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Malaysian Association to host International Healthcare Event in July 2019

June 21, 2019

The Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) will be hosting Malaysia’s Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr. Haji Dzulkefly Bin Ahmad, at their 27th International Healthcare Conference & Exhibition – held on 29-31 July 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The regional event facilitates APHM’s healthcare objectives and promotes the development and maintenance […]

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Malaysian nurses not affected by moratorium

June 5, 2019

The health sector in Malaysia is in need of nurses, given its ratio of one nurse per 300 patients, as opposed to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) optimal one nurse per 200 patients. The country’s Public Service Department (PSD) has not imposed a moratorium on the appointment of nurses but approved the education and training […]

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Ramadan fasting with diabetes is manageable with help

May 9, 2019

Fasting during Ramadan is obligatory for all healthy Muslim adults around the world, who refrain from eating and drinking between dawn and sunset. The daytime fast is usually broken with a communal meal at sunset and before sunrise the next day. But there are exemptions for the elderly, pregnant or those on regular medications. In […]

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Clariant fights malaria with dual-action anti-mosquito masterbatch

April 26, 2019

In its fight against malaria and resistance of malaria-carrying mosquitos, Swiss speciality chemicals firm Clariant has introduced an anti-mosquito masterbatch for use in Royal Guard long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN). The new product is the result of a ten-year effort to deal with increasing resistance of malaria-carrying mosquitos to pyrethroid insecticides in Africa. Clariant worked with […]

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Focusing on food for the elderly; a topic at ELDEX ASIA

April 10, 2019

With the steady growth of elderly consumers in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore’s trade and development agency, Enterprise Singapore, together with the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME), will be supporting about ten local food companies to exhibit at the Food for Elders Pavilion at the inaugural showing of ELDEX ASIA exhibition, to be […]

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WHO Stats 2019: Gender discrepancies in health care access

April 9, 2019

World Health Day on 7 April this year focused on primary health care as the basis of universal health coverage, and the World Health Statistics 2019 – disaggregated by sex – highlights important needs that can significantly improve access to and uptake of primary health care worldwide. Women tend to have a higher life expectancy […]

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Malaysia top destination for healthcare in SEA

March 11, 2019

The 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index recommends Malaysia for affordable, high quality healthcare in Southeast Asia, according to online reviews by expatriates in the country. Malaysia ranks comfortably because a good number of serving doctors have been trained out of the country, and most of the medical staff is also familiar with Western […]

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CaREhab 2019 to empower the rehabilitation community

February 21, 2019

An upcoming event in Singapore features compelling stories and innovative highlights relevant to the growing medical rehabilitation community in Asia Pacific. The second edition of CaREhab will be held at the Singapore EXPO (SingEx) on 22-23 February 2019 to facilitate the cross-learning of medical professionals and non-medical professionals, ultimately to provide quality healthcare. Accounting for […]

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Experts insist on early cancer detection for World Cancer Day 2019

February 8, 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

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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