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Chinese activists shun traditional treatments/back science activism

October 7, 2019

Modern medical science appears better favoured over Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as Chinese activists have begun criticising the latter’s use in hospitals. This is in contrast to the West, which has seen mounting challenges to scientific authority and calls for alternative forms of treatment. As such, Chinese researcher Qiaoyan Zhu and Professor Maja Horst of […]

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Malaysia advocates “smoking act” to monitor e-cigarette use

October 4, 2019

Malaysia is looking to impose strict regulations on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes, vaporisers and tobacco products that have all proven harmful to health and led to youth addiction. The Tobacco Control and Smoking Act has been submitted to the attorney-general for a final review and will hopefully be tabled next year. According […]

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Singapore offers help to Indonesia, encourages stronger ASEAN coop against haze

September 17, 2019

Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, has petitioned for “stronger resolve and cooperation” among ASEAN countries amid the worsening air quality due to raging forest fires in Indonesia. Masagos said that the transboundary haze has affected the ASEAN region for years – polluting the air and emitting greenhouse gases that cause climate change. […]

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Malaysia’s Sunway Medical Centre sets sights on Sunway Velocity

September 9, 2019

West Malaysia’s Cheras/KL South communities will see a new tertiary care private hospital in Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) by the end of 2019, as part of the Sunway Group’s extensive RM320 million (US$77 million) healthcare expansion plan. Encompassing Sunway Velocity’s five key aspects – retail, healthcare, residential, hospitality, education and commercial – the medical […]

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Most northern Indian women cast aside from outpatient health care

September 6, 2019

A recent analysis on outpatient hospital care in India’s capital, New Delhi, has highlighted that women under 30/over 60 were absent from healthcare services, possibly due to India’s extensive gender discrimination. Gender disparity in healthcare is usually studied by comparing the mortality rates of females versus males, but as missing out on healthcare services may […]

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Innovative cancer treatment offers hope against incurable leukaemia

September 4, 2019

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), an incurable form of leukaemia, is the most common cause of child cancer death in the UK. Survival for children suffering from ALL increased from under 10% in the 1960s to 90% in 2015, but still the survival rate is low for infants. Patients now stand a better chance against the […]

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Researchers debut affordable prosthetic socket from plastic waste

August 26, 2019

The plastic waste problem plaguing our world has been put to some good use – lightweight, breathable prosthetic sockets have been recently made and would undoubtedly bolster public health and welfare. Chiefly engineered by a UK-based researcher, Dr. K. Kandan, from De Montfort University, found that the material from discarded plastic water bottles could be […]

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Indian women more prone to gestational diabetes than Swedish women

August 21, 2019

High blood glucose incurred during pregnancy, known as gestational diabetes, is typically affected by differing lifestyle and genes. But the extent of such differences was only realised after a recent study by Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC), Sweden, which examined pregnant women in India and those in the countries of Scandinavia. The large study comparing […]

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Dengue cases, deaths double in Malaysia

August 14, 2019

Malaysia has been plagued by dengue once again – as of August 3, 2019, some 80,000 cases and 113 deaths have been reported in the country, nearly twice as many as last year.  Over 70% of cases occurred in urban areas, such as flats and apartments, with 251 hot spots in nine states, including Selangor, […]

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Red wine compound helps relieve depression, scientists find

July 31, 2019

Depression and anxiety may have an opponent in resveratrol – a plant-derived compound in red wine – has been found have a more potent antidepressant effect than most drugs on the market. Researchers from US’s University of Buffalo (UB) and China’s Xuzhou Medical University (XZMU) experimented on mice to determine depression-/anxiety-like behaviour and ways to […]

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