Top Medical News
Pearl Toh, 2 hours ago
Individuals with asthma had an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) than asthma-free individuals, with those who had active or uncontrolled asthma having the highest risk, according to the HUNT* study.
2 hours ago
Reduced-dose dabigatran and rivaroxaban deliver better all-cause and cardiovascular mortality improvements than warfarin in elderly adults with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a recent Taiwan study.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 6 hours ago

Elevated levels of the free thyroid hormone T3 (fT3) and a higher fT3/fT4 ratio in early pregnancy may point to a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM), according to a recent US-based study.

6 hours ago
Use of potassium citrate (Kcit) and thiazide diuretics among stone-formers is associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQOL) without increasing the risk of gastrointestinal events, fatigue or sexual complaints, a study reports.
7 hours ago
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) appear to reduce the risk of intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) and all-cause mortality in women only, a recent study has found. Additionally, the association of lower ICH risk persists when compared with warfarin users with good anticoagulation control.
Stephen Padilla, 8 hours ago
The success of an intensive stunting recovery programme is negatively affected by late admission to the centre and the environmental conditions in which the children live in their households, according to a Brazil study.
9 hours ago
Variations in albuminuria predict changes in renal risk among patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes (T2D) under real-life clinical conditions, reports a study, suggesting that albuminuria status may help optimize therapeutic strategy.
Special Reports
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.
01 Jul 2018
Airway diseases – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnoea – have a significant impact on one’s health, quality of life and daily functioning. This article discusses how technological advancements in non-invasive ventilation and home sleep testing systems help to improve patient care and outcomes.
01 Jul 2018
Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease, which is primarily spread through water droplets containing strains of the virus. Dr Leong Chee Loon shares his insights into the management of influenza in Malaysia, highlighting the importance of improving vaccination coverage in populations at high-risk of influenza-related complications, such as elderly patients and healthcare practitioners.
19 Jun 2018
There is an increasing number of studies that shed light on the importance of our gut microbiota. Probiotics are live microorganisms that confer health benefits on the host when administered in adequate amounts. With new data emerging about their proposed benefits in maintaining intestinal health, probiotics continue to gain popularity amongst consumers.
06 Jun 2018
The medical field has advanced in leaps and bounds. Along with it comes changes in the way we deal with patients or diseases. However, the fundamentals of medicine, namely patient-centred care can sometimes be sidelined in this age and among the aspects that suffer along with it are the high value of a patient’s own blood and the autonomy over his or her own body.
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.
21 May 2018
At the recent American Society of Haematology Annual Meeting 2017, Professor François-Xavier Mahon reviewed recent studies related to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) cessation in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) who have achieved sustained deep molecular response (DMR).
Conference Reports
Saras Ramiya, 13 Jul 2018
School lunches inculcate healthy eating habits and appreciation for fresh foods among school children in Japan.
Elaine Soliven, 11 Jul 2018

Adding bevacizumab to platinum-based chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who were previously treated with first-line bevacizumab, according to the MITO16B - MaNGO OV2B - ENGOT OV17* study presented at ASCO 2018.

Pearl Toh, 10 Jul 2018
A dual-hormone artificial pancreas (DAP) with a rapid delivery of insulin and pramlintide in a fixed ratio improves glycaemic control and reduces glucose variability in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with first-generation artificial pancreas delivering insulin alone, according to a study presented at ADA 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Jul 2018

Combining the dual sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) 1 and 2 inhibitor sotagliflozin with optimized insulin therapy led to sustained reductions in HbA1c levels over 1 year in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at ADA 2018.

Saras Ramiya, 09 Jul 2018

Malaysia’s children are generally well fed but there are certain regions where their nutritional status can be further improved with inter-ministry collaboration and community management, says an expert.

Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
Combined treatment with the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide and the SGLT-2 inhibitor dapagliflozin appeared to be effective up to 2 years in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), the phase III DURATION-8 extension trial has shown.
Elvira Manzano, 06 Jul 2018
The risk of autism may be higher in children of mothers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those without, suggests a retrospective cohort analysis.
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