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Head and neck cancer affect the cognitive functions of survivors in the long run

December 15, 2017
Head and neck cancer affect the cognitive functions of survivors in the long run

Survivors of head and neck cancers are more likely to see their cognitive abilities decline, a recent study suggests. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of these tumours and a control group of 40 otherwise similar people who didn’t have these malignancies. Two years after cancer treatment, 38 % of the [...]

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Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks than motorcycle drivers

December 13, 2017
Motorcycle passengers have higher head injury risks than motorcycle drivers

A study in the U.S has found that motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets which increases their risk to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, [...]

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Eye injection Aflibercept proves effective in Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV), common in Asia Pacific

December 11, 2017
Eye injection Aflibercept proves effective in Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV), common in Asia Pacific

Pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer recently announced that its anti-VEGF treatment aflibercept solution for injection into the eye is effective as monotherapy in patients who have Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV). PCV is a subtype of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) that is particularly prevalent in Asia Pacific. Wet AMD is a leading cause [...]

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Having menstrual cramps? Try acupuncture mobile apps

December 11, 2017
Having menstrual cramps? Try acupuncture mobile apps

Women with intense menstrual cramp pain may get more relief from smartphone app-guided acupressure than with typical medical treatments like painkillers, a recent study suggests. Some previous research has linked acupressure – which uses precise finger placements at pressure points throughout the body to relieve pain – with reduced discomfort from menstrual cramps. To see [...]

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Kids who are physically active more likely to get better grades

December 11, 2017
Kids who are physically active more likely to get better grades

Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from 26 previously published studies with a total of more than 10,000 children between 4 and 13 years old. All of the prior studies measured [...]

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World gathers in Nairobi to tackle global menace of pollution

December 7, 2017
World gathers in Nairobi to tackle global menace of pollution

More than 4,000 Heads of State and government, Cabinet ministers, business leaders, United Nations officials and civil society representatives have gathered in Nairobi at the 3rd UN Environment Assembly to discuss ways to tackle the global menace of pollution. “Our collective goal must be to embrace ways to reduce pollution drastically,” said Dr. Edgar Gutirrez, [...]

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KPJ Healthcare Berhad introduces Watson for Oncology, the first artificial intelligence system for cancer management in Malaysia

December 4, 2017
KPJ Healthcare Berhad introduces Watson for Oncology, the first artificial intelligence system for cancer management in Malaysia

KPJ Healthcare Berhad recently launched Watson for Oncology, a cognitive computing platform that assists oncologists in the management of cancer. It is the first artificial intelligence system for cancer management in Malaysia and was developed by IBM in collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. KPJ is the first provider of [...]

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Aphasia, a sad effect of stroke

April 2, 2015
Aphasia, a sad effect of stroke

1.    What are the chances of stroke affecting the ability to understand and process language in stroke patients? Associate Professor Elizabeth Cardell (PhD, Griffith University):Aphasia is quite common. Worldwide, around15 million people suffer a cerebrovascular accident (stroke) each year. The world population is ageing so the number of strokes is expected to increase in the [...]

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New solutions for back pain, one of the top three reasons for GP visits in the developed world

March 24, 2015
New solutions for back pain, one of the top three reasons for GP visits in the developed world

The Swiss medtech company Hocoma will be using conference and trade show RehabTech Asia 2015 to launch their Valedo Therapy Concept range in Asia. The Valedo system is a departure for Hocoma who are best known for rehabilitation devices for lower and upper limb disabilities caused by brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, and other [...]

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RehabTech Asia 2015 to showcase cutting edge technologies

March 24, 2015
RehabTech Asia 2015 to showcase cutting edge technologies

Singapore, 17 March 2015 – The Singapore Rehabilitation Conference, along with the NeuroRehabilitation Medicine & Innovation Asia Pacific Congress and the Rehabilitation Engineering Society and Assistive Technology of North America (RESNA) Asia Pacific Conference will be held in conjunction with the second edition of RehabTech Asia from 26 to 30 March 2015 at Singapore EXPO [...]

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