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Experts insist on early cancer detection for World Cancer Day 2019

February 8, 2019
Experts insist on early cancer detection for World Cancer Day 2019

Millions of cancer cases were recorded last year and many could have been preventable. But, barriers exist even as early action is proven to reduce the cost and complexity of cancer treatment, whilst improving patient survival rates and quality of life. In 2018, there were more than 18 million new cases of cancer diagnosed, of […]

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Israeli scientists claim cure for cancer by 2020

January 31, 2019
Israeli scientists claim cure for cancer by 2020

There is new hope for cancer with a possible cure in sight. The Jerusalem Post has reported that a new treatment for cancer is being developed by Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies led by CEO Dr. Ilan Morad and his team of Israeli scientists. They claim to have a cure in the coming year. The new treatment, […]

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Malaysia comes short of WHO target rate in cervical screening

January 14, 2019
Malaysia comes short of WHO target rate in cervical screening

Malaysia has only managed to achieve a rate of 12.9 % in terms of cervical screening, which is way below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) target of 70%, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. “The lifetime risk of a Malaysian woman to develop cervical cancer is 1 in 116. […]

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Johnson & Johnson inaugurates 24 Acuvue Eye Health Centres

December 7, 2018
Johnson & Johnson inaugurates 24 Acuvue Eye Health Centres

Johnson & Johnson Vision recently recognised 24 optical centres as Acuvue Eye Health Centres. Supported by the Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO), the Acuvue Eye Health Centre status recognises eye health centres in Malaysia that uphold quality, professional eye care services according to national guidelines and in doing so are well positioned to lead the […]

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Healthcare leaders gather to discuss the future of medtech in Singapore

October 22, 2018
Healthcare leaders gather to discuss the future of medtech in Singapore

More than 700 healthcare professionals convened at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore for the fourth annual Asia Pacific MedTech Forum, organised by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). APACMed is the regional trade association for the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics industry. This year’s forum was reported to be […]

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City Cancer Challenge addresses urban cancer issues

October 8, 2018
City Cancer Challenge addresses urban cancer issues

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recently launched the next phase of its global initiative, City Cancer Challenge, inviting cities from across Asia to take steps to increase access to quality cancer services. Speaking at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, current President of UICC […]

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World Cancer Congress 2018: Global leaders come together to fight cancer

October 3, 2018
World Cancer Congress 2018: Global leaders come together to fight cancer

At the recent World Cancer Leader’s Summit (WCLS) in Kuala Lumpur, global health leaders from across UN agencies, the non-profit and private sectors, and academia came together to discuss calls to action in increasing access to, and investment in, and affordable cancer services to improve early detection, treatment, care, and public health data. With new […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

September 21, 2018
World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

Named after German pathologist and psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, but World Alzheimer’s Day,held on the 21st of September every year, calls attention to the tragic effects of the neurodegenerative disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys memory and other critical mental […]

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Medical show in Singapore closes on a high note

September 13, 2018
Medical show in Singapore closes on a high note

This year’s Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia shows were the largest editions to date, with more than 14,000 trade visitors from 72 countries visiting the two symbiotic trade exhibitions for the medical, healthcare and medtech sectors – a 16% increase from 2016. Medical Manufacturing Asia 2018 registered some 6,000 visitors from 56 countries […]

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MedTech forum to explore technological advancements in healthcare

September 6, 2018
MedTech forum to explore technological advancements in healthcare

Over 600 senior leaders in the healthcare sector, including global and regional leaders of medical device manufacturers, healthcare providers, policy-makers, regulators, government representatives, clinicians, startups, and SMEs, are expected to attend the upcoming Asia Pacific MedTech Forum. The theme “Technology in Healthcare: Empowering Patients; Driving Outcomes” will see a range of high profile speakers discuss […]

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