Safe sleeping mode for babies

YOUNG children, especially those under five years of age, are “fragile” and vulnerable to many risks. In recent years, we have become increasingly aware that some small children die as a result of suffocation while sleeping with their parents. This is a tragic event and one that can be easily prevented. As parents need to…

Keeping Communities Healthy: The Islamic Paradigm

Musa Mohd Nordin   Abstract One of the five matters before being overtaken by its opposite as advocated by the Prophet (SAW) was “your health, before you fall sick” (Muslim). This concept of the Prophet’s Medicine (Tibb Nabawi) has been much discussed and unfortunately misunderstood, even abused in recent times. This paper attempts to examine…

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When a patient dies under a doctor’s care, the doctor has to be held accountable. But what if that doctor was overworked, her department was understaffed and the computer system had broken down? This is what happened to Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba in 2011, when a six-year-old boy, Jack Adcock, died under her care in Leicester…

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Ketahui, Fahami Diabetes jenis 1

Ibu bapa, guru perlu bantu pesakit kanak-kanak, remaja jalani hidup lebih yakin Nor Hatina Shuib Kurang pemahaman terhadap penyakit diabetes jenis 1 menyebabkan kebanyakan pesakit kanak-kanak dan remaja dikawal secara keterlaluan oleh segelintir ibu bapa dan guru. Kesannya, pesakit kurang keyakinan diri kerana bukan sahaja dikawal makan, tetapi mereka juga tidak digalakkan menyertai aktiviti harian…

Fear and superstition prove deadly

PETALING JAYA: A two-year-old girl has died in Miri Hospital, Sarawak, from diphtheria because her parents chose not to have her immunised, allegedly out of fear and superstition, with doctors saying the death could have been avoided. A statement issued by the Health Ministry said checks showed that the victim, who was not vaccinated after…

Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 16 Mac 2018 – Makluman Kes Kematian Disyaki Difteria Di Sarawak

BY DG OF HEALTH Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat satu (1) kes kematian disyaki difteria di Miri, Sarawak pada 14 Mac 2018. Kes merupakan seorang kanak – kanak berumur 2 tahun 5 bulan dan tidak mendapat pelalian bagi difteria sejak lahir. Siasatan awal mendapati keluarga kes ENGGAN mendapatkan pelalian atas dasar kepercayaan agama. Beliau mula…

MPA Committee 2015-2017

President AP Dr. Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin Immediate Past President Dr. Thiyagar Nadarajaw Vice President Dr. Hung Liang Choo Hon Secretary AP Dr. Tang Swee Fong Asst Hon Secretary Dr. Selva Kumar Sivapunniam Hon Treasurer Dato’ Dr. Musa Mohd Nordin Committee members Datuk Dr. Zulkifli Ismail Datuk Dr. Soo Thian Lian Dr. Noor Khatijah Nurani Dr.…