BTS Cancels Seoul Concert Series as South Korea Grapples With Coronavirus Outbreak
(SEOUL, South Korea) — K-pop superstars BTS canceled an upcoming concert series in South Korea’s capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak. It follows a near-shutdown of entertainment in hard-hit parts of China, the world’s second-biggest economy and second-biggest box-office market. BTS, which performed at the Grammys and at New York’s Grand Central Terminal for “The Tonight Show” in recent weeks, is seen as an emblem of South Korea’s cultural and economic power. Local media said the canceled concerts were the inaugural l...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hyung-Jin Kim / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Music onetime South Korea Source Type: news

COVID-19 in SingaporeCurrent Experience: Critical Global Issues That Require Attention and Action
This Viewpoint discusses public health measures implemented in Singapore to manage potential COVID-19 infection based on the country's experience with SARS in 2003 and reviews critical information gaps necessary to help manage the outbreak. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘This Will Push Many People Over the Edge,’ Parents Warn as Hong Kong Closes Schools Until April Over Coronavirus Fears
(Bloomberg) — The emails are piling up, office queries need attention, and Jackie Yang’s kids won’t leave her alone. “‘Mom, I don’t know how to log on to the computer;’ ‘Mom, help me print out my paper.’ Imagine hearing ‘Mom!’ every minute. I’m just up to my neck,” said Yang, who works for a Chinese bank in risk control. For Yang and thousands of other parents in Hong Kong, the past few months have been nothing but frustration. The city’s school-aged children are expected to miss about 13 weeks of classes due to government-mandated shutdown...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lulu Yilun Chen and Bei Hu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health Hong Kong Source Type: news

Kuwait suspends all flights with Singapore, Japan over Coronavirus fears: KUNA
Kuwait's civil aviation authority announced on Tuesday it had suspended all flights with Singapore and Japan over coronavirus fears, state news agency KUNA reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Daiichi-Ranbaxy arbitration case: Singh brothers hearing in Singapore Supreme Court starts today
A Singapore tribunal in 2016 awarded Daiichi Rs 3,500 crore in damages. In May that year, the company moved Delhi High Court to enforce the award. The Singhs appealed against it in Singapore as well as India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus ’s Spread
Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Viruses Epidemics Japan South Korea Singapore Source Type: news

I work at a walk-in health centre. The coronavirus super-worriers are a problem | Anonymous
A public information campaign is urgently needed to tell people that all bar the very ill should access help from homeEveryone in my walk-in centre is getting a bit twitchy.Coronavirus is spreading, and we are waiting for our first case to arrive after the initial ones became known outside of China, in Singapore and Macau. After January 27, some of the receptionists – understandably nervous about getting infected themselves – begin to flag anyone travelling from a country where there has been a case.A couple come in who had already spoken to 111 because they were afraid after having travelled to such a country....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anonymous Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Health Source Type: news

Guidance to Educational Settings About COVID-19
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/19/2020. This page provides resources and guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The 14 topics include how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19; what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting; and what advice to give to individuals who have traveled from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand within the last 14 days. (Text) (Source:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Modafinil as a stimulant for military aviators - Ooi T, Wong SH, See B.
INTRODUCTION: Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting stimulant that has been approved by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) as a fatigue countermeasure medication since 2011. Each RSAF aircrew member must undergo a ground test to exclude opera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

NUS researchers identify novel protein to prevent neuropathy from chemotherapy
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) A team of researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified a novel protein that would prevent the development of neuropathy, a major side effect of chemotherapy, in cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The paradox of dormancy: Why sleep when you can eat?
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Why do predators sometimes lay dormant eggs -- eggs which are hardy, but take a long time to hatch, and are expensive to produce? That is the question that SUTD researchers set out to answer in a recent paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore
As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

AI-powered temperature screening solution being trialed in Singapore
iThermo reduces the need for manual temperature screening, and provides prompts where secondary checks can be carried out for feverish persons identified by the solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hunt on for 'patient zero' who spread coronavirus globally from Singapore
As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Singapore's biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases takes tally to 58
Singapore on Thursday reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases, with eight newly infected patients bringing its total to 58, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stigmatising ‘super-spreaders’ won’t help the fight against coronavirus | Philip Ball
The idea that people who infect a large number of others are ‘culprits’ is scientifically flawed – and deeply unfairFew people believe any longer that illness is divine punishment for sin. But if you want to see signs that health is still considered today a moral affair, take a look at how we respond to epidemics likethe coronavirus.The Brighton businessmanidentified as a “super-spreader” of the virus after he contracted it at a conference in Singapore is reported by the Times as feeling “very harassed” and “scared that [he’ll] become a scapegoat”. He is thought t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Infectious diseases World news Health Society Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

'Super-spreader' scout leader fears backlash after unwittingly bringing bug back
Scout leader Steve Walsh, 53, is in an isolation unit at St Thomas' Hospital in London after picking up the disease from one of the 100 other delegates at a Singapore gas conference last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore's DBS sends 300 staff home after one contracts coronavirus
Singapore's biggest bank DBS Group Holdings asked 300 staff to leave its head office in the financial district on Wednesday and work from home as a precautionary measure after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A Store, a Chalet, an Unsealed Pipe: Coronavirus Hot Spots Flare Far From Wuhan
A handful of buildings around the world have been linked to multiple cases of the new virus, raising fears of rapid transmission. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivian Wang, Austin Ramzy and Megan Specia Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Communist Party of China Hong Kong Tianjin (China) Wuhan (China) Singapore Source Type: news

Coronavirus superspreader revealed is Brighton businessman
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Walsh is in quarantine in a London hospital today after picking up the disease at a Singapore conference last month and coming home to Hove via an Alpine skiiing holiday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2,000 People Are Stranded on a U.S. Cruise Ship After 4 Countries Reject Entry Over Coronavirus Fears
Roughly 2,000 passengers and crew aboard the Holland America Line Westerdam are stranded on the open seas. Fears of the novel coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) has prompted four different nations and the U.S. territory of Guam to deny them entry despite no one on board being diagnosed with the illness that has caused global panic. After being denied entry into Japan, Guam, the Philippines and Taiwan, unnerved vacationers were initially relieved when the cruise ship’s captain announced on Monday that they’d finally be disembarking in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 13. But the ship is back in limbo after...
Source: TIME: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections
(University of Melbourne) Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. In what is the biggest trial of MRSA bloodstream infections to date, (352 participants from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel), the CAMERA2 clinical trial, researchers were surprised to see the drug combination wasn't as effective as anticipated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Briton in French Alps may have spread coronavirus to others across Europe
A British man who contracted the new coronavirus while attending a conference in Singapore may have infected seven other people when he stopped off at a chalet in a French mountain village for a few days on his way home, health experts said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Over 70 Singapore Airshow exhibitors have pulled out, public tickets limited: organizer
More than 70 trade exhibitors have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow amid concerns over the new coronavirus and the number of public tickets available will be less than half of those on offer in 2018 to limit attendance, the show's organizer said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Singapore issues advisory for financial sector amid higher virus alert level
Singapore's central bank on Sunday said it had advised financial institutions in the city-state to take additional measures and precautions after the government raised its coronavirus alert level. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Five Britons contract coronavirus in French ski resort
Five British nationals on a ski trip have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus at a mountain resort in France, after staying in the same chalet with a person who had been in Singapore, French health officials said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First foreign victim of coronavirus revealed as US citizen
British nationals at French ski resort diagnosed after contact with recent visitor to Singapore (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US citizen first foreigner to die of coronavirus
British nationals at French ski resort diagnosed after contact with recent visitor to Singapore (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fear can be more harmful than coronavirus, Singapore PM says after run on shops
Fear can do more harm than the spreading coronavirus, Singapore's prime minister said on Saturday, a day after the city-state raised its alert level, prompting residents to clear out supermarket shelves of rice, noodles and toilet paper. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

5 Britons contract coronavirus at French ski resort
Five British nationals including a child have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in France, after staying in the same ski chalet and coming into contact with a person who had been in Singapore, Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Singapore lifts virus alert to SARS level, sparking panic buying
Singapore on Friday raised its coronavirus alert level and reported more cases not linked to previous infections or travel to China, a move that sparked panic-buying of essentials in some shops across the island. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus: cruise operator bans Chinese nationals from its ships – as it happened
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesFull report: Wuhan facing ‘wartime conditions’Doctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories6.36pmGMT6.19pmGMTThe cruise line operator Royal Caribbean has said it will refuse any passengers with Chinese, Hong Kong or Macao passports, regardless of when they were last in China.The remarkable statement comes after reports that about two dozen passengers aboard a cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday mornin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Jessica Murray and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Cruise operator bans Chinese nationals from its ships – as it happened
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new cases. This blog is closedFull report: Wuhan facing ‘wartime conditions’Doctor who blew whistle over virus dies‘Some idiot moaned about breakfast’: life in coronavirus quarantineShare your stories6.36pmGMT6.19pmGMTThe cruise line operator Royal Caribbean has said it will refuse any passengers with Chinese, Hong Kong or Macao passports, regardless of when they were last in China.The remarkable statement comes after reports that about two dozen passengers aboard a cruise ship that docked in Bayonne, New Jer...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Jessica Murray and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Coronavirus officials hunt for anyone who spent more than 15 MINUTES with British businessman
The man, who returned from Singapore by plane last week, took himself to A&E at the Royal Sussex in Brighton on Sunday before he was transferred to Guy's Hospital in London (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: drop in number of new cases is positive, says a cautious WHO – latest news
Total infections pass 30,000 as Wuhan whistleblower doctor dies and Singapore reports three new casesDoctor who blew whistle over virus diesProfile of whistleblower doctorFirst British national to get virus had been in SingaporeShare your stories1.19pmGMTMore fall-out to the spread of the coronavirus outside China as Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has become the latest firm to pull out of an international conference in Barcelona later this month because of the outbreak.The telecoms equipment manufacturer has withdrawn from the Mobile World Congress in the Spanish city, which is scheduled to take place between 24 and 27 Fe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Hong Kong Source Type: news

Fury as the Government tells people flying home from Asia to 'call NHS 111 if you feel ill'
Passengers from China, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should isolate themselves and ring the helpline if they feel unwell, the guidance says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Government issues new coronavirus advice warning Britons flying back from NINE countries
Passengers who have arrived from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau, should contact the NHS 111 service. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: first British national confirmed with disease 'travelled back from Singapore' – latest news
Travellers returning to UK from countries including Japan, South Korea and Thailand are urged to ‘self-isolate’ if they feel illThird person in UK confirmed as having coronavirusDeaths reach 563, with fresh cases on stricken cruise ship off JapanHong Kong faces ‘double devastation’ of coronavirus and civil unrestShare your stories10.42pmGMTAn Italian citizen has tested positive for coronavirus. The 29-year-old man was among the 56 Italians repatriated from Wuhan on Monday and quarantined at a military facility near Rome. Italy ’s higher health council confirmed that the man had tested positive...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Mays (now) and Simon Murphy, Jessica Murrayand Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Asia Pacific Infectious diseases World news UK news Hong Kong Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Third UK patient 'caught coronavirus in Singapore'
The middle-aged man, diagnosed in Brighton, is being treated at a London hospital, it is understood. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First British national to contract coronavirus had been in Singapore
Patient diagnosed in Brighton and taken to London is third confirmed case in the UKCoronavirus – latest updatesThe third person in Britain to test positive for coronavirus travelled to the UK from Singapore, it emerged on Thursday, prompting a significant widening of the government ’s response to the epidemic.The new case, a middle-aged man, was the first British national to contract the virus, government sources indicated. After it was confirmed that he had travelled to the UK from outside China, officials changed existing advice, putting doctors on alert for cases in people returning from a string of countrie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Denis Campbell and Simon Murphy Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases UK news Brighton London Science Health Society Source Type: news

Britain's third coronavirus case flew in to UK from SINGAPORE
The third person to test positive for coronavirus in the UK, believed to be the first Briton infected by the deadly contagion, picked it up in Singapore before flying back to the UK sometime last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iHealthtech researchers working on Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) detection kit
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor Shao Huilin at the Institute for Health Innovation& Technology (iHealthtech) located at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is working on the development of a rapid Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) detection kit, based on the enVision technology platform which they invented in 2018. HOW IT WORKS (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WHO investigates Singapore conference linked to foreign virus spread
At least three employees of a multinational company that held a meeting of more than 100 international staff in Singapore have contracted the new coronavirus, sparking a World Health Organization investigation of the case. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Three businessmen contract coronavirus after Singapore business conference - Asian officials
At least three Asian businessmen who attended an international conference at a Singapore hotel have contracted the coronavirus, Malaysian and South Korean authorities said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study catalogues cancer 'fingerprints' in decade-long global effort to map cancer genomes
(Duke-NUS Medical School) A global research collaboration, led by world class institutions in Singapore, the UK and the USA, has developed the most detailed catalogue of mutational fingerprints found in most types of cancers that could help clarify their developmental history and lead to new prevention and treatment strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Global Solidarity, Collaboration and Urgent Action Needed to Defeat the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Once in a very rare while, a single, serious challenge consumes the attention of the entire world. We are living through one such period today as countries and communities come together to end the new coronavirus outbreak. This virus, provisionally known as the “2019-novel coronavirus,” has, as of 3 February 2020, spread to 24 countries, with over 17,000 people being infected to date, 99% of them in China. The limited numbers of cases elsewhere around the world – just 153 so far – show that efforts to contain the virus in China are curbing its global spread, alongside the detection and clinical care...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Uncategorized health ideas Source Type: news