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Swedish scientists discover aggressive, early onset Alzheimer’s in 40-year-olds

September 3, 2021

A team led by neurobiologists in Sweden have discovered a rare and aggressive form of Alzheimer’s unique to a family in Uppsala: the gene mutation, or Uppsala APP deletion, is behind rapid deterioration of cognitive function and invariably causes descent into dementia at a younger age than usual –symptoms begin in the early 40s. Alzheimer’s […]

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Antibodies against COVID-19 vary with vaccination vs natural infection

August 27, 2021

New research conducted at Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology in New York suggests a natural infection may induce maturation of antibodies with broader activity than that conferred by an [mRNA] vaccination. While vaccination produces greater amounts of circulating antibodies than natural infection, the overall antibody response, or memory B cells, birthed from a natural infection […]

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Poor dental structure could affect quality of life

August 25, 2021

In the field of orthodontics, a malocclusion is seen in the misalignment of teeth, or teeth that don’t sit together evenly when the jaws are closed – the condition is more simply known as a bad bite. A bad bite not only looks uncomfortable, but according to dental professional Dr. Beh, Clinical Consultant and President […]

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Agency to promote healthcare tourism in Malaysia

August 24, 2021

Like many other countries, Malaysia must weather out the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic and various restrictive safety measures imposed. The pandemic has greatly impacted the healthcare tourism industry, which was projected to reach new heights in 2020. The CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Mohd. Daud Mohd. Arif, said that the […]

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TikTok, MyHealthKKM partner for COVID-19 awareness campaign

August 20, 2021

Creative video platform TikTok has partnered with MyHealthKKM, the Education Health Division of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, to start a COVID-19 public health awareness campaign tagged, “#KitaJagaKita” that advocates for mass vaccinations. The campaign aims to provide easily accessible – and most importantly – verified information and resources related to the pandemic. Users on […]

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Malaysia becomes first in Asia to mainstream genetic testing for ovarian cancer

August 18, 2021

A successful study by non-profit organisation Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) has shown feasibility of mainstreaming or implementing genetic testing and genetic counselling for improved diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer – this makes Malaysia the first country in Asia to have access to genetic testing for faulty BRCA genes responsible for the devastating disease. CRM’s […]

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Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots in COVID-19 fight

August 2, 2021

Cambodia will begin offering a third vaccination dose to nearly one million frontline workers in the country as a measure against COVID-19. Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia will be switching between the AstraZeneca (AZ) and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines – those initially vaccinated with Sinopharm/Sinovac will be given a third booster AZ dose, and vice-versa. […]

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Creating a healthier lifestyle beyond the pandemic with Taiwanese healthcare

July 14, 2021

2021 has seen the spill over of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fight against virus rages on. And although the pandemic has curtailed many businesses activities, exchange and cooperation between the Taiwanese and Malaysian medical community has carried on. With a theme centred around “Smart Medical”, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan (R.O.C) along with […]

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Pay attention to spine ergonomics to avoid neck and back pain

July 13, 2021

More and more Malaysians between the ages of 25-40 – particularly those working from home, spending long hours in front of their devices – complain of discomfort and pain in the neck and lower back region. Musculoskeletal pain from an improper desk set-up, an unsupportive chair, or just long hours sitting down is a common […]

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Calls to Southeast Asia to accelerate immunisation for healthy ageing

June 29, 2021

With age, immunity declines, increasing older people’s susceptibility to infectious diseases such as the flu and pneumonia, which can manifest into other health risks and complications. Vaccination remains one of the most cost-effective interventions available to protect against infectious diseases. However, despite the obvious benefits, Southeast Asia lags the rest of the world when it […]

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