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The Ministerial Conference on Diabetes 2018

The diabetes epidemic is a serious global health issue. In 2016, there were 422 million people worldwide with diabetes (8.5% of the world population), and 1.2 million reported deaths directly caused by diabetes1. As part of a global effort to combat this epidemic, Singapore is hosting the 2018 Ministerial Conference on Diabetes from November 26-27, where over 300 international and ... Read More »

Asian Americans are more likely to get gastric cancer

Gastric cancer has a low incidence in the United States, affecting 8.1 males and females of all races per 100,000 based on SEER data from 20001. However, many Asian American ethnic groups have elevated incidence of gastric cancer that are overlooked and should merit additional screening. For example, in one study conducted by Miller et al. in 2008 found that ... Read More »

Cytochrome P450 alleles, Asians, and Omeprazole

55% of Asian patients versus 30% Caucasian patients are missing the allele for the CYT450 system needed for omeprazole metabolism. Thus, Asian patients may experience more complications from omeprazole use after percutanous coronary intervention. “Dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) with Aspirin and a Thienopyridine-derivative P2Y12 Inhibitor (commonly Clopidogrel) is mandatory after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) or Proton ... Read More »

Increased Occult Atrial Fibrillation in Cryptogenic Stroke Asian Patients

71 patients with cryptogenic stroke had implantable loop monitor placement. Primary endpoint of atrial fibrillation detection was via implantable loop monitor: incidence at 6 months was 12.9%; at 12 months of 15.2%. The authors concluded that occult atrial fibrillation is high in Asian patients with cryptogenic stroke. http://doi/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.03.019.  accessed 18 September 2018. Contributors: Gloria Wu MD, Kevin Lu BS Read More »

European Society of Cardiologists Meeting NEWS

Fewer carbohydrates and more fat reduce mortality: Data from 135,000 patients across 5 continents suggest that fewer carbs may reduce death non-Cardiovascular mortality. It was found that total fat intake in the highest vs lowest quartile was associated with a significant 23% reduction of total mortality risk, and 18% reduced risk of stroke and a 30% reduced risk of non-cardiovascular ... Read More »

New drug for heart failure: Entresto by Novartis

“Patients with heart failure stand to benefit from a new drug that can halt the progression of their disease and reduce their risk of cardiovascular–related death. But the drug — a tablet that combines the agents valsartan and sacubitril, sold under the trade name Entresto by drugmaker Novartis — may be too good to be true, according to Arthur M. ... Read More »

Exercise and Skin Health

According to a study by McMaster University in Canada, women over age 65 who worked out at least two hours a week for three months had the skin composition of someone 20-30 years younger.  Researcher credit myokines, which are growth factors that hard working muscles pump into the bloodstream, where they help benefit skin all over. Read More »

노인성 황반 변증 (AMD)

이 사진은, 노인성 황반 변증 임니다.   55세가 넘으면, 노인성 황반 변증이 전 미국에서 가장 큰 실명의 원인이 됩니다. 하지만 이걸 치료할수있는 방법이 몇가지 있습니다. 그 중 제일 효과가 좋은 치료방법은 중국의 Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group (쳉도 강홍 제약 회사)이 만든 주사입니다. 이 치료는 3달에 한번만 받으면 되고, 다른 약들보다 효과가 더 뛰어나고 눈이 더 밝아질수 있습니다.   코레스테롤이 높을경우, 이런증상이 ... Read More »

17 Red Flag Signs of Cancer

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According to a new report from the Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 people will develop cancer over the course of their lives because of the aging population. Signs of cancer for men and women: An unusual lump or swelling anywhere on your body A change in the size, shape or colour of a mole A sore that won’t heal ... Read More »

(Chinese) 視網膜中風的成因及風險

視網膜中風或視網膜動脈阻塞發生時, 視網膜上的小動脈被阻塞了, 此病好發於老人身上. 病人通常有一個眼睛突然失去部分視力或一半的視力. 這是血管栓塞造成的, 其組成有膽固醇, 鈣質或者血小板. 而栓塞通常起源於心臟. 它的併發症有心臟病, 高血壓, 糖尿病等. 如果發現視力喪失, 得馬上去急診或找附近眼科醫生. 這是緊急事故. 雖然視網膜中風不常見 (每年每十萬個人有一個人發病), 但是發生在你或家人身上時, 你需要馬上治療. 由於十年沒有控制她的高血壓; 這個四十六歲的黑女人將喪失視力. Read More »