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Malaysian Girl With Tourette Syndrome Raises Awareness On Her Condition

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On Twitter, a fellow user (@nii_yama) shared a Tiktok about a Malaysian girl telling the story of her condition in the video.

It had received 5,700 retweets despite just being posted for less than 24 hours.

Tourette syndrome or Tourette’s syndrome is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood or adolescence. It is characterized by multiple movement tics and at least one vocal tic.

Common tics are blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. These are typically preceded by an unwanted urge or sensation in the affected muscles, can sometimes be suppressed temporarily, and characteristically change in location, strength, and frequency.

The girl from the Tiktok, Alani, or @daylandalani had this condition since she was a child. Usually, the condition fades away as they grow older, but apparently, it can come back if the person is undergoing stress in their daily lives – as she explained in a video where people accuse her of being an attention-seeker and faking her tics.

It’s not difficult to educate ourselves on the different things people go through – it makes us be more considerate and respectful, as one should be when they deal with things they have not to experience.

Source: Twitter @nii_yama, Tiktok @daylandalani

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Vaccination For Homeless Begins In Kuala Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27  — After the prisoner and Orang Asli groups, the Terengganu government began extending the vaccination programme to the homeless in the state last night.

State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee deputy chairman Ahmad Shah Mohamed said 18 homeless people from around Kuala Terengganu received the single-dose CanSino vaccine.

“The response received from the group was very encouraging as they had been briefed on the importance of getting the vaccine by several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that had been in close contact with them.

“The vaccine administration went smoothly, except for the few who fled, probably because they were not comfortable seeing so many strangers. We will track them down so that they will not be left behind in the vaccine roll out,” he told reporters after checking on the vaccination process for the homeless last night.

Also present were personnel from the Terengganu State Health Department, Social Welfare Department, National Registration Department, Community Social Association and the police.

To date, it is estimated that there are 50 homeless people in the Kuala Terengganu district.

Meanwhile, Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Rani, 50, from Kerteh, Kemaman said he was thankful that the government has not sidelined the group in the vaccination programme.

“I am aware about the vaccine after watching television at the restaurants near this bus stop … I was not afraid because the NGO members who had been helping us have reminded us to cooperate with the doctors.

“Anyway, the process did not take long, it was painless and over within minutes. The doctor too was kind to us just like the NGOs who have been providing us with food and other needs,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Govt Considering New Controlled Price For COVID-19 Self-Test Kits Before December – Rosol

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27 — The government is considering a new controlled price on the COVID-19 self-test kits earlier than the expected date in December, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Rosol Wahid.

He said discussions on the matter involving various stakeholders were underway.

Rosol said the opening of the economic, tourism and education sectors in stages and relaxations of the standard operating procedures set under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) would make the COVID-19 self-test kits to become an essential item that would be part of the new normal.

“Therefore, the government is always concerned in ensuring that consumers can get the kit at a better price and business continuity of the industry players,” he said in a statement today.

On the enforcement of the COVID-19 self-test kit price controls which came into effect on Sept 5, Rosol said of the 3,106 premises checked, 348 of them were found selling the kits below RM19.90 per unit and RM16 each for wholesale, while 2,554 sold it at prices set by the government.

“The ministry welcomes the initiative taken by the industry players in helping to reduce the burden of the people by offering the kits at a lower price,” he said.

Rosol also said beginning October, the self-test kits would not only available at pharmacies and clinics, but also at other types of premises such as supermarkets and convenience shops.

“However, the ministry must first ensure that these premises have sufficient information on the conditions for the sale of the COVID-19 self-test kits, including complying with the product labelling requirements and handling methods to facilitate the public in getting the items,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Seizures Happen To Babies, This Is What Parents Should Do

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Baby seizures are actually normal and can happen when an abnormal extra burst of electrical activity occurs between neurons, or even brain cells, in a baby’s brain. According to several studies done, these happen for many different reasons. Causes may include brain injury, infection, and also underlying health conditions, such as cerebral palsy.

For parents, an incident like this may be something that they are so worried about because they might not know what to do to save their baby that got seizures. Worry and afraid not, because there is a video that went viral in the TikTok app that teaches parents what to do when baby seizures happen. A TikToker that goes by the name DrChampz posted it.

@drchampzReply to @qaqaseh1523 Cara hadapi sawan di rumah. #learnontiktok #tiktokguru #tiktokdoc_my #sawan #seizures

♬ original sound – DrChampz☆チェーミ

This is what you need to do when baby seizures happen:

  1. Parents should not get panic. Calm yourselves down.
  2. Look at the time. This is important as parents should know the period of the babies get seizures.
  3. Make sure the babies’ surroundings are clear from dangerous things.
  4. Change the babies’ position to be lying on their side. This is to avoid the babies’ saliva or vomit from entering their lungs.
  5. Look for anything that is not normal happening to the babies and does not force the seizures to stop as it will harm the babies.
  6. Do not insert any hard things on the baby’s mouth because it will cause wounds or even the babies breaking their own teeth.
  7. If the baby seizures because of fever, take off the baby’s cloth for better airing and give the babies medication for fever. Then, wipe the babies’ heads with a towel that is soaked with lukewarm water.
  8. This is actually the early treatment that you can do to the babies.
  9. Parents still need to bring the babies to the hospital if seizures do not stop after 5 minutes if it is their first time getting seizures or even the seizures happen more than one time in 24 hours period.

Sources: TikTok DrChampz.

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