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Simvastatin + Amiodarone = Bad Combination by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine New warning from USFDA on 080808 : When simvastatin is used with amiodarone, the patient will be exposed to higher risk of getting rhabdomyolysis. Amiodarone is us ... Read on »
6 Rules by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I read a post from Dr. Rob. About 6 rules that doctors need to know. Well, i think, it's useful for all healthcare professionals. I use the 6 rules and put my own exp ... Read on »
Vitamin C to Shrink Tumour by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Vitamin C, or we call it ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient commonly regarded as an antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. ... Read on »
Cough and Cold Medication for Children by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Paediatric cough and cold medications are widely available in Malaysia, but the patterns of use among children are unknown. The lack of these information leads to t ... Read on »
Estrogen for Schizophrenia by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seems like estrogen has more and more roles as time goes by. Now, we can use it for the treatment of schizophrenia. An Australian study in the Archives of General P ... Read on »
Introduction to Stress by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, today I want to talk about stress, briefly, text-bookly. We all have stress, sometimes (or all the time). What we should know that stress is individ ... Read on »
Chikungunya by Alan T. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine According to New Strait Time, by 30th of July, 631 Chikungunya cases were reported in 4 states (Johor, Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Perak ). Of the number, only 15 people (2. ... Read on »
To Pop the Pill, or To Move your Ass? by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It's many people's dream, I know, I know... That you don't have to move, and you will be fit as a tiger (or in this case, a mouse!). Scientists have found a drug ... Read on »
New Warnings for Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine USFDA is ordering manufacturers of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to further restrict their use in treating patients with cancer. In fact, before this, at ... Read on »
Statins Prevent You from Getting Dementia? by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When you talk about statins, you talk about cholesterol. Well, thing has changed. A new study suggested that taking statins may help protect against development o ... Read on »
More Exercise. Weight Loss. by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do we need more studies to tell us that exercise is good? Yes, I think. Especially for those who want to lose weight (women, especially, and men, increasingly). Wei ... Read on »
Trans Fat by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that prohibits restaurants from using trans fat in any form of fat including oil, margarine and shortening. Under the new ... Read on »
NICE: Cut down on Antibiotics Prescribing by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently released their latest guideline on antibiotic prescribing in respiratory tract infections, suggest ... Read on »
Warning on the Massive Use of Handphones by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While everybody is so crazy about iPhone, there are some warning signs... We call it handphone, some call it cellphone. Whatever you call it, it has changed our life. ... Read on »
Kids' Healthy 'Health Foods'? by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine There are so many health foods for kids in the market. And it's already becoming a culture to buy these health foods for your kids. If you don't buy it for your kids, your d ... Read on »
Viagra, no longer 'For Men Only' by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Apart from increasing suicidal risk, sexual dysfunction is another well-known adverse effect of selective and non selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant, ... Read on »
Antihypertensive Drug Therapy, to Intensify or Not? by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine More and more people are having hypertension (high blood pressure) problem nowadays. Good thing is, there are also more and more people seeking medical help concern ... Read on »
Hepatotoxicity in the Diabetic Population by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes is associated with clinical complications such as cardiopathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy . Until now, the link between risk of hepatic failure and diabeti ... Read on »
Sunburn Boosters by Alan T. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In America, the melanoma (skin cancer) rate is getting higher. You might be wondering, yes, it's increasing, but it's in America, what to do with Malaysia anyway? E ... Read on »