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World Schizophrenia Day 2018: Five myths and facts about schizophrenia

May 27, 2018
World Schizophrenia Day 2018: Five myths and facts about schizophrenia

World Schizophrenia Day is celebrated May 24 annually. It aims to bring awareness about this mental disorder and thereby supports people who are suffering. Schizophrenia has been classified as a mental illness. It is a serious and debilitating mental disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly. Schizophrenia is generally regarded [...]

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Agendia and Angsana work towards breast cancer testing in Southeast Asia

May 25, 2018
Agendia and Angsana work towards breast cancer testing in Southeast Asia

Agendia, Inc., a world leader in personalized medicine and molecular cancer diagnostics, and Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics Laboratory Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Parkway Pantai, announce a partnership to market the MammaPrint Breast Cancer Risk of Recurrence test and the BluePrint Molecular Subtyping test to physicians across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and Myanmar. [...]

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Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

May 25, 2018
Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo

Aid agency Doctors Without Borders said that two Ebola patients left a treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo amidst fear of the virus spreading rapidly. The two left the health facility in Mbandaka with help from their families during the night said Rosie Slater, a spokeswoman for Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, an acronym [...]

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Eggs eaten daily, may reduce heart disease risk

May 24, 2018
Eggs eaten daily, may reduce heart disease risk

Health specialists have constantly warned us that eating eggs elevates the levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a recent study says otherwise – eating an egg every day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. A team of researchers from China and the UK, who authored the study, claim that Chinese adults who [...]

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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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NEA: Expect more mosquitoes and more dengue cases

May 21, 2018
NEA: Expect more mosquitoes and more dengue cases

The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore said that the mosquito population is expected to increase along with the number of dengue cases in the warmer months ahead. Through its Gravitrap surveillance system, NEA has found that the mosquito population remained high with 22 per cent more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the first quarter of 2018 compared [...]

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World Hypertension Day 2018: Hypertension in kids growing

May 18, 2018
World Hypertension Day 2018: Hypertension in kids growing

World Hypertension Day is observed on every May 17th to raise awareness and promote hypertension prevention, detection and control. Hypertension or high blood pressure is quite common among adults. Now, even children are affected. “Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. High blood pressure (hypertension) means that the pressure [...]

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FDA approves first of new migraine drugs

May 18, 2018
FDA approves first of new migraine drugs

The FDA endorsed a new drug called Aimovig for prevention of migraines in adults. Migraine sufferers got some relief with the approval of the first of a new class of drugs for migraine prevention, through monthly self-injections. Aimovig is the first in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin [...]

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What is gluten and should it be avoided?

May 18, 2018
What is gluten and should it be avoided?

The word ‘gluten’ is derived from the Latin word for glue. Gluten is a combination of grain-based proteins called glutelins and prolamins. These proteins can stretch under high cooking temperatures, giving a chewy texture to baked foods. Coeliac disease A genetic condition known as coeliac disease (CD) is typified mostly by severe intolerance to gliadins [...]

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Heart failure cause of more deaths than advanced cancer

May 16, 2018
Heart failure cause of more deaths than advanced cancer

With heart disease and heart failure causing 2 to 3 times as many deaths as advanced cancers, it is crucial that the public is more aware of this disease and takes steps to prevent it. Thus, Novartis Corporation in Malaysia recently initiated its “Keep It Pumping” campaign, with the tagline – Don’t fail your heart, [...]

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