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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 doctor for travel medicine and vaccination counselling before leaving home. Relatively unknown among Malaysians, travel medicine is a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary specialty in medicine. Travel medicine counselling provides personalized medical advice and treatment according to a traveller’s medical history, health status, destination country, purpose of travel and so forth. According to Dr Sasik...

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 child or other family member. For almost 100 million people these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day. The findings, released today in Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, have been simultaneously published in Lancet Global Health. “It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks c...

Brain Aneurysm

Many are unaware as to what a brain (cerebral) aneurysm is and further, many don’t realise that if managed early, multiple lives could be saved through early intervention. So, what exactly is a brain aneurysm? I often tell patients that a brain aneurysm can be described as a ticking time bomb that lays silently in the brain and could at any point explode due to a myriad of factors or in certain instances, without any apparent reason at all. WebMD (a common site used by patients to seek medical knowledge) describes an aneurysm as a bulging weak area in the wall of a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. Essentially, this means that the blood supply of our brain is made up of a complex network of vessels that are intrinsically connected to ensure that every part of the brain receive...

CANCER – Who seeks world’s attentions

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs, the latter process is referred to as metastasizing. Metastases are a major cause of death from cancer KEY FACTS (WHO FACTSHEET – FEBRUARY 2018) Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012. The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in Globally, nearly 1...

Greater Healthcare Accessibility for Malaysians via HealthTech

On 3rd of May 2019, Enterprise IT News (EITN) organised a Healthtech round table that aimed to discuss how Technology can Enable Better Access to Healthcare. It seemed a fitting follow-up to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) industry event the day before which wanted to invite ideas on how to deliver better health services. Moderator for the (EITN) event, Mohan Manthiry, who is also founder and CEO of InfoMed https://www.infomedonline.com/  kicked things off with a WEF acknowledgement that Industry4.0 and accompanying technology/digital tools can be leveraged to improve the quality of life. “It is necessary and timely,” he pointed out. Even long-established medical journals have created digital versions of themselves. This somewhat speaks to the importance of digital to the healthcare industr...

Herbalife Nutrition Survey Reveals 8 In 10 Asia Pacific Consumers Strive for Healthier Breakfasts, But Majority Still Make Breakfast Decisions Based on Convenience

HONG KONG, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As a company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, today released findings from its Asia Pacific Healthy Breakfast Survey 2019. Conducted in March 2019 with 5,500 respondents in 11 markets – Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam – the survey revealed that while the majority of Asia Pacific consumers understand the benefits of a healthy breakfast, and desire to consume healthier breakfasts, seven in 10 (67%) still make breakfast decisions based on convenience, ahead of health benefits (43%) and nutritional value (33%). Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific Healthy Breakfast Survey 2019 The Asia P...

7 Things To Consider When You Are Choosing Nursing Home For Your Loved Ones.

Earlier, sending parents to the nursing home or elderly care home has been seen as an almost sinful act by society. But now the time has changed. It has turned a crucial need in the current society. Children working abroad or migrated abroad; the need for nursing care; children busy with work and some other societal and economic changes have contributed to the demand for elderly care or nursing homes. It is good news to children that it is no more perceived as an act of abandoning your loved one rather an act of care to seek for better care and environment for the loved one. But how sure are we giving better care at the facilities? We do visit and consider a few homes before choosing one out of our list. But most of the times, we are deceived by the exterior look of the home or friendly st...

InfoMedOnline Interview – Tirupathi Karthik

Tirupathi Karthik - CEO of Napier Healthcare Solution / CONVERSATION AT THE KINGSLEY STRATEGIC INSTITUTE'S "MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE 2019", KUALA LUMPUR, 7th MARCH 2019

InfoMedOnline Interview – Dr. Chua Hong Teck

Dr. Chua Hong Teck - Senior Advisor, Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Malaysia / CONVERSATION AT THE KINGSLEY STRATEGIC INSTITUTE'S "MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE 2019", KUALA LUMPUR, 7th MARCH 2019

InfoMedOnline Interview – Lim Siew Pei

Lim Siew Pei - COO of Click2Health / CONVERSATION AT THE KINGSLEY STRATEGIC INSTITUTE'S "MALAYSIAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE 2019", KUALA LUMPUR, 7th MARCH 2019

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