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Southeast Asian healthcare providers resolve cost pressures with single-speciality hospitals

November 21, 2022
Southeast Asian healthcare providers resolve cost pressures with single-speciality hospitals

Spending on healthcare in Southeast Asia is rising amidst inflation and the prevalence of non-communicable diseases. The 2020 INSEAD study showed that the region’s healthcare expenditure will grow to US$740 billion by 2025. Hospitals are coping with this by investing […]

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Lung cancer and the importance of early detection

November 19, 2022
Lung cancer and the importance of early detection

When it comes to lung cancer, there is a common misconception that it can only affect certain people such as those who are of an older age or those with a history of smoking. However, the reality is that even […]

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Protecting our mental health with nutrition and lifestyle choices

November 14, 2022
Protecting our mental health with nutrition and lifestyle choices

Article by Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition Mental health is an overlooked area of health worldwide and the numbers are escalating rapidly. In Asia, complications occurring from poor mental health are the second largest contributor […]

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Identifying childhood diabetes

November 11, 2022
Identifying childhood diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus mostly afflicts young children – it is apparently the most common form of childhood diabetes in Malaysia, accounting for almost 77% of all childhood diabetes cases according to the National Database on Children and Adolescent with […]

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Male breast cancer: Putting your best chest forward

November 7, 2022
Male breast cancer: Putting your best chest forward

Breast cancer, like many diseases, does not discriminate based on biological sex. The view that breast cancer is a “women’s disease” is a common societal misconception. The truth is that men are also at risk of developing breast cancer, and […]

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Lifesaving tip: Men need to speak up when feeling down

November 4, 2022
Lifesaving tip: Men need to speak up when feeling down

While it is definitely important to take care of one’s physical health, their mental and emotional health cannot be neglected as it contributes to their overall wellbeing. In conjunction with men’s health awareness month this November, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity […]

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Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health conditions

November 2, 2022
Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health condition

Most babies seem small when they first come into the world, but for some, they truly are smaller when compared to their fellow babies-in-arms. This condition, known medically as small for gestational age (SGA). Gestational age is the length of […]

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A look into type 1 diabetes

October 31, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has mentioned that diabetes claims about three lives every minute worldwide – to narrow it down, diabetes has been found to affect over 1 in 5 Malaysians. What is perplexing is that the Malaysian Diabetes […]

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IMU the only Asian institution to receive excellence award for faculty development

October 28, 2022

International Medical University (IMU), the first private medical and health services university in Malaysia, has received the ASPIRE to Excellence Award from the International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) for its exemplary efforts in student engagement and in faculty development, […]

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Paediatric ADHD cases spike in 2022 in Singapore

October 17, 2022
Paediatric ADHD cases spike in 2022 in Singapor

Paediatric ADHD cases spike in 2022 in Singapore. HCA Facebook Paediatric ADHD cases spike in 2022 in Singapore Paediatric ADHD cases spike in 2022 in Singapore Thomson Kids, the childcare-focused arm of Thomson Medical Group in Singapore, has noted a […]

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