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September 9, 2017
Outcomes of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Primary Dengue Infection: A Seven-Year Report from Brazil

Morbidity and mortality is increased in SLE and RA patients with dengue infection in Brazil. Something to look into in Malaysian context.

#dengue #RA #SLE #Lupus

We described the clinical profile and outcomes of patients with SLE and RA diseases reported to the Brazilian Health Information System with primary dengue infection.

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September 8, 2017
Pen-like tool helps surgeons spot cancer cells

This tool gives at the point of surgery determination of cancer cells. This could improve cure or survival rates in cancer patients.

#cancer #surgery

WASHINGTON: One of the biggest worries for patients undergoing cancer surgery is whether surgeons will miss some of the diseased tissue. That worry could be over with a new pencil-sized tool ... See more

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September 8, 2017
Parents donate son’s organs - Nation | The Star Online

The most painful yet gratifying gesture any parent can do. May he rest in peace and may his "life" carry on in others.

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SEGAMAT: The parents of an 18-year-old accident victim who died in a motorcycle crash in Labis made a noble decision to donate his major organs.

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September 6, 2017
Singapore study confirms red meat and diabetes link

Higher risk of diabetes in those consuming more red meat and poultry among Singaporeans.

#diabetes #diet

SINGAPORE, Sept 6 — A higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with a higher risk of diabetes among Chinese Singaporeans, a study by Duke-NUS Medical School has confirmed. Measuring the ... See more

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Healthcare delivery has to change : Here’re simple reasons why

Patients often lament on a few common issues when seeing their doctors.

1. The doctor is not spending enough time

With a busy list of patients waiting at the clinics, it is no wonder that doctors do not spend enough time with patients. If you only get to see your doctor for 15-20 minutes every 3-4 months, the time spent has either got to be very efficient or it would just be a rushed session.

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