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Higher plasma percentages of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and a lower ratio of ω-6-to-ω-3 PUFAs in the late-second trimester of pregnancy are predictors of less weight retention at 18 months postpartum, according to a study involving a multiethnic Asian cohort.
Stephen Padilla, Yesterday
Mothers who are underweight before pregnancy are likely to deliver low birth weight (LBW) infants, according to a Japan study.
2 days ago
Conjugated oestrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA) may reduce hot flush frequency by approximately half after around 8 to 10 days of treatment, according to a posthoc analysis. Sustained improvement can be achieved with continued treatment.
Tristan Manalac, 3 days ago
Women with higher age at breast cancer diagnosis and Indian women are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality after diagnosis, a new prospective cohort study shows. However, risk of CVD mortality within 10 years after diagnosis remains low in Southeast Asia.
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The C20-Cer and C18-Cer sphingolipids are completely novel players in the pathology of pre-eclampsia and may be involved in apoptosis and autophagy, a new study shows.
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Existing periodontal symptoms and overall periodontal status declines during pregnancy, a new study shows. However, clinical parameters revert to normal levels after birth.
7 days ago
In ovarian cancer patients, social support was negatively associated with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could explain variations in the symptoms, a new study shows.
Special Reports
12 Apr 2017
CANESTEN HC – Clotrimazole 1% w/w and hydrocortisone 1% w/w cream – Bayer
23 Jan 2017
At the Abbott-sponsored continuing medical education programme in commemorating the 25th anniversary of Duphaston® (dydrogesterone, Abbott) in Malaysia, Dr Raman Subramaniam and Dr Eeson Sinthamoney presented clinical updates in the management of threatened and recurrent miscarriages. Highlights of their presentations are summarized below.
27 Dec 2016
In conjunction with the launch of BETADINE® Daily Feminine Wash Foam & Liquid, two eminent local speakers, Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar and Dr Liew Fah Onn spoke on the importance of feminine hygiene and holistic approaches for managing vaginal infections, respectively.
16 Dec 2016
ESMYA – Ulipristal acetate 5 mg tab – Zuellig Pharma
29 Nov 2016
Thalassaemia becomes a global health problem. Most women with thalassaemia trait can be picked up by universal prenatal screening for thalassaemia using mean corpuscular volume/haemoglobin, followed by haemoglobin pattern with or without DNA analysis.
11 Nov 2016
Probiotics is defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. The therapeutic efficacy of probiotics has been studied extensively in the treatment of gastrointestinal microbial disorders, including diarrhoea. This article summarizes clinical papers on the topic of probiotics in the treatment of diarrhoea in children.
26 Sep 2016
At the 24th Congress of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia, Dr Harris N Suharjono highlighted the importance of VTE prophylaxis in postpartum and discussed the challenges and actions taken following the implementation of the Sarawak Obstetric VTE Risk Assessment Programme.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 07 Jun 2016
Infants who were breastfed had a lower risk of developing non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity later in life, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Kavitha G. Shekar, 02 Jun 2016

Mode of delivery does not modify coeliac disease (CD) risk among infants born into at-risk families, report Italian researchers at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Kavitha G. Shekar, 01 Jun 2016

Human milk (HM) macronutrient, hormone and lipid content is similar in mothers with or without coeliac disease (CD), reported a study at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 01 Jun 2016

Rotavirus acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common occurrence in children less than 2 years of age, though breastfed infants appear to have a lower risk of rotavirus-related diarrhoea, according to a study presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 held in Athens, Greece.

Kavitha G. Shekar, 01 Jun 2016

Vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acid (n-3 FAs), and iron consumption during pregnancy is not associated with coeliac disease (CD) or coeliac disease autoimmunity (CDA), according to the TEDDY* study presented at the 49th meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece.

Kavitha G. Shekar, 31 May 2016

Breastfeeding relaxation may alter breast milk composition resulting in better infant growth and behaviour, say researchers at the 49th European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) 2016 in Athens, Greece. 

Pearl Toh, 31 May 2016
Synbiotic mixture of oligosaccharides and Bifidobacterium breve (B. breve) M-16V probiotic strain in infant formula restores gut colonisation by B. breve and supports healthy gut development in infants delivered by Caesarean-section (C-section), according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
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