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US scientists use mild electric current to treat infections from dental implants

October 28, 2019

Dental-implant based fungal infections still persist with sturdy materials – titanium implants, for example, may be strong, light and corrosion-resistant but can lead to nasty infections and subsequent removal of the implant. However, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s (Pitt) Swanson School of Engineering, in the US, suggest that electrifying the titanium may be effective […]

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Soon-to-be mothers face physical/verbal abuse in low-income countries

October 25, 2019

Researchers from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health in the University of Melbourne, Australia, have recently reported observations of labour/delivery mistreatment of women at hospitals in low-income countries, such as Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria; with similar findings also reported in Myanmar. According to the research, women were likely to suffer abuse within 30 […]

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World-first finding of fat accumulation in obese/overweight people’s airways

October 24, 2019

Obese or overweight people are known to be at higher risk of respiratory disease and asthma – a new study backs this association by detecting significant deposits of fatty tissue (adipose cells) in the airway walls of such individuals. The direct pressure or a general increase in inflammation from excess weight on the lungs likely […]

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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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