Photos of anaesthetised patient’s genital injury circulated by hospital staff, two doctors suspendedShared by:
Two doctors in the United States have been suspended for taking photos of a patient’s genital injury, using personal phones. The photos got circulated in the hospital until its administrators were notified.
From the public to the healthcare community: Addressing the shortage of psychiatrists in MalaysiaShared by:
Recently, the Mental Health Promotion Advisory Council of Malaysia has urged the government to provide more registered psychiatrists, to cater to the needs both in public and private healthcare in the country. Consequently, this also highlighted the lack of focus on the mental health of the public – especially the younger generation. MIMS sits down with two prolifics psychiatrists, to seek their professional views on this matter.
Researching the genetics of suicideShared by:
Individuals who commit suicide struggle with mental illness. However, not all individuals who struggle with mental illness commit suicide. Other factors such as genetics, too, are at play. A recent collaboration between University of Utah Health and pharmaceutical giant, Janssen seeks to uncover the link – possibly giving birth to new suicide prevention medication.
Brain Activity May Protect From Insomnia-Related DepressionShared by:
Lack of sleep is a major risk factor for depression. According to a study, increased activity in a brain region may protect from depressive symptoms associated with poor sleep. The findings revealed that students with poor
Osimertinib tops standard first-line TKI therapy for advanced NSCLC | News for Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist | Oncology | MIMS MalaysiaShared by:
Osimertinib tops standard first-line TKI therapy for advanced NSCLC in European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2017 | MIMS Malaysia
Cranberry Fights Bacteria That Cause Urinary Tract InfectionsShared by:
New study claims, consuming cranberry products may be a low risk, cheap and effective way to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C, fiber and vitamin E. UTIs are
ESMO 2017 Congress: Integrating science into oncology, for a better patient outcomeShared by:
From 8 – 12 September, Madrid, Spain was filled with an abundance of brainy experts congregating for the recently-concluded European Society of Medical Oncology 2017 Congress. Highlighting the use of the latest research to better patient prospects, guest speakers and the organising committee kicked off the congress with “no holds barred” – putting together an insightful event that strives to impress, reveal and educate.
New Wearable Self-Powered Patch To Monitor GlucoseShared by:
Researchers at the State University of New York in Binghamton, US have developed a self-powered paper-based wearable sensor to measure glucose levels during exercise. The bandage-like wearable patch could prevent hypoglycaemia during workouts. The disposable patch,
HKU scientists achieve major breakthrough in unveiling mysteries of the ‘heart of the brain’Shared by:
A research team led by Professor Ed Wu, Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has made major breakthrough in unveiling the mysteries of the brain to reveal functions of an important region, hippocampus, not known to scientists before.
Pregnant woman jumps off hospital building after family allegedly says “no” to C-section delivery: Whose fault is it?Shared by:
A pregnant woman in Mainland China was reported to have jumped off from the fifth floor of a hospital building, along with her unborn child on 31 August evening – after her families allegedly rejected her request to undergo a C-section delivery.
HKU recommends strengthening community outreach to reduce number of liver cancer patientsShared by:
Researchers from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) obtained data of 14-year (from 1999 to 2012) hepatitis B virus (HBV) treatment trends in specialist out-patient clinics from the Hospital Authority, and statistically studied the effect of HBV treatment on liver cancer trends from 1990 to 2012. While the team identifies HBV treatment reduces liver cancer incidence, they also observe differences in treatment effect across age groups.
HKBU develops world-first dual imaging and inhibiting agent in suppressing EBV-associated tumoursShared by:
Scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) along with their collaborators recently announced the world’s first chemical compound (probe) that can simultaneously detect and inhibit Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected tumour cells in mice, with an efficacy rate of above 90%.
CUHK: Diagnosing cancer in 30 seconds; AI to improve efficiency and reduce misdiagnosisShared by:
Utilising artificially intelligent (AI) deep learning technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently developed an automated image processing technology that can offer efficient and accurate diagnosis using CT scan and histopathological images.
A long battle: China on its mission to offer free vaccines to fight fluShared by:
China is facing a new challenge in the healthcare sector, the influenza pandemic. As number of infection continues to rise, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged for a national influenza vaccination programme for children.
MOH: Thousands of job openings for fresh graduates and mid-career adults in Singapore’s healthcare fieldShared by:
According to Senior Minister of State for Health, Amy Khor, the growth of the healthcare industry has brought about job opportunities for many parties, including fresh graduates and older working adults. She shares the government’s efforts in smoothening the transition for mid-career people interested in the healthcare field.
Malaysia moves forward to combat Hepatitis C; issuing compulsory license to produce generic treatmentShared by:
The Malaysian Cabinet has approved government-use licences to bring in generics of Sofosbuvir – Hepatitis C treatment – amidst Gilead’s current licensing deal. This is in line with the efforts to present more affordable treatment options in the country.