malaysian older adults is comparable to other older populations around the world, little is currently known about fear of falling in Malaysia. The Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) and short FES-I scales to meas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Evaluating potential environmental variables and active aging in older adults for age-friendly neighborhoods in Malaysia - Elsawahli H, Ali AS, Ahmad F, Al-Obaidi KM.
This study aims to investigate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Development of neighbourhood renewal in Malaysia through case study for middle income households in New Village Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur - Tin WJ, Lee SH.
Neighbourhood renewal policy and strategies in Malaysia yet to be established with most of them are ad-hoc. Project selection is fully controlled by the government and have been influenced by economic and political aspects. This paper aimed to establish ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Photocatalytic wastewater treatment in a new light
Olive oil, palm oil, seafood - for small producers of such goods, for example in rural parts of Asia, the cost of decontaminating wastewater to the required standard can be a heavy burden. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative photocatalytic technology to support them. Part of the work was carried out by a project partner in Malaysia. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 24, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Malaysian boy nearly died due to stuck chicken piece
A 12-year-old boy from Malaysia injured in a car accident baffled doctors when he turned blue in the operating theatre as they were about to perform life saving brain surgery on him. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Sociodemographic, lifestyle and health determinants of suicidal behaviour in Malaysia - Cheah YK, Azahadi M, Phang SN, Abd Manaf NH.
The objective of the present study is to examine the factors affecting suicidal behaviour among adults in Malaysia. A nationally representative data which consists of 10,141 re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Trip characteristics as the determinants of intention to shift to rail transport among private motor vehicle users in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Kwan SC, Sutan R, Hashim JH.
This study aims to understand the trip characteristics of private and public transport users in Kuala Lumpur, and the intention of private motor vehicle users to shift to rail transport if available. We conducted a travel survey in the corridor of an upcom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Transportation Issues Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Malaysia
Disease News Outbreak on Middle East coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Malaysia. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Validation of the trauma mortality prediction scores from a Malaysian population - Tan JH, Tan HCL, Noh NAM, Mohamad Y, Alwi RI.
BACKGROUND: Well-known trauma mortality prediction scores such as New Injury Severity Score (NISS), Revised Trauma Score (RTS), and Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) have been externally validated from high-income countries with established trauma d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Malaysian regulators extend moratorium to summer 2018 for qualifying medical device registrants
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Medical Device Authority (MDA), Malaysia’s medical device regulator, will extend a moratorium for companies that have registered for market access but not yet received approval so that they may continue selling in the country as their premarket reviews proceed. 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 regulators extend moratorium to summer 2018 for qualifying medical device registrants appeared first on ...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news