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The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Academy Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) recently held its 12th Scientific Meeting at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, from 30 October – 1 November. Incorporating the 20th NIH Scientific Seminar and the 5th International Clinical Conference in Emergency Medicine (ICCEM), it welcomed 800 healthcare professionals – to an intensive and detailed programme, echoing a timely theme “Battling NCD – New Strategies”.


With the latest announcement by the FDA, signalling green light for a digital pill—first of its kind—this marks a significant advance, as far as digital devices and healthcare industry go. Nonetheless, the ‘self-tracking sensor-embedded’ pill seems to be garnering concerns, from various groups, pertaining several issues.


Humoral medicine has been deemed irrelevant especially among modern medicine practitioners as they lack truly effective treatment and are not evidence based. Even so, not everything from that day and age is inappropriate.


Staggering healthcare costs can drastically shrink access to potentially life-saving procedures. In this article, we investigate the necessity of robots, face masks and caps in the operating theatre.


Hypertension is one of the leading non-communicable diseases (NCDs) besides diabetes and obesity. Numerous efforts have been made to reduce the complications of high blood pressure – the latest being a reclassification for the measurements, recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA).


This week, researchers uncover the potential cure for obesity, discover a link between obesity and osteoporosis, and reveal the benefits of saunas and a sheep’s ability in facial recognition.


An estimated 15 million babies are born preterm each year – with the number still on the rise. What can be done to prevent babies from being born too soon?


In conjunction with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, let’s take a look at Phage therapy – and how it could be used as a new form of treatment in the face of rising antibiotic resistance.


Nurses are the patient’s most ardent supporters – they never walk out when patients are down and out; they celebrate when they are up and going. Although, they are the caregivers who have the most contact with patients, the recognition for the worth of their work is somehow, still lacking.


Substance abuse among the older population is an important issue, but often under-recognised. They suffer unique vulnerabilities, social bias and potential therapeutic nihilism, which warrant special care that is tailored to individual circumstances.


Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a condition that affects around 10% of women worldwide, are more prone to mental problems, new study shows.
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Convenient, yet controversial: First FDA-approved digital pill raises public concerns

With the latest announcement by the FDA, signalling green light for a digital pill—first of its kind—this marks a significant advance, as far as digital devices and healthcare industry go. Nonetheless, the ‘self-tracking sensor-embedded’ pill seems to be garnering concerns, from various groups, pertaining several issues.