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3 days ago
Prenatal and postpartum vitamin D supplementation does not appear to improve foetal or infant growth, a study reports.
Tristan Manalac, 4 days ago
Intermittent chloroquine therapy is not superior to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in protecting pregnant mothers against malaria and related adverse events, according to a recent study.
4 days ago
The use of antidepressant drugs in pregnant women taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) does not appear to contribute to a significant increase in the risk of congenital malformations, as well as affect seizure control, a study has found.
6 days ago
Behavioural lifestyle interventions, such as those focused on diet and physical activity, safely and effectively limit excess gestational weight gain (GWG) in overweight and obese pregnant women, a recent prospective meta-analysis has shown.
10 Sep 2018
High fatty acid binding protein 4 concentrations during the first prenatal visit is an independent predictor of pre-eclampsia, a recent study has shown.
Stephen Padilla, 10 Sep 2018
Supplementation with fish oil from the 24th week of pregnancy leads to a higher body mass index (BMI) in the first 6 years of life in offspring but not an increased risk of overweight or obesity, suggests a study.
09 Sep 2018
Oestrogen status appears to be an important modifying factor for the interaction between obesity and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk in women, a recent study has shown. Specifically, high body mass index was associated with elevated RCC risk in pre- but not postmenopausal women.
Special Reports
01 Sep 2018

Gangliosides and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) play critical roles in early childhood brain development. 

21 Mar 2018
During the Kuala Lumpur International Neonatology Conference held in conjunction with the World Prematurity Day 2017, Dato Dr Musa Mohd Nordin spoke on the importance of immunizing children with the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) vaccine. He highlighted the role of Hexaxim® as a fully liquid, ready-to-use, 6-in-1 (including hepatitis B) vaccine for the primary and booster vaccinations of infants and toddlers. Meanwhile, Dr Yong Junina Fadzil discussed the benefits of quadrivalent influenza vaccines (QIVs) in providing children with broader protection against influenza B viruses.
21 Mar 2018
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.
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.
Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Incorporating polygenic risk scores based on 18 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) into risk stratification for breast cancer will improve screening results, says an expert.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Making genetic testing mainstream, allows more patients to be tested, identifies more carriers and enables appropriate stratification of treatment and outcomes, says an expert.

Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome, which is primarily caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, make up 8 to 10 percent of all breast cancers, says a senior consultant.

Conference Reports
Pearl Toh, 29 Aug 2018
Levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) may not correlate with ovarian reserve in patients with breast cancer, suggests a study presented at ESHRE 2018, thus raising questions on the utility of AMH testing before hormonal stimulation in fertility preservation for women with breast cancer.
Pearl Toh, 27 Aug 2018
Chemotherapy may be less damaging to fertility of female lymphoma patients who are of a younger age than those who are older, even in the case of an alkylating regimen, suggests a study presented at ESHRE 2018.
Pearl Toh, 20 Aug 2018
Tubal flushing with oil-based contrast medium at hysterosalpingography (HSG) leads to a higher ongoing pregnancy rate beyond the previously reported results at 6 months, with significantly shorter time to ongoing pregnancy than flushing with water-based contrast, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2018.
Elaine Soliven, 14 Aug 2018
Dual triggering with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may increase the number of oocytes among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a study presented at ESHRE 2018.
Elaine Soliven, 13 Aug 2018
Young infertile women who undergo intrauterine slow-release insemination (SRI) may achieve a higher rate of pregnancy, according to a study presented at ESHRE 2018.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 10 Aug 2018

Adolescent and young adult female survivors of certain non-gynaecological cancers may have an elevated risk of infertility with parity playing a role in this risk, according to a study from Canada.

Elvira Manzano, 06 Aug 2018
Endometrial scratching prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF) failed to improve live birth rates in the PIP* study, challenging a practice currently embraced by gynaecologists to boost the chances of embryo implantation in subfertile women.
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