Benjamin Cheah

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- Health Ministry staff at all levels, including those stationed at international entry points, have been given …

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Clinical trial to start soon on GSK Ebola vaccine

By Ben Hirschler<p>LONDON (Reuters) - A clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is set to start shortly, according to …

Liberians ignore guidelines on testing bodies of possible Ebola victims

Liberia's government is cremating the remains of possible Ebola victims without testing whether they have the virus<p>Liberia's government is cremating the remains of possible Ebola victims without testing whether they have the virus, leaving relations unaware if they may be at risk of the disease as …

UK needs four-day week to combat stress, says top doctor

One of Britain's leading doctors has called for the country to switch to a four-day week to help combat high levels of work-related stress, let people spend more time with their families or exercising, and reduce unemployment.<p>Bringing the standard working week down from five to four days would also …

HealthKit and the Health app: A game-changer for doctors?

160 Shares<p>Several months ago I wrote about how Apple’s upcoming health app had the potential to change public health and could force physicians to …

Press Pause: How a Dose of Mindfulness Helped Me Overcome Procrastination

One of my role models is the amazing and brilliant Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post. When I had the opportunity to meet her at Wisdom 2.0 last year (in 2013) I was beyond ecstatic and inspired. When an editor from HuffPost reached out to me a few weeks later to ask if I'd be …

FDA Finally OKs Inhaled Insulin

After several denials, the FDA announced Friday that it had approved inhaled insulin (Afrezza) to be used for improving glycemic control in adult …

Call to halve target for added sugar

<b>People need to more than halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England.</b><p>A draft report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) says sugar added to food or naturally present in fruit juice and honey should …

A New Look at Gender Bias

For women, the most important news in the Wednesday, May 14, edition of the <i>New York Times</i> wasn't war, or kidnapping or fires. It was an article by Roni Caryn Rabin titled "Labs Are Told to Start Including a Neglected Variable: Females." It contains a breakthrough concept -- a revolution really. …

Medical students' views on becoming a GP

Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.<p>BMA GP leader Dr Chaand Nagpaul said "chronic underfunding" meant patients were often having to wait one or two weeks for an appointment.<p>The BBC spoke to three medical students, and asked them …

Think You Know Your Sh*t? Here's What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

I know you'd like to think that your shit don't stink, but if you lean a little bit closer, you might learn a little bit more about your health.<p>It's true: While you might be the type to flush it and forget it, the next time you hit the loo to do your business, check out what's in the bowl. The …

This May Be Why Stress Seems To Trigger Heart Attacks

By Charles Choi, Contributing Writer<p>Published: 06/25/2014 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The long-held belief that emotional or physical stress can trigger heart attacks may now have a scientific explanation: In stressed people, heart attacks might be triggered by bacteria dispersing within artery …

Google unveils 'Fit' health, fitness tracking platform

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a "Google Fit" platform on Wednesday to help users of its Android mobile software collate and keep …

Medicine isn’t about pleasing all of the people all the time

60 Shares<p>From the moment some patients arrive in your office, nothing seems to suit them:<p>Your parking lot charges too much.<br>• Your front desk staff has …