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Skin Specialists in Johor | Dermatologists Johor 2019 / 2020

If you are looking for skin specialists in Johor Bahru, you are in the right place. Skin specialists or dermatologists are medically qualified doctors who provide a range of skin care services from treating simple skin conditions to diagnosis and management of more complicated skin cases.
It is clear from browsing around the online space that there is a lot of misinformation being spread. Readers and publishers tend to have problems differentiating between aesthetic doctors, dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

Aesthetic doctors, are general practitioners (GPs) who have a special interest in aesthetic medicine. They attend certificate or even diploma courses, to study and train in this field.

Aesthetic doctors offer non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox injection, dermal fillers, chemical peels, various lasers and weight-loss programmes.

On the other hand, dermatologists are doctors who specialise in the field of treating skin diseases. After graduating medical sch…

Vit D Lowers Blood Sugar And Reduces Fat In Indian Women: Study Published in Nature

A new study (PREVENT-WIN Trial) published in the scientific journal Nature (published 14 Jan 2020) shows that Vitamin D consumption can help reduce fat and blood sugar in obese and pre-diabetic women who suffer from its deficiency. The study was jointly conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Diabetes Foundation of India. It also reflects on the rise in Vitamin D deficiency cases, especially in the Indian subcontinent.


The study included 121 overweight/obese females aged 20–60 years who had prediabetes. Prediabetes is one of the phases between normal sugar levels to hyperglycemia.


Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly recognised as a global health problem. Data from Indian subcontinent show high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Although not much comparative data are available, one study shows lower blood Vitamin D levels in South Asians than White caucasians (1). Specifically, in India, prevalence of vitamin D deficienc…

Hydrogen Water Malaysia 2020 - Hype or Hope?

Molecular hydrogen is a gas with very unique and selective antioxidant effects (1).

Molecular Hydrogen 101

Molecular hydrogen refers to diatomic hydrogen or H2 gas — two hydrogen atoms combined together. Hydrogen is the smallest molecule in the universe, and is neutral and non-polar, which is why its bioavailability is so great. It does not dissociate into its electrons and protons when dissolved in water, so it will not alter the pH of water or your body and has nothing to do with the alkaline water concept.

Tyler W. LeBaron is an expert on molecular hydrogen, who has done research at Nagoya University in Japan, where most of his research started.

"It's just hydrogen gas. It's three times more energy-dense than gasoline. That's why it's being looked at as an alternative energy source or fuel," LeBaron says. "It's what powers the sun and fusion in producing helium. This is the hydrogen we're talking about and we're seeing it can also be therap…

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad: Malaysia's Healthcare 2020 Outlook

In retrospect. Share prices of hospital players fell 7% YTD and was in line with that of FBM KLCI (-8% YTD). Meanwhile, glove sector underperformed FBM KLCI with its share price falling 13% YTD. Weakness in IHH’s share price was due to weaker core net profit (9M19: -8% YoY) and the ongoing court case against its 31%-owned Indian operation Fortis. As for KPJ, its 9M19 core net profit was marginally lower (-1% YoY) due to the MFRS 16 impact and the stock was sold down given the uncertainty surrounding the imminent drug price controls. Meanwhile, glove players reported dismaying core net profit (9M19: -14% YoY) due to a slower global demand in 1H19. This was exacerbated by the industry’s capacity growth and competition from players in other competing countries, such as China and Thailand. Additionally, the US’ tariff on China’s gloves did not benefit Malaysia’s players as China re-routed their glove supply to other markets, such as Europe.

Outlook / Thematic. Two key events to watch for…

Hair Transplant Cost in the World 2020

Hair transplant costs have varied widely for the past few decades. In the 1970’s and 1980’s the cost of a single “plug” graft would cost anywhere from $20.00 to $50.00 each. When the doctor would perform surgeries of 200 grafts on four or five different patients every day the money would pile up quickly.

With time, and the technological refinements of mini-micro grafting, the cost of each “graft” dropped dramatically but the number of grafts that were available in a single surgery rose just as dramatically. In the 1990’s the average cost per graft would be in the $5.00 to $10.00 range but the number of grafts possible rose to 1000 to 1500 grafts. When follicular unit grafting was introduced the pricing stayed much the same but the number of grafts available in a single session continued to climb. Eventually, competition brought about by the internet forced the average cost per graft to drop to being between $4.00 per graft and $6.00 per graft. This is where the average cost per graft h…

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost and Reviews in Malaysia 2020

BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) is typically used as people age and hormone levels drop, particularly for women who are in perimenopause or menopause. It’s used to increase the levels of the hormones that have dropped and improve moderate to severe menopause symptoms, including: hot flashesnight sweatsmood changesmemory lossweight gainsleep issuesloss of interest in sex or pain during sex
Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in treatment. Bioidentical hormones come in various forms, including:
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According to Accent Wellness managing director Stephanie Yang, it depends on which hormones you require and in what quantities. Most of the older people would be on hormones for life. But if the hormones are use…

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy Cost and Reviews in Malaysia 2020

Should or should you not take hormone replacement therapy? Read on to learn about hormone replacement therapy in Malaysia, its benefits and risks, reviews and cost; and whether it may be right for you.

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy Reviews in Malaysia

Start HRT early, menopausal women told
23 MAR 2018
KUALA LUMPUR: Most women view the onset of menopause as the bane of their lives, no thanks to the uncomfortable symptoms that they tend to experience.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help to relieve symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness but most menopausal women in Malaysia are avoiding the treatment due to misconceptions about it.
According to Malaysia Menopause Society president Dr Ho Choon Moy, only about seven percent of menopausal women in Malaysia seek HRT, mainly due to lack of awareness of the treatment and concerns regarding its safety. Malaysian women on HRT mostly comprise those working in the medical sector, such as…


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