No child’s play

Parents can play a big role in their children’s digital life, writes Balqis Lim Digital media has also allowed children to be in constant contact with their friends. CHILDREN today are growing up with technology, such as smartphones, tablets and gaming devices. In this era of digital technology, children are missing out on a whole…

Stopping pneumococcus

It starts out with the fever and chills. There may be some coughing and chest pain, possibly also difficulty in breathing. As a parent, you are naturally really anxious and worried about your sick child, but you probably think it’s just the flu. More likely than not, your family doctor will come to a similar…

MPA’s Childhood Growth Promotion Campaign

  MPA’s Nationwide Childhood Growth Screening & Counselling Campaign Our National Health & Morbidity Surveys 2006 and 2016 present some sobering insights on the growth of under 5-year-olds: The prevalence of stunting increased from 17.0% to 20.7% (2 in 10 children) Underweight rose from 12.9% in 2006 to 13.7% in 2016 (over 1 in 10…

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…

#IAMHADIZA

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…

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…