News Media

Collection of news and stories of IMU in diverse media.

Regular Screening For Health

19 Jul 2017|Articles, Health, News Media|

One of the best things we can do to ensure our health in tip-top condition is to go for health screening. Often times, without screening, it is unlikely for us to know if there is anything wrong before it is too late. Regular screening is an important part of preventive healthcare whereby we can assess

Mental Health Services Here and Down Under

11 Jul 2017|News Media, People, Staff, Videos|

Dr Philip George, Consultant Psychiatrist and Dr Peter Norrie, Former Psychiatrist and Director of Clinical Services for Mental Health, ACT Health Directorate, Australia; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Australian National University discuss how mental health services differ between Australia and Malaysia. Explore what the two countries can learn from each other in helping mental health

Mental Health – In Pursuit of Perfection

5 Jul 2017|News Media, People, Staff, Videos|

Mental health is about a person’s condition with regard to their psychological, emotional and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act and is important at every stage of life from childhood to adolescence through adulthood. Mental health disorders (illnesses) ranges from anxiety disorders to behavioural disorders to obsessive compulsive behaviours to depression,

Women’s Health-More than Just Maternal Issues

19 Jun 2017|Articles, Health, News Media|

When it comes to autoimmune disorders, where the body s immune system attacks its own organs and tissues, the majority of sufferers are women. There are dozens of types of autoimmune disorders, but an estimated 75% of those living with these disorders are female. IMU Healthcare's consultant paediatrician and paediatric rheumatologist, Dr Lim Ser Chin,

Gigi Cantik, Senyum Bertambah Seri

19 Jun 2017|Articles, Health, News Media|

Have you ever had one of those dreams were all your teeth fall out and you feel extremely devastated despite having found tons of gold coins under your pillow left by the tooth fairy? Once upon a time, losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience simply because it is irreversible and the loss is forever.

Diabetes Mellitus

11 Jun 2017|Health, News Media, Videos|

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body is unable to use blood sugar (glucose) properly. Uncontrolled diabetes causes many life threatening complications including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease and eye problems among others. Over the period of 10 years, the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Malaysia has increased

Milestone for Biomedical Scientists

1 Jun 2017|Articles, Biomedical Science, News Media, Programmes, Students|

An exhibition of the biomedical science field themed "Working Together to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance" took place on International Biomedical Laboratory Science (IBLS) Day at the IMU Bukit Jalil campus. The event itself was a huge success as it managed to attract approximately 190 students to take part in the activities The IMU Society of Biomedical

One-stop Service To Help You Quit Smoking Successfully

31 May 2017|Articles, Health, News Media|

IMU launched the IMU Quit Smoking Service (IMU-QSS) in February 2017. This is aligned with Malaysian National Tobacco Control Program based upon World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) and MPOWER measures to reduce the consumption and demand for tobacco. Dr Wan Mansur Hamzah, Director of Public Health from the Ministry of Health launched

My Experience Studying Medical Biotechnology at IMU

26 May 2017|Articles, Medical Biotechnology, News Media, Programmes|

Three years of being a part of the Medical Biotechnology (MB) programme has truly been a great journey for the students of the MB 1/14 cohort. The programme itself sees many field visits to relevant industries within the field. One of the students in this cohort, Andrew Octavian Sasmita from Indonesia, He shared with us his experience of studying this programme. Find out more at

Poor Quality Doctors: Is it a Pipelining or Processes Issue?

24 May 2017|News Media, People, Staff, Videos|

For many years, there's been a growing concern that new medical practitioners lack quality. Among the main complaints include poor communication skills and lack of clinical competencies. Two leaders in medical education, Prof Vishna Devi Nadarajah (IMU's Dean, Teaching and Learning) and Prof Trudie Roberts spoke about how they are addressing the root of the


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