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In conjunction with World Prematurity Day 2017 and Prematurity Awareness Campaign, a month-long joint effort by the Department of Paediatrics of the University of Malaya, the Perinatal Society of Malaysia and the College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, witnessed the 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Neonatology Conference (KLINC 2017), which aims to promote continuous medical education and encourage a nourishing exchange of experiences in neonatal healthcare and parental experiences of the care of the premature baby.


Patients are often adamant about the seriousness and the validity of their conditions. Equally to doctors, these conditions that are not within the frameworks of medical diagnoses, are puzzles to be solved. Here are five health conditions that continue to seek medical and scientific explanation.


Oral health is an often-neglected aspect of our well-being. Here are three studies, proving why oral health should not be overlooked.


A silver lining out of wars is perhaps the medical innovations from the battleground. Due to serious casualties and limited resources, doctors, nurses, and paramedics had to be creative on the battlefield. Here are some of the medical innovations used in modern medicine that were developed during wars.


The US has now set guidelines on stem cell research, triggering research communities around the world to consider the future scope of the technology and its potential to help patients with even the hardest of health problems.


Despite having much to lose if caught, researchers and scientists still commit academic fraud. They often cite pressure as one of the motivating factors to do so, whereas, for others, the monetary incentive can be too large to ignore. Can this problem be solved?


The peer review process is essentially a part of the journal submission system in academic publishing. But, what happens when some researchers decide to bypass this process?


Haemodialysis is notoriously inconvenient, expensive and exhausting. In this article, we examine the feasibility of home-based dialysis methods as alternatives to haemodialysis.


The ninth instalment of the Frontiers in Cancer Science conference was a successful event which brought together the best minds in oncology care and research.


Through the ages, mankind has tried all sorts of methods to keep the excess weight off. Some of these methods really work, while others do not. Here, we take a look at some of the diet fads throughout history.


This week, researchers suggest the importance of timing for patients needing gallstone and weight-loss surgeries, and the remote chance of heart screening in preventing cardiac arrest among athletes. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorises the medical device designed for opioid withdrawal.
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