Health

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue

by Jenny VAUGHAN Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia — dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains. But one group of scientists is rolling out trials to breed dengue-resistant bugs in a bid to tackle …

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Cancer-stricken Sarojini Jayapal in critical condition: Lawyer M Ravi

47-year-old Sarojini Jayapal, who has been battling late-stage ovarian cancer since three years ago, is currently in “critical condition”, according to her lawyer M Ravi. “Just received the heartbreaking news from Suriia that Sarojini is in critical condition. Please join me in prayer for this brave lady and her supremely devoted husband,” M Ravi wrote in a Facebook post today …

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Over 70 percent of dementia patients experience loneliness; nearly 60 per cent of the general public express discomfort with dementia: ADA-SMU joint study

Around 72 per cent of dementia patients in Singapore experience loneliness surrounding their condition, with over 54 per cent of the general public expressing their discomfort when interacting with individuals with dementia, according to a recent study done by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) and the Singapore Management University (SMU). The 54 per cent included 30 per cent of caregivers …

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Study: Singaporeans have longer lifespans but struggle with healthcare expenses and multiple chronic issues

While Singaporeans are experiencing increased longevity, many will spend their later years in ill health, concluded a study commissioned by major insurance company Prudential. The study called Healthy for 100? Healthy Care in Singapore was conducted and published by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). Interviewing 203 people in the healthcare field including physicians, nurses, senior management and administrators as well …

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Great Eastern partners Doctor Anywhere to launch tech-enabled integrated health services to bolster healthcare coverage

Insurer Great Eastern (GE) and Singapore-based healthtech startup Doctor Anywhere have partnered launch a spectrum of integrated health and wellness tech services to provide greater convenience for GE’s customers. Both companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) last Friday (19 July) which will see the duo leveraging on platform, content and product resources, as well as tech and industry expertise to …

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Does Singapore need a new approach to healthcare? Comparing SDP’s healthcare policy with 3M healthcare scheme

Much has been said about the affordable healthcare system in Singapore. In particular, the 3M (MediSave, MediShield (Life) and MediFund) formula has been hailed as an effective system to help keep government healthcare expenditure low while not burdening people which heavy out-of-pocket medical expenses. In fact, Ministry of Health (MOH) has said on their Facebook page that “Singapore has come a …

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