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Tristan Manalac, Yesterday
Young people who do not identify with heterosexuality tend to exhibit significantly greater suicidal and life-threatening behaviours than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Seropositivity to polyomaviruses and cytomegalovirus (CMV) correlates with obesity in childhood, a recent study has shown.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 3 days ago
Treatment with canakinumab yields a rapid, substantial improvement in disease activity in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), according to long-term extension data from two phase III pivotal trials. Furthermore, response is sustained for up to 5 years, allowing dose reduction or even discontinuation of glucocorticoids without raising new safety concerns.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 3 days ago

Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with atomoxetine or methylphenidate may have a risk for elevated heart rate and systolic blood pressure (BP), according to a meta-analysis.

4 days ago
Male patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) appear to use erectile dysfunction medications more frequently than those without the disease, with the association persisting regardless of a history of IBD surgery, according to a study.
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
Children who were conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) showed premature vascular ageing which persisted over 5 years and progressed to arterial hypertension in adolescence and young adulthood, thus placing them at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular (CV) disease even though no other classical CV risk factors were present, reveals a study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 5 days ago
Infants treated with phototherapy are at increased risk of developing seizures in childhood, with the risk more pronounced in boys and independent of bilirubin levels, a study has found.
Special Reports
27 Sep 2018
SKYCELLFLU – Inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (inj) 0.5 mL - AJ Biologics
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.
01 Mar 2018
At the 13th Asian Congress of Paediatric Nephrology 2017 in conjunction with the 39th Malaysian Paediatric Association Annual Congress, Dr Wanatpreeya Phongsamart spoke on the importance of influenza vaccination in children, highlighting the role of quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) in providing a broader protection against influenza. Meanwhile, Emeritus Professor Somsak Lolekha shared his insights into the effectiveness of a hexavalent vaccine in paediatric immunization, and discussed its role in the Malaysian paediatric immunization schedule.
30 Jan 2018
At a continuing medical education webcast hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, Dr Gyneth Lourdes G. Bibera discussed on preventive strategies against rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE).
22 Jan 2018
During the recent 2017 Engelhard-Delfi Conference, organized by Delfi Marketing Sdn Bhd, three renowned speakers shared their insights into paediatric respiratory medicine.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Sep 2018

Preterm infants who tested positive for ureaplasma respiratory tract infection had poorer survival over the first year of life, according to a study presented at ERS 2018. However, a 3-day course of prophylactic azithromycin could potentially reduce this morbidity and mortality burden.

Dr. Joseph Delano Fule Robles, 27 Sep 2018

The interleukin-5 receptor alpha (IL-5Rα) antagonist benralizumab has demonstrated durable efficacy and safety among patients with severe, uncontrolled eosinophilic asthma in a study reported at the recent European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018.

Elaine Soliven, 26 Sep 2018
Azithromycin was noninferior to amoxicillin-clavulanate in resolving respiratory exacerbations among children with bronchiectasis, according to the BEST-2* study presented at ERS 2018.
26 Sep 2018
Highlights from the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018
Saras Ramiya, 13 Jul 2018
School lunches inculcate healthy eating habits and appreciation for fresh foods among school children in Japan.
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.

Pank Jit Sin, 06 Jul 2018
A child’s risk lifetime risk of developing obesity and various non-communicable diseases begins long before he or she is born, reveals a prominent paediatrician. 
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