New material made from recycled plastic bottles could help reduce water pollution
(Natural News) Singaporean researchers have come up with a new incentive for people to recycle disposable PET plastic bottles instead of just throwing them away. They can turn the plastic waste into a group of very useful materials called aerogels, which would make the disposable bottles well worth the effort of holding on to or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First molecular test that selects immunotherapy for kidney cancer
(SingHealth) National Cancer Centre Singapore and Lucence Diagnostics Announce First Molecular Test that Selects Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer. - Study was conducted on 36 kidney cancer patients using the CLEARScore ™ test that identifies eight genes linked to immunotherapy. - Findings from this study will be presented at the 2019 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prenatal forest fire exposure stunts children's growth
(Duke University) Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new research from Duke University and the National University of Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Singapore Police Say American Accused of Leaking HIV Data'Pathological Liar'Singapore Police Say American Accused of Leaking HIV Data'Pathological Liar '
Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was"a pathological liar," in a case that has raised concerns over data privacy in the city-state.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Nutritional Frontiers enters Asian market
It's a new frontier for the Bridgeville, Pennsylvania-based Nutritional Frontiers, as the health and wellness company has entered a deal that would allow it to enter the Asian market. The company announced in a press release Feb. 14 that it was entering into a partnership with Good Health Distributors, a health and nutrition distributor based in Singapore. Nutritional Frontiers will be able to sell its catalog of natural pills, chewables, protein powders and other health produc ts. "Asia is a region… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Singapore police say American accused of leaking HIV data 'pathological liar'
Singapore police said on Wednesday a U.S. citizen accused of leaking the names of more than 14,000 HIV-positive people was "a pathological liar", in a case that has raised concerns over data privacy in the city-state. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pathogenic Bacteria Found On Microplastics Retrieved From Singapore's Beaches
Bacteria living on microplastic pollution in marine environments include a number of pathogenic species as well as a few that might be helpful (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: GrrlScientist, Contributor Source Type: news

Chemo-Carrying Gold Nanoparticles Tested on Mesothelioma
Italian researchers have found early success using gold nanoparticles as a chemotherapy-delivery vehicle for mesothelioma. They are hopeful their discovery will lead to an improvement in mesothelioma treatment in the future. The researchers tested their strategy on pleural mesothelioma cells in the lab. They first designed gold nanoparticles with a specific antibody targeted to the cells. Then they loaded the chemotherapy drug Alimta (pemetrexed) into the nanoparticles and observed its effect on the cancer cells. Delivering Alimta through the gold nanoparticles proved more effective than standard chemotherapy. But the me...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

NUS marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters
(National University of Singapore) A team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size) collected from the coastal areas of Singapore. These bacteria are capable of causing coral bleaching, and triggering wound infections in humans. The team also discovered a diversity of bacteria, including useful organisms - such as those that can degrade marine pollutants like hydrocarbons - in the plastic waste. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Treat the person, not the disease: Treating “conditions” leads to duplicate treatments, higher costs
(Natural News) Strategies currently employed for treating patients with a myriad of chronic diseases are financially burdening their country’s health systems and individuals unnecessarily, a global study initiated by the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne in Australia has revealed. According to experts, the current clinical practice of handling each disease in isolation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030
At Narok County, Kenya, during a discussion by anti-FGM campaigner Agnes Pareyio from Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). The picture was taken at a school run by TNI for girls escaping FGM and child marriage. Credit: Equality Now/ Tara CareyBy Divya SrinivasanNEW DELHI, Feb 6 2019 (IPS)According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem. In 2015, when the United Nations was in the process of adopting the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Srinivasan Tags: Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Quality of overall diet is key to lowering type 2 diabetes risk
(Duke-NUS Medical School) Consistent with studies in other populations, findings from the first local study, The Singapore Chinese Health Study, conducted by researchers in the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Duke-NUS Medical School, have shown that a high-quality diet defined by low intake of animal foods such as red meat, and high intake of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and reduced intake of sweetened beverages could be associated with reduced risk of diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LGBT+ People in Singapore'More Fearful' After HIV Data Leak LGBT+ People in Singapore'More Fearful' After HIV Data Leak
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. Using breast cancer as a model, they discovered that common nanoparticles made from gold, titanium dioxide, silver and silicon dioxide -- found in processed food, consumer products, and also used in nanomedicines -- widen the gap between blood vessel cells, making it easier for other cells, such as cancer cells, to go in and out of 'leaky' blood vessels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 31, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Ekso Bionics Steps Up to Develop Exoskeleton Market in Asia
China is expected to have 30 million stroke patients by 2030, and many of those patients will have some degree of disability. And yet, the stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation industry in China is not as developed as it is in the United States. A new joint venture between Ekso Bionics, Zhejiang Youchuang Venture Capital Investment (ZYVC) and Zhejiang Silicon Paradise Asset Management Group could change that. "This joint venture is a transformative opportunity both for Ekso Bionics and for the millions of Chinese stroke and spinal cord injury patients who currently have limited access to advanced rehabilit...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

U.S. Citizen Leaks Data on Thousands in Singapore With HIV, Govt Says U.S. Citizen Leaks Data on Thousands in Singapore With HIV, Govt Says
An HIV-positive American has leaked online the names of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners also diagnosed in the city-state with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Health Ministry said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

U.S. citizen leaks data on 14,200 people in Singapore with HIV
An HIV-positive American who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term has leaked online the personal data of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed in the city-state with the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews 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)
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)
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

Singapore says American leaked 14,200 HIV records
Singapore's health ministry has accused an American of stealing and leaking the records of 14,200 people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, before January 2013 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. citizen leaks data on thousands in Singapore with HIV, government says
An HIV-positive American has leaked online the names of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners also diagnosed in the city-state with the human immunodeficiency virus, the Health Ministry said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIV status of over 14,000 people leaked online
The HIV-positive status of 14,200 people in Singapore, as well as their identification numbers and contact details, has been leaked online, authorities in the southeast Asian city state said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NTU and SUTD researchers discover asymmetric chemical reaction with intriguing reaction pathways
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Singaporean research teams from NTU and SUTD have developed an asymmetric catalytic reaction, which provides access to synthetically challenging molecular structures and features an unusual reaction pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers uncover brain pathway linked to impulsive behaviors
(Nanyang Technological University) Researchers from Singapore and South Korea have uncovered new details of a brain pathway that can cause impulsive behaviours. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Varian Installs Gantry for ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System at New Treatment Center in ...
Palo Alto, Calif. and Singapore, Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the installation of the gantry for the Varian ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system at the new oncology center at Biopolis, an international biomedical research hub in Singapore. The gantry is a core piece of equipment of the ProBeam proton therapy system, and its installation is a key milestone for every new proton therapy center. Varian is partnering with Proton...This story is related to the following:Radiotherapy Systems (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Varian Installs Gantry for ProBeam Compact Proton Therapy System at New Treatment Center in Singapore
PALO ALTO, Calif. and SINGAPORE, Jan. 21, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Varian (NYSE: VAR) today announced the installation of the gantry for the Varian ProBeam® Compact single-room proton therapy system at the new oncology center ... Devices, Oncology Varian Medical Systems, ProBeam, proton therapy, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bicycle injuries among the paediatric population at an emergency department in Singapore - Beckwith K, James V, Kalaiselvan K, Ganapathy S.
INTRODUCTION: Bicycles injuries are the leading cause of emergency department visits among all recreational activities and have been established as a significant worldwide public health burden. The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe the ep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Singapore health promotion still meeting resistance
The city state is rewarding employers for ingenious schemes but many remain sceptical (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Factors affecting the injury severity of out-of-control single-vehicle crashes in Singapore - Zhou M, Chin HC.
Single-vehicle (SV) crashes are of major concerns because of their high fatality rates. To understand the proneness of high injury severity for vehicle operators brought about by SV crashes without the confounding influence of other road users, this study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Relationship of anxiety and depression with respiratory symptoms: comparison between depressed and non-depressed smokers in Singapore - Ho CSH, Tan ELY, Ho RCM, Chiu MYL.
This study aims to compare the profiles of depressed and non-depresse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

15.01.19: Roadshow Singapore
Roadshow SingaporeLink to website (Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events)
Source: Bayer IR Newsfeed: Events - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another Device Gets Added to the Peritoneal Dialysis Mix
AWAK Technologies has been granted a breakthrough device designation from FDA for a wearable and ultra-portable peritoneal dialysis (PD) device. The Singapore-based company’s AWAK PD device allows dialysis to be performed "on-the-go", overcoming the challenge of long hours of therapy and connection to large-size dialysis machines, currently faced by renal patients. The company said FDA’s designation was granted after reviewing the results from the First-In-Human safety trial of AWAK PD device, which was successfully completed in October 2018 at the Singapore General Hospital, S...
Source: MDDI - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Awak Technologies wins FDA breakthrough designation for portable PD device
Awak Technologies said today that it won a breakthrough device designation from the FDA for its wearable Awak Peritoneal Dialysis system. The Awak PD system is a portable, wearable peritoneal dialysis system which allows dialysis to be performed “on-the-go”, the Singapore-based company said. The breakthrough designation was granted based on results from the first-in-human safety trial of the Awak PD device, which completed last October. Data from the trial indicates that the system was able to efficiently remove the accumulation of toxins from the body with no serious adverse events experienced by patients usin...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Awak Technologies Pte. Source Type: news

USFDA grants breakthrough designation for AWAK ’s Peritoneal Dialysis device
Earlier this week, AWAK Technologies (AWAK), a Singapore-headquartered medical technology company focused on dialysis using regeneration technology for end-stage renal disease, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation to its AWAK Peritoneal Dialysis (AWAK PD) device, a wearable and ultra-portable PD system that incorporates AWAK ’s patented sorbent technology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 11, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Research shows that wet cupping therapy can improve musculoskeletal pain
(Natural News) Many countries use wet cupping as a traditional therapy for relieving musculoskeletal pain, so researchers in Saudi Arabia and Singapore aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this traditional therapy through a systematic review. In their review, which was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, they found that there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears of a new killer virus as scientists discover bats carrying a pathogen similar to Ebola
Researchers from Singapore's Duke-NUS Medical School have found the Mengla virus in fruit bats in the south of China and warn it could spread between species and to humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brief 6-item Scale Measures Grief in Caregivers of Persons With Dementia Brief 6-item Scale Measures Grief in Caregivers of Persons With Dementia
A six-item scale can quickly help doctors measure the severity of grief in caregivers of persons with dementia, researchers from Singapore report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New bat-borne virus related to Ebola discovered by Singapore team
(Duke University Medical Center) Newly discovered Mengla virus is evolutionarily closely related to Ebola virus and Marburg virus and shares several important functional similarities with them. For example, the genome organisation of the Mengl à virus is consistent with other filoviruses, coding for seven genes. The Mengl à virus also uses the same molecular receptor, a protein called NPC1, as Ebola virus and Marburg virus to gain entry into cells and cause infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

F & N and NTU Singapore set up joint lab to develop new ingredients and greener packaging
(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Fraser and Neave, Limited (F&N) have jointly opened a laboratory in Singapore to develop innovative products and recipes for its range of beverage products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Birmingham biotech firm expands in Asia
Circulogene, the Birmingham-based molecular genetic testing company, is starting the year with an international expansion. The company has entered into an international partnership with the Auckland, New Zealand-based Circulogene Asia Pacific Limited. The strategic business relationship will expand the company's laboratory footprint across Asia and Oceania, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Australia.  It's another example of the potential of Birmingham's biotechnology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Birmingham biotech firm expands in Asia
Circulogene, the Birmingham-based molecular genetic testing company, is starting the year with an international expansion. The company has entered into an international partnership with the Auckland, New Zealand-based Circulogene Asia Pacific Limited. The strategic business relationship will expand the company's laboratory footprint across Asia and Oceania, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Australia.  It's another example of the potential of Birmingham's biotechnology… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Baby born with huge blistered growth on his hand which 'could have been an extra thumb'
A baby boy born in Singapore was found to have a big fleshy lump growing out of his hand. It contained no bones or muscle so doctors sliced it off with a pair of scissors under local anaesthetic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS study finds that severe air pollution affects the productivity of workers
(National University of Singapore) Economists from the National University of Singapore have completed an extensive study which reveals that exposure to air pollution over several weeks is not just unhealthy, it can also reduce employee productivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily green tea consumption found to slash dementia risk by up to 86%
(Natural News) Daily consumption of tea may help keep dementia at bay, new research says. Researcher at the National University of Singapore examined the tea intake of 957 adults older than 55 years old for more than 12 years. Study data show that regular tea consumption is associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of developing dementia. Data... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modelling auto insurance claims in Singapore - Wagh YS, Kamalja KK.
Claim frequency data in general insurance may not follow the traditional Poisson distribution when there are many zeros. When the number of observed zeros exceeds the number of expected zeros under the Poisson distribution, extra dispersion appears. This p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Singapore University Researchers Unveil Portable $1 Point-of-Care Testing That Speedily Tests for Multiple Diseases
(Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 28, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

NUS study: Older adults care about strangers' welfare in financial decision-making
(National University of Singapore) A study from the National University of Singapore found that older adults make the same financial decisions for themselves and others, while young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Heidi Gardner
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Singapore court dismisses Singh brothers' appeal against Daiichi Sankyo's arbitration award
Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo, which first won the award against the brothers in April 2016, has been enforcing the award in Delhi since January this year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water
(National University of Singapore) An NUS study has revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for the relief of heat. The findings suggest that water provides heat relief for lower-income households while demand for electricity increases among the more affluent, likely through the use of air-conditioning, when temperatures rise. Results from the study could provide insights on how other urban populations in tropical Asian cities will respond as incomes rise and the climate warms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news