The Malaysian Cabinet has approved government-use licences to bring in generics of Sofosbuvir – Hepatitis C treatment – amidst Gilead’s current licensing deal. This is in line with the efforts to present more affordable treatment options in the country.


A recent report released by the United Nations (UN) analysed nearly 200 countries worldwide in terms of meeting health-related goals set by the organisation. The findings drew attention to the alarmingly few health targets expected to be wholly met by 2030 and large disparities between countries.


A contaminated equipment is responsible for a bacterial infection in child heart patients right after surgery.


A study from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine indicates that widespread misinformation about the correlation between alcohol and cancer was perpetrated, by none other than the alcohol industry itself, with serious consequences.


In their world that borders on shades of obscurity, these children lag behind in the race of social, academic and economic achievement. Yet, beneath all constrictions, there is a quiet yearning for higher landscapes and bigger glimpses of life.


UNAIDS, a regional data hub, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) have launched a joint web platform that aims to strengthen the generation of strategic information and the use of national, subnational and key population data for evidence-informed programming on 13 September, at the 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health.


From 8 – 12 September, Madrid, Spain was filled with an abundance of brainy experts congregating for the recently-concluded European Society of Medical Oncology 2017 Congress. Highlighting the use of the latest research to better patient prospects, guest speakers and the organising committee kicked off the congress with “no holds barred” – putting together an insightful event that strives to impress, reveal and educate.


Four doctors and a pizzeria owner face trial for harvesting organs from desperate and needy Costa Ricans to sell to wealthy foreigners for lucrative returns.


Doctors are still being surprised by patients with rare diseases which have yet to secure any absolute solutions and treatment options.


When people are lucky enough to survive natural disasters, health concerns are not what they are going to think about in that instant. Despite the amazing progress we have been witnessing in the medical world – the after-effects of natural disasters are still, however, beyond our control.


This week, researchers have identified six genes which affect whether a woman is likely to have a preterm baby. Singaporean university graduates have developed a gadget for deaf people to warn them about surrounding dangers and British researchers suggest that current statin guidelines be relaxed to include people in their 20s and 30s.
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