World Rare Disease Day

Research brings hope to people living with a rare disease In the hopes of raising awareness on rare diseases, World Rare Disease Day is a campaign that thrives on improving access to treatment and medical assistance for ...
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Uncovering Achalasia

By Edeline Anne Goh It took her 3 years and visits to a dozen medical specialists before she finally found a cause to her symptoms. This is the story of a brave, young woman’s struggles with a mysterious condition that...
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Living with Lupus

By Edeline Anne Goh You’re a young adult and you’re in the prime of your life. You’re probably in the midst of building a successful career, travelling around the world and possibly getting ready to start a family....
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Travel and Meningococcal Disease

Meningococcal infection is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis (an infection of the membrane around the brain and spine) and sepsis (a bloodstream infection). The bacteria that cause meningococcal disease, known as N...
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Understanding COPD

By Yeo Li Shian Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterised by chronic coughing, coughing out mucus, breathlessness and chest tightness. Smoking has been listed as the main cause of COPD....
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Chronic Kidney Disease: Are You At Risk?

By Dr Rafidah Dato’ Abdullah The kidneys are bean-shaped organs situated at the back, weighing only 0.5% of the total body weight. It is an important organ as it receives 25% of blood of every single heartbeat.
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Just A Flu? Think Again!

Mention influenza and no one even takes notice. But mention H1N1 and people begin to sit up. H1N1, a type of influenza that claimed several lives over the last few years, is easily transmitted from one person to another ...
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Prevent Infection

The recently concluded Infection Prevention Month Malaysia (IPMM) that was held from mid Oct to mid Nov 2011 sent a clear signal to the public about the importance of taking effective preventive measures against germs an...