Liberia: Hospitality Industry Sees Post-Covid Shift to a More Global Outlook
[New Dawn] DUBAI,UAE, 24 January 2022/African Media Agency (AMA)/ - Canadian vegan cookies in London's Harrods, LA burgers in Dubai, Singaporean confectionary in Saudi,American plant-based restaurant in Selfridges, and the world's first African food hall slated to open in Harlem and then London; a post-Covid hospitality industry is seeing a shift to a more global outlook. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Cultivated Meat Passes the Taste Test
Renowned Israeli gastronome Michal Ansky knows her food. She’s a professional taster and a Master Chef judge. So when she was invited to the world’s first public blind taste test pitting lab-grown, or cultivated, chicken up against a conventionally raised product, she jumped at the chance. It was a historic opportunity, but she was also confident that she would be able to tell the difference. Surrounded by cameras and perched at a restaurant bar with two other judges—an Israeli restaurateur and a food journalist—she sniffed the two samples, labelled A and B, placed in front of her. A team of lawyers...
Source: TIME: Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Food & Agriculture healthscienceclimate Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Lunit, Infinitt deploying COVID-19 technology to Indonesia
Lunit and Infinitt Healthcare are partnering in an effort to help with COVID-1...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lunit nabs joint regulatory certification FDA clears Lunit's AI-based chest x-ray triage software Lunit to launch AI apps for DBT, chest at RSNA 2021 Lunit highlights use of AI in drug trials at ESMO Lunit garners regulatory clearance in Singapore (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Asia Has Kept COVID-19 at Bay for 2 Years. Omicron Could Change That
When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 emerged this fall, governments across East and Southeast Asia returned to a tried-and-true strategy to stop it: They doubled down on border restrictions. Japan banned entry for nearly all foreigners—including students who had already been admitted to universities. The Philippines barred foreign nationals arriving from countries with local Omicron cases. Thailand ended programs that allowed tourists to enter without quarantine. But border closures did not stop the arrival of the Omicron variant. Multiple countries across Asia are reporting spiking infections. Japan’s COVID-19...
Source: TIME: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chad de Guzman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Hyphens Pharma officially launches first HSA-approved e-pharmacy in Singapore
Over 100 clinics have already joined WellAway since the company received its license last year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Latest diabetes management app in Singapore connects patients, doctors, health coaches in one platform
SugoSure targets patients with type 2 diabetes below 65 years old. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 12, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China Opens Embassy in Nicaragua for First Time since 1990 after Taiwan Ties Cut
By Genevieve Donnellon-MayAUSTRALIA, Jan 10 2022 (IPS) For the first time since 1990, China has (re)opened an embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, less than a month after Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan. The (re)opening of the embassy on January 1, 2022 comes amidst the backdrop of US-China tensions, particularly over trade and Taiwan, as well as worsening Cross-Straits relations. Genevieve Donnellon-MayChina and Nicaragua officially (re)established diplomatic relations last month. On December 10, Asia time, diplomatic relations between China and Nicaragua were officially established. The official “Joint Communiqué ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Lunit nabs joint regulatory certification
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Lunit has received the Medica...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Lunit's AI-based chest x-ray triage software Lunit to launch AI apps for DBT, chest at RSNA 2021 Lunit highlights use of AI in drug trials at ESMO Lunit garners regulatory clearance in Singapore AI could help diagnose TB in developing countries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why Does Yangtze River Have its Own Protection Law?
By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark WangAUSTRALIA, Jan 3 2022 (IPS) The new Yangtze River Protection Law (YRPL), which came into effect on March 1, 2021, is China’s first legislation on a specific river basin. The Yangtze River is China’s longest and largest river system, stretching over 6,300 kilometres and has over 700 tributaries. With a drainage basin covering more than 1.8 million square kilometres, approximately one-fifth of China’s total land area, the river basin is home to over 40% of the country’s population. Genevieve Donnellon-MayThe new law suggests that the Chinese Central government ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark Wang Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Green Economy Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

We Can ’t Just Impose Restrictions Whenever COVID-19 Surges. Here’s a Better Plan for 2022
The arrival of Omicron, the latest and most transmissible COVID-19 variant to date, underscores the tremendous need for updated COVID-19 policy in the U.S. We always knew it would be difficult to contain a highly transmissible respiratory virus before Omicron. The arrival of the Delta variant forced us to abandon our goal of “herd immunity.” With the arrival of Omicron, a more appropriate goal of protecting those at risk of severe breakthrough infections is now in order. A new framework in light of Omicron will help move us beyond the continuous cycle of removing and reinstating COVID restrictions based...
Source: TIME: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monica Gandhi and Jeanne Noble Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Epidemiology of paediatric orthopaedic-related trauma injuries sustained across a lockdown period during the COVID-19 pandemic - Soo JZ, Sio RB, Ashik M, Wong KP, Chua KH, Mahadev A, Lim KB, Chew EM, Lam KY.
The objective of this study was to compare the epidemiology of paediatric orthopaedic tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship between weather parameters and risk of exertional heat injuries during military training - Poon BH, Gorny AW, Zheng K, Cheong WK.
INTRODUCTION: The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) collaborated with the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) to study the relationship between weather parameters and the incidents of exertional heat injury (EHI) to mitigate the risk of EHI in a practical ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Covid-19 Has Accelerated New Agtech Development and Adoption in Asia-Pacific!
By Paul S. Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-MaySINGAPORE, Dec 20 2021 (IPS) While the COVID-19 impact has been predominantly negative, the pandemic appears to have sparked increased interest in developing agricultural technology (agtech) to improve the efficiency of food systems, from input supplies through farming and processing to delivery and retail. Paul S. TengThe COVID-19 pandemic has admittedly upended economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region, but a recent event in Singapore (Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, 16-18 November 2021 — https://agrifoodinnovation.com/ ) showed that, in the case of agricultu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul S. Teng and Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Peng Shuai Says She 'Never' Made Sexual Assault Accusation Amid Enduring Fears for Her Wellbeing
An interview with a Singaporean state-controlled outlet apparently contradicted Peng’s Nov. 2 social media post that a former top official had coerced her into sex. #singaporean #pengshuai (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A simple mnemonic, B.U.R.N.S., for burns first aid - Tan HMG, Chung L, Chong XY, Joethy J, Chong SJ.
INTRODUCTION: Burn injuries remain common in the world, with an average of more than thousands of cases requiring medical attention each year. Singapore sees an average of 220 burns admissions annually. Given the high number of burn cases in Singapore, the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dr. Reddy's inks pact with Singapore firm Prestige BioPharma to commercialise Trastuzumab biosimilar in select countries
Hyderabad, Dec 9- Prestige BioPharma Ltd, a Singapore-based firm and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., on Thursday announced that the two companies have entered into a binding agreement for an exclusive partnership for the supply and commercialisation of the former's proposed Trastuzumab biosimilar in select countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caning in Singaporean society judicial and school dimensions of corporal punishment - Nowosad I.
The purpose of this article is to discuss caning as applied in Singapore from the perspective of an "outsider". Attention was given to understanding the phenomenon, including the colonial past, but also the values ingrained in the culture with the future n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Omicron has higher risk of reinfection than Delta and Beta variants: Singapore's health ministry
"There is a higher likelihood of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to be reinfected with the Omicron variant," Channel News Asia quoted the ministry as saying. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada greenlights distribution of AMRA's muscle scan
Swedish image analysis software developer AMRA Medical has received licensin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMRA touts liver MRI research at AASLD show AMRA joins clinical trial on muscular dystrophy AMRA touts clinical trial results AMRA adds UK Biobank images to database AMRA teams up with National University of Singapore (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Singapore detects two apparent omicron cases, its first
Singapore’s health ministry says preliminary tests have detected the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in two passengers who arrived on a plane from Johannesburg, the country's first apparent cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Older unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread
US, Japan and Singapore tighten rules for travellers but WHO says ‘blanket bans’ won’t contain the new Covid strainFollow updates in the pandemic hereSee all our coronavirus coverage hereThe World Health Organization has said those not fully vaccinated who are vulnerable to Covid-19, including over-60s, should delay travel to areas with community transmission, as more countries imposed curbs to combat the spread of the new Omicron variant.The moves came as the WHO said “blanket bans” would not contain the strain of the virus which it previously warned presents a“very high” risk glo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Virginia Harrison and agencies Tags: Coronavirus Science World Health Organization US news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Mental health app ThoughtFull, Pfizer to expand access to biopsychosocial care in Singapore
ThoughtFull is giving free three-month access to counsellor or psychologist support via its mobile app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Despite variants, Singapore's COVID-19 strategy on track
When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of living with COVID-19, backed by one of the world’s leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Older, unvaccinated people should delay travel, says WHO, as Omicron restrictions spread
US, Japan and Singapore tighten rules for travellers but WHO says ‘blanket bans’ won’t contain the new Covid strainFollow updates in the pandemic hereSee all our coronavirus coverage hereThe World Health Organization has said those not fully vaccinated who are vulnerable to Covid-19, including over-60s, should delay travel to areas with community transmission, as more countries imposed curbs to combat the spread of the new Omicron variant.The moves came as the WHO said “blanket bans” would not contain the strain of the virus which it previously warned presents a“very high” risk glo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Virginia Harrison and agencies Tags: Coronavirus Science World Health Organization US news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Omicron variant of coronavirus casts a shadow over Asia's cautious reopening
A return to border and social restrictions could upend months of progress in countries such as Singapore, often a bellwether for the rest of Asia. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pierson, Victoria Kim, Alice Su Source Type: news

Joyful reunions as Malaysia-Singapore land border reopens
Malaysians working in Singapore are holding joyful reunions with their loved ones after returning to their homeland following the partial reopening of a land border that has been shuttered for nearly two years due to the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia tightens borders as Omicron clouds region ’s return to travel
Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Australia have implemented or discussed tougher restrictions in fresh blow to travel. #omicron (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staying safe at home: a qualitative study on parental perspectives toward child injury prevention at home in Singapore - Hwarng GYH, Koe ASL, Ganapathy S.
Home is where the heart is. Ironically, the home is also where most childhood injuries happen, making child safety a global public health challenge.(1,2) In Singapore, the prevalence of childhood injury is 7.7-19.5%, with childhood injuries the leading cau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Stay sharp... with housework  
Researchers at the Singapore Institute of Technology examined the day-to-day activities of 240 over-65s and found regular housework could be the key to sharper memory in old age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Israel Suspends Travel From Southern African Countries
[DW] The UK, Israel and Singapore have announced travel restrictions on several African nations after South Africa detected a new coronavirus variant. Japan has also decided to tighten border controls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa Identifies New Variant of Coronavirus
Within hours of the announcement, Britain, Israel and Singapore had restricted travel from South Africa and some nearby countries. #southafrica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A profile study of elderly offenders in the community criminal courts of Singapore: theorizing geriatric criminality - Ganapathy N, Sim S, Chua V, Kaneson V.
This research, using data from the Community Criminal Courts where a majority of elderly offenders are tried and sentenced, investigates the socio-economic profile of elderly offenders and the factors influencing their criminal motivation in Singapore. It ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Housework may promote health in old age, study suggests
Researchers found chores could help prevent disease and falls, though other experts have urged cautionHousehold chores might seem a drag, but researchers have suggested tasks like dusting, scrubbing floors and washing the windows might help adults to stay healthy into old age.Writing in the journal BMJ Open,a Singapore-based team of researchers said regular physical activity “improves physical and mental health, mitigates the risks and effects of chronic diseases, and reduces falls, immobility, dependency and mortality among older adults”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Older people Medical research Health Fitness Society Science Life and style World news Source Type: news

FDA clears Lunit's AI-based chest x-ray triage software
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Lunit has received clearanc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lunit to launch AI apps for DBT, chest at RSNA 2021 Lunit highlights use of AI in drug trials at ESMO Lunit garners regulatory clearance in Singapore Lunit receives $26M funding from Guardant Health Lunit highlights Karolinska AI studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The trajectory of COVID-19 pandemic and handwashing adherence: findings from 14 countries
Conclusions: To better explain levels of protective behaviors such as handwashing, future research should account for indicators of the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19, Pfizer Booster Shot and Vaccine Mandates: Live Updates
Vermont has one of the highest U.S. vaccination rates, but that wasn’t enough to stop the spread of cases. Singapore says it will end free medical care for Covid patients who are “unvaccinated by... #pfizer #boostershot (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore will stop covering the medical bills of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore Execution Stayed After Positive Covid-19 Test
The case has drawn scrutiny over the death sentence for Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a mentally disabled man who was convicted on drug charges. #nagaenthrandharmalingam (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore court stays Malaysian's imminent execution after COVID-19 infection
A Singapore court on Tuesday stayed until further notice the execution of a Malaysian convicted of drug smuggling, on the grounds of "common sense and humanity" after confirming he had tested... #malaysian (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore urged to halt execution of mentally-impaired man
Five UN experts join calls to stop hanging of convicted Malaysian drug offender Nagaenthran Dharmalingam. #malaysian #nagaenthrandharmalingam (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Singapore to no longer offer free COVID-19 treatment to the unvaccinated
Singapore announced Monday that it will stop covering the medical bills of its citizens infected by COVID-19 if they are "unvaccinated by choice" starting next month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigners make last effort to save man with intellectual disabilities from execution in Singapore
Campaigners are making a last ditch effort to save a man with intellectual disabilities from execution in Singapore, in a case that has been described a "sickening" and a "systemic failure," and... #campaigners #citystate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMRA touts liver MRI research at AASLD show
AMRA Medical will present research about MRI-based body composition analysi...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AMRA joins clinical trial on muscular dystrophy AMRA touts clinical trial results AMRA adds UK Biobank images to database AMRA teams up with National University of Singapore AMRA highlights body composition analysis research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lunit to launch AI apps for DBT, chest at RSNA 2021
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Lunit plans to introduce ne...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lunit highlights use of AI in drug trials at ESMO Lunit garners regulatory clearance in Singapore Lunit receives $26M funding from Guardant Health Lunit highlights Karolinska AI studies Lunit partners with Philips on chest AI software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Cow That Could Feed the Planet
The cows in Farmer John’s pasture lead an idyllic life. They roam through tree-shaded meadows, tearing up mouthfuls of clover while nursing their calves in tranquility. Tawny brown, compact and muscular, they are Limousins, a breed known for the quality of its meat and much sought-after by the high-end restaurants and butchers in the nearby food mecca of Maastricht, in the southernmost province of the Netherlands. In a year or two, meat from these dozen cows could end up on the plates of Maastricht’s better-known restaurants, but the cows themselves are not headed for the slaughterhouse. Instead, every few mont...
Source: TIME: Science - November 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker/Maastricht, Netherlands Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

Fighting Dengue Virus with Biological Weapons
Dr Ijaz Ali has spent the last 11 years persuading the authorities to use genetically engineered mosquitoes to fight dengue fever. The health department, however, is concerned about unforeseen circumstances that could arise from this method. By Zofeen EbrahimKarachi , Nov 2 2021 (IPS) Twenty-three-year-old Sarah Tajammal felt a sense of “impending doom” as she fought high fever, nausea, bouts of vomiting and extreme fatigue after being diagnosed with dengue two weeks back. Living in Lahore’s DHA area, which has reported the most dengue cases “because of the damp green environment”, she may ha...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zofeen Ebrahim Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news