Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Beauty & Health

A matter of surviving Covid-19 virus mutation

Dr Kenny Voon, virologist and lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU) explains the journey the coronavirus is on and how its variants affect us in the long run THE MENTION of mutation is enough to give us nightmares of...

Pfizer-BioNTech asks US government to approve booster shot

CHICAGO: Drugmaker Pfizer-BioNTech announced late Thursday that they are asking the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve their new Covid-19 booster shot, which they say would increase protection against the virus. According to Anadolu Agency (AA), the...

BookDoc enters Malaysia Book of Records

KUALA LUMPUR: BookDoc has made it to the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for being the largest healthcare network provider in Malaysia. Its founder and chief executive officer, Datuk Chevy Beh, said BookDoc was extremely proud and honoured to have...

Early detection of depression can avert suicide

By Soon Li Wei KUALA LUMPUR: The relatively high number of suicide cases reported in Malaysia during the first five months of this year has set alarm bells ringing.  The suicide trend is worrying, more so now with the Covid-19 pandemic...

Adenomyosis — heavy and painful periods

While many of the biological occurrence that happen to women are normal, different women still have different experiences. With much societal taboos and misconceptions, most still consider menstruation to be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and not to be discussed openly. Lack of...

5th world conference on exercise medicine to go virtual on Oct

KUALA LUMPUR: Physical exercise could help in preventing and managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), that viewed as comorbidities that increase risk of deaths in those with Covid-19 infection.  Organising chairman of the International Scientific Committee on Exercise Medicine Datuk Seri Jessy...

Immunotherapy effective treatment for cancer

MELAKA: Previously immunotherapy had been effective in the treatment of skin cancer or melanoma, but today it is widely used to treat various types of cancers including lung and breast. According to Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh oncologist Dr Abel Zachariah,...

Prestige BioPharma first-in-class pancreatic cancer treatment receives France clinical trial approval

KUALA LUMPUR: Prestige BioPharma Limited (PBP) announced that French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products has approved a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its first-in-class anti-PAUF monoclonal antibody, PBP1510, for pancreatic cancer treatment. The trial will...

Challenges abound but herd immunity still possible

By Nina Muslim KUALA LUMPUR: In these Covid-19 times, herd immunity has become this buzzword that signals freedom, normalcy and safety all in one. Malaysia is set to focus solely on herd immunity within a few weeks once vaccinations for the...

Yoga helps her mentally and physically

KUCHING: The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions have brought life to a standstill for most of the society.  With the implementation of the movement control order (MCO), people have had little choice but to be cooped up at home...

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The challenges of living with a rare disease

Rare diseases are by their very nature obscure and unknown, falling through the cracks when it comes to research...