Medical and Life Sciences

Operating Room Nurse Burnout: A Global Challenge With SDG Solutions

By Kalivani Poongawanam
Building a support network, sharing best practices, and crafting collective solutions can pave the way for reducing burnout rates and improving health care.

World Health Day 2024: My Health, My Right

By Professor Elil Renganathan
As we celebrate World Health Day this 2024, under the theme “My Health, My Right,” it’s a good moment to reflect on the essential right to health that transcends borders, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses.

Whimsical Journey into Scientific Glamour

By Professor Goh Bey Hing
For humanity to advance, nurturing future generations of scientists is imperative. Scientists merit recognition not solely within academic journals but also in the collective consciousness of humanity.

Implications of Recruiting Foreign Nurses in Local Healthcare Sector

By Dr Noor Hasliza Che Seman

The global landscape is currently facing a pronounced nursing deficit, with estimates suggesting a shortage of nearly 13 million nurses by 2030, as reported by the International Council of Nurses.

23 and a Top 2% Researcher: Shin Jie's Story

It is no small feat to make it onto Stanford University’s top 2% researcher list. Researchers on the list have greatly impacted their field or discipline through their studies, evidenced by an impressive citation record.

Welfare Strategy for Seniors Vital

By Dr Chee Kwan Foong and Professor Long Chiau Ming
The 2023 United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) is themed "Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Bridging Generational Divides".

Upskilling Malaysia’s Nursing Workforce

By Wong Lee Sia, Harjit Kaur Ujagar Singh, Sawnthary Malluvalasa Simhachalam and Chee Gek Neo
By championing opportunities and cultivating a culture that esteems persistent education, we can sculpt nurses who aren’t just adept, but can also emerge as health care trailblazers.

Malaysia Seeing ‘Worrisome’ Rise In Colorectal Cancer Among Under-50s: MOH Official

While colorectal cancer mainly affects those aged 50 and above, Malaysia is seeing a “worrisome” rise in colon cancer incidence among younger adults, which further compounds the economic burden of the disease in the country, says an MOH official.

First World Health Organization report on devastating impact of Hypertension

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its inaugural report addressing the global impact of high blood pressure, a pervasive and potentially deadly health issue.

The Evolving Role of the Perioperative Nurse

By Kalivani Poongawanam
The integration of AI and surgical robots is not merely a futuristic concept, but a reality that is reshaping the very fabric of perioperative care.

Embracing Foreign Nurses Into Malaysia’s Health Care System

By Norsalawati Ismail
A former matron praises MOH’s decision to allow foreign nurses to work in Malaysian private hospitals amid nursing shortages. In 2021, Malaysia had 113,787 registered nurses, or 1:454 nurse-to-population ratio, far less than 1:300 ratio recommended by WHO.

Addressing the Shortage of Nurses in Malaysia

By Harjit Kaur Ujagar Singh
MOH’s decision to allow private hospitals to hire foreign nurses will provide some relief to our health care system, but it could raise health care costs. Offering foreign nurses competitive packages may also lead to pay disparities with local nurses.