Malaysia updates guideline: Primary and Secondary Prevention of CVD 2017
Tanvi Ambulkar, 14 Aug 2017 Recently, the National Heart Association of Malaysia published an updated clinical practice guideline on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in order to encompass modern developments and an increase in information about the potential causation of CVD.
MOH: Siblings infected with pertussis, isolated
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 09 Aug 2017 Two non-Malaysians in Sabah have been diagnosed with whooping cough and put in isolation at Keningau Hospital, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam. Authorities are saying this is not a cause for concern as the incident is remote.
“Looking Back, Moving Forward”—OGSM annual congress reflects on 25 years of milestone
Brenda Lau, 08 Aug 2017 Celebrating
a significant milestone, the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of
Malaysia (OGSM) has recently concluded its 25th annual congress. Held at
Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur – from 27 to 30 July – the congress welcomed 856
delegates, both local and international. The congress also witnessed a series
of hands-on workshops, back-to-back enriching lectures, insightful public health
forums and conducive private subspecialty meets—all lined-up to empower our
Baby dumping cases on the rise: High time to implement sex education in Malaysia?
Brenda Lau, 31 Jul 2017 Between 2010 and 2016, approximately 700 babies were dumped and relevant authorities say the lack of sex education is to blame. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is also urged to improve access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including contraceptives, as Malaysia's usage of contraceptives is below the Southeast Asian average.