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Faulty gene and an autoimmune condition linked to severe COVID-19

October 8, 2020

The way that SARS-CoV-2 can cause a quiet, symptom-free infection in some people, or kill some others in a matter of days has left many puzzling. However, compelling evidence now suggests that more severe susceptibility to the virus may be due to single-gene mutations that affect an individual’s immune response – research shows that more […]

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Foundation extends help to young heart patients in the Philippines

December 7, 2015

An international healthcare foundation is providing help to Filipino children with congenital heart disease. Dr Moopen Foundation extends assistance via its program, “Save the Little Hearts”. According to reports, the program was initiated by Dr Azad Moopen, “an Indian billionaire who went on a charity mission in Dubai during the ’80s and has since practiced […]

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Medicines in Malaysia up by 20-30 pct

December 8, 2014

Medicine prices have soared and are expected to continue to rise next year. The prices of some drugs increased 20 to 50% this year alone, with most companies adjusting their prices twice over the last 12 months, according to the Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild. MCPG president Wong Sie Sing said the “normal” annual increase is […]

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Obesity reduces life span by 8 years – study

December 8, 2014

Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health, according to a study recently published. The research – a mathematical model based on US health data – should be a useful tool for doctors advising patients who are worryingly […]

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Vietnam, among fastest aging countries in Asia – health ministry

December 8, 2013

Vietnam is among the fastest aging countries in Asia and is among the five countries with fastest aging speed in the world, the country’s health ministry said Wednesday. In 2012, there was one elderly among every 11 Vietnamese. The ratio is expected to rise to 1/6 in 2029 and 1/4 in 2049, said Duong Quoc […]

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India’s major pharma event exposes opportunities in the market

December 5, 2013

CPhI & P-MEC India, the country’s most coveted show for the pharmaceutical industry has kicked off 3-5 December in Mumbai. Over 1000 companies from 95 countries and an estimated 28,000 international visitors have participated to explore the opportunities the country’s industry has to offer in terms of sourcing and consumption. Moreover, the UBM India Pharma […]

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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease kills 8 in central China

August 14, 2012

CHANGSHA – Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) sickened 17,058 people and killed 8 in July in central China’s Hunan province, the provincial health authorities said Monday. The disease incidence rate in July was much lower than that of previous months, the department said. The province has witnessed an increase in the disease incidence rate since March this […]

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Report predicts rapid chronic disease growth in China

August 14, 2012

BEIJING- Chronic diseases will experience rapid development in China, as the number of patients is expected to triple or even quadruple in the coming two decades, a newly-released report warns. “With an increasingly aging population and various factors that lead to cardiovascular threats, chronic diseases in our country will rapidly increase,” said the 2011 Report […]

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An legless climber in NW China

August 14, 2012

Legless man Chen Zhou climbs the Huashan Mountain in Huayin, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, Aug. 12, 2012. Legless 29-year-old man Chen Zhou from Cangshan County of Shandong Province climbed by arms to the top of Huashan Mountain in ten hours on Sunday. Chen lost his legs after falling off a train at the age of […]

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Gov’t Researcher Responds to Wine Contamination Allegations

August 14, 2012

China is greatly concerned about pesticide residue levels in wines and other food products, a government researcher said Monday. Yan Weixing, a researcher with the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, said pesticide residue, which he believed was unavoidable in a modernized world, would pose no threat to humans if it is controlled […]

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