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GetDocPay is a new mobile application that aims to make transactions at the clinic cash- and card-free.

Pearl Toh, 4 hours ago
The incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events at 5 years was similar when adding sulphonylureas or pioglitazone to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) inadequately controlled with metformin alone, according to a head-to-head comparison in the TOSCA.IT* trial.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 4 hours ago
Children who have experienced maltreatment may have altered autobiographical memory functioning, which entails reduced activation in areas encoding positive memories, leading to them according heightened salience to negative memories, a study has shown.
5 hours ago
Shift work status appears to influence the development of hypertension, according to a recent study. Rotating shift work is more likely to increase the risk of high blood pressure, but no significant association exists between night shift status and hypertension.
6 hours ago
There are five modifiable risk factors, including body mass index, fluid intake, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) style diet, dietary calcium intake and sugar sweetened beverage intake, responsible for more than 50 percent of incident kidney stones, according to a study that involves three large prospective cohorts.
8 hours ago
Treatment with antibiotic results in significant reduction in voiding cystourethrogram-associated urinary tract infection (UTI), especially in children with abnormal ultrasound scans, a study has found.
20 hours ago
Women with very low levels of serum testosterone may have an increased likelihood of stress and mixed incontinence, a recent study suggests.
Special Reports
20 Sep 2017
Sustained stable disease with regorafenib in heavily pretreated metastatic colon cancer
Dr. Yeo Khung Keong, Dr. Wiwun Tungsubutra, Prof. Peter Collins, 31 Aug 2017
Agents such as beta-blockers and calcium antagonists have been the cornerstone of treatment for stable angina for some time. However, new options are emerging for patients who remain inadequately controlled on conventional therapies. At a recent Menarini-sponsored symposium held during the APSC Congress 2017 in Singapore, three experts discussed the current treatment landscape, as well as changing paradigms and new effective options for patients with symptomatic angina.
Professor Zulkifli Md. Zainuddin, 21 Aug 2017
Experience-sharing interview: Managing a case of urinary incontinence
17 Aug 2017
The prevalence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in industrialized countries has increased exponentially over the past three decades, currently affecting 15 to 30% of children and up to 10% of adults.1 At the recent official launch event of pimecrolimus (Elidel®, Meda Healthcare Sdn. Bhd.) held at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, Professor Thomas Luger provided insights on the pathophysiology of AD and the role of topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) in the management of AD. 
14 Aug 2017
In this edition of MIMS Infectious Disease, we bring you selected updates in the HIV treatment, and also symposium highlights from the relaunch of Tivicay (dolutegravir; GSK, ViiV Healthcare).
07 Aug 2017
Persons with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of influenza-associated hospitalization.
04 Aug 2017
Tiotropium/olodaterol (Spiolto® Respimat®, Boehringer Inghelheim) is the latest dual bronchodilator therapy available in Malaysia for COPD. 
Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 25 Sep 2017
The incidence of cardiovascular (CV) events at 5 years was similar when adding sulphonylureas or pioglitazone to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) inadequately controlled with metformin alone, according to a head-to-head comparison in the TOSCA.IT* trial.
Pearl Toh, 22 Sep 2017
The addition of once-weekly GLP-1* receptor agonist exenatide to usual care did not increase the risk of major cardiovascular events (MACE) compared with usual care alone in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) regardless of the presence of prior cardiovascular (CV) disease, according to the EXSCEL** study presented at EASD 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jenny Ng, 22 Sep 2017

Adjuvant nivolumab treatment significantly improved outcomes vs ipilimumab in patients with surgically resected stage III/IV melanoma, according to interim results of the CheckMate 238 trial. 

Elaine Soliven, 22 Sep 2017
Adding dapagliflozin and saxagliptin to metformin may reduce HbA1c levels in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study presented at EASD 2017.
Elvira Manzano, 21 Sep 2017
Switching from bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) ventilation therapy may be safe and cost-effective in patients with obesity hypoventilation syndrome and sleep apnoea, a small study presented at the ERS 2017 has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Sep 2017

Initiating therapy with fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol resulted in improved asthma control over usual care in individuals with symptomatic asthma, according to results of the Salford Lung Study presented at ERS 2017.

Elvira Manzano, 21 Sep 2017
A new score that measures fibrosis in subcutaneous adipose tissue (scAT) may identify poor responders to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a common weight-loss procedure for morbid obesity, a study has shown.
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