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MALE Hair Loss

MALE Hair Loss by Dr Chester Lan, DTAP Clinic (Dr. Tan & Partners) Look around you in a busy place. Do you see a middle aged or older gentleman who is balding? Chances are you probably will. Hair loss is something that affects a significant proportion of men as they age. Statistics vary from country to country, but the American Hair Loss Association states that, by the age of 35, two-thirds of...

Talking To Cancer Patients Is Not Rocket Science! Here’s How To!

Cancer is a devastating disease and has claimed a lot of lives especially in this decade. The news that you or a close relative has cancer is heartbreaking. If you talked to cancer patients, they would openly tell you how horrific it is to live with the disease. Death can come knocking anytime without a warning. This is the reason why cancer patients need the best care and affection to help them l...

Minister to push for ‘reasonable’ fee hike for GPs

More than 800 doctors gathered in a hall in Putrajaya on June 11, 2019 to air their frustrations over consultation fees which they say have not been revised for 27 years. Read More: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/06/11/minister-to-push-for-reasonable-fee-hike-for-gps/ Source: freemalaysiatoday.com

Debunking Common Lung Cancer Myths and Stopping the Stigma

Did you know that every day,approximately 10 Malaysians die of lung cancer[1]? According to the World Health Organisation, lung cancer is also responsible for the highestnumber of deaths in 2018, specifically 1.8 million deaths which is equivalent to 18.4% of the total[2]. Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to this disease,patients have reportedly delayed their diagnosis and treatment[3]. T...

Travel healthy, travel happy

Picture this: you’ve booked your plane ticket, and you’ve filled your itinerary with exciting places to explore, but after arriving at your dream destination you fall sick—you’ve been caught off guard by the climate, or perhaps you’ve caught a disease or bug. Confined to your hotel room (or worse, a hospital ward)you realise, too late, thatyour travel plans should have included a visit to your doc...

Stents Technologies in Coronary Artery Disease

Author – Dr. Alan Koay Choon Chern, Consultant Cardiologist, Columbia Asia Hospital – Taiping An overview of coronary stents evolution, its current status and future directions The heart has a network of coronary arteries which circulates blood within the organ. From the aorta,  vessels branch off to form the right and the left coronary arteries for coronary circulation. Coronary artery dise...

Opioids Crisis Has Spread Beyond United States – OECD

Opioids Crisis Seeking Membership in the Wealthy OECD Countries!!! Medscape – May 16, 2019. PARIS (Reuters): Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said on Thursday. So far the opioid epidemic has focused largely on...

Population Ageing and Dementia – The 21st century’s biggest healthcare challenge

AUTHOR: Dr. Merilynn Gayathri, General Physician, MSc Gerontology & Ageing Studies, Brighton Healthcare, Cyberjaya We are living in unprecedented times of population ageing, where the world  currently has the largest proportion of older persons in the history of humankind. Population ageing has garnered much attention in recent years, as globally the number of older adults aged over 65 reached...

EITN Roundtable: Healthcare tech

Enterprise IT News (EITN) organised a HealthTech Roundtable discussed how IT can facilitate better access for the public to healthcare. The event was well-represented by key people from the Health Ministry, Sancy Berhad, Hospital USM and TM One; highlighting the state of Malaysia’s healthcare system and key issues, challenges and opportunities for better IT support.

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – World bank and WHO

At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of households are being pushed into poverty because they must pay for health care out of their own pockets. Currently, 800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick ch...

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