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Google to help make vaccines more accessible globally

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world. As of January 2021, the global cases have exceeded 100 million. Tech giant Google has announced that it will aid in efforts to fight the pandemic amid the highly anticipated rollout of vaccines. During the pandemic, the company has helped provide relevant information that people needed to know.…

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Is the placebo effect a biochemical process?

Around the 1300s, the word ‘placebo’ first emerged in a Latin translation of the Hebrew Bible, with the primary definition ‘to walk’. In the mid of the 1700s, the term placebo started to be used as medical jargon. After a quarter-century of hard work, there are much evidences to show its effect. Give patient a…

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World Health Organization Reveals First-ever global commitment to eliminate Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. It is also curable if detected early and adequately treated. Yet it is the fourth most common cancer among women globally. WHO‘s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, launched on 17 November outlines three key steps towards tackling the condition: vaccination, screening and treatment. Successful implementation…

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7 Common Sleep Disorders You Should Be Aware Of

Ever had trouble falling asleep at night but brushed it off due to one reason or another? Or snoring so loudly that your partner complains? It could be a sleep disorder that you could be suffering from.  Check out this list and see if you are suffering from any of these. Get the condition treated…

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Chinese Medicine’s approach in Dealing with Depression

According to the World Health Organization, clinical depression (Major Depressive Disorder) is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide.[1] It is also the leading cause of disability and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. The most common symptoms of depression include continuous low mood or sadness and loss…

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Indonesia prompted to build up the medical devices sector

Indonesia has tussled amid deficiency in protective gear and hospital beds. The country has been nudged to turn the novel coronavirus into an opportunity, and make strategies to build up its medical device sector amidst weaknesses in the country’s healthcare infrastructure, according to a report from GlobalData. They recognised that a lack of sufficient medical…

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Seven Reasons to get an Activity Tracker

Most of us have seen them everywhere, be it in the media or perhaps even your friends and family are wearing one. The over-40s are joining the bandwagon and purchasing wearables to monitor their lifestyles – why not join them? No longer just for millennials and the tech-literate, the best fitness trackers have gone mainstream…

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Thailand to become the Medicine Centre of Southeast Asia

Japanese drug makers are having an intent in setting up their main manufacturing sites in Thailand. Thailand has been a major exporter of medicines inside Southeast Asia with a value of around $474.5m in 2019. There is a forecast to expand it even further in the coming five years, according to a Fitch Solutions report,…

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