Surge in Confirmed Cases in Malaysia

The COVID-19 outbreak in Malaysia is getting worse, and the health authorities have indicated that they will reintroduce preventive and control measures, such as notification and quarantine, to prevent and control the outbreak.

Malaysia's recent outbreak of neoguana is on the rise again, with a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases. According to Malaysia's COVID-19 notification for the period of 10-16 October, the number of confirmed cases was 2696, an increase of more than 60% compared to the previous week.


In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk for developing peanut allergy later in life and should be evaluated by a health care professional before introducing peanuts into their diet.


More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years

CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children

More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years CDC Report Shows Increase in Seasonal Flu Vaccinations, Greatest Increase among Children


Clean hands can prevent the spread of disease

WHO Invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations to promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.

7 May 2010 -- The WHO "Save lives: clean your hands" campaign invites healthcare workers, hospitals and organizations around the world to actively promote improved hand hygiene to reduce infections.


Policy Reversal Sparks Controversy: New Zealand Government Shifts Approach on Anti-Smoking Measures

New Zealand's incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has said that the new conservative government will scrap the world's leading anti-smoking measures. Health advocates have described the move as "a huge victory for the tobacco industry".

AFP reports that former New York Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has introduced a 'generational smoking ban', banning the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2008. The ban was scheduled to be phased in later this year.


China Faces a Major Outbreak of Respiratory Diseases

China around the influenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (mycoplasma) and other respiratory diseases into the peak season, in addition to rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, etc., Shanghai's three major pediatric hospitals, Fudan University Pediatrics Hospital, Shanghai Children's Hospital, Shanghai Children's Medical Center affiliated with Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, the number of registered consultations remain high, the first week of November, an average of daily outpatient emergency visits in the 8000 The first week of November, the average daily outpatient emergency


WHO urges investing in “One Health” actions for better health of the people and the planet

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on world leaders to increase political commitment and action to invest in the “One Health” approach to prevent and tackle common threats affecting the health and well-being of humans, animals, plants and environment together.


World Bank approves US$8M grant to strengthen essential mental health services in Sint Maarten

The Improving Mental Health Services Project is the twelfth project to be approved as part of the Sint Maarten Trust Fund Program. First proposed in 2021, the team led by World Bank experts made great strides over the last year to strategically design a project that brings sustainable, transformative benefits for the Sint Maarten population.


Daily statin reduces heart disease risk among adults living with HIV

NIH-funded clinical trial finds cholesterol-lowering treatment reduced cardiovascular events by 35%.

A National Institute of Health-supported study found that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may offset the high risk of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV by more than a third, potentially preventing one in five major cardiovascular events or premature deaths in this population. People living with HIV can have a 50-100% increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine(link is external).


NIH awards will fund Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome research

Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS), which is a collection of symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, and difficulty thinking or “brain fog,” which linger following standard treatment for Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 476,000 people in the United States are infected with Lyme disease each year. Between 10 and 20% of them experience PTLDS.