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Digital mobility in healthcare

Digital mobility in healthcare

June 28, 2022

Healthcare organisations are tapping into digital mobility to improve their patient care reach and ensure quality service, and more importantly to alleviate healthcare worker burnout and accompanying psychological distress. Healthcare worker burnout due to the ongoing battle with the global pandemic far-encompassing – this could be further exacerbated with a possible, new pandemic threat on the horizon […]

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Research

Potentially deadly gas in foam form found to soothe inflammation

Potentially deadly gas in foam form found to soothe inflammation

Despite the toxic and dangerous effects of carbon monoxide gas, a team of researchers has discovered that, when incorporated into stable foams, carbon monoxide can reduce inflammation and aid tissue regeneration […]

Music “speaks” to patients with dementia

Music “speaks” to patients with dementia

Dementia is a degenerative condition that is hard to escape from as we age. Different therapy-based interventions have been developed to help people with dementia including talking therapy and pet therapy […]

Weight control in a pill?

Weight control in a pill?

A collaborative effort led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor) looks into the possibility of packaging the benefits of exercise – in relation to weight management – into pill form […]

Giving away money voluntarily and excessively may be a sign of Alzheimer’s

Giving away money voluntarily and excessively may be a sign of Alzheimer’s

Different from healthy financial altruism, research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California suggest that willingness to give away money among […]

Similarities between brain protein aggregations in long COVID and Alzheimer’s patients

Similarities between brain protein aggregations in long COVID and Alzheimer’s patients

Researchers from La Trobe University in Australia have found proteins generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus – especially in patients diagnosed with long COVID – can form into aggregations of […]

Technology & Devices

Experimental skin tattoo accurately monitors blood pressure

Experimental skin tattoo accurately monitors blood pressure

A small temporary tattoo could be a promising and practical alternative to continuous monitoring of blood pressure, developed by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M […]

Cutting-edge smart medical applications from Taiwan

Cutting-edge smart medical applications from Taiwan

Taiwan possesses the comprehensive ICT industry and has sufficient hospital facilities. This strong power has fostered a digital health ecosystem in Taiwan […]

Tiny cleaning robots kill bacteria in tooth crevices

Tiny cleaning robots kill bacteria in tooth crevices

Miniaturised robots, or nanobots, are now being used by scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to clean out bacteria hidden deep in our teeth […]

Charging pacemaker batteries with ultrasound

Charging pacemaker batteries with ultrasound

Scientists from the South Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) are working on a noninvasive battery recharging system for heart pacemakers, which is a more convenient alternative to surgical […]

New COVID-19 breath test reports over 90% accuracy

New COVID-19 breath test reports over 90% accuracy

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use approval for a breath-based COVID-19 diagnostics test. The test device has successfully identified 91.2% of positive cases […]

Pharmaceutical

Trial of a novel influenza vaccine commences at NIH

Trial of a novel influenza vaccine commences at NIH

A promising influenza vaccine developed by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is now entering a Phase 1 clinical […]

Experimental dengue vaccine provides immunity for over four years

Experimental dengue vaccine provides immunity for over four years

A dengue vaccine candidate developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical (Takeda), TAK-003, has shown promising results in a Phase 3 trial, providing continued protection […]

Complete cancer remission in drug trial development

Complete cancer remission in drug trial development

A small clinical trial of the drug dostarlimab in the US has virtually rid each of its 18 participants of colorectal cancer, one of the most dangerous […]

Novel preclinical drug appears to combat depression and impaired cognition

Novel preclinical drug appears to combat depression and impaired cognition

An experimental drug which targets and inhibits a brain signaling enzyme could potentially combat symptoms of depression, brain injury, and diseases that impair cognitive function […]

Dual-action drug treats diabetes and obesity

Dual-action drug treats diabetes and obesity

A new type of treatment called the Mounjaro (tirzepatide) shot has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for type 2 diabetes. The once-weekly injection […]

Wellness and Complementary Therapies

Walking to prevent daily knee pain

Walking to prevent daily knee pain

A small clinical trial of the drug dostarlimab in the US has virtually rid each of its 18 participants of colorectal cancer, one of the most dangerous […]

Promoting a vascular health-friendly lifestyle

Promoting a vascular health-friendly lifestyle

Apart from exacerbating existing medical conditions, COVID-19 has been shown in several studies to increase the risk of heart disease. In Asia, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) accounted for 35% of deaths in 2019 […]

A heathier diabetes management plan for the new normal

A heathier diabetes management plan for the new normal

Diabetic patients should be mindful of their condition, especially with the gradual relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in Malaysia, after which many social and economic activities will resume […]

Faster walking pace beneficial to biological aging

Faster walking pace beneficial to biological aging

The first-of-its-kind research to look at how walking pace may influence health and biological age has put forth a genetic link: scientists from the University of Leicester,[…]

Breathing exercises key to exercise tolerance in middle-aged people

Breathing exercises key to exercise tolerance in middle-aged people

Past research from reputable US sources shows adults tend to reduce or stop physical activity as they age. However, regular exercise is crucial for middle-aged and […]

Community health

First case of monkeypox reported in SEA

First case of monkeypox reported in SEA

Singapore has reported its first imported case of monkeypox in a British flight attendant who entered the city state last week – the 42-year-old man had developed headaches […]

Save a life – pledge your organs

Save a life – pledge your organs

Malaysia is in dire need of donors for organ transplant: pledging your organs for use after death can relieve the problem of insufficient donors which has been exacerbated by COVID-19 […]

SMCV experts share about chronic headaches and migraines and when to get them checked out

SMCV experts share about chronic headaches and migraines and when to get them checked out

Headaches or the more debilitating migraines can disrupt daily activities – while they may stem from various causes that are treatable, medical experts at Sunway […]

GE Healthcare, NCCS collaborate to improve cancer care

GE Healthcare, NCCS collaborate to improve cancer care

GE Healthcare, the healthcare business arm of General Electric (GE), have announced a new collaboration with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) focusing on health […]

Ascen Plus Pharmacy launches Malaysia’s first e-clinic app

Ascen Plus Pharmacy launches Malaysia’s first e-clinic app

Pharmaceutical company Ascen Plus Pharmacy has just launched the first-ever e-clinic platform in Malaysia that boasts services like replenishing drug prescriptions and access to virtual […]

Health alert

Stress ages the immune system faster

Stress ages the immune system faster

Immune aging increases a person’s risk of developing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as increased susceptibility to infection […]

Higher risk of heart disease for people with cognitive impairment

Scientists identify new prostate cancer tumour type

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine have identified two new subtypes of prostate cancer. The tumour subtypes can be resistant to hormone therapy […]

Higher risk of heart disease for people with cognitive impairment

Higher risk of heart disease for people with cognitive impairment

A study led by Canadian researchers suggest cognitive function could predict a person’s future risk of heart disease. In assessing the relationship between […]

Inner ear damage increases risk of falling in Alzheimer’s patients

Inner ear damage increases risk of falling in Alzheimer’s patients

Damage or impairment to the vestibular system in the inner ear – a common cause of dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues – has been found to elevate […]

Plastics found for the first time in human bloodstream

Plastics found for the first time in human bloodstream

Scientists from Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have produced evidence of plastic particles being absorbed into the bloodstream […]

Other health News

Monkeypox: the next pandemic?

Monkeypox: the next pandemic?

June 16, 2022

Cases of monkeypox have been reported from European countries that are not endemic for the virus, prompting fears for yet another pandemic […]

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How eating eggs is good for heart health

How eating eggs is good for heart health

May 30, 2022

Chinese researchers from Peking University in Beijing have found regular egg consumption leads to increased levels of a heart-healthy protein in the blood […]

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Fertility and pregnancy outcomes unaffected by COVID-19 vaccines

Fertility and pregnancy outcomes unaffected by COVID-19 vaccines

May 27, 2022

Women vaccinated against the COVID-19 (COVID) virus either with mRNA vaccines or inactivated virus vaccines need not worry about reduced fertility […]

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Brain region protein found to also regulate body weight

Brain region protein found to also regulate body weight

April 13, 2022

A protein closely linked to the development of various cancers such as paediatric lymphoma and certain lung cancers is suggested to also […]

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IBD patients show effective COVID-19 vaccine response, despite fears

IBD patients show effective COVID-19 vaccine response, despite fears

April 12, 2022

Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more susceptible to infection than the general population because of their treatment […]

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Research success into a new way to train one’s creativity

Research success into a new way to train one’s creativity

March 16, 2022

Method training based on the “narrative theory” helps people be more creative in the way children, artists, and writers are by way of imagination and […]

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