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Focusing on food for the elderly; a topic at ELDEX ASIA

April 10, 2019

With the steady growth of elderly consumers in the Asia Pacific region, Singapore’s trade and development agency, Enterprise Singapore, together with the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME), will be supporting about ten local food companies to exhibit at the Food for Elders Pavilion at the inaugural showing of ELDEX ASIA exhibition, to be […]

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WHO Stats 2019: Gender discrepancies in health care access

April 9, 2019

World Health Day on 7 April this year focused on primary health care as the basis of universal health coverage, and the World Health Statistics 2019 – disaggregated by sex – highlights important needs that can significantly improve access to and uptake of primary health care worldwide. Women tend to have a higher life expectancy […]

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Malaysia top destination for healthcare in SEA

March 11, 2019

The 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index recommends Malaysia for affordable, high quality healthcare in Southeast Asia, according to online reviews by expatriates in the country. Malaysia ranks comfortably because a good number of serving doctors have been trained out of the country, and most of the medical staff is also familiar with Western […]

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CaREhab 2019 to empower the rehabilitation community

February 21, 2019

An upcoming event in Singapore features compelling stories and innovative highlights relevant to the growing medical rehabilitation community in Asia Pacific. The second edition of CaREhab will be held at the Singapore EXPO (SingEx) on 22-23 February 2019 to facilitate the cross-learning of medical professionals and non-medical professionals, ultimately to provide quality healthcare. Accounting for […]

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Experts insist on early cancer detection for World Cancer Day 2019

February 8, 2019

Millions of cancer cases were recorded last year and many could have been preventable. But, barriers exist even as early action is proven to reduce the cost and complexity of cancer treatment, whilst improving patient survival rates and quality of life. In 2018, there were more than 18 million new cases of cancer diagnosed, of […]

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Israeli scientists claim cure for cancer by 2020

January 31, 2019

There is new hope for cancer with a possible cure in sight. The Jerusalem Post has reported that a new treatment for cancer is being developed by Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies led by CEO Dr. Ilan Morad and his team of Israeli scientists. They claim to have a cure in the coming year. The new treatment, […]

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Malaysia comes short of WHO target rate in cervical screening

January 14, 2019

Malaysia has only managed to achieve a rate of 12.9 % in terms of cervical screening, which is way below the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) target of 70%, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. “The lifetime risk of a Malaysian woman to develop cervical cancer is 1 in 116. […]

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Johnson & Johnson inaugurates 24 Acuvue Eye Health Centres

December 7, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Vision recently recognised 24 optical centres as Acuvue Eye Health Centres. Supported by the Association of Malaysian Optometrists (AMO), the Acuvue Eye Health Centre status recognises eye health centres in Malaysia that uphold quality, professional eye care services according to national guidelines and in doing so are well positioned to lead the […]

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Healthcare leaders gather to discuss the future of medtech in Singapore

October 22, 2018

More than 700 healthcare professionals convened at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore for the fourth annual Asia Pacific MedTech Forum, organised by the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed). APACMed is the regional trade association for the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics industry. This year’s forum was reported to be […]

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City Cancer Challenge addresses urban cancer issues

October 8, 2018

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recently launched the next phase of its global initiative, City Cancer Challenge, inviting cities from across Asia to take steps to increase access to quality cancer services. Speaking at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, current President of UICC […]

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