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Telehealth systems can be models of future healthcare

March 24, 2021

Telehealth, or telemedicine, began as a means to treat patients in rural areas, those who were situated too far away from healthcare facilities or professionals. It has since become a tool for convenience, as patients today turn to telehealth for immediate, virtual consultation and care. Although the recent COVID-19 pandemic sped up the adoption of […]

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Singapore startup Mesh Bio to introduce clinical workflow automation solution

March 15, 2021

Healthtech startup Mesh Bio has secured substantial funding for its anticipated commercial rollout of Dara, a new predictive analytics and clinical workflow automation solution for healthcare providers in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Led by deep tech investors Elev8.vc and Enterprise Singapore’s investment arm Seeds Capital, along with Citrine Capital and Tael Partners, the USD […]

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Sojitz Invests in Asia/Oceania primary healthcare provider Qualitas in Asia & Oceania

March 5, 2021

Sojitz Corporation has invested in Qualitas Medical Limited, a leading provider of primary healthcare services in the Asia and Oceania region, through an injection of new capital into the business. The capital will be used by Qualitas for funding future growth opportunities. Through this investment,  Sojitz will be able to gain exposure to the primary […]

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Why Zoom calls are likely tiring you out, and how to fix it

February 24, 2021

Video conferencing has become a way of life, but there are psychological consequences of spending hours per day on video chat platforms. Stanford communication Professor Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), has studied prolonged video chats and identified some consequences of the practice that contribute to a feeling known […]

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Lifestyle and diet adjustments most important for successful weight loss effort

February 11, 2021

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, a bigger waistline from feeding on festive goodies is to be expected. While the occasional indulgence during festivities is okay, being overweight or obese for the long term is not. In this article, Dr. Sii Sik Liong, a certified doctor in aesthetic medicine working in S Aesthetics Clinic in […]

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Medical Fair Thailand goes “Phygital”

February 5, 2021

Medical Fair Thailand 2021 is reimagining the marketplace amid an evolving landscape by going “Phygital”, a portmanteau for “physical” and “digital”.  The 10th edition event will be held virtually/on-line on 11-17 Sep 2021 and in-person on 8-10 Sep 2021 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand.   The new experience – a live 3-day exhibition in Bangkok, and a […]

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Huge market potential for CBD and other cannabinoids – how best to produce them?

January 25, 2021

While cannabis has been removed from the UN prohibition schedule and CBD is not considered as a narcotic drug, these two major decisions are expected to drive further research to explore the full potential of one of the major and longest established medicinal plants. A new report “Production of Cannabinoids via Extraction, Chemical Synthesis and Especially Biotechnology – Current Technologies, […]

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New kidney test device to improve access to early detection for Singapore patients

December 31, 2020

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the sixth most common cause of death in Singapore and will likely rise further with the Republic’s increased prevalence of diabetes and ageing population. Yet, only 10% of those with CKD know they have it; combined with limited screening options available many patients in Southeast Asia never come to medical […]

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Medical Fair Asia’s first digital edition concludes with success

December 23, 2020

Medical Fair Asia (MFA), the region’s leading medical and healthcare exhibition concluded last week after 10 days of online sourcing opportunities, insightful conference sessions and presentations. Some 8,500 trade visitors from 92 countries and regions across the healthcare spectrum participated in the first digital edition of the exhibition. International online visitors to the event made […]

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Managing medical waste from the Covid-19 pandemic no longer an uphill task

December 18, 2020

by Cheryl Ng The pandemic has caused the volume of medical waste globally to increase faster than we can safely dispose of it. Thankfully there is a safe, environmentally-sound solution at hand. In March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged that the production of PPE be escalated by 40% to meet modelled estimates of […]

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