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Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

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Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

- For close to two decades, Ms Vivian Goh, 37, lived her life in her three-room flat in Bedok, and her second home, the hospital. A neuromuscular disease confined her to her bed, and complications left her hospitalised for months at a time. "Even during Chinese New Year and Christmas, she was in hospital. We were at home very little," said her mother, Madam Ivy Yong, 63, a housewife who rarely leaves her side

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Japan mourns death of cancer-fighting newsreader - Regional

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Japan mourns death of cancer-fighting newsreader - Regional

- Tokyo: The death of a former newsreader who won acclaim for blogging about her breast cancer fight hit the headlines in Japan, with the media and officials praising her courage. Mao Kobayashi died on Thursday aged 34, her husband and popular kabuki actor, Ebizo Ichikawa, said on Friday at a nationally televised news conference attended by about 400 reporters. Kobayashi shocked the country in September with her blog titled “Kokoro” – or heart – after concealing her illness from the public for about two years

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  Malaysia |  Honshu |  Kantō |  Tokyo | 

UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic

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UN: 1,310 dead in Yemen cholera epidemic

- A cholera epidemic has killed some 1,310 people in war-torn Yemen since late April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, warning that as many as 300,000 could get infected by the end of August. More than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded in the country, WHO's Yemen office said in a statement on Saturday. On Friday, the fatalities was estimated at 1,265, according to an earlier UN report

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cholera |  Infections |  Epidemic | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Yemen | 

Japan Media Mourns Death Of Cancer-Fighting Newsreader

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Japan Media Mourns Death Of Cancer-Fighting Newsreader

- Tokyo, Japan: The death of a former newsreader who won acclaim for blogging about her breast cancer fight hit the headlines Saturday in Japan, with the media and officials praising her courage. Mao Kobayashi died Thursday aged 34, her husband and popular kabuki actor, Ebizo Ichikawa, said Friday at a nationally televised news conference attended by about 400 reporters. Kobayashi shocked the country in September with her blog titled "Kokoro" - or heart -- after concealing her illness from the public for about two years

Categories: Health |  Media & Information | 
Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  India |  Honshu |  Kantō |  Tokyo | 

IISER Pune: Novel drug delivery system to kill cancer cells

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IISER Pune: Novel drug delivery system to kill cancer cells

- Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune have successfully developed a novel cancer drug delivery system using graphene oxide nanoparticles. In a serendipitous discovery, a team led by Dr. Sudipta Basu and Dr. Nirmalya Bhallav from the Department of Chemistry found that when a FDA-approved anticancer drug cisplatin was added, the graphene oxide sheets self-assembled into spherical nanoparticles enclosing the drug within

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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  Western |  Maharashtra |  Pune |  Pune | 

Japan media mourns death of cancer-fighting newsreader Mao Kobayashi

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Japan media mourns death of cancer-fighting newsreader Mao Kobayashi

- TOKYO: The death of a former newsreader who won acclaim for blogging about her breast cancer fight hit the headlines Saturday in Japan, with the media and officials praising her courage. Mao Kobayashi died Thursday aged 34, her husband and popular kabuki actor, Ebizo Ichikawa, said Friday at a nationally televised news conference attended by about 400 reporters. Kobayashi shocked the country in September with her blog titled "Kokoro" - or heart - after concealing her illness from the public for about two years

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cancer | 
Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  Japan |  Singapore |  Honshu |  Kantō |  Tokyo | 

Abandoned rest house offered for hospital expansion - Nation

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Abandoned rest house offered for hospital expansion - Nation

- BUKIT MERTAJAM: The 0.93ha plot in Jalan Ooh Choo Cheng here where the disused Bukit Mertajam Rest House is located may be used for the expansion of the congested Bukit Mertajam Hospital. The Penang government is offering the plot to the state health department which yesterday registered its keen interest in the offer. State health director Datuk Dr M. Sukumar said the department was thankful to the state government in offering the land

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Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Malaysia |  Malay States |  Northern |  Penang |  Central Seberang Perai |  Bukit Mertajam | 

Saudi Arabia, major combatant in Yemen, to tackle spread of cholera

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Saudi Arabia, major combatant in Yemen, to tackle spread of cholera

- (CNN)Saudi Arabia plans to shell out tens of millions of dollars to stem an outbreak of cholera in Yemen, spawned amid the military offensive it's spearheading there against the Houthi rebels. Riyadh announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners to fight the disease. Cholera -- an ailment caused by contaminated water and now exacerbated by delays in supplies reaching medical facilities -- shows up in war zones; the number of cases are mounting by the day in Yemen

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Cholera | 
Places: United States |  Asia |  Mideast |  Saudi Arabia |  Yemen | 

A Potential Biomarker For Aggressive Brain Cancer

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A Potential Biomarker For Aggressive Brain Cancer

- Researchers have found that the levels of a protein called BCL6 can be used to identify patients with glioblastoma multiforme, a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. - Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have discovered that a protein called BCL6 could potentially be used as a marker to predict clinical outcomes of patients suffering from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most malignant cancer of the brain

Categories: Science & Nature |  Health | 
Places: Asia | 

Survey begins to find prevalence  of autism among Chandigarh children

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Survey begins to find prevalence of autism among Chandigarh children

- THE GOVERNMENT Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has started a survey to find the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among children in the city. Doctors claim that it is for the first time that such a study has been started. ASD is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder which affects a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Doctors from the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, maintain that the aim of the study, which is funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is to find out the prevalence of ASD in the city

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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Chandigarh | 

Patients may buy idea of injectable meds with a little manipulation

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Patients may buy idea of injectable meds with a little manipulation

- (Reuters Health) - Patients who may be reluctant to start using an injectable medication warm to the idea when they are first offered a once-daily shot, then presented with the alternative of a once-monthly shot, a small study finds. A psychological phenomenon called anchoring - the tendency to make judgments relative to the first piece of information presented - is familiar to marketers, the research team writes in JAMA Dermatology

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Tags: Patients | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore | 

Singapore risks hitting obesity rates of 15% in seven years

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Singapore risks hitting obesity rates of 15% in seven years

- In just seven years, Singapore could reach a tipping point and lose valuable ground in fighting obesity. This warning came as the Health Promotion Board (HPB) released its most extensive data on Singaporeans and obesity to date. If nothing is done, Singapore could hit obesity rates of 15 per cent in just seven years, said Dr Annie Ling, who is director of the policy, research and surveillance division at the HPB

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Places: Singapore |  Mainland |  S.E. Asia |  Asia | 

Lack of physical activity and faulty food main causes behind diabetes, says Chandigarh doctors

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Lack of physical activity and faulty food main causes behind diabetes, says Chandigarh doctors

- LAST SEPTEMBER, 40-year-old city resident Bhupinder Singh suddenly began to feel extraordinarily thirsty. His local doctor advised him to go to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). There, doctors advised him to go for a blood sugar test. It was positive for Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, Singh has been on insulin treatment three times daily. He spends Rs 592 on one cartridge of the anti-diabetes medicine which lasts 10 days

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Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  North |  Chandigarh | 

At Aichi pharmacy chain, seniors get to work at their own pace

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At Aichi pharmacy chain, seniors get to work at their own pace

- Starting this fall, Sugi Pharmacy Co., headquartered in Obu, Aichi Prefecture, will offer seniors a new type of job contract in order to help its older employees keep fitter for longer as well as address the company’s manpower shortage. By offering flexible working conditions as stock clerks, the company hopes to help the elderly expand their social circles and inspire a new sense of purpose

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Places: Aichi |  Tōkai |  Chūbu |  Honshu |  Japan |  N.E. Asia |  Asia | 

‘Private hospitals not sharing data’

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‘Private hospitals not sharing data’

- There have been charges of Health Department data on diseases being faulty. The number of diseases in the official figures released by district medical offices has never really matched the actual number of people seeking treatment at hospitals. When the matter was brought to the attention of Health Minister K.K. Shylaja at the press conference on Sunday, she said private hospitals were not forthcoming when it came to sharing information about diseases

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Places: Kochi |  Ernakulam |  Kerala |  South |  India |  S. Asia |  Asia | 

Mysuru corporation’s special cleanliness drive to tackle vector-borne diseases from today

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Mysuru corporation’s special cleanliness drive to tackle vector-borne diseases from today

- In the wake of an increase in the number of people afflicted to dengue, chikungunya, and other vector-borne diseases in the city, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will launch a special cleanliness drive from Monday. It has formed special teams of civic workers to remove parthenium, shrubs, and other weeds in different parts of the city and also clean and remove silt from drains

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  • Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme
    Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

    , straitstimes.com

    For close to two decades, Ms Vivian Goh, 37, lived her life in her three-room flat in Bedok, and her second home, the hospital. A neuromuscular disease confined her to her bed, and complications left her hospitalised for months at a time. "Even during Chinese New Year and Christmas, she was in hospital. We were at home very little," said her mother, Madam Ivy Yong, 63, a housewife who rarely leaves her side

     

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  • Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme
    Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

    , straitstimes.com

    For close to two decades, Ms Vivian Goh, 37, lived her life in her three-room flat in Bedok, and her second home, the hospital. A neuromuscular disease confined her to her bed, and complications left her hospitalised for months at a time. "Even during Chinese New Year and Christmas, she was in hospital. We were at home very little," said her mother, Madam Ivy Yong, 63, a housewife who rarely leaves her side

     

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  • Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme
    Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

    , straitstimes.com

    For close to two decades, Ms Vivian Goh, 37, lived her life in her three-room flat in Bedok, and her second home, the hospital. A neuromuscular disease confined her to her bed, and complications left her hospitalised for months at a time. "Even during Chinese New Year and Christmas, she was in hospital. We were at home very little," said her mother, Madam Ivy Yong, 63, a housewife who rarely leaves her side

     

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  • Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme
    Strong enough to venture out after 18 years - thanks to home-care scheme

    , straitstimes.com

    For close to two decades, Ms Vivian Goh, 37, lived her life in her three-room flat in Bedok, and her second home, the hospital. A neuromuscular disease confined her to her bed, and complications left her hospitalised for months at a time. "Even during Chinese New Year and Christmas, she was in hospital. We were at home very little," said her mother, Madam Ivy Yong, 63, a housewife who rarely leaves her side

     

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  • As Zika spreads, questions for India
    As Zika spreads, questions for India

    , thehindu.com

    In the 1950s, a drug called thalidomide was given to pregnant women to control morning sickness. The drug, a teratogen — an agent or factor which causes malformation of an embryo — was responsible for the birth of thousands of disabled babies who had reduced or missing arms and legs. As a rule, birth defects such as these are rare and sporadic events

     

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  • To practise or not
    To practise or not

    , thehindu.com

    Of late there have been instances of doctors getting beaten up, equipment being damaged and hospital property being vandalised following the death of a patient. Many patients are brought to hospital in a serious condition, too late to be saved. Some develop complications that cannot be alleviated even with the best medical aid. Doctors cannot always be held responsible for every death that occurs in a hospital, unless it is proved beyond doubt that it happened due to medical mismanagement

     

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