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The Real Reason Google Is Buying Fitbit
In announcing its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google said the deal will “help spur innovation in wearables” — at least, that’s how Senior Vice President of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh put it in a blog post. If completed, the move would spell the end of an independent Fitbit, a 12-year-old hardware firm credited with popularizing the self-quantifying phenomenon that has so many of us comparing our daily step counts against our friends and loved ones. Google has already spent big money on wearable tech — in 2019, it paid $40 million for technolog...
Source: TIME: Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick Lucas Austin Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Evidence of cross-species filovirus transmission from bats to humans
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to a new collaborative study by the National Centre of Biological Sciences (NCBS) in India, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in the USA. The study published in the scientific journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, reaffirms the importance of virus surveillance at wildlife and human interfaces where the risk of virus spillover (transmission) may be highest.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Migration psychosis and homicide in Singapore: an eight-year update - Kuan DYC, Poremski D, Koh K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

None of these 195 countries — the U.S. included — is fully prepared for a pandemic, report says
The United States does well in five of six preparedness categories but ranks 19th — after Australia, Canada, Singapore and more than a half-dozen European countries — in measures that assess the overall risk environment and vulnerability to biological threats. The factors driving down the U.S. score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Bullying victimization, negative emotionality, and suicidal ideation in Korean youth: assessing latent class analysis using the manual 3-step approach - Cho S.
This study employed a latent class analysis to identify heterogeneous subgroups of suicide ideation membership among Korean youth. FINDINGS are measured by the longitudinal mediation test to estimate temporal-precedence, relating prior strainful so...
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Doctor Anywhere partners with ViettelPay to provide online healthcare services in Vietnam
This is the second partnership that Singapore-headquartered Doctor Anywhere has announced in Vietnam in a period of about two months.
Source: mobihealthnews - October 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Comparison of work environment and occupational injury in direct and indirect employment in Korea and Europe - Ahn J, Cho SS, Kim HR, Myong JP, Kang MY.
BACKGROUND: To investigate the risk of injury for indirect employment in Korea, we compared work environment, workplace exposure, and injury risk according to the type of employment contract between Korea and European Union (EU) countries. METHODS:...
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Latino nativity variations link to street violence in drug markets - Cho JY.
The Latino paradox is defined as "Latinos do[ing] much better on various social indicators, including violence, than blacks and apparently even whites, given relatively high levels of disadvantage." We do not know, however, if the Latino paradox is masquer...
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘We’re Not As Healthy As We Should Be.’ Fitbit CEO James Park Discusses New AFib Detection Partnership With Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer
“We’re not as healthy as we should be.” That’s what Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park said at Thursday’s TIME 100 Health Summit, where MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed him about the company’s future in the health care space, the impact of wearables and just how active Fitbit’s 30 million active users really are. Ruhle talked with Park about Fitbit’s position as one of the first major wearables company to have gone public, one that led the charge in terms of mass market adoption but has lost ground to competitors offering more advanced wearable devices, as well as ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick Lucas Austin Tags: Uncategorized fitness HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news

Pensioner's taste buds 'disappear' due to a blood condition
The unnamed 64-year-old was seen by doctors in Singapore. The man was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, where a person has low levels of red blood cells due to a deficiency in vitamin B12.
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making children learn by exercising helps them on tests
University College London researchers led the review, which also involved experts from the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore. It analysed the results of 42 studies.
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting
Dear Members of the Worm Community, We are happy to announce that registration is now open for: C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting, within the larger TAGC 2020 Meeting, April 22–26, 2020. Conference website:    https://genetics-gsa.org/tagc-2020/   Location:  Washington, DC, USA (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center)Abstract Submission Deadline*: December 5, 2019Registration Deadline:  December 5, 2019Early Discount:  December 5, 2019Submit a Workshop Proposal: by November 1, 2019Travel Award Deadline:  December 5, 2019 We will have C. elegans Communi...
Source: WormBase - October 12, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Michael Paulini Tags: meetings Source Type: news

Helping from home: Singaporean youth volunteers with migrant-rights and human-trafficking NGOs in Singapore - Yea S.
Social science literature on development volunteering has mainly focused on the interstices between overseas travel experiences and organised placements, with a particular focus on youth. To date, this literature has not engaged with development volunteeri...
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dr. Dent Discusses Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Dr. Rebecca Dent, oncologist at the National Cancer Center, Singapore, discusses the rationale for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancer.
Source: CancerNetwork - October 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca Dent, MD Source Type: news

Verita Healthcare Group acquires three digital health startups as part of its global expansion plans
Singapore-founded Verita Healthcare Group, an integrated provider of preventative, personalised healthcare announced that it has strategically invested in three digital healthcare businesses, spanning Asia and Europe, as part of its international expansion and consolidation strategy. Verita Healthcare Group was founded in 2015 and has offices in Asia, Europe and the USA. The three digital health businesses acquired by the company are nBuddy, CelliHealth and Hanako.
Source: mobihealthnews - October 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nobel honors pioneers in cosmology and exoplanets
Source: ScienceNOW - October 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cho, A., Clery, D. Tags: Physics, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

The low density and magnetization of a massive galaxy halo exposed by a fast radio burst
We report the detection of a fast radio burst (FRB 181112), localized with arcsecond precision, that passes through the halo of a foreground galaxy. Analysis of the burst shows that the halo gas has low net magnetization and turbulence. Our results imply predominantly diffuse gas in massive galactic halos, even those hosting active supermassive black holes, contrary to some previous results.
Source: ScienceNOW - October 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Prochaska, J. X., Macquart, J.-P., McQuinn, M., Simha, S., Shannon, R. M., Day, C. K., Marnoch, L., Ryder, S., Deller, A., Bannister, K. W., Bhandari, S., Bordoloi, R., Bunton, J., Cho, H., Flynn, C., Mahony, E. K., Phillips, C., Qiu, H., Tejos, N. Tags: Astronomy reports Source Type: news

Clues from DNA could help predict growth of prostate cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore, have identified 1,178 biomarkers in men ’s genomes — the complete set of genetic material inherited from one’s parents — that predict how an individual person’s prostate cancer will grow.The finding suggests that predicting how a person ’s cancer will evolve may lie in their inherited DNA.BACKGROUNDThe researchers focused in part on a biological process called DNA methylation. DNA methylation is a natural process cells use to turn genes on or off to help support nor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Active front steering for driver's steering comfort and vehicle driving stability - Cho J, Huh K.
In this paper, an active front steering (AFS) controller with a new variable steering ratio (VSR) map is proposed to enhance the vehicle stability and consider the driver's steering comfort. The properties of the steering sensitivity and the yaw rate gain ...
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Feature-based CAD system buildup for passenger airbag design - Cho H, Yang S, Yim J, Kim S, Chae SW.
The passenger airbag (PAB) requires a large volume and fast deployment because of the large distance between the dashboard and the passenger. And various shapes and sizes of the PAB are required depending on the type of vehicle. However, since the PAB mode...
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Stigmatizing beliefs about depression in diverse ethnic groups of Asian Americans - Jung H, Cho YJ, Rhee MK, Jang Y.
Focusing on diverse ethnic groups of Asian Americans, the present study examined the prevalence, ethnic variations, and predictors of stigmatizing beliefs about depression (beliefs that associate depression with a sign of weakness, shame to the whole famil...
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship between age and injury severity in traffic accidents involving elderly pedestrians - Lee HH, Cho JS, Lim YS, Hyun SY, Woo JH, Jang JH, Yang HJ.
This study aimed to examine whether injury severity differs with respect to age among elderly pedestrians involved in traffic accidents and identify factors affecting injury severity. METHODS: Using emergency department-based injury in-d...
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

"Racialized masculinities": a gendered response to marginalization among Malay boys in Singapore - Ganapathy N, Balachandran L.
While social disorganization and anomie theories are generally employed to explain the disproportionate representation of racial minorities in the offending population, such perspectives often fail to address the intersectionalities of class, race, religio...
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Back to the Bedside
The Dover Park Hospice in Singapore asked me to visit their hospice to observe how they had adapted Namaste Care, a program I had developed for people with advanced dementia. Originally it was a small group program for nursing homes, but now it has expanded and can be found in care homes and hospice organizations all over the world. On the first day of my visit, I was asked to observe a Namaste Care session. Five social workers were giving five patients hand massages. The room was perfect — very lovely and homelike — and calming music was playing.
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joyce Simard Tags: We Are PALTC Source Type: news

Time series analysis of delta neutrophil index as the predictor of sepsis in patients with acute poisoning - Park SJ, Park J, Lee MJ, Seo JS, Ahn JY, Cho JW.
Delta neutrophil index (DNI), which reflects the fraction of immature granulocytes, is used to detect infection and sepsis from noninfectious conditions, but few studies have evaluated in the early stage of acute poisoning. This retrospective observational...
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Owners' attitudes toward their companion dogs are associated with the owners' depression symptoms-an exploratory study in South Korea - Min KD, Kim WH, Cho S, Cho SI.
Background: Various health benefits from the ownership of companion dogs have been studied from a One Health perspective. However, the preventive effects on depression are unclear, with inconsistent results across studies. We hypothesized that heter...
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Google claims quantum computing milestone
Source: ScienceNOW - September 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cho, A. Tags: Physics, Applied, Physics In Depth Source Type: news

Feasibility pilot of a brief mindfulness intervention for college students with posttraumatic stress symptoms and problem drinking - Valenstein-Mah H, Simpson TL, Bowen S, Enkema MC, Bird ER, Cho HI, Larimer ME.
OBJECTIVE: A significant subset of college students experience PTSD symptoms, and many engage in problematic alcohol use. Some college students with PTSD symptoms may use alcohol and other substances to cope with their symptoms, and those with PTSD experie...
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stressful life events and negative emotions on delinquency among Korean youth: an empirical test of general strain theory assessing longitudinal mediation analysis - Cho S, Galehan J.
The current study examines the extent to which the argument of Agnew's general strain theory extends to a sample of South Korean youth to be able to explain the hypothesized direct and indirect/mediated effects of negative emotions derived from various neg...
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AIA launches initiative to promote sleep sufficiency in the APAC region
AIA, the largest public listed pan-Asian life insurance group, yesterday announced in Singapore a new initiative designed to help combat sleep deprivation – a critical health issue in Asia. The initiative has a hashtag called #OneMoreHour, aims to raise awareness about the health benefits associated with getting sufficient sleep.
Source: mobihealthnews - September 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Advantages of Singapore as a Clinical Supply Hub to be Discussed by...
Catalent, a global leader in clinical supply services, today announced that Julie Delaney, Director, Project and Clinical Supplies Management, Asia Pacific (APAC) will present at the upcoming 3rd...(PRWeb September 17, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/advantages_of_singapore_as_a_clinical_supply_hub_to_be_discussed_by_catalent_at_accelerating_clinical_trials_in_asia_conference/prweb16576861.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Are Korean children free from suicide? Risk and protective factors within a transactional-ecological perspective - Cho YJ.
This study aimed to explore and identify the trends and risks, as well as the protective factors of child suicide in Korea. Data from the 10th year Korea Welfare Panel Study in 2016 were used. These data were collected from 458 fourth to sixth grade boys a...
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Diagnosing "extremism": the case of "muscular" secularism in Singapore - Ramakrishna K.
This paper makes three main arguments: first, religious extremism is best understood in context. This stance is adopted in diagnosing the specific case of Islamic extremism in the globalized, multi-religious city-state of Singapore, which, having departed ...
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fitbit Partners With Singapore Government To Offer Trackers To 5.6 Million People
This week, Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced that it will be collaborating with Singapore ’s government to provide their 5.6 million population with fitness trackers in a nationwide public health initiative.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. James Somauroo, Contributor Source Type: news

Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up
Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users.
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fitbit partners with Singapore ’s HPB on population-based public health initiative
Fitbit announced yesterday that it will be collaborating with Singapore ’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programmes to improve the nation’s health, and a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH). This is Fitbit’s first major integration of a digital health platform and wearables into a national public health program globally. 
Source: mobihealthnews - August 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fitbit eyes one million new users in Singapore health scheme
Fitbit Inc has won a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services to up to one million of the country's citizens as part of a health initiative that begins in October.
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medtech and healthtech-specific co-working space launched in Singapore
Singapore-based medtech startup Aardvark Labs and Padang& Co, an innovation catalyst, joined forces to launch Catalyst, a co-working space which aims to creates new partnerships that deliver real health outcomes and meaningful business impact in the healthcare industry. At Catalyst ’s official launch on August 19, Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between Aardvark Labs and SingHealth, National Healthcare Group (NHG), and National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC). 
Source: mobihealthnews - August 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Fatalities related to new psychoactive substances in Singapore-a case series - Chan S, Wu J, Lee B.
The use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) has become a serious global issue with increasing number of reports of their toxicities and fatalities. Likewise, in Singapore, the number of exhibits containing NPS detected had increased 80% from 2011 to 2014....
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PainChek receives Singapore regulatory clearance and signs agreement with Allium Healthcare
Hot on the heels on being granted a US patent for pain assessment invention last month, Australia-based PainChek, developer of the world ’s first smart phone-based pain assessment and monitoring app, has received regulatory approval from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for the use of the PainChek app in the market.
Source: mobihealthnews - August 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Injury patterns associated with personal mobility devices and electric bicycles: an analysis from an acute general hospital in Singapore - Cha Sow King C, Liu M, Patel S, Goo TT, Lim WW, Toh HC.
INTRODUCTION: The increasing popularity of personal mobility devices (PMDs) and electric bicycles (e-bikes) in Singapore has met with growing public concern over safety. Following the passing of the Active Mobility Bill, there remains a gap in the local li...
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK nurses honour colleagues killed in WW2 Singapore
A group of UK nurses attending an international nursing conference in Singapore took part in a ceremony to commemorate nurses who lost their lives when the country was invaded by the Japanese in the Second World War.
Source: Nursing Times - July 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The presence of alcohol consumption prior to homicide in Singapore - Yeo DCK, Singham T, Poremski D.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of alcohol use disorders in people charged with homicide in Singapore. We also sought to determine which historical risk factors were associated with the use of alcohol 24  h prior to the homicide and with the presen...
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Minding the treatment gap: results of the Singapore Mental Health Study - Subramaniam M, Abdin E, Vaingankar JA, Shafie S, Chua HC, Tan WM, Tan KB, Verma S, Heng D, Chong SA.
PURPOSE: To establish the 12-month treatment gap and its associated factors among adults with mental disorders in the Singapore resident population using data from the second Singapore Mental Health Study and to  examine the changes since the last mental ...
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MIT ' s Research Enterprise in Singapore, SMART launches new research group
The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), together with A*STAR Institutes and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF), has launched a new national initiative dubbed Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalised-Medicine (CAMP). The initiative was launched as part of Singapore ’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical challenges in life-changing cell therapies.
Source: mobihealthnews - July 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Singapore Says Records for 14,200 H.I.V. Patients, Held by an American, Were Leaked
The medical records were illegally disclosed online, the Ministry of Health said, in the second major breach of Singapore ’ s health records since July.
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Singapore Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Electronic Health Records Computer Security Privacy Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Singapore Says an American Leaked Records of 14,200 H.I.V. Patients
The medical records were illegally disclosed online, the Ministry of Health said, in the second major breach of Singapore ’ s health records since July.
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE IVES Tags: Singapore Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Electronic Health Records Computer Security Privacy Medicine and Health Source Type: news

This Teenager Was Jailed For Being Critical of Singapore. The U.S. Just Upheld His Bid for Asylum
(CHICAGO) — A teenage blogger from Singapore was released from U.S. custody on Tuesday following an immigration appeals court’s decision to uphold his bid for asylum. Amos Yee, whose online posts mocking and criticizing the Singapore government twice landed him in jail there, left his homeland in December with the intention of seeking U.S. asylum. But federal immigration agents detained the 18-year-old at O’Hare International Airport and he had been behind bars since. Carrying a clear plastic bag stuffed with his belongings, Yee emerged Tuesday afternoon from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement fac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Tareen / AP Tags: Uncategorized Immigration onetime Singapore Source Type: news

World Briefing: Singapore: Fires Diminish Air Quality
Billowing smoke from Indonesian forest fires has engulfed Singapore and much of Malaysia, reducing air quality to unhealthy levels.
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tags: Malaysia Air Pollution Indonesia Singapore Wildfires Source Type: news