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Pearl Toh, 18 hours ago
The investigational oral synthetic androgen dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU) suppresses serum testosterone levels to near castrate levels and appears safe when taken once daily for a month, showing potential as a male contraceptive pill, according to a study.
15 hours ago
The composite risk of stroke and transient ischaemic attack appears to be reduced in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level of 80–100 mg/dL, according to the posthoc analysis of the J-STARS (Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke) study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 19 hours ago
Adopting a vegetarian dietary pattern confers significant benefits for diabetes in Asian populations, independent of body mass index (BMI), a Taiwan study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, Yesterday

Individuals with obesity but without diabetes experienced significant weight reduction with daily doses of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist semaglutide, according to a recent study presented at ENDO 2018.

Elvira Manzano, 2 days ago
The use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may be cost-effective in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) receiving daily multiple insulin injections, the *DIAMOND trial has shown.
2 days ago
Antiandrogens, insulin sensitizers and oestrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) are all effective in the treatment of hirsutism, suggest the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 3 days ago

The use of a hybrid closed-loop insulin pump, which has shown promise in improving glycaemic outcomes in adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes, may also be beneficial in children, according to a study presented at ENDO 2018.

Special Reports
05 Apr 2017
At a recent lunch symposium held in conjunction with the 1st Malaysian Advances in Women’s Health Congress 2016, Professor Dr Jamiyah Hassan imparted clinical updates and strategies for the optimization of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Highlights from her presentation are summarized below.
20 Jan 2017
At the recent Malaysian Osteoporosis Society 2016 Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Meeting held on the 8th of October 2016 at Ibis Styles Ipoh, Dr Hew Fen Lee and Professor Dr Chan Siew Pheng presented clinical guidance on the management of osteoporosis, and discussed whether the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.
04 Jan 2017
At the Diabetes Asia 2016 Conference organized by the National Diabetes Institute, Professor Jean Claude Mbanya presented the case for why gliclazide modified release (MR; Diamicron® MR, Servier) should be the treatment of choice for early and aggressive control of type 2 diabetes (T2D).
16 Dec 2016
BASALOG – Insulin glargine (rDNA) 100 IU/mL soln for inj (cartridge) – CCM Pharmaceuticals
16 Dec 2016
INVOKANA – Canagliflozin hemihydrate 100 mg and 300 mg FC tab – Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Pearl Toh, 07 Dec 2016
Preventing hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, which are the major risk factors for heart failure (HF), by ages 45 and 55 years may lower risks of incident HF and prolong HF-free survival, suggests data from the Cardiovascular Disease Lifetime Risk Pooling Project.
18 Nov 2016
The prevalence of hypertension is on the rise in Malaysia and many patients require more than one medication to control their BP. However, treatment adherence is a common issue in patient management, particularly when it comes to patients with multiple morbidities requiring numerous medications.1 In this interview, MIMS Doctor spoke to a distinguished endocrinologist about systolic hypertension, diabetes and patient compliance.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 19 Apr 2018
The investigational oral synthetic androgen dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU) suppresses serum testosterone levels to near castrate levels and appears safe when taken once daily for a month, showing potential as a male contraceptive pill, according to a study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 18 Apr 2018

Individuals with obesity but without diabetes experienced significant weight reduction with daily doses of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist semaglutide, according to a recent study presented at ENDO 2018.

Roshini Claire Anthony, 16 Apr 2018

The use of a hybrid closed-loop insulin pump, which has shown promise in improving glycaemic outcomes in adolescents and adults with type 1 diabetes, may also be beneficial in children, according to a study presented at ENDO 2018.

Pearl Toh, 16 Apr 2018
Oral micronized progesterone (OMP) may provide relief for perimenopausal women who had hot flashes and night sweats, according to a study presented at the ENDO 2018 Annual Meeting.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 12 Apr 2018

Individuals with severe obesity who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) may have a higher risk of nonvertebral fractures than those who undergo adjustable gastric banding (AGB), according to a study presented at the recent ENDO 2018 sessions.

Elvira Manzano, 22 Jan 2018
A reversal of type 2 diabetes (T2D) may be possible with low-calorie liquid diet for up to 5 months, increased physical activity, and cognitive behavioural therapy, preliminary results of the DiRECT* trial has shown.
Audrey Abella, 18 Jan 2018
A titratable, fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine 100 U/mL and the GLP-1* receptor agonist lixisenatide was associated with favourable glycaemic and gastrointestinal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to several studies presented at IDF 2017.

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