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Indonesia to ramp up fight against deadly diphtheria which has claimed at least 32 lives

December 8, 2017
Indonesia to ramp up fight against deadly diphtheria which has claimed at least 32 lives

Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world’s fourth most populous country this year. The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 % increase [...]

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World gathers in Nairobi to tackle global menace of pollution

December 7, 2017
World gathers in Nairobi to tackle global menace of pollution

More than 4,000 Heads of State and government, Cabinet ministers, business leaders, United Nations officials and civil society representatives have gathered in Nairobi at the 3rd UN Environment Assembly to discuss ways to tackle the global menace of pollution. “Our collective goal must be to embrace ways to reduce pollution drastically,” said Dr. Edgar Gutirrez, [...]

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Sanofi dengue vaccine faces problem: approved but not launched in 8 countries

December 7, 2017
Sanofi dengue vaccine faces problem: approved but not launched in 8 countries

The World Health Organization said it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi’s dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization programme after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases. It is approved but not yet launched in Malaysia, Honduras, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela, [...]

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Social support needed to heal trauma of women who experience sexual harassment

December 4, 2017
Social support needed to heal trauma of women who experience sexual harassment

The recent wave of accusations of sexual harassment and assault involving high-profile, powerful men – including the recent news about Matt Lauer - shares a common thread: Women remaining silent about the abuse for years, sometimes decades. A Geisinger clinical psychologist who specializes in women’s issues believes women wait to come forward because, typically, women in the [...]

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The story of the 11-year old girl who won a US$ 25, 000 science prize

November 29, 2017
The story of the 11-year old girl who won a US$ 25, 000 science prize

Gitanjali Rao, a seventh grader from Colorado, is going places. She has been awarded the title of “America’s top young scientist” for designing a compact device to detect lead in drinking water, which she believes can be faster and cheaper than other current methods. The 11-year-old’s invention was inspired by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, [...]

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Code of Ethics in Malaysia and Asia Pacific to be launched in 2018 to govern the medical technology industry

November 28, 2017
Code of Ethics in Malaysia and Asia Pacific to be launched in 2018 to govern the medical technology industry

The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) will launch a code of ethics in January 2018 to govern the medical technology industry in Malaysia and Asia Pacific. AMMI announced this at an event called ‘Implementation of Code of Ethics in Malaysia and Asia Pacific’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. The sixty-over members of AMMI will [...]

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Researchers in Singapore create Vocktail, a cocktail glass turns water into wine

November 24, 2017
Researchers in Singapore create Vocktail, a cocktail glass turns water into wine

Researchers from the National University of Singapore’s Keio-NUS Cute (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiment) Centre have developed a cocktail glass that turns water into wine. It is called Vocktail (short for virtual cocktail). One of the researchers gave a demonstration of the device. “We are interested in virtual reality in general. So how can we [...]

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PhD student from Canada makes groundbreaking cancer discovery

November 24, 2017
PhD student from Canada makes groundbreaking cancer discovery

Caitlin Miron, 28, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University has made a groundbreaking cancer discovery. She discovered a novel DNA binder that could “switch off” cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. Through screening numerous chemical compounds, Miron identified one compound that binds to a four-strand DNA structure called a guanine quadruplex that’s associated with [...]

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Police working in stressful situations have higher risk of getting cardiac arrest

November 24, 2017
Police working in stressful situations have higher risk of getting cardiac arrest

Police officers in the United States who are involved in stressful work situations such as those involving suspect restraints, altercations, or chasesface roughly 30 to 70 times higher risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). This is compared to than when they’re involved in routine or non-emergency activities, according to a new study from Harvard School [...]

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Sunway Clinical Research Centre will be launched with the collaboration of the University of Cambridge and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

November 22, 2017
Sunway Clinical Research Centre will be launched with the collaboration of the University of Cambridge and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

The University of Cambridge has signed several agreements with Sunway Medical Centre, and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation that mark the 800-year-old world-renowned university’s first such entry into Asia, and first of its collaborations of this kind in the world. As part of the collaboration, Sunway Medical Centre will establish the Sunway Clinical Research Centre, which will be [...]

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