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Cocoa found to ease walking pain in people with PAD

February 18, 2020

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients are able to walk slightly further if they drank a beverage containing flavanol-rich cocoa three times a day for six months, compared to those who drank the same number/type of beverage without cocoa; the test patients had improved blood flow to their calves and some improved muscle function as well. […]

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NEA-SG lists household cleaning products effective against the Wuhan coronavirus

February 10, 2020

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has published an “interim set of guidelines” listing disinfectants/cleaning products said to be effective against the Wuhan coronavirus that has gripped people’s consciousness as of late. The guidelines will help maintain a high level of public hygiene and ensures the safety of both public and private places. Products listed by […]

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The “undefeatable” cancer: Researchers continue to work on a cure-for-all treatment

February 5, 2020

Despite World Cancer Day earlier this week, a cure for cancer remains to be seen as the disease continues to affect more than 17 million people today. With cancer, normal cells mutate and instead of repairing themselves or self-destructing, these cells continue to reproduce without control and invade surrounding tissues or travel to other parts […]

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Thailand reports apparent success in treating nCoV with anti-viral drugs mix

February 3, 2020

Thailand’s health ministry, according to Agence France-Presse, said that the patient, a 71-year-old Chinese woman infected with the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) showed a dramatic improvement after she was treated with a cocktail of anti-virals used to treat flu and HIV. The patient tested negative for the virus 48 hours after Thai doctors administered the combination, […]

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Scientists to churn out a vaccine against the Wuhan coronavirus in less than a year

January 29, 2020

The first experimental vaccines against the Wuhan coronavirus (Wuhan CoV) could be tested in just three months’ time – thanks to a newly organised vaccine research group at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Called together to conduct human trials for emerging health threats, Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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Sepsis deaths jump to one in five – more than are killed by cancer, US analysis shows

January 20, 2020

Sepsis or blood poisoning, in layman’s terms, is caused by the immune system not just attacking foreign invaders but parts of its own body too – the drawbacks could be worse than cancer or HIV. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, have said that one in […]

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CAREhab-SG Rehab Conference 2020 dedicated to “elevate Asia’s healthcare standards”

January 8, 2020

Asia’s CAREhab is back again this year – the 2020 run will be held in conjunction with the 6th Singapore Rehabilitation Conference (14th to 15th February) at Singapore EXPO’s Max Atria. Partnering with SingEx Exhibitions and Singapore’s Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (SRMS), the CAREhab-Singapore Rehabilitation Conference looks set to bring together the entire healthcare community […]

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How peripheral artery disease may cause lower limb amputation if left unchecked

December 27, 2019

The little-known peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the third most common clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, after coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke; and is also associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Professor Tan Huay Cheem, Director of Singapore’s National University Heart Centre (NUHCS) explains that PAD is characterised by debilitating […]

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WHO reports more pregnant women/children protected from malaria; calls for global response

December 13, 2019

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 2019 malaria report shows the effective use vector controls, such as insecticide-treated nets or indoor residual spraying, and preventive antimalarial medicines have benefited a significant number of pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria afflicted 228 million people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa, last year and later killed an estimated […]

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Consultancy firm: senior care market to grow exponentially in Asia; new technologies to boost market

December 6, 2019

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, judging by its rapidly growing elderly population, could significantly boost silver market opportunities and elder-care productivity solutions, according to Spire Research & Consulting, which presented at Singapore’s ELDEX Asia 2019. The firm foresees product categories such as those related to assisted living facilities, medical tourism, telemedicine, and AI technology to supplement […]

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