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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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Air pollution may cut 17 years off of New Delhi residents’ lives

November 29, 2019

New Delhi, India, has been reporting high air pollution levels after successive periods of poor air quality. According to a recent study, Delhiites might lose up to 17 years of their lives if pollution levels continue to cross the ‘danger’ mark – people in the city are currently breathing air which is 25 times more […]

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Mental Health at the Workplace Forum

November 21, 2019

Qualitas Medical Group organised a forum titled “Mental Health at the Workplace: The Unspoken Truth” at the Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The main target of the panel session was to increase awareness of the issues of mental health amongst employees, insurance companies, employers, healthcare providers, as well as the government. Representatives from the […]

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Study of disease-fighting antibodies paves the way for viable malaria vaccine

November 18, 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that, in 2017, there were an estimated 219 million malaria cases worldwide, which led to some 435,000 deaths; but developing an effective malaria vaccine is particularly difficult because of the survival strategy of the malaria parasite in the human body – it quickly changes the structure of proteins it […]

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Positive outlook for the inaugural edition of ELDEX Asia

November 8, 2019

Taking place from 8 – 10 November at Suntec Singapore, Halls 405/406, Eldex (Eldercae Exhibition & Conference) Asia, the region’s most dedicated exhibition for the rapidly growing eldercare industry,  will feature pavilions from Taiwan, Singapore, and Japan, the country of honour for the inaugural edition. Majority of the exhibitors come from the lifestyle and wellness, healthcare […]

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Allianz Held Cancer Forum

November 7, 2019

Alliianz Malaysia Berhad recently organised a cancer forum called ‘Reimagine Your Medical Choices’ at Kuala Lumpur. The forum was held in view of the rising statistics of cancer cases annually in Malaysia. According to the Malaysian Health Ministry‘s study on cancer survival last year, there are approximately 37,000 newly-diagnosed cancer cases annually. By the year […]

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New Japanese research makes use of human hair as schizophrenia biomarker

November 6, 2019

Schizophrenia is a widely misunderstood disease – diagnosed mostly through behavioural tests, the condition is hard to detect and treat. Recently, a team of Japanese researchers from the RIKEN Research Institute, based in Tokyo, has identified a possible biomarker in human hair, which would enable much easier diagnoses. In addition, the researchers have suggested a […]

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