As the existing comprehensive recommendations for cancer control policies are mostly derived from Western countries, non-Western nations should strive to tailor their own policies based on their local lifestyle, burden of cancer and characteristics of the local healthcare system.
Newer molecular tests for high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) may provide a cost-effective means for cervical cancer screening for low-to-middle income countries (LMICs), with results comparable to cervical biopsies.
The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) invites cities in Asian countries to participate in the global initiative of City Cancer Challenge (CCC) and upgrade their healthcare services for cancer patients.
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Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.