Top Medical News
10 hours ago
Menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor, joint and urinary, are associated with obesity, a recent study has found. Hot flashes are particularly related to higher body mass index (BMI), urinary urgency and vaginal dryness.
10 hours ago
An inverse association exists between insulin resistance and trabecular and cortical bone size in nondiabetic men at the age of peak bone mass, a recent study has found.
12 hours ago
Immediate treatment with intravenous loop diuretics in patients presenting at the emergency department for acute heart failure (AHF) appears to reduce in-hospital mortality, according to the REALITY-AHF* study.
Tristan Manalac, 14 hours ago
Decentration of more than 0.6 mm from the kappa intercept during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) may result in impaired visual outcomes after operation, a new retrospective noncomparative study shows.
Pearl Toh, Yesterday
Breastfeeding was associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) ─ with the longer the duration of breastfeeding, the lower the risk ─ besides its well-known health benefits for babies, revealed a large study on 300,000 Chinese women.
The left ear appears to have greater susceptibility to hearing loss compared with the right ear, a study in German pilots suggests.
Jairia Dela Cruz, Yesterday
Maternal and neonatal vitamin D deficiency is a potential risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants, a study has shown.
Special Reports
22 Jun 2017
The University of Science, Malaysia (USM) team, led by Professor Dr Lee Yeong Yeh was recognized for its outstanding research submission that links poor hygiene practices in flood-affected areas to the increased risk in communicable intestinal infections in parts of Malaysia.
22 Jun 2017
Recently in the news, there were reports of outbreaks of avian flu and influenza-like illness (ILI) in Kelantan and Perak, respectively. To help readers gain a better understanding of influenza, MIMS Doctor sat down with Associate Professor Dr Pang Yong Kek to understand how common is influenza in Malaysia and preventive strategies against it.
15 Jun 2017
At a recent morning tea symposium held in conjunction with the Malaysian Urological Conference 2016, Dr Marie Carmela Lapitan discussed about the benefits of combination therapy with alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
13 Jun 2017
In an exclusive interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil, a consultant paediatrician and paediatric cardiologist at Klinik Pakar Kanak-Kanak Junina shared her perspectives on the roles of balanced nutrition and parental influence in child development.
13 Jun 2017
The common cold is one of the most widespread illness and is a leading cause of visits to the doctor and absenteeism from school and work. While many may see it as merely a harmless inconvenience, the significant repercussions it brings, especially among children cannot be denied. MIMS JPOG recently spoke to Associate Professor Datin Dr Asmiati Abd Hamid to gain her perspectives on the role of zinc and vitamin C in treating paediatric common cold to reduce morbidity and economic losses attributed to the condition.
30 May 2017
Pain is a multidimensional experience that often requires a combination of various approaches to bring about optimal outcomes. At a recent scientific symposium held during the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress held in Yangon, Myanmar, Professor Stefano Coaccioli discussed the evolution of ns-NSAIDs and how dexketoprofen trometamol (Ketesse®; A. Menarini) can improve acute pain management.
25 May 2017
At a recent lunch symposium during the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, Dr Chow Yok Wai spoke on the importance of patient adherence in the management of hypertension, highlighting the role of combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
Conference Reports
Jackey Suen, 23 Jun 2017

The fully-human immunocytokine dekavil (also known as F8-IL10) has demonstrated signs of safety and efficacy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a phase I study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 23 Jun 2017

Vobarilizumab, a nanobody consisting of an anti-interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor domain developed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is shown to be safe and efficacious in RA patients with inadequate response to methotrexate in a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017 held recently in Madrid, Spain.

Audrey Abella, 22 Jun 2017
A single dose of the human glucagon receptor (GCGR) antibody, REMD-477, reduces the amount of insulin necessary and significantly improves glycaemic control in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at the ADA 2017 in San Diego, California, US.
Elaine Soliven, 22 Jun 2017
Severe obesity in children and adolescents may increase the risk of developing youth-onset diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held in San Diego, California, US.
Elaine Tan, 22 Jun 2017

Women who are overweight or obese, as defined by a high body mass index (BMI), abdominal obesity and a higher body fat percentage, have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), results of a Danish population cohort study has shown.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 22 Jun 2017

Ixekizumab, a high-affinity monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-17A (IL-17A), has demonstrated safety and efficacy in patients with psoriatic arthritis resistant to tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapy in a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress 2017 held recently in Madrid, Spain.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Jun 2017

Insulin degludec had comparable cardiovascular safety and reduced the risk of severe hypoglycaemia compared with insulin glargine U100 in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk, according to results of the DEVOTE* study.

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