Saturday, 19 October 2019

Healthcare News

  • Saudi prepares for both MERS and Hajj

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 22 Sep, 2014

    Singapore: Ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia continues to registers new cases of MERS, though few in number. Despite Saudi officials being confident about MERS and Hajj preparatio...Read more

  • Ebola scare: Schools in Nigeria to be closed

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 29 Aug, 2014

    Singapore: Amid medical emergency conditions in West Africa, the Nigerian education minister has ordered all schools in Nigeria to be closed until 13 October, 2014. The move has been taken ...Read more

  • MSPEA, Sihuan to acquire JB hospital

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 07 Jan, 2015

    Singapore: Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) recently announced its partnership with HongKong listed Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group to acquire 69.21 percent stake in Nanjing ...Read more

  • Drug resistant bugs on the rise: Malaysia

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 03 Oct, 2014

    Singapore: The Malaysian Health Ministry has warned that indiscriminate use of antibiotics must be stopped as antimicrobial resistance could be a major public health security concern in fut...Read more

  • Fortis sells Singapore unit to Malaysia's IHH healthcare

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 15 Sep, 2014

    Singapore: Fortis healthcare announced that it has inked a deal to sell its entire diagnostic and molecular imaging unit in Singapore - RadLink-Asia, to Malaysia-based IHH healthcare, for $...Read more

  • Sierra Leone shutdown-A mere publicity gimmick'

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 22 Sep, 2014

    Singapore: As a measure to end the Ebola menace, Sierra Leone had called for a three-day nationwide shutdown confining six million people to their homes. Though the shutdown yielded good r...Read more

  • No confirmed cases of Ebola in India: WHO

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 30 Aug, 2014

    Singapore: "Despite rumors," said Dr Poonam Singh, "there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the eleven countries of WHO's South-East Asia Region, including India." According to Dr S...Read more

  • Biosensors commences drug eluting stent sales in Japan

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 01 Oct, 2015

    Medical device manufacturer Biosensors International Group Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices will start commercializing its BMX-J drug-eluting stent...Read more

  • Ban advertisements that promote e-cigarettes'

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 28 Aug, 2014

    Singapore: The World Health Organization has issued a warning that e-cigarettes contain toxic products that might pose a threat to adolescents and the fetuses of pregnant women. The health ...Read more

  • Korea to nurture its medical tourism industry

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 04 Nov, 2014

    Singapore: According to the nation's top health official, the Korean government is keen to promote its medical tourism industry and aims to multiply the current number of medical tourists t...Read more

  • WHO shuts Ebola testing center in Sierra Leone

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 27 Aug, 2014

    Singapore: The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West African nations has reaped a grim toll on medical staff, affecting nearly 250 doctors and nurses so far. Ahead of yet another infection ...Read more

  • Mc Donalds' and KFC may be using rotten meat

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 31 Jul, 2014

    Singapore: A shocking revelation, by the quality control manager at Husi Food, China indicated that expired meat was reused since ages by the Shangai-based food processing company. Mr Zhan...Read more

  • Columbia Asia to invest $150 mn in India, SE Asia

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 10 Sep, 2014

    Singapore: US-based Columbia Pacific Management, provider of hospital systems, plans to invest USD150 million to expand its network to 34 hospitals and one clinic by 2018 in south east Asia...Read more

  • Aspirin to fend off dementia?

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 07 Jan, 2015

    Singapore: Australian researchers are investigating the powers of aspirin to fight the neurodegenerative disorder- dementia. The University Of Australia has been commissioned by the Nationa...Read more

  • Malaysia might levy sintax for soft drinks

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 06 Jul, 2014

    Singapore: Malaysian Health Ministry is considering on levying 'sintax' for soft drinks. The move is considered to address the high prevalence of diabetes in the country. Health director g...Read more

  • WHO praises Bangladesh's healthcare reforms

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 12 Feb, 2015

    Singapore: Dr Margaret Chan, director general, WHO, has praised Bangladesh for its excellent performance in evolving a pluralistic healthcare system in the country. She said that the countr...Read more

  • Study: Red wine, dark chocolate for anti-aging

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 31 Jul, 2014

    Singapore: Study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by a group of scientists from the Charit Universittsmedizin Berlin, indicated that a compound resveratrol, found in red wine and da...Read more

  • Apps and devices pave way to better healthcare'

    Healthcare |  Opinion | By Rahul Koul Koul | 0 Comment | 17 Mar, 2015

    Singapore: Throughout the world, governments are grappling with the growing challenge of providing quality, affordable healthcare. Increasingly, they're turning to technology for the soluti...Read more



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