Dr N. Thiyagar receives Asian Paediatrician Award

For his excellent advocacy work in child and adolescent health, Dr N. Thiyagar (pic) received the outstanding Asian Paediatrician Award recently. The senior consultant paediatrician and adolescent medicine specialists received the award from the Asia Pacific Paediatric Association. However, due to logistics reasons, Dr Thiyagar, who is the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (Alor Star, Kedah) department head, had…

Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents

Asia-Pacific Consensus Statement on integrated 24-hour activity guidelines for children and adolescents http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2021-104527 The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising in the Asia-Pacific region. Yet, the region is ill-prepared for this public health challenge. Asian children are among the least physically active when compared with the rest of the world. By advocating an active…

mRNA Vaccine-Associated Myocarditis are Rare and Less Severe Than Following COVID-19

Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, Paediatrician Dr Zulkifli Ismail, Paediatric Cardiologist Asst Prof Mohammad Farhan Rusli, Public Health Physician 11 January 2022   The bulk and thrust of the concerns of the signatories (Concerned Malaysian Medical Practitioners) of the letter to the Prime Minister, Health Minister and Majlis Keselamatan Negara revolves around the association of the…

Vax the Kids

Doctors: Vax children fast

As vaccines for children are only expected to be available at the end of June 2022, health experts warn of difficult months ahead as the young ones continue to be vulnerable to Covid-19. Consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar-Singh HSS said if the country does not move to vaccinate its population of five to 11 years…

Covid-19: Can We Afford To Delay Vaccinating Children Aged 5-11? — Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Dr Hung Liang Choo, Dr Musa Mohd Nordin & Dr Zulkifli Ismail

Vaccinating children will benefit the larger society and reduce the spread of Covid-19, minimising breakthrough infections and serious illness in vulnerable adults. Many parents were dismayed by the recent announcement by health minister Khairy Jamaluddin that vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 years will only arrive at the end of June 2022. This means that children…