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Beauty products or cosmetics?

Beauty and cosmetics are synonymous. Today, there are many beauty products easily available in the marketplace. These beauty products are sold in many forms, colours, flavours, smell and mode of applications with various claims and intended uses. For example, one can use cream A to get a fairer skin or …

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Slimming Pills

Introduction Slimming pills (or diet pills) and weight loss products can be sold as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines or available as prescription medicines. Most of the OTC diet pills or weight loss products make claims that they are effective but their claims are not backed-up by scientific evidence. In fact, these …

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Antidiabetic Medicines and Pregnancy

Insulin, is a type of natural hormone in the body that helps to regulate sugar level in the blood. Approximately 7% of women who are pregnant may develop a condition known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during their pregnancies. In these pregnant women who are having GDM, the placenta produces hormones that can impair the action of insulin.

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Tranexamic Acid

The use of Tranexamic Acid is to prevent and control excessive bleeding after undergoing a specific procedure or surgery; especially in patients who have high risks of bleeding. These are patients who are suffering from hemophilia; a kind of genetic disease that causes the sufferer to have blood clotting abnormality.

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