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First case of monkeypox reported in SEA

June 24, 2022

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, eventually testing positive for monkeypox. The man is currently warded at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). This is the first recorded case of monkeypox in […]

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Save a life – pledge your organs

June 23, 2022

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. Dr. Hasdy Haron, Senior Clinical Organ Donation Manager from the National Transplant Resource Centre at Hospital Kuala Lumpur, said the insufficient number of donors who […]

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

June 13, 2022

Headaches or the more debilitating migraines can disrupt daily activities – while they may stem from various causes that are treatable, medical experts at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, say that worsening headaches or migraines may point to an underlying condition. Tension headaches, the most prevalent type of headache in Malaysia […]

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GE Healthcare, NCCS collaborate to improve cancer care

June 13, 2022

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 practices for cancer care using artificial intelligence (AI)-based research. The collaboration is the first of its kind for GE Healthcare in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and will see the two […]

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

June 7, 2022

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 on-demand medical consultations from verified doctors. These services eliminate the need for patients to split their time between consultations at the clinic/hospital and pharmacy visits separately, making the healthcare process […]

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Faecal transplant used to treat inflammatory bowel disease in mice

June 6, 2022

Changes in the composition of gut microbes is responsible for inflammation of the intestines in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), said scientists from the Netherlands and the US – which can apparently be overcome through faecal transplants. Led by microbiologist Dr. Sahar El Aidy from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, a team of scientists […]

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IJN to launch new electronic medical records system

June 1, 2022

In an effort to improve patient adherence to treatment plans as well as treatment outcomes, Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) or the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will soon implement an “Electronic Medical Records” (EMR) system, part of its digitalisation initiatives for a complete system overhaul – it entails utilising digital health solutions wherever […]

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Four more cases of rare monkeypox infection detected in the UK

May 17, 2022

The British health authorities have reported four more cases of the viral monkeypox infection in England, bringing the total confirmed cases since early May 2022 to seven. According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), investigations were underway to establish links between the four new cases – tracing goes back to London and appear not […]

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Over 170 Malaysians on Paxlovid fully recovered, no side effects reported

May 13, 2022

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that 173 COVID-19 patients have recovered fully as of May 9 after being administered Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid pills. “No side effects have been recorded by the patients either,” Khairy said. The patients had received the pills in mid-April. A total of 48,000 boxes of Pfizer’s Paxlovid pills for COVID-19 […]

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Surge in daily domestic COVID-19 cases in Taiwan

April 29, 2022

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has said COVID-19 infections in Taiwan would keep increasing despite being in a more secure position than during the outbreak a year ago. While Taiwan crested the early pandemic wave with tight border controls and tough quarantines, it has this week reported a surge in daily domestic COVID-19 cases – topping […]

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