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Reduced quantity of food gets children to snack less

July 25, 2019

The latest Australian research on food and health offers a unique take: a reduced quantity/variety of food encourages children to snack less. Children are not affected by plate size, even though replacing large dishware with smaller ones has been a popular move to achieve better food consumption. For the new study, researchers looked at the […]

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China records high salt intakes for four decades in a row

July 17, 2019

Excess salt intake raises blood pressure and is a major cause for strokes and heart disease. This knowledge seems redundant, as the salt intake of the Chinese population has been consistently high for the past four decades, accounting for some 40% of deaths yearly in China. A recent review by the National Institute for Health […]

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Australia’s novel surgical technique promises new life for tetraplegics

July 10, 2019

Select, formerly paralysed young adults in Australia are now able to perform everyday tasks independently thanks to a combination of nerve and tendon transfer surgeries. A nerve transfer is known to restore natural movement and fine motor control to the affected limb while a tendon transfer restores more power and heavy lifting ability. These allow […]

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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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