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Tristan Manalac, an hour ago
Cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases and infections account for majority of the deaths in diabetic Southeast Asians, for which diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is an independent risk factor, according to a recent Singapore study.
2 hours ago
Poor glycaemic control appears to correlate with low muscle mass in patients with type 2 diabetes, reports a new study.
17 hours ago
There appears to be an inverse association between serum phosphate levels and the risk of developing hyperuricaemia among adult patients with hypertension, a study has found.
2 days ago

Dr Michael Lim, a senior consultant at the Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Division, National University Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the rare disease that is cystic fibrosis.

Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
One anastomosis gastric bypass is as effective as the standard Roux-en-Y procedure in terms of weight loss and metabolic improvements 24 months after the surgery, according to the results of the open-label YOMEGA trial.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
Metformin continues to protect high-risk individuals from developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) over 15 years, especially among those with higher glycaemic status at baseline and women reporting a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to long-term results from DPP/DPPOS*.
6 days ago
Combining tofogliflozin to glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist monotherapy is effective and safe for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treatment, a new study has found.
Special Reports
02 May 2019
At a recent Abbott lunch symposium held in conjunction with the joint 12th International Diabetes FederationWestern Pacific Region Congress & 10th Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Meeting in KualaLumpur, Professor Shashank R. Joshi extensively discussed the issue of diabetes in obesity and the role of nutritionalintervention in addressing this growing problem.
24 Apr 2019
At the recent 12th IDF-WPR Congress and 10th AASD Scientific Meeting held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the importance of glycaemic control and the practical management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were highlighted by two international speakers, Dr Sanjay Kalra from India and Professor Jean Claude Mbanya from Cameroon.
29 Mar 2019
Dapagliflozin 5 mg and 10 mg FC tab
28 Nov 2018
At the Abbott-sponsored symposium held during the 9th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society Annual Congres sat Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Dr Zanariah Hussein shared her insights into the important role of an emerging marker of hypercholesterolaemia, and its relationship with cardiovascular (CV) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) risks.
21 Nov 2018
At the AstraZeneca-sponsored symposium held during the 9th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society Annual Congress at Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Professor Ronald Ma highlighted the role of a novel combination therapy in reducing HbA1c levels while simultaneously providing cardiovascular (CV) protection to improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Robert Giugliano, Prof. Ulrich Laufs, Prof. Gaetano De Ferrari, Prof. Naveed Sattar, 11 Oct 2018

The FOURIER trial previously demonstrated that adding the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab to background statin therapy lowered LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) below target levels and significantly reduced the risks of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). At the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2018 in Munich, Germany, experts reiterated how evolocumab helps lower LDL-C levels and reduces CV events even in patients with various comorbidities.

31 May 2018
At the recent ‘Reinforced for the Glycaemic Challenge’ symposium held at Shangri-la Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor Dr Alexander Tan, Professor Dr Chee Kok Han and Dr Chan Siew Pheng shared their insights into the importance of achieving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), while simultaneously providing them with cardiovascular protection.
Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 29 Apr 2019
A new osteoporosis guideline by the Endocrine Society puts a premium on women at high risk of fractures, particularly those who have had a recent fracture after menopause, and outlines the latest pharmacologic options for specific patient groups.
Elvira Manzano, 27 Apr 2019
Walking downhill within 1 hour after meals may help reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to new research. Walking uphill does not provide the same osteogenic response.
Pearl Toh, 17 Apr 2019
A contraceptive vaginal system (Annovera) releasing a combination of segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol (SA/EE) effectively inhibits ovulation up to a year even at low systemic levels of SA, reports a review study presented at ENDO 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 17 Apr 2019

Individuals with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D) had greater HbA1c reductions and weight loss when a 7 or 14 mg/day dose of the GLP-1* receptor agonist semaglutide rather than sitagliptin was added to their background diabetic medications, results of the phase IIIa PIONEER 3** trial showed.

Pearl Toh, 15 Apr 2019
Treatment with the oral 11β-hydroxylase inhibitor osilodrostat continues to maintain a normalized mean urinary free cortisol (mUFC) in patients with Cushing’s Disease (CD) in a phase III trial presented at ENDO 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 Apr 2019

Long-term testosterone therapy in obese men with hypogonadism led to sustained weight loss and improvements in multiple anthropometric parameters, according to an observational study presented at ENDO 2019.

Audrey Abella, 11 Apr 2019
The novel androgen 11-beta-methyl-19-nortestosterone dodecylcarbonate (11β-MNTDC) – a modified testosterone with androgenic and progestational activity being developed as a male contraceptive – effectively suppressed endogenous gonadotropin and testosterone production in healthy men, consequently preventing pregnancies, according to data presented at ENDO 2019.
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