Practise healthy lifestyle from young

A healthy lifestyle should be nurtured from young to mitigate risks of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), former Malaysian Paediatric Association president Dr Thiyagar Nadarajaw said. He said NCDs were often associated with one’s lifestyle when they were young. NCDs are diseases that are not transmissible from one person to another, such as Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune diseases,…

The battle over vaccination

The biggest ongoing battle in medicine today is over the issue of vaccination. What is fuelling parents’ anxieties about vaccination, and is the medical community able to counter the anti-vaccination movement with scientific arguments alone? This is an edited recording of the panel discussion that was held at the BFM Health & Living Jr 2019…

Buku Akil Baligh perempuan dan lelaki

Both books were designed and written for children and adolescents to help them understand the phases of pubertal change. It is also suitable for health professionals and parents who would like to know and discuss puberty in this group of children. It was a collaborative work by Paediatricians, Family Health Specialists, Obstetric/gynaecologist along with talented illustrator…

Tiba masa kementerian wajibkan imunisasi, kata pakar

Berikutan wabak demam campak, difteria, batuk kokol dan terbaru polio yang muncul selepas 27 tahun Malaysia bebas daripada penyakit itu, pakar pediatrik berharap kerajaan mengambil tindakan radikal dengan mewajibkan imunisasi. Dr Musa Mohd Nordin berkata kanak-kanak tidak wajar menjadi mangsa penyakit berjangkit yang boleh dielak dengan mengambil suntikan vaksin lebih awal. “Menteri sudah arah tubuhkan…

Curbing spread of polio virus

All children under five in Sabah will be given an additional immunisation – which will be made in stages – to ensure the proliferation of the polio virus can be stopped. “A methodical plan is being drawn up and the additional immunisation will be implemented as soon as possible, ’’ said Health director-general Datuk Dr…

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Kejadian Kes Polio Pertama Setelah Malaysia Diisytiharkan Bebas Polio

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) dengan dukacita ingin memaklumkan kejadian satu kes yang disahkan dijangkiti virus polio di Malaysia, setelah 27 tahun Malaysia bebas daripada penyakit tersebut. Kes melibatkan seorang bayi lelaki warganegara Malaysia berumur tiga bulan dari Tuaran, Sabah yang telah mengalami demam diikuti dengan lemah anggota badan dan telah dimasukkan ke Unit Rawatan Rapi…