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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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Mark your calendar for 4th Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference from 29-31 August 2018

January 15, 2018
Mark your calendar for 4th Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference from 29-31 August 2018

Innovative medical technology is an increasingly important driver for delivering efficiencies in the global healthcare system. Through advances in medical technology, precision engineering, micro-manufacturing processes, and IT, medical devices and solutions have become more sophisticated, accurate and effective. As a specialist exhibition on manufacturing processes for medical technology, the 4th edition of Medical Manufacturing Asia [...]

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Review for best hearing aids

January 10, 2018
Review for best hearing aids

The best hearing aid delivers pristine sound quality in a subtle design while being comfortable enough for all-day use. We spoke with audiologists and tested nine products for appearance, sound quality, and the ability to filter different frequencies. In the end, we found two over-the-counter amplifiers that clearly stood out from the crowd. Best Overall: [...]

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Want to prevent cognitive decline that comes with age? work out twice weekly

January 8, 2018
Want to prevent cognitive decline that comes with age? work out twice weekly

Researchers have found that medicines cannot stave off cognitive decline that comes with age, but twice-weekly work-outs can. They reviewed 11,530 studies of so-called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), to see how many older people are affected and which interventions and lifestyle changes have been shown to improve symptoms. MCI becomes increasingly common at older ages [...]

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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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Diabetes and high blood pressure the main causes of kidney failure in Malaysia – experts

November 27, 2017
Diabetes and high blood pressure the main causes of kidney failure in Malaysia – experts

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the main causes of kidney failure in Malaysia, said Dato’ Dr Zaki Morad, a consultant physician nephrologist attached to KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital. He was speaking at the 14th Annual Dialysis Meeting 2017 on the 25th of November which was organised by the National Kidney Foundation. He also [...]

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