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Resistance training appears to confer significant benefits for inflammation and insulin pathway profiles in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors, according to a study. However, the magnitude and degree of benefit from exercise may be influenced by whether or not women gained strength and/or lost weight during exercise.
13 hours ago
Six months of high-dose atorvastatin therapy produces transient changes in brain activation patterns, which are not associated with measurable changes in neuropsychological test scores, a recent study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 17 hours ago

The use of a ticagrelor/aspirin combination was more successful than a clopidogrel/aspirin combination in reducing the rate of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) in patients with a recent minor stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), according to results of the PRINCE* trial conducted in China.

17 hours ago
Electroconvulsive therapy appears to be beneficial to patients with depression with psychotic features and to elderly people with depression, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
20 hours ago
Dr Michael Lim, consultant of the Division of Paediatric Pulmonary and Sleep in National University Hospital, Singapore, shares his insights with Pearl Toh on diagnosing and managing paediatric asthma in the primary care setting.
20 hours ago
A recent study has shown that fistulas are rare following radical cystectomy and that they usually occur between the urinary diversion and the small bowel. In addition, the predictors of fistula formation include a history of radiation therapy and an orthotopic neobladder.
Tristan Manalac, 21 hours ago
There may be a link between high monosodium glutamate (MSG) intake and chronic pain, according to a recent Kenya study, which shows that, in combination with dehydration, MSG intake may account for the unusually high pain prevalence in the region.
Special Reports
01 Feb 2018
Since its introduction in 1975, ultrasound imaging has played an important role in assisting clinical diagnosis. Ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive and radiation-free procedure that captures the images of soft tissues, which oftentime do not show up well on X-rays. This article discusses technological advancements in ultrasound imaging, focusing on recent advances in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) technology.
01 Feb 2018
Through a cardiology webcast hosted by Pfizer, Dr Jeyamalar Rajadurai, Dr Salim Virani and Dr Pamela Morris shared their insights into the importance of primary prevention measures in reducing the burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
30 Jan 2018
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera discussed on preventive strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE).
29 Jan 2018

Role of comprehensive genomic profiling in personalized treatment

22 Jan 2018
During the recent 2017 Engelhard-Delfi Conference, organized by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, three renowned speakers shared their insights into paediatric respiratory medicine.
22 Jan 2018
Literature suggests that IPF is either the first or second most common interstitial lung disease (ILD) in pulmonology practice, with prevalence ranging from 17–86%. At the recent 3rd Respiratory Forum organized by Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr Felix Chua shared his insights into the importance of advancing the treatment paradigm of IPF, and the role of nintedanib (OFEV®) in its management.
22 Jan 2018
The human body is home to an estimated 100 trillion microbial cells and a quadrillion viruses, which are collectively known as the human microbiota. Recently, the human microbiota has gained the attention of the scientific fraternity for its roles in health and diseases, with some quarters referring to it as the 'forgotten organ'. Imbalances in the usual composition of commensal or symbiotic species in a localized area of the body is known as microbial shift or dysbiosis, and this condition may result in infections caused by opportunistic pathogens, thereby impacting the natural defence mechanism of the human body.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Feb 2018

The use of a ticagrelor/aspirin combination was more successful than a clopidogrel/aspirin combination in reducing the rate of high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HOPR) in patients with a recent minor stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), according to results of the PRINCE* trial conducted in China.

Audrey Abella, 20 Feb 2018
Use of the gut-selective anti-integrin monoclonal antibody vedolizumab was associated with favourable treatment outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, according to studies presented at the 2018 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress (CCC).
Christina Lau, 20 Feb 2018
Combining axitinib with pembrolizumab results in an “unprecedented” objective response rate (ORR) in treatment-naïve patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), results of an ongoing phase Ib trial have shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 19 Feb 2018

Pembrolizumab demonstrated promising results in several outcomes among patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) whose disease progressed on or who were unable to tolerate treatment with sorafenib, findings from the KEYNOTE-224* trial show.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 19 Feb 2018

Current evidence is not enough to identify the exact relationship between uric acid, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and cardiovascular disease, says a nephrologist.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 19 Feb 2018

The latest hypertension guideline released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) states that a systolic blood pressure (BP) of 130 mmHg or diastolic of 80 mmHg is classified as hypertension but a specialist begs to differ.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 19 Feb 2018

The 5th Malaysian Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) has been drafted and will be submitted to the Ministry of Health and the CPG Council later this year, says an expert.

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