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Southeast Asian healthcare providers resolve cost pressures with single-speciality hospitals

November 21, 2022
Southeast Asian healthcare providers resolve cost pressures with single-speciality hospitals

Spending on healthcare in Southeast Asia is rising amidst inflation and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. The 2020 INSEAD study showed that the region’s healthcare expenditure will grow to US$740 billion by 2025. Hospitals are coping with this by investing […]

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Lung cancer and the importance of early detection

November 19, 2022
Lung cancer and the importance of early detection

When it comes to lung cancer, there is a common misconception that it can only affect certain people such as those who are of an older age or those with a history of smoking. However, the reality is that even […]

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Protecting our mental health with nutrition and lifestyle choices

November 14, 2022
Protecting our mental health with nutrition and lifestyle choices

Article by Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition Mental health is an overlooked area of health worldwide and the numbers are escalating rapidly. In Asia, complications occurring from poor mental health are the second largest contributor […]

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Identifying childhood diabetes

November 11, 2022
Identifying childhood diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus mostly afflicts young children – it is apparently the most common form of childhood diabetes in Malaysia, accounting for almost 77% of all childhood diabetes cases according to the National Database on Children and Adolescent with […]

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Male breast cancer: Putting your best chest forward

November 7, 2022
Male breast cancer: Putting your best chest forward

Breast cancer, like many diseases, does not discriminate based on biological sex. The view that breast cancer is a “women’s disease” is a common societal misconception. The truth is that men are also at risk of developing breast cancer, and […]

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Survey finds financial burdens hinder the treatment of psoriasis

November 2, 2022
Survey finds financial burdens hinder the treatment of psoriasis

Many Malaysians suffering from psoriasis have said financial woes due to treatment costs influences their adherence to treatment, according to an international joint survey on psoriasis patients in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Malaysia known as the “Psoriasis Patient Access […]

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Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health conditions

November 2, 2022
Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health condition

Most babies seem small when they first come into the world, but for some, they truly are smaller when compared to their fellow babies-in-arms. This condition, known medically as small for gestational age (SGA). Gestational age is the length of […]

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Sunway Sanctuary upscale senior living facility to open in 2023 in Kuala Lumpur

October 31, 2022

Sunway Healthcare Group (Sunway Healthcare) is set to launch its flagship senior living residence in response to increasing demand for an exclusive and opulent senior living community in the Klang Valley. Sunway Sanctuary is a meticulously designed township with accessibility […]

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Increased oesophagus cancer risk with hot tea or coffee

April 1, 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency For Research has classified drinking “very hot” beverages – above 65 ° C, such as hot tea or coffee – as “probably carcinogenic” to humans. A recent study has suggested that hot tea […]

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Women in Malaysia more prone to kidney disease

March 27, 2019

Kidney or renal function is typically measured by the glomerular filtration rate, with kidney failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) staged accordingly: stages 1-3 do not show any symptoms; stages 4-5 requires maintenance of remaining kidney function; and patients at […]

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