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Best Slimming Products in Malaysia 2020

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Get to know your Weight Loss supplements

It is very important to do your homework beforehand if you're thinking about trying slimming products. 
Important: Let's start with safety first.

In Singapore, a high-profile liver failure of female television personality Andrea De Cruz sent shockwaves across its local television industry, leading to a few lawsuits being filed. (source: wikipedia). She eventually won S$900,000 (US$521,460) in damages against the distributor and importer. One woman, Selvarani Raja, died after suffering from liver failure. De Cruz was saved after receiving an emergency transplant from then boyfriend and actor Pierre Png, who donated half of his liver. Japan authorities reported four deaths resulting from the consumption of pill, and half of the 64 reported illnesses relating to liver or thyroid requiring hospitalization.

Although this is a relatively old case (2002), it is a good safety reminder on the potential danger of slimming products.
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Best Face Masks in Singapore 2020

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A good face mask can work wonders on your skin, but there are so many out there in Singapore. How do you decide which one is right for your needs?


A commonly used method is to check out the product reviews. Yup, the internet holds a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skincare, and whilst it can often feel overwhelming, checking out the online reviews before parting with your cash, can save you from wasting money on a formula that doesn't deliver. 
That's why we've compiled and shortlisted a few popular choices below. Select the best face mask for your skin type among these choices available in Singapore.

1. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask

Wipe Out Blackheads Instantly


*Photo from LazadaPrice: SGD 35.00

Remove all blackheads from the pores with The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask. The charcoal element purifies the skin, segregating toxins. It also relieves sensitive complexion and unleashes its natural radiance. Be smooth with nature’s pampering while using Th…

Best Antioxidant Supplements in 2020

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Antioxidants are often used as a marketing buzzword. Is there any science behind antioxidants and should you take antioxidant supplements?


What are Antioxidants?

There are hundreds, probably thousands, of different substances that can act as antioxidants. The most familiar ones are vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other related carotenoids, along with the minerals selenium, manganese. They’re joined by glutathione, coenzyme Q10, lipoic acid, flavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, phytoestrogens, molecular hydrogen and many more. Most are naturally occurring, and the presence of antioxidants in food is likely to prevent oxidation or to serve as a natural defence against the local environment. Antioxidants tend to work best in combination with other antioxidants (Source).

Should I Take Antioxidant Supplements?
The oxidative stress caused by free radicals to the body’s cells is thought to be a major contributor to the development of cancer (Trusted Source).

Since antioxidants neutraliz…

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees - Marketing Hype, Scam or Science?

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The usual job of joint cartilage is to promote smooth movement of joint surfaces and protect bones from friction. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic degenerative disorders and it very often affects the knee, causing deterioration of its joint cartilage over time.

If you are new to stem cells, check out stem cell basics.



Stem cell therapy for knees is minimally invasive. It’s a procedure that can decrease inflammation, slow and repair all these forms of damage from arthritis, and delay or prevent knee replacement surgery. As studies continue, the forms and combinations of stem cell preparations are improving, and outcomes are expected to improve as well.

In one study, patients experienced improvement in both knees even though only one knee was injected. Although natural deterioration of the knee continues, at five years, those knees that are injected with stem cells are in better shape than they were before the injections.

Researchers believe that stem cell therapy for th…

Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Knees 2020 - Updates and Outcomes

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Knee osteoarthritis develops when the knee cartilage lining the joints starts to deteriorate, causing pain and limiting function.

Stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising treatment option for knee osteoarthritis. However, there is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.

Stem cell clinical trials for knee osteoarthritis are performed to find more cost-effective ways to treat and manage knee osteoarthritis.



A serious gap in knowledge remains whether the currently used cellular treatments are beneficial in the long term and if one cell therapy outperforms another.

If you are new to stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

Here, we have compiled and updated a few significant studies and related review to stem cell therapy for knee pain.
Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Knees 2020

Clinical Study of Intra Articular Injection of Catholic MASTER Cell (Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell…

Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Knees 2019 - Updates and Outcomes

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Stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising treatment option for conditions where the current medical treatment protocols have been exhausted. However, there is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.

Due to the fast-changing pace of research and technology, new evidence accumulates rapidly and clinical guidelines need to be periodically updated.

If you are new to stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

We have compiled and summarised essential information below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.


Trying to keep up with the latest stem cell therapy evidence?

This page contains information and links to list of stem cell therapy and clinical trials in various categories. This list is a work-in-progress list as new evidence might be added from time to time.


Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Knees 2019 
Some doctors and media channels argue tha…

Best Medical Card in Malaysia 2020

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Private hospitals in Malaysia will normally require a deposit before they admit you. This can usually be paid by cash, debit card or credit card. However, if you have a medical card, most private hospitals will accept admission without the deposit (cashless admission), after receiving the guarantee letter from the medical insurance company.


If you do not have a medical card, you might want to consider having one. Given the options available, it's not easy to decide which of these to choose from.
We take a look at the most popular medical cards in Malaysia and try to assist you in deciding which gives you the best value.
Compare best medical cards offering cashless admissions with flexible benefits and paying 100% of your medical bills, from major insurers in Malaysia.

Here is the list:

AIA Medical Card Malaysia

AIA A-Plus Health Medical Card Room & Board: up to RM500 Annual Limit: up to RM2m Lifetime Limit: No limit

AIA A-Plus Med Medical Card Room & Board: up to RM500 Annua…

Is Stem Cell Therapy Legal in Malaysia?

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In order to answer the above question, we have extracted below the relevant information from the Malaysian Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Therapy 2009, so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.


Guidelines for Stem Cell Therapy in Malaysia

Haemopoietic stem cell and umbilical cord stem cell transplantations are the most established form of stem cell therapy. The use of other stem cells including hES (human embryonic stem cells) and somatic stem cells is considered experimental. Xenotransplantation or therapies involving the use of animal stem cells or animal cells are currently prohibited.

Indications for stem cell/cell-based therapies 
1. Standard/established 
(a) The current indications for HSC therapy (HSCT) are listed in the National Guidelines for Haemopoietic Stem Cell Therapy
2. Potential/development/experimental 
The following applications shall either be at the in vitro, animal studies or clinical trial settings;- 
(a) The use of HSC, HSC-derived ce…

PRP Injection Knee in Malaysia: Cost and Reviews 2020

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If you are looking to find the best clinic for your PRP knee injection procedure in Malaysia, you may wish to check out the cost and related reviews from customers who 'have been there, done that'.



Is PRP treatment for knee joint disorder backed by research?

One recent study assessing PRP’s efficacy was a systematic review recently published in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Studies eligible for inclusion were randomized trials published in English that compared platelet-rich therapy to a control, assessing patients aged ≥ 18 years with musculoskeletal bone, cartilage, or soft tissue injuries.
The final analysis included 78 randomized controlled trials with a total of 5,308 patients. The review concluded that at three months, PRP treatment was associated with reduced pain, which was also observed at one year.

PRP Treatment for Knee Cost in Malaysia
PRP treatment for knee price in Malaysia ranges between RM 2,000 - RM 3,000 per session. The PRP cost for knee treatm…

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