Risk stratification of paediatric sports injuries seen at a tertiary hospital - Seah PZ, Chee JNZH, Feng JXY, Ting YS, Chong SL.
In this study, we described paediatric sports injuries seen in the paediatric emergency department of a large, tertiary paediatric hospital in Singapore and evaluated risk factors for severe sports injuries. METHODS: This is a retrosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tessa Therapeutics Receives PRIME Designation from European Medicines Agency for CD30 CAR-T Therapy
BEDMINSTER, N.J. and SINGAPORE, Jan. 18, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Tessa Therapeutics (Tessa), a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing next-generation cancer treatments for hematological malignancies and solid tumors, toda... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Regulatory Tessa Therapeutics, CAR-T therapy, Hodgkin Lymphoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A British man who snuck out of his Ritz-Carlton hotel room to see his fianc ée while in quarantine in Singapore faces up to 6 months in jail
The 52-year-old allegedly left his room on three separate occasions while not wearing a mask. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Near-falls in Singapore community-dwelling older adults: a feasibility study - Soh SLH, Tan CW, Lane J, Yeh TT, Soon B.
BACKGROUND: A near-fall is defined as a loss of balance that would result in a fall if sufficient balance recovery manoeuvres are not executed. Compared to falls, near-falls and its associated balance recovery manoeuvres have been understudied. Older adul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

China Bars Entry to 2 Members of W.H.O. Team Investigating Covid in Wuhan
Beijing has repeatedly impeded the global inquiry into the emergence of the coronavirus. Two scientists on the team remained in Singapore after testing positive for antibodies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Javier C. Hern ández Tags: World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Source Type: news

Holmusk signs MoU with Singapore ’s NHG and IMH to co-develop digital solutions for mental health
According to the 2016 Singapore Mental Health Study, about one in seven people in Singapore has experienced a mental health condition in their lifetime.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Commitment to Lung Cancer Science and Innovation with Eight Data Presentations at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ’s 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer
January 12, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that eight company-sponsored presentations, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore taking place virtually January 28-31, 2021. The presentations include updated data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study (NCT02609776) evaluating amivantamab in patients with NSCLC and EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations and two studies that characterize the high unmet need and lack of stand...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Primary care plays key role in managing COVID-19 in three Asian cities
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Despite having some of the densest living spaces and the highest number of international visitors, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing have utilized their respective primary health care systems to keep their COVID-19 cases and deaths relatively low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SUTD develops new model of influence maximization
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) The model will enhance the robustness of networks to adversarial attacks and will benefit both practitioners and organizations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Access Consortium statement on COVID-19 vaccines evidence, MHRA (published 7th January 2021)
This collective statement from medicine regulators from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK discusses the regulatory evidence requirements for COVID-19 vaccine approvals and considerations for post-market pharmacovigilance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore and US scientists uncover the structure of Wnt, Wntless proteins
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Preventing Wnt from hitching a ride may offer new avenue for novel treatments for cancer and fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
National University of SingaporeScience Business AnnouncementIMAGE: The Dental Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (Dental DART) was developed by NUS researchers (from left) Professor Freddy Boey, Mr Sudarshan Anantharaman, Associate Professor Vinicius Rosa and their team.viewmore Credit: National University of SingaporeDental treatments are performed at close proximity to the mouths and noses of the patients, and the procedures are often related to the generation of aerosols as well as handling of oral fluids and blood. This puts dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseas...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Meaning of age-friendly neighbourhood: an exploratory study with older adults and key informants in Singapore - Bhuyan MR, Lane AP, Moogoor A, Mo čnik, Yuen B.
This study explores the concept of age-friendly neighbourhood as understood by older adults and key informants (local service providers, professionals and public officials) in Singapore. Data are collected through key informant interviews (n  = 15) and fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Singapore says its contact-tracing data can be used for criminal investigations
The policy reverses previous assurances that the data would be limited to coronavirus contact-tracing, sparking renewed concerns about privacy. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pierson Source Type: news

Singapore says police will be given access to Covid-19 contact tracing data
Concerns over privacy as TraceTogether scheme is used by almost 80% of the nation ’s populationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSingapore has announced its police will be able to use data obtained by its coronavirus contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations, a decision likely to increase privacy concerns around the system.The technology, deployed as both a phone app and a physical device, is being used by nearly 80% of the 5.7 million population, authorities said, after announcing its use would become compulsory in places such as shopping malls.Continue reading... (Source...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor and agencies Tags: Singapore Asia Pacific World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Singapore GDP contracts 5.8% as conditions improve in 4th quarter
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

International SOS successfully pilots digital health certificates app at Singapore ’s Changi Airport
This will facilitate faster immigration checkpoint clearance for travelers, enables more hassle-free travel, and reduces risks of crowds at the airport. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 4, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Op-Ed: How I found a little slice of COVID-free utopia in Singapore
Through its strict rules for travelers, Singapore was protecting its population from me. But for the first time during the pandemic, I felt safe. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Grace Segran Source Type: news

2020 slinks into history as fireworks light deserted streets
While some cities would launch fireworks over empty streets, others, such as London and Singapore, called off their displays. Paris,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia stocks dip; many Asia-Pacific markets set for early close
Markets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong are set to close earlier than usual on Thursday due to New Year's Eve. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest study of Asia's rivers unearths 800 years of paleoclimate patterns
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) The SUTD study will be crucial for assessing future climatic changes and making more informed water management decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Singapore relaxes Covid restrictions in bid to boost economy
City-state has contained pandemic but curbs remain in place on migrant workers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Singapore relaxes Covid restrictions in effort to boost economy
City-state has contained pandemic but curbs remain in place on migrant workers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study identifies distinct sub-types of aggressive tumours to allow for targeted treatment
(SingHealth) - Angiosarcomas are clinically aggressive tumours that are more prevalent in Asian populations-Study led by Singapore clinician-scientists has found a way to classify angiosarcomas into three subtypes, allowing for more targeted treatment, better outcomes for patients and the development of new therapies- Findings were published inThe Journal of Clinical Investigation this year (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NTU Singapore study suggests link between word choices and extraverts
(Nanyang Technological University) A study by a team of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) psychologists has found a link between extraverts and their word choices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on pediatric emergencies and hospitalizations in Singapore - Chong SL, Soo JSL, Allen JCJ, Ganapathy S, Lee KP, Tyebally A, Yung CF, Thoon KC, Ng YH, Oh JY, Teoh OH, Mok YH, Chan YH.
BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has impacted the provision of health services in all specialties. We aim to study the impact of COVID-19 on the utilization of pediatric hospital services including emergency department (ED) attendances, h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Book sheds light on work by opposition politicians in Singapore
(World Scientific) Journey in Blue: A Peek into the Workers' Party of Singapore by former non-constituency member of parliament (NCMP) Yee Jenn Jong covers Jenn Jong's unexpected leap into opposition politics just weeks before the breakthrough 2011 General Election and his experience as an opposition party member through three contests in the general elections from 2011-2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiological trends of personal mobility devices and power-assisted bicycles-related fires and injuries in Singapore [Letter] - Kwek JQW, Ng QX, Lim AJ, Ang LF, Arulanandam S.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Association of high profile football matches in Europe with traffic accidents in Asia: archival study - Yam KC, Jackson JC, Lau J, Qin X, Barnes CM, Chong JK.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between popular football games played in Europe and the incidence of traffic accidents in Asia. DESIGN: Study based on 41 538 traffic accidents involving taxis in Singapore and 1 814 320 traffic accidents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

How Will You Talk to Patients About a COVID-19 Vaccine? How Will You Talk to Patients About a COVID-19 Vaccine?
A CDC advisory committee voted unanimously to include the recently authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 immunization schedules. The vaccine has also been approved in the UK and Singapore.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Young people regarded COVID-19 as a threat to the older generation but not to themselves
(Nanyang Technological University) During the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, young Singaporeans understood the infectious disease to be risky for their parents and older relatives, but not themselves, an NTU Singapore study has found. Young Singaporeans were also more concerned about the dangers of fake news surrounding COVID-19 rather than the health threat posed by the disease and believed misinformation about the pandemic affected the older generation more than them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore have invented a portable tent-like shield to prevent the spread of saliva and aerosols generated during dental procedures. These procedures would otherwise put dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other critical infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Over one in 3 rare childhood disorders diagnosed in 6 years
(SingHealth) Two novel discoveries led by Singapore team sets pace for targeted therapy development among those diagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IASLC hosts 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) Each year, IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) highlights the best lung cancer research at the Presidential Symposium. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WCLC was postponed and has been restructured into two separate meetings--the first portion was held in August and the second part will be held in January 2021. To learn more about the meeting, visit https://wclc2020.iaslc.org/. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Strides gets USFDA nod for generic Oxybutynin Chloride tablets
Company's step-down wholly owned subsidiary Strides Pharma Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, has received approval for Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets USP, 5 mg from the United States Food& Drug Administration (USFDA), Strides said in a filing to BSE. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Feasibility of Multilevel Pregnancy Tests for Telemedicine Abortion Service Follow-Up: A Pilot Study
CONCLUSIONSIncorporating MLPTs into telemedicine abortion services is feasible and associated with high client satisfaction. Enabling people to manage their own abortion follow-up care could greatly improve their overall abortion experience. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Singapore approves use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
Singapore's prime minister says his government has approved the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine and the first shipment will arrive by the end of this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Singapore oil tanker hit by explosion caused by 'external source' off Saudi Arabia
A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by "an external source" while discharging at the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia Monday, owner and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside a vaccine cold storage room
The BBC's Karishma Vaswani takes a look around a vaccine cold storage facility in Singapore. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS researchers finds best combination of available therapies against COVID-19
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore have utilised a ground-breaking AI platform to find an optimal combination of available therapies against COVID-19. The research team identified the drug combination from over 530,000 possibilities within two weeks, cutting down the number of tests typically needed by hundreds of thousands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

After 'cruise to nowhere' returns early, Singapore says passenger does not have Covid
The passenger was aboard Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas that set sail on Dec. 7 for a round trip to the city-state with no port... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus case on board 'cruise to nowhere' forces ship to return to Singapore
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Cruise To Nowhere' Returns To Singapore Early After Positive COVID-19 Test
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19
An elderly passenger on board a Royal Caribbean “cruise to nowhere” has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the vessel to return early to Singapore (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Singapore 'cruise to nowhere' ends after passenger tests positive for Covid-19
The post-pandemic test voyage is open only to city-state residents but 2,000 passengers were confined to their cabins after one... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore 'cruise to nowhere' turns back after passenger tests positive for Covid-19
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has returned to port in Singapore after a passenger tested positive for Covid-19. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news