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High cardiorespiratory fitness reduces the risk of cancer, but this interaction is not modified by body mass index, a recent study has shown.
6 hours ago
Despite the absence of a substance use problem, regular cannabis use is associated with psychosocial impairment among adolescents and young adults, a study suggests. On the other hand, regular users with cannabis use disorder appear to exhibit high psychiatric comorbidity and more severe psychosocial impairment.
9 hours ago
Long-term outcomes in patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) are similar to age- and sex-matched patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a recent study has found. TTS can also be benign or life-threatening depending on the inciting stress factor.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 hours ago

The combination of dolutegravir + lamivudine appeared noninferior to dolutegravir + tenofovir/emtricitabine in reducing viral load in treatment-naïve patients with HIV-1 infection, according to the phase III GEMINI-1 and GEMINI-2* trials presented at AIDS 2018.

Tristan Manalac, 10 hours ago
A multicomponent behavioural intervention does not appear to be effective in changing body mass index trajectories in underserved preschoolers, according to a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 10 hours ago
Laparoscopy provides better surgical outcomes than and comparable oncological outcomes as laparotomy for endometrial carcinoma, according to a recent Singapore study.
14 hours ago
Due to its atypical presentation, misdiagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection in elderly adults is more common than in younger adults, a recent study has shown.
Special Reports
13 Aug 2018
At a lunch seminar hosted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) at the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Dr Annemiek de Ruiter spoke on the recent updates on dolutegravir (Tivicay, GSK) as an ideal antiretroviral (ARV) agent for the management of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
06 Aug 2018
At a recent dinner symposium held in conjunction with the launch of Ensure® Gold™, Mr Zhongyuan Liu detailed the constituents of the new, improved formulation, and discussed its benefits for muscle and bone health, especially in elderly people receiving insufficient nutrition and experiencing loss of strength.
02 Aug 2018
At a dinner symposium at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Dato’ Prepageran Narayanan presented the data concerning allergic rhinitis (AR) in Malaysia, and he discussed the role of intranasal corticosteroids (INCSs) in managing AR.
31 Jul 2018
A wound is a disruption of the normal structure and function of the epidermis. Wounds maybe caused by acute traumatic injury to the skin, or other aetiologies that cause initially intact skin to break down. Recently, Dato’ Dr Ho Teik Kok shared his insights into the importance of micronutrients for wound recovery, stressing on the importance of treating the underlying diseases that may impede wound healing.
24 Jul 2018
At a recent dinner symposium held during the Abstral® Grand Launch at Le Meridien Putrajaya, Dr Michael Überall spoke on the management of breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) and highlighted the role of sublingual fentanyl ([SLF], Abstral®; A. Menarini Pte Ltd) in the optimization of BTcP in cancer patients.
Prof. Giuseppe Mancia, Prof. Jong-Won Ha, Prof. Lin Jiunn-Lee, 11 Jul 2018
Hypertension guidelines differ in their recommendation to use beta-blockers as first-line agents. At a Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, Professor Giuseppe Mancia from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy and Professor Jong-Won Ha from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea discussed the rationale behind these recommendations, and reviewed the role of beta-blockers in hypertension management, particularly the role of vasodilatory beta-blocker nebivolol (Nebilet®, Menarini). Professor Lin Jiunn-Lee, APSC 2018 chairman and president of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology, chaired the symposium.
Dr. Steven Ang, Dr. Leo Kah Woon, 11 Jul 2018
DCH Auriga recently held their first Aesthetics and Suturing Workshop under the IMPACT continuing medical education series – a scientific platform that aims to cascade the latest updates on disease management and share best clinical practices among healthcare professionals in Singapore. Two experts on aesthetics and aesthetic surgery shared their insights on suturing techniques and current approaches for scar prevention and management.
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 17 Aug 2018
Simplification from combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) to dolutegravir monotherapy as maintenance treatment was noninferior to continuing therapy with cART, at least in patients who initiated cART during primary HIV infection and had achieved suppressed viral load for ≥48 weeks, suggests a study presented at IAC 2018.
Elvira Manzano, 17 Aug 2018
What is undetectable is untransmittable, and this extends to HIV risk in serodiscordant gay couples on effective antiretroviral treatment (ART), the PARTNER 2 study has shown.
Stephen Padilla, 16 Aug 2018
An association exists between stress and quality of life (QoL) in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, according to a poster presented at the 23rd Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 16 Aug 2018
Acidity of the skin appears to be significantly higher in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients than in controls without the condition, indicating that increased skin pH may heighten the risk of developing AD, according to a study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 15 Aug 2018

Changes in cardiometabolic factors such as body mass index (BMI), glucose levels, and blood pressure (BP) may signify dementia risk up to 14 years pre-diagnosis, with management of these risk factors potentially preventing dementia, according to a French population-based study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2018).

Stephen Padilla, 15 Aug 2018
Most clinical guidelines recommend daily bathing in lukewarm water, followed by the application of moisturizers, in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to an expert who presented at the 23rd Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD 2018) held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Audrey Abella, 15 Aug 2018
Supervised aerobic-strength training improved cognitive and motor functions among elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to studies presented at AAIC 2018.
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