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Treasure hunt fundraiser activity for the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia

September 29, 2022

Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMCV) recently held a treasure hunt event in conjunction with its third anniversary, to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF).  All funds obtained were channelled to the NKF to raise awareness of kidney disease, as well as disease prevention and management amongst the community. Through this event, […]

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Businesses partner to ease patients’ access to therapeutic products for dermatology, in Asia 

September 29, 2022

Healthcare companies DKSH Business Unit Healthcare (DKSH) and LEO Pharma have entered into an agreement to bring high-quality therapeutic products for dermatology and thrombosis to patients across Asia – partnering in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Skin diseases are notorious for causing serious physical and social discomfort for millions of […]

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“Listen To Your Asthma” campaign launched by AstraZeneca and Asthma Malaysia

September 27, 2022

Biopharmaceutical group AstraZeneca (AZ) has launched an asthma awareness campaign entitled, “Listen To Your Asthma,” to help educate and raise awareness about severe asthma so that those suffering from severe asthma symptoms can get the right diagnosis and treatment to lead a better quality of life. The campaign was launched together with Asthma Malaysia and […]

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How you can reduce your risk of silent heart attacks

September 26, 2022

Silent heart attacks, known as silent myocardial infarction (SMI), account for 45% of heart attacks. They are described as “silent” because they occur without the usual, recognisable symptoms of a heart attack; but can still lead to a myriad of more serious – and potentially fatal – health complications if left untreated over an extended […]

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Virus to kill cancer cells trialled in UK

September 26, 2022

A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists. One patient’s cancer vanished, while others saw their tumours shrink. The drug is a weakened form of the cold sore virus – herpes simplex – that has […]

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Free lung cancer screening for Malaysians at select private cancer facilities

September 23, 2022

The public will soon be able to access cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) screening technology for lung cancer detection at three primary care clinics: Beacon Hospital, Subang Jaya Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre. The free AI-lung cancer screening programme was borne thanks to a partnership between the Lung Cancer Network Malaysia (LCNM), AstraZeneca, and Qualitas […]

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Two COVID antibody treatments no longer recommended by WHO

September 19, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) “strongly advises against” the use of two COVID-19 antibody therapies developed during the early days of the pandemic, citing mounting evidence that the virus’ continued evolution has rendered the two therapies obsolete. The two therapies, sotrovimab as well as casirivimab-imdevimab, are designed to work by binding to the spike protein […]

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The health consequences short girls face

September 19, 2022

For girls, being short or petite is often considered cute and comely – but according to Associate Professor Dr. Azriyanti binti Anuar Zaini, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist; and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, being short or abnormally stunted as a woman could have serious psychosocial consequences. For […]

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Coping with Alzheimer’s and dementia

September 16, 2022

The memory loss typical of Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s) and dementia is often misunderstood to be a consequence of aging. In conjunction with World Alzheimer’s Month this September, it’s time for us to better understand the differences between Alzheimer’s and dementia, and empathise with the struggles faced by families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. […]

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Are young children more prone to infection post-pandemic?

September 14, 2022

Children who were confined to their homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic likely experienced poor immune development and suffer consequences as a result: many children have taken ill soon after the reopening of school, leaving parents worried that their children may be immunocompromised. Children are expected to be at a higher risk of infection due to […]

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