Big COVID-19 waves may be coming, new Omicron strains suggest
Nearly 3 years into the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 faces a formidable challenge: finding new ways around the immunity humans have built up through vaccines and countless infections. Worrisome new data show it is up to the challenge. Several new and highly immune-evasive strains of the virus have caught scientists’ attention in recent weeks; one or more may well cause big, new COVID-19 waves this fall and winter. “We can say with certainty that something is coming. Probably multiple things are coming,” says Cornelius Roemer, who studies viral evolution at the University of Basel. Whether they will also lead to many ho...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 27, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘The jewel has lost its shine’: how the world reacted to the UK’s pound crisis
The turmoil stirred condemnation in the US, bitter memories in Greece and interest among holidaymakers in Singapore #greece #poundcrisis #holidaymakers #singapore (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring facilitators and barriers of older adults' outdoor mobility: a walk-along study in Singapore - Mo čnik, Moogoor A, Yuen B.
Background Outdoor mobility is critical to the quality of life and health of older adults. The neighbourhood environment is one of the factors that influences mobility, but it is often investigated reductively as a direct correlate to movement. Method... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The impact of mobility scooter on occupational participation among older adults in Singapore: an exploratory study - Lim PY, Chia CHW, Ong SL, Lim ML, Xu T.
This study aimed to exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Patient, Public, and Healthcare Professionals' Sepsis Awareness, Knowledge, and Information Seeking Behaviors: A Scoping Review
CONCLUSIONS: Patient, public, and healthcare professional awareness and knowledge of sepsis vary globally. Future research may benefit from a consistent definition as well as country-specific data to support targeted public awareness campaigns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The midlife crisis is REAL! 40s and 50s face the toughest period of their life
A team of British, American and Singaporean scientists claim the midlife crisis is real after examined data from thousands of people from the US, UK and Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

INTEGRA’s automated pipetting solutions improve accuracy and reproducibility for microRNA-based diagnostics
MiRXES, a biotechnology company based in Singapore, is relying on a range of INTEGRA pipetting systems to increase the speed and precision of its RT-qPCR workflows. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 13, 2022 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Patient, Public, and Healthcare Professionals' Sepsis Awareness, Knowledge, and Information Seeking Behaviors: A Scoping Review
Conclusions: Patient, public, and healthcare professional awareness and knowledge of sepsis vary globally. Future research may benefit from a consistent definition as well as country-specific data to support targeted public awareness campaigns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable assistive robot developed to prevent falls for Singapore's elderly
It can also predict falls by using AI and a deep sensing camera that observes a wearer ' s movement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 9, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nurses' knowledge and confidence in recognizing and managing patients with sepsis: A multi-site cross-sectional study
Conclusion: A stronger foundation in sepsis education and training programs and the implementation of sepsis screening tools and care bundles are needed to enhance nurses ' knowledge and confidence in recognizing and managing patients with sepsis. Impact: The findings of this study are beneficial to administrators, educators and researchers in designing interventions to support nurses in their role in recognizing and responding to sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catalent Expands Singapore Clinical Supply Facility for Increased...
Catalent, the global leader in enabling biopharma, cell, gene, and consumer health partners to optimize development, launch, and supply of better patient treatments across multiple modalities, today...(PRWeb September 06, 2022)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/catalent_expands_singapore_clinical_supply_facility_for_increased_temperature_controlled_capabilities/prweb18880457.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 6, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patient, Public, and Healthcare Professionals' Sepsis Awareness, Knowledge, and Information Seeking Behaviors: A Scoping Review.
Conclusions: Patient, public, and healthcare professional awareness and knowledge of sepsis vary globally. Future research may benefit from a consistent definition as well as country-specific data to support targeted public awareness campaigns. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singaporean startup FathomX scores almost $2M to hasten breast cancer AI development
It will use its fresh funds to complete a multi-site validation study across eight Asia-Pacific markets. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 1, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

There ’s some good news in the battle against long Covid | Danny Altmann
UK cases are falling – and scientists around the world are getting closer to being able to define and treat long CovidAs a scientist who works every day on the immunology of Covid-19 and long Covid, I ’m well aware that, heading into autumn and the return to school, the UK faces yet more Covid confusion and disharmony. Where are we headed next? Isn’t it over? And why keep harping on about mitigation when we now have so many other concerns?Any discussion of our current Covid situation must consider the legacy of disability and misery associated with long Covid. In my opinion, there is now some good news among the old ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Danny Altmann Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news World news Health Long Covid Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Dermatoses Often Occur in People Who Wear Face Masks Dermatoses Often Occur in People Who Wear Face Masks
Around 50% of people wearing face masks are at risk for dermatoses, and the risk increases with the length of time the mask is worn, researchers in Singapore suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 30, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news