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Thailand’s winning strategies amid the health crisis

September 6, 2021

By Roshel Jayasundera,Senior Director, Global Consulting, Axios International Roshel Jayasundera of Axios International, anInternational firm who is focusing on the emerging market including Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, discussed current healthcare trends in Thailand and Southeast Asia, as well as how Thailand is recovering from the Covid-19 outbreak, in this article. How […]

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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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Stem-cell hydrogel injection studied for heart attack patients

August 16, 2021

Heart muscle becomes damaged and cardiac function is affected when blood vessels feeding the heart are blocked. A new stem-cell-carrying hydrogel helps mice recover from this condition, called myocardial infarction, by stimulating formation of new blood vessels. Developed by a team of scientists at Kansai University in Japan, the stem cell delivery system is described […]

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New compounds created to penetrate and protect against damaging UV radiation

August 11, 2021

An international research team has studied and invented a new way to protect the deeper layers of skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. More precisely, a team from the University of Exeter Medical School, UK, and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in Thailand, have found how UVA – the […]

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Compound in essential oils could help treat Parkinson’s disease

August 5, 2021

A chemical widely used in perfumery and a component of many essential oils, farnesol, has just been found to help preserve dopamine-producing neurons (nerves) in the brains of sufferers of Parkinson’s disease (PD). A progressive loss of dopamine neurons causes the difficulties with movement and cognition that is associated with PD. Although drugs can be […]

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Taiwan-Malaysia cooperation: bridging the gap for medical professionals

July 29, 2021

With its excellent ICT and world-class medical standards, Taiwan has developed further on AI, big data, mobile healthcare and telemedicine with the data foundation built by the national health insurance. Aimed at building closer networking between the Taiwanese and Malaysian medical community, the Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan, and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) […]

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Brain metabolism cause of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

July 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common type of dementia, causes the death of neurons and leads to shrinking of the brain. Patients with AD will eventually experience gradual deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Yet, scientists do not fully understand what causes this disease. A recent research, conducted by […]

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Managing the strain on healthcare through digitalisation

July 19, 2021

The healthcare systems in many Southeast Asian countries have been stretched to their limit with the COVID-19 pandemic: hospitals have to deal with an overwhelming shortage of medical resources which has driven up healthcare costs; medical frontliners meanwhile, are faced with the daunting tasks of saving lives and providing quality patient care on top of […]

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Obituary: Remembering Winston Fernandez

July 14, 2021

Winston Fernandez, co-founder of Tara Media & Communications (, passed away peacefully on 5 May 2021 at the age of 63. Under Winston’s forward-thinking approach and guidance, from the company’s humble beginnings 20 years ago of providing businesses with complementary media solutions, today it has broadened its ventures to print and digital publications, media representation, event and […]

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Accelerating digitalisation in healthcare, services and consumers sectors is imperative – Deloitte Malaysia

July 8, 2021

Covid-19 has changed the way we live, transforming business models and consumer behaviours. It might be the main catalyst governments need to drive innovation. Many sectors that once resisted digitilisation are now compelled to turn to it for survival, according to Justin Ong, Deloitte Malaysia’s Innovation and Regulatory Leader. In embracing the digital economy, readiness […]

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