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New experimental gene therapy may aid sickle cell disease

June 3, 2021

Researchers in the US have designed a new gene therapy strategy for sickle cell disease (SCD), a complex and sometimes deadly heritable blood disorder that dramatically affects the structure and function of oxygen-transporting red blood cells (RBCs). The new and improved form of gene therapy has been shown to boost levels of foetal haemoglobin, which […]

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US scientists design novel “trap” for COVID-19

May 24, 2021

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have come up with a novel way to trap SARS-CoV-2 viruses, the virus that causes COVID-19, within the body and then use the body’s own immune system to destroy it – using specially-designed “Nanotraps.” In theory, these Nanotraps attract the virus […]

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Medical Fair Thailand postponed to 2022 due to pandemic

May 4, 2021

As a result of the pandemic restrictions on travel and quarantine requirements of countries, the upcoming edition of Medical Fair Thailand, which was to have been held in September 2021, will be rescheduled to February 2022, with the physical trade fair taking place from 9-11 February at BITEC, Bangkok, and the seven-day digital extension from […]

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Healthy eating tips during Ramadan

May 3, 2021

The Holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, sacrifice and prayer: healthy adult Muslims traditionally practice daily fasting from dawn until sunset, by breaking fast at sunset with iftar followed by a pre-dawn meal called suhoor. Ramadan fasting, coupled with practices of self-control, self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for those less fortunate, can be […]

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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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