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  • Dentistry professor studies medical benefits of nanodiamonds

    November 1, 2017 5:18 AM 112

    UCLA researchers are using microscopic carbon molecules for medical procedures and experiments ranging from cancer drug delivery to root canals. These microscopic carbon molecules, known as nanodiamonds, are five nanometers in diameter and shaped like soccer balls with sharper edges, said Dean Ho, a professor in the School of Dentistry. Ho, who has researched

  • US FDA panel backs approval for Indivior opioid addiction drug

    October 31, 2017 8:20 PM 80

    REUTERS: Indivior Plc's experimental drug to treat opioid addiction should be approved, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Tuesday. The panel voted 18-1 that the injectible drug, known as RBP-6000, could benefit addicts and has an acceptable safety profile. The FDA typically follows the recommendations of its advisory

  • 'Cheap' flu vaccine blamed for outbreak

    October 30, 2017 6:49 AM 93

    The national vaccination program used a $6 ‘budget’ vaccine, which some experts claim did not adequately protect the elderly population. Another $8 vaccine which is four times stronger and is found to be 24 percent more effective in preventing the illness is not available in Australia. Immunisation Coalition chair Professor Paul Van Buynder told News Corp investing

  • Dentists called good for teeth products

    October 29, 2017 7:16 AM 63

    “Your toothpaste is not so important for oral health, like proper nutrition,” notes Lin. The specialist said that the tooth decay is not only sugar but lack nutrients that strengthen the teeth and give the acids and bacteria destroy the enamel. To keep our teeth healthy, Lin advises not to avoid in the diet of vitamins A, D, K2 and E. Vitamin A is contained

  • Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

    October 26, 2017 11:17 PM 34

    WSIL -- A pharmacist for 34 years, Bill McCreery remembers when most medical professionals believed opioids posed little risk. "We were convinced by experts in the field of pain management that using opioids on a chronic basis was not going to be a problem," said McCreery. "That was the mistake right there." Almost 30 years later, the Centers for Disease

  • Malaysia ranks third on the Global Vegetarian Index

    October 25, 2017 10:32 AM 39

    PETALING JAYA: Food haven Malaysia has landed another culinary honour as it is ranked third on the Global Vegetarian Index. With an interesting mix of cultures with influences from China, India and Europe, Malaysia has some of the best vegan food in the world. After looking at the number of vegetarian restaurants, the ratio to population size, and the annual

  • Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests

    October 23, 2017 9:01 PM 29

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain condition characterized by impulsive behavior, hyperactivity, and problems with concentration. Symptoms of the condition include fidgeting, being easily distracted, forgetfulness, and having poor organizational skills. Onset of ADHD is most common in childhood; around 11 percent of children aged 4–17 years

  • Handy guide on when to go for jabs

    October 21, 2017 9:00 PM 28

    The new immunisation schedule for adults drawn up by the Health Ministry provides a handy guide on when to go for certain jabs later in life, say patients and experts. The National Adult Immunisation Schedule, unveiled yesterday, is aimed at guiding those 18 and above. Singapore residents can use Medisave to pay for these recommended vaccines from Nov 1. They are influenza

  • WHO urged to reverse Mugabe appointment

    October 21, 2017 8:06 PM 45

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said yesterday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing the WHO’s global work. The United

  • Adults can soon use Medisave to pay for vaccines recommended by MOH

    October 21, 2017 7:42 AM 36

    SINGAPORE: From Nov 1, 2017, adults can use Medisave to pay for recommended vaccinations as part of a new immunisation schedule, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Saturday (Oct 21). To boost awareness of vaccinations among adults, the National Adult Immunisation Schedule (NAIS) will "provide guidance on vaccinations that persons aged 18 years