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Exercise for people living with chronic pain

July 16, 2018
Exercise for people living with chronic pain

By Nanny Eliana When done correctly exercise can improve pain and the quality of life for patients living with chronic pain, yet patients are reluctant to exercise. Exercising with pain might sound counterintuitive for patients who suffer from chronic pain. However, reducing exercise can in fact worsen, rather than improve the condition of patients living [...]

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Expo in the Middle East for medical sector

July 3, 2018
Expo in the Middle East for medical sector

Touted as a leading event for the Middle East, the Saudi International Medlab Expo 2018 will be held at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 19-21 November 2018. The show is packaged together with the Saudi International Pharma Expo for pharma industries. Plus, the exhibition will have a concurrent conference alongside, conducted with the [...]

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Record-breaking Medical Fair Asia 2018: the comprehensive sourcing and knowledge sharing platform

June 27, 2018
Record-breaking Medical Fair Asia 2018: the comprehensive sourcing and knowledge sharing platform

This year, Medical Fair Asia will stage its largest edition to date, with over 1,000 exhibitors including 24 country groups, over 10,000 medical and healthcare products, as well as the special zones of – Community Care Pavilion, Start-Up Park and Future 4 Health (FTR4H) Lab & Lounge. Trade visitors can also expect many new faces [...]

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Cancer: Global rates, prevention and chemotherapy

June 7, 2018
Cancer: Global rates, prevention and chemotherapy

Healthy lifestyle, early detection can prevent up to 50% of cancer; Australia has the highest cancer rates in 2016, according to a study; while, another study finds common breast cancer may nix chemo treatment. Cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounted for 8.8 million deaths in 2015, according to the World Health Organisation [...]

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Latest breakthrough in search for blood cancer cure discovered in Singapore

May 23, 2018
Latest breakthrough in search for blood cancer cure discovered in Singapore

Five researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Duke-NUS Medical School, and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) have shed light on how stem cells can be used more effectively to treat diseases such as leukaemia. The team discovered a laboratory-synthesised chemical substance that can be used to increase the [...]

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Scientists discover the genes which cause deadly pulmonary arterial hypertension

April 16, 2018
Scientists discover the genes which cause deadly pulmonary arterial hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension claims half of those affected within five years. Until recently little was known on what cause the condition in people. However, scientists now have identified five genes that cause the deadly heart condition. Now experts say they have discovered five genes that cause the illness. The findings could lead to earlier detection [...]

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For patients with multiple sclerosis, stem cell transplant could be hope and “game changer”

March 19, 2018
For patients with multiple sclerosis, stem cell transplant could be hope and “game changer”

News are beginning to look bright for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). They are told by doctors that stem cell transplant could be a “game changer” for them. Results from an international trial show that it was able to stop the disease and improve symptoms. It involves wiping out a patient’s immune system using [...]

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Cardiovascular disease the biggest killer among type 2 diabetes patients- experts

March 14, 2018
Cardiovascular disease the biggest killer among type 2 diabetes patients- experts

People living with type 2 diabetes face a high risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, a team of medical experts said in a medical event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. The experts comprised of Dr Zanariah Binti Hussein, Consultant Endocrinologist at Hospital Putrajaya; Dr Chan Siew Peng, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist; and Professor Dr. Chee Kok [...]

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India found to have high rates of people living with diabetes and hypertension

February 7, 2018
India found to have high rates of people living with diabetes and hypertension

A study, led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has found that rates of diabetes and hypertension are high among middle-aged and elderly people across all geographic measures and sociodemographic groups in India. It also found unexpectedly high rates of hypertension among young adults. “Understanding how diabetes and hypertension prevalence varies [...]

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French dairy group admits baby milk product tainted since early as 2005

February 2, 2018
French dairy group admits baby milk product tainted since early as 2005

Lactalis, the French dairy group embroiled in a baby milk scandal, admits that some of its products may have been tainted over more than a decade. Millions of boxes of powdered milk have been recalled worldwide following a salmonella outbreak last year. Researchers say that the exact same strain of salmonella was responsible for another [...]

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