The flattening of our child mortality rates in the 2000s is partly, yet significantly, contributed by the lack of NICU and PICU beds. Our intensive care norms are unfortunately stuck in a time warp, utilising the intensive care norms of the 20th century.
The UK is reportedly set to ban disposable vapes over concerns about the rise in child and youth vaping, and environmental impacts. "I am concerned that we are sleepwalking into a public health catastrophe with a generation of children hooked on nicotine."
Children's issues are chronic and worsening. Child health: paediatric budget's proportion of the total health budget has been shrinking. Child protection: Very few trained social workers. Refugee, stateless and migrant children: child detention remains.
Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara touts an edge in fertility, equipped with among the biggest IVF labs in Southeast Asia, and fertility specialists and embryologists. TMC Fertility at Thomson Hospital has pregnancy rates comparable to top centres globally.
Malaysia has higher current vape and cigarette use among teens than the United States. An American public health expert singles out youths as the biggest concern with vaping, saying that nicotine and vaping can harm the brain and lung development of young children and teens.
In CodeBlue's investigation of 10 vape stores in the Klang Valley, most tried to push their nicotine products to non-smokers. Some say it's the flavour or how you vape (stressed/ relaxed) that determines addiction. "It's like drinking coconut water".