Walnuts Can Help Curb HungerShared by:
In a new study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated consuming walnuts activates an area of the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. According to the researchers, walnuts are also thought
Off the shelves: Removed Fipronil-contaminated eggs in European supermarket, found its way in AsiaShared by:
Fipronil-contaminated eggs, originating from Dutch farms, were out on supermarket shelves but their doses are said to be not enough to harm consumers. Unsafe levels, however, have been recently found on two samples of Dutch eggs – on sale in Hong Kong.
Difference in information systems between Hospital Authority and Quality HealthCare leads to incorrect filing of radiological investigation reportsShared by:
The Hospital Authority Head Office received from Pok Oi Hospital on July 20 a report of an incorrect radiological investigation report when a doctor retrieved a patient's clinical information from the ePR system.
Health Ministry: No more free brand-name medicines for pensionersShared by:
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― Retired government servants will now no longer be reimbursed if they buy brand-name medications unavailable at public hospitals, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. Instead, they will receive generic medicines, like other
First Drug-Delivering Micromotors For Treating Bacterial InfectionShared by:
Researchers have developed drug-delivering micromotors that neutralize stomach acid and use the resulting hydrogen peroxide bubbles to propel themselves to deliver medication. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly
Fake doctor in Kedah may have some problems, says Health MinisterShared by:
“Dr Ridzuan” – the now-infamous fraud was arrested after impersonating a doctor in a Kedah hospital for close to a year. Malaysian Health Minister (MOH) affirms that security will be reviewed and tightened to prevent any of such recurrence. Other experts are uncertain about ‘complete’ prevention – and believe psychological issues play a major role.
HKU scientists discover novel imaging biomarker to diagnose low back painShared by:
A group of researchers of The University of Hong Kong (HKU)’s Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has spearheaded a study—claimed to be first of its kind—to report the Ultra-Short Time-to-Echo Disc Sign (UDS) as a new low back pain (LBP) imaging biomarker, providing insights into degenerative disc disease of the spine.
A New Vaccine For Poliovirus From PlantsShared by:
Scientists have developed a novel synthetic vaccine for poliovirus with a method grown in plants that use a virus like particles (VLPs). VLPs look like viruses but are non-infectious. They have been biologically engineered so they
Malaysian dental centre implicated in death of DPM’s son-in-law – had no licence for handling X-ray apparatusShared by:
On 10 August, the Sessions Court was told that Imperial Dental Specialist Centre Sdn Bhd had no licence for the handling of X-ray apparatus. The centre is currently facing charges in connection with the death of the deputy prime minister’s son-in-law, Datuk Syed Alman Zain Syed Alwi, who received his treatment there last year.
MHTC: Infrastructure, resources and tactical approaches to boost Malaysia’s thriving medical tourism industryShared by:
Health and medical tourism in Malaysia has been greatly contributing to the country’s economy. Strengthened with strategic plans in the pipeline and an abundance of resources – the government anticipates a boost in this division’s revenue.
Dr Meredith Garcia-Trinidad on the role oncologists play in a cancer patient’s treatment journeyShared by:
MIMS recently spoke with Dr Meredith Garcia-Trinidad, resident medical oncologist at Dagupan Doctors Villaflor Memorial Hospital, and Faculty Member at the Lyceum-Northwestern University, Dagupan, to discuss some of the key roles that medical oncologists play in guiding their patients through their cancer treatment journey.
Why grapefruit juice cannot be taken with some medicationsShared by:
Grapefruit can be a part of a healthy and nutritious diet. It is low calorie and a good source of vitamins A and C. Aside from these vitamins, it also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc, among many other vitamins and minerals.
Almonds Help Eliminate Bad Cholesterol And Boost Good CholesterolShared by:
Eating almonds not only increase blood levels of good cholesterol but also boost the transport of bad blood cholesterol to the liver, according to researchers. Rich in magnesium and potassium, almonds are a healthy and filling