Trans Fat Kills!

According to clinical studies, the chances of dying from heart disease is up to 32% if the consumption of trans fats as daily energy intake is 2%. The regular intake of trans fats negatively impacts blood cholesterol levels due to which the risk of heart disease increases. Considering adverse impact of trans fats in human…

Technologies Rescuing Pharma Companies from Clinical Trial Failure

Pharmaceutical companies involved in clinical trials are gradually considering modern technologies as ultimate solution to avoid clinical trial failures. Clinical trials are costly and time-consuming processes. Its failure can cause significant revenue losses for pharma companies. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, the estimated average cost for the development of new…

7 Million Deaths Globally due to Air Pollution

According to the report by World Health Organization (WHO), a total of almost 7.3 million deaths a year are related to exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution. Out of this, nearly 90% deaths are reported in low and middle-income countries. How prepared are we to combat this? Scrubber: Scrubber is also known as scrubber…

Data Not Drugs – to put you to sleep!

Did you know that 1 in every 3 people in this world struggle with sleeping? The fact that lack of sleep is usually accompanied by a debilitating health condition makes this issue graver. Globally, in 100 million people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), about 80% go undiagnosed. Perhaps a $63 billion loss in 2016 in…

4 Ways Blockchain is Disrupting Healthcare

Within eight years of its inception, blockchain technology is already disrupting the healthcare industry. This IT permeated blockchain technology fosters healthcare ecosystem which ensures privacy, security and interoperability of health data keeping patient at the center. The stakeholders of healthcare sector are gradually inspired by the promising features of blockchain technology as they are well…

Growing Medical Tourism Attracting Investors in Malaysia

An excellent healthcare infrastructure, hospitals with state of art technology and fine recuperation facilities are some of the prime reasons to attract medical tourists in Malaysia. The country generated over MYR1 billion from more than 800,000 medical tourists last year and the volume of arrival is estimated to cross 1 million by 2020. Not surprisingly,…

3D Printing, an Easy Pill to Pop

Disruptive technologies like Google Glass and microchip modelling clinical trials might be changing the healthcare sector. But the one like 3D printing is proving to be the crowd favourite. Exhibit A – Project Daniel, results of Mick Ebeling’s brainchild, Not Impossible Labs. It 3D printed limbs for the young victims of war-torn Sudan and enabled…

Precision Medicine is Disrupting Cancer Management Globally

Healthcare delivery is undergoing rapid transformation globally primarily driven by digitisation trends. With access to personalised health data, it is now possible to investigate individual health and well being with a much greater accuracy and speed. The traditional model of “one size fits all” is fast becoming irrelevant giving way to outcome-based targeted therapies called…

3D Printing is Transforming Healthcare Worldwide

Growing demand for patient-specific products in orthopaedics, dental, and maxillofacial surgery, may have started to reject the traditional “few sizes fit all” philosophy that may result in mismatched sizes—leading to complications such as post-operative pain, implant failure, and infection. With the advent of 3D printing, an implant can be tailor-made to the exact shape required…