Top Medical News
Tristan Manalac, 22 hours ago
Practice effects due to repeated testing appears to contribute to the underdiagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a recent study has shown.
Tristan Manalac, 3 days ago
Premeal monosodium glutamate (MSG) appears to enhance neurocognitive processes involved in inhibitory control, potentially contributing to healthier meal choices, according to a recent study.
5 days ago
Following an Atkins diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat confers no clinically meaningful benefits for seizure reduction in patients with difficult-to-treat focal epilepsy, a study reports.
5 days ago
Traumatic brain injuries in children do not appear to be associated with infectious complications, a recent study has shown.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
Higher or lower blood pressure (BP) in the early phase of ischaemic stroke is associated with an elevated risk of developing poststroke cognitive impairment at 3 months, as shown in a study. This risk may be attenuated by maintaining systolic and diastolic BP (SBP/DBP) in the levels of 143–158/93–102 mm Hg.
6 days ago
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is lower in patients with more severe genetically determined leukoencephalopathy, according to a recent study.
Tristan Manalac, 08 Jul 2018
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation seems to be effective in improving remission rates in patients with treatment-resistant major depression, a recent US study has shown.
Special Reports
04 May 2018
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders – affecting over 2.3 million people globally – and it is the leading cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults. However,the availability of supportive resources and services for people with MS is scarce in many regions of the world. In Malaysia, the prevalence of MS is estimated at 2-3/100,000; the current Malaysian clinical practice guidelines on the management of MS recommend disease modifying agents, such as interferon-β and teriflunomide, as first-line therapeutic agents. In this article, Dr Singer - in partnership with Sanofi and the Malaysian Society of Neurosciences - shares his insights into managing MS dynamically, highlighting the importance of early intervention in improving patient outcomes.
01 May 2018
CoQ10 isn't as popular as vitamin C or B in our daily lives but it's time to have a closer look at this vital nutrient.
13 Dec 2017
At the Schwabe-Menarini lunch symposium of the 11th International Congress of the Asian Society AgainstDementia (ASAD) 2017 held in Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Ralf Ihl highlighted the role of standardized Gingko biloba extract EGb 761® for the treatment of patients with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Meanwhile, Associate Professor Nagaendran Kandiah presented clinical findings on the association between cerebrovascular disease (CVD) and dementia, and emphasized the role of EGb 761® in the management of dementia with CVD.
01 Jul 2017
At the recent launch of Nurofen® Express by Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia, Ms Joyce McSwan spoke on the importance of managing tension-type headache (TTH), highlighting the roles of drug and non-drug approaches in improving treatment outcomes.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 22 Nov 2016

Blood pressure lowering medications and statins do not prevent cognitive and functional decline in elderly patients, according to results of the HOPE-3 trial* presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA 2016) held recently in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.

Dr. Rose Zhao-Wei Ting, 16 Nov 2016
A 55-year-old man presented with almost one year history of heat intolerance, mild palpitation and significant weight loss. Free T3 and T4 were elevated with normal TSH. Patient had suboptimal response to carbimazole therapy.
24 Aug 2016

Roshini Claire Anthony spoke with Adjunct Associate Professor Gamaliel Tan, head and senior orthopaedic consultant at Ng Teng Fong Hospital in Singapore, on how GPs can help diagnose and treat lower back pain.

Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 29 May 2018
Repeat doses of the intrathecal antisense oligonucleotide nusinersen in children with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) continue to demonstrate safety, according to  early data from the phase III SHINE extension study, bringing considerable hope to the SMA community.
Pearl Toh, 22 May 2018
High intake of antioxidants such as carotenoids, vitamins E and C was associated with a reduced risk of parkinsonism and its progression in older adults, suggests a study presented at AAN 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 May 2018

Individuals who have failed between two and four preventive therapies for episodic migraine may derive benefit from a once-a-month dose of erenumab, according to results of the phase IIIb LIBERTY* study.

Pearl Toh, 19 May 2018
High intake of fish enriched with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) combined with fish oil supplements were associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to the MS Sunshine Study presented at the AAN 2018 Annual Meeting.
Elvira Manzano, 25 Feb 2018
Removal of a clot by aspiration is as good as removal by a stent retriever in stroke patients in the COMPASS* study, a result that is expected to shift practice patterns. 
Elvira Manzano, 22 Feb 2018
A low-sodium diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fish, and berries may help slow cognitive decline in stroke patients, a small study finds.
Elvira Manzano, 21 Feb 2018
The treatment window for endovascular thrombectomy has been extended from 6 to 24 hours within the onset of a stroke in the new stroke guidelines, expanding the number of patients eligible for thrombectomy. However, experts said this does not mean time no longer matters in thrombectomy.