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PharmaMar and STAsia sign licensing and marketing agreement for lurbinectedin
(Pharmamar) PharmaMar (MSE:PHM) today announced an agreement with Singapore-based Specialised Therapeutics Asia Pte, Ltd (STA) to market the marine-based anti-tumour compound of the Company, lurbinectedin (PM1183) for the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, BRCA 1/2 -associated metastatic breast cancer and other future oncology indications in Australia, New Zealand and in 12 Asian countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tsunami run-up and inundation along the coast of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia due to a potential Brunei submarine mass failure - Tan WK, Teh SY, Koh HL.
Submarine landslides, also known as submarine mass failures (SMFs), are major natural marine disasters that could critically damage coastal facilities such as nuclear power plants and oil and gas platforms. It is therefore essential to investigate submarin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

22 Rescued, Malaysia Searches for Six Others from Boat Sinking
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities expanded the search Monday for six people, including five Chinese tourists, still missing two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Twenty-two people were rescued, but three Chinese tourists died. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency said in a statement that the search area has been expanded by about four times to 1,500 square nautical miles of the South China Sea, off Sabah state. It said Brunei has also deployed a plane to search in its waters. Government minister Shahidan Kassim was reported by the national Bernama news agency as saying that the 20 Chi...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EILEEN NG, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Taiwan Holds Search-and-Rescue Exercise in South China Sea
TAIPING ISLAND (AP) — Taiwan held a search-and-rescue exercise in the South China Sea on Tuesday as part of efforts to cement its hold over a key island in the strategically vital waterbody. Eight vessels and three aircraft took part in the drill simulating a fire aboard a cargo ship that forced crew members to seek safety on Taiping in the Spratly island group. Both coast guard and navy ships participated in the exercise. While Taiwan claims all of the Spratlys, it only occupies Taiping and hasn't challenged the presence of forces from China and other nations on other islands in the group. Coast guard head Lee Chun...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JOHNSON LAI, Associated Press Tags: News Training Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traveling To Southeast Asia? Here's What You Need To Know About Zika Virus
The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean has infected potentially millions of people and is pegged as the cause of congenital Zika syndrome, a birth defect affecting thousands of children in the region. It can cause brain damage, seizures, deafness, blindness and other neurological and physiological problems.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for 59 countries and territories throughout the world, including neighborhoods in Miami where the Zika virus continues to spread locally. Most of these areas are in Latin America and the Caribbean, while eight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Orangutan Photo Serves As Poignant Reminder Of Apes' Continued Plight
A malnourished female orangutan is pictured draped on a rescuer’s back, the two of them drenched by the falling rain. The animal’s eyes are shielded from the downpour by an outstretched hand, that of another rescue worker helping to get her to safety. It’s an evocative image, one that tells the story of a dying species and the challenges facing the humans trying to save it. Shared widely this month on social media, the photo was first captured in April 2013 during a rescue mission in Indonesian Borneo. An emergency response team from International Animal Rescue and members from a local forestry depar...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Launch A Zika Travel Advisory For Southeast Asia
U.S. health officials issued a Zika virus travel warning on Thursday, recommending that pregnant women consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 counties in Southeast Asia. The new travel warning was issued for Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor) and Vietnam, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection,” the agency noted on its website. On Friday, officials reported two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Thailand, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC issues Zika travel notice for 11 Southeast Asian countries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel notice Thursday urging pregnant women to consider postponing nonessential travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of the risk of Zika virus infections. The countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Vietnam. The travel information is […]Related:CDC officials worry that new flu vaccine recommendations could reduce useMystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread through sweat or tearsCancer immunotherapy is moving fast. Here’s what you need to know. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction
Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ― one of the planet’s most intelligent animals ― are officially headed for extinction. The Bornean orangutan is now critically endangered, according to a species assessment published this week by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The animal's Sumatran cousin, the other species of orangutan, was already listed as critically endangered ― meaning all orangutans are now at “extremely high risk of extinction in the wild,” IUCN said. “This is full acknowledgement of what has been clear for a long...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the ASEAN medical device directive?
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Back in 2012 and 2013, Emergo and other medical device industry news sources began reporting on an effort by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trade bloc to establish harmonized device registration systems across 10 countries in the region. Now, while a few member countries have made significant progress toward realizing that effort, the ASEAN Medical Device Directive (AMDD) as a whole remains a work in progress. According to the AMDD agreement as drafted, uniform (or at least highly similar) requirements for device registration, quality system compliance and related iss...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Statement by MSF on the Official Release of the Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
Press releaseStatement by MSF on the Official Release of the Full Text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement November 05, 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement negotiated between the U.S. and eleven other Pacific Rim nations: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. After more than five years of negotiations conducted in secret without the opportunity for public review, the agreed text, which will now be submitted to national processes for final signature and ratification, has been officially and publicly release...
Source: MSF News - November 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Issues surrounding children as motorcycle pillion rider in ASEAN country - Paiman NF, Ariffin AH, Hamzah A, Husin SFM, Jawi ZM, Solah MS, Mohamed N.
BACKGROUND: In ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) where motorcycles are the main mode of transportation, it is worth to explore on... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Patterns of suicide in Brunei Darussalam and comparison with neighbouring countries in South East Asia - Telisinghe PU, Colombage SM.
A retrospective study of suicides in Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) over a 20 year period from 1991-2010 was conducted by analysing the post-mortem examination and external examination reports and other relevant records. The suicide rate in Brunei is very low ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

MSF Urges Countries Not to Trade Away Health as Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Negotiations Intensify
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam/New York, August 22, 2013–The far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) should be a force for improving health outcomes for the more than half a billion people in twelve countries affected by the pact, but instead negotiators are moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to protect the health of their citizens, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. Trade representatives from the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim countries are in Brunei to neg...
Source: MSF News - August 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MSF urges countries not to trade away health
The far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) should be a force for improving health outcomes for the more than half a billion people in 12 countries affected by the pact, but instead negotiators are moving towards finalizing a deal that in fact would restrict access to affordable medicines and constrain governments’ ability to protect the health of their citizens, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Afghanistan 2013 © Vivian Lee/MSFMSF staff providing free healthcare and medicine to internally displace people in Kabul.  “Despite more than 18 mo...
Source: MSF News - August 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Access Campaign Frontpage NEWS Source Type: news

Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement Could Block Patient Access to Affordable Generic Medicines
Malaysia 2013 © P.K. Lee/MSF Malaysian activists launch a demonstration against the TPP during the International AIDS Society conference. KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK, JULY 15, 2013—As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement move to Malaysia this week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges negotiating countries to remove terms that could block people from accessing affordable medicines, choke off production of generic medicines, and constrain the ability of governments to pass laws in the interest of public health. "Just prior to hosting an inter...
Source: MSF News - July 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Threatens Access to Affordable Medicines
KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 3, 2013—Countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement* with the US should follow Malaysia’s lead in refusing harmful intellectual property proposals and assuring that people will continue to be able to access affordable medicines in the future, stressed the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC), Third World Network (TWN), Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+), and the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today at the International AIDS Society conference. "By hosting an internatio...
Source: MSF News - July 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Birdbooker Report 268 | @GrrlScientist
Compiled by an ardent bibliophile, this week's report is a bird lover's treasure trove! It includes Extinct Boids; A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Malaysia: including Sabah and Sarawak; A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Borneo: Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan; RSPB Birds: Their Hidden World; The Global Pigeon; and Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World; all of which were recently published in North America and the UKBooks to the ceiling, Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Science Source Type: news

Philip Adey obituary
My father, Philip Adey, who has died aged 73, was a chemistry teacher turned educationist and author. He devoted the majority of his working life to researching and promoting the teaching of thinking skills in school. His work on science teaching methods produced significant gains at GCSE, not only in science but also in maths and English. The method was further developed for primary education.Philip was born in Sevenoaks, Kent. After attending Bryanston school, Dorset, he gained a BSc in chemistry and a PGCE and Academic Diploma in Education from the London Institute of Education. Appointed head of chemistry at the Lodge ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2013 Category: Science Tags: King's College London Obituaries guardian.co.uk Exams Higher education GCSEs Schools Science Source Type: news

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan
New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan – and on future operations anywhere else – will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the armed forces in more than 40 years.Faced with the threat of attacks at close quarters – not least from members of the Afghan security forces turned by the Taliban or bearing individual grievances – the new weapons will enable them to shoot faster and more effectively, troops say.More than 25,000 Austrian-made G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard Norton-Taylor Tags: Military News guardian.co.uk Technology British Army UK news Weapons technology Science Source Type: news

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan
New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan – and on future operations anywhere else – will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the armed forces in more than 40 years.Faced with the threat of attacks at close quarters – not least from members of the Afghan security forces turned by the Taliban or bearing individual grievances – the new weapons will enable them to shoot faster and more effectively, troops say.More than 25,000 Austrian-made G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Richard Norton-Taylor Tags: The Guardian Military News Technology British Army UK news Weapons technology Science Source Type: news