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CooperVision launches soft contact lenses for myopia control in China

August 17, 2022

Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision is set to bring the innovative MiSight 1-day contact lenses (MiSight 1-day) for myopia management to patients in mainland China, distributed exclusively by EssilorLuxottica. MiSight 1-day is backed by extensive data gleaned from a seven-year clinical study for children and adolescents, and has been granted approval from the Chinese National Medical […]

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Step up dengue prevention programmes, International SOS urges

August 15, 2022

Leading security and health services company, International SOS, is encouraging organisations to be more proactive about dengue awareness and prevention as cases continue to rise and affect tens of millions of people globally. International SOS has reported of an overall increase of 92% in dengue-related cases in 2022 –Malaysia reported over 27,900 cases in the […]

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More Malaysian youths engaging in sex, Durex finds

August 15, 2022

A recent survey conducted by Durex Malaysia (Durex), joined by over 1,000 adults between 18 and 30 years old, found a statistical rise in sexual activity despite dismal understanding of sexual health. According to the Durex Survey (Durex Malaysia’s Sexual Health and Intimate Wellness Survey), some 35% of Malaysian youth have had sexual intercourse in […]

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NHG and Tanoto Foundation partner for diabetes reversal in Singapore

August 8, 2022

The National Healthcare Group (NHG) is working together with Tanoto Foundation (Tanoto) to combat diabetes amongst the populace through a “Diabetes Reversal Programme.” This programme aims to control blood sugar levels in diabetes patients through behavioural changes, without the need for medication or surgery. Contributions from both the NHG and Tanoto Funds, at S$1 million […]

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Antibody to prevent malaria reports success in first human trial

August 5, 2022

A majority of volunteers given an experimental antibody treatment against malaria were reportedly protected from deadly infection. The promising outcome of the monoclonal antibody treatment, dubbed L9LS, highlights its potential to fight the parasitic infection in regions endemic to malaria. An injection of monoclonal antibodies provides a potent treatment against a targeted pathogen, unlike vaccines […]

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Artemis Health’s new partnership to elevate delivery of integrated musculoskeletal care

August 1, 2022

Artemis Health Ventures (Artemis) have announced a new partnership with Singapore Orthopaedic Specialists (SOS) to facilitate the expansion of SOS’s musculoskeletal care practices, namely, Orthopaedics International, Sports Medicine International, and Neurosurgery International. The planned expansion comes at a time when demand for holistic musculoskeletal care is building largely due to the aging population in the […]

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Monkeypox now a nationally notifiable condition – CDCTARA

July 29, 2022

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to classify monkeypox disease as a “nationally notifiable” condition. The designation will allow for regular updates on reporting of data on monkeypox cases by states, direct to the CDC. It will additionally enable the CDC to keep tabs on monkeypox even after the current […]

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Singapore Academy of Medicine confers Honorary Fellowship on President Halimah Yaakob

July 25, 2022

The Academy of Medicine, Singapore, held its annual induction ceremony over the weekend, where it conferred the title of Honorary Fellow on President Halimah Yacob, the first female president of Singapore. President Halimah Yacob serves as Patron of the Academy of Medicine and was a Guest-of-Honour at the prestigious event, aptly themed “Diversity and Community […]

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WHO issues emergency warning over monkeypox outbreak

July 25, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” (PHEIC) – representing WHO’s highest level of alert which calls for international response. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, prompted into speaking out over concerns about escalating case rates and a short supply of vaccines and treatments, […]

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Increased cannabis use irrespective of legal status in the US

July 21, 2022

US states that have legalised recreational cannabis use are seeing an uptick in the current and daily use of the psychoactive stimulant, compared to states where cannabis use remains illegal. The joint study by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The City University of New York (CUNY) also found that rates of cannabis […]

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