• After Kedah’s spike in cases, MOH Malaysia warns of rising dengue threat
    The Health Ministry urged more public action in preventing a rise in dengue cases while Kedah records an increase in dengue cases particularly in Kuala Muda.
  • Elderly will outnumber those below 15 in Malaysia after 2045
    Malaysia will be facing an ageing population where those aged 60 and above will outnumber those aged 15 and below. The issue needs to be addressed to ease the financial burden on the healthcare system and government, including educating the younger generation to honour the elderly and spreading awareness of the importance of retirement savings.
  • The growing need for geriatric nurses in Malaysia
    Since 1997, there has been serious discrepancy between the number of older Malaysians who need specialised care and the number of trained general practitioners who provide that care.
  • Malaysian MOH to regulate naturopathic yoga under T&CM Act
    The Health Ministry has moved in to regulate yoga practices in the country in order to crackdown on the growing number of unqualified yoga practitioners who claim that they are able to treat chronic diseases.
  • Fake MC syndicate in Johor Bahru discovered after employer's curiosity
    Police have arrested four men aged between 28 and 37, and crippled a syndicate that produces fake medical certificates, forged to resemble those issued by Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA).
  • The rising demand for palliative care services in Malaysia
    Currently, four out of 10 Malaysians are estimated to need palliative care at the end of their lives. This reflects the demand for well-established palliative care services.
  • Clinical pharmacy: A crucial element of healthcare
    Clinical pharmacy has become an inseparable part of routine pharmacy practice, and there has been global progression in pharmacy to become more clinically relevant.
  • MOH Malaysia bans ozone therapy
    The Ministry of Health has banned ozone therapy in the country, after an assessment by the Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Section revealed that the cosmetic and beauty therapy lacked scientific evidence to support claims of any health benefits.
  • Malaysian MOH to regulate T&CM practice under new law
    The traditional and complementary medicine council of the Health Ministry may soon prohibit several traditional treatments due to the lack of scientific evidence, and will mandate practitioners to register their herbs and medicines with the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency.
  • MOH Malaysia to take legal action against maker of fake stevia products
    The Food Safety and Quality Division of the Health Ministry has investigated and identified one company selling unauthentic stevia products, and announced that it will take legal action against the manufacturer for violating the Food Act 1983.
  • Datuk Dr Siow Kuan Ling: Malaysia surgeon and award-winning inventor
    Drawing inspiration from simple everyday experiences, consultant surgeon Datuk Dr Siow Kuan Ling invents prize-winning devices that improve quality of lives.
  • Local university's partial accreditation cost pharmacy graduates their PRP licence
    Thirty-two fresh pharmacy graduates from a university in the Klang Valley cannot get a job in their as the four-year course that they underwent has not received full accreditation from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  • MOH Malaysia: MyHDW will not disclose any sensitive patient information
    Following the launch of the Malaysian Health Data Warehouse, public and consumer groups have been demanding greater transparency in the handling of confidential health data stored in the new system.