Malaysia increased monitoring following Zika cases in Singapore

Malaysia increased monitoring following Zika cases in Singapore

Malaysia’s Health Ministry said it has increased its monitoring at the two main entry points to Johor following reports of confirmed Zika cases in Singapore. In a statement yesterday, health director general Noor Hisham Abdullah pointed to reports about a 47-year-old Malaysian woman in Singapore who was diagnosed with the virus. Singapore authorities have since confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. Dr Noor Hisham said Malaysia was vulnerable to the infection because Aedes…

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One side of your face may have a higher cancer risk because of driving

One side of your face may have a higher cancer risk because of driving

Are you a driver ? You know that burning feeling on your right side when you’re in your car and stuck in a mid-afternoon jam? This, scientists say may be a cause to worry. The right side of our face may be at a higher risk of sun damage and is ageing faster from our daily driving, says a study. The study shows that while the windshields of cars may block a majority of harmful rays from…

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New tool keeps orthopedic procedures on target

New tool keeps orthopedic procedures on target

Orthopedic procedures, such as hip and pelvic surgery, require the accurate positioning of a thin metallic wire to guide the positioning of a fixating screw. However, the surgical procedure is often hampered by deflection, bending and even breakage of the guide-wire, which then requires repair while complicating and prolonging the recovery of patients. To address this challenge, Prof. Meir Liebergall, head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Hadassah Medical Center, partnered with a multidisciplinary…

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Men have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of sex after prostate surgery

Men have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of sex after prostate surgery

The treatment for prostate cancer can involve active surveillance, radiation, and removal of the gland, known as radical prostatectomy (RP). A survey of men who visited a sexual health clinic in the US following the removal of their prostate showed that they had “largely unrealistic expectations” of their sex lives after the procedure. The 336 men, with an average age of 64, who took part in the survey attended the health clinic three months after…

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