NCCS, SGH, and Clearbridge BioMedics Examine the Heterogeneity of CTCs in Breast Cancer Patients

The National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore General Hospital (Department of Pathology), and Clearbridge BioMedics have collaborated on a research project that examines circulating tumour cells from local breast cancer patients. Preliminary data from the study revealed heterogeneity in the circulating tumour cells (CTCs) isolated from each patient’s blood samples and tumour biopsy or surgical specimens. […]

MIH Urges Parents To Get Their Children Vaccinated Against Measles


As of 21 May, a total of 50 measles cases were reported in 2016, as compared to 17 cases in 2015 during the same period. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reminds parents that measles vaccination is compulsory and they should bring their children for vaccination if they have not done so, or missed the vaccination […]

Medtronic Opens Regional HQ in Singapore

Medtronic PLC, a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, announced the opening of its new Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore. The new facility, which houses the Asia Pacific Service and Repair Centre of Excellence, will strengthen and support Medtronic operations across 80 locations in Asia Pacific. This will further help Medtronic deliver […]

Studies Reinforce Efficacy of BETADINE Skin Cleanser Against HFMD


New in-vitro research shows that the BETADINE skin cleanser kills 99.99% of the leading strains of Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD), a viral infection that is currently affecting thousands of school-age children each year and is currently at record levels. Many large outbreaks of HFMD occurred in Asia-Pacific countries over the past decades. According […]

IMH Opens Specialised Wards for Mood Disorders and Early Psychosis

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) has officially opened two new wards, the Mood Disorders Unit (MDU) Inpatient Service and the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) Inpatient Centre. The opening was officiated by Mr Chan Heng Kee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. The specialty inpatient wards underwent extensive re-conceptualisation and redesign from two existing wards […]

Singapore Ranked Fifth in its Readiness to Achieve Fully Integrated Health System

Singapore received an overall score of 57.7 out of a possible 100 points, placing it fifth out of 13 in Philips’ first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI). The FHI explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges. Examining the perceptions, behaviours, and attitudes of both patients and […]

Fresenius Medical Care Opens First Community-Based Vascular Access Service in Singapore

Fresenius Medical Care, a provider of dialysis products and services, opens its first community-based Vascular Access Service for patients with chronic kidney disease in Singapore. Gan Kim Yong, Member of Parliament, Choa Chu Kang GRC, participated at the recent opening ceremony at Fresenius Medical Care Teck Whye Dialysis Clinic. Around 70% of the Singaporean population […]

Innovative Diagnostics Awarded Unprecedented Westgard Sigma Certification in Singapore

Innovative Diagnostics, a private pathology provider in Singapore, has received the Westgard Sigma certification, becoming the first medical institution in Singapore to be recognised by the Westgard Sigma Verification Program. This verification serves as a confirmation that Innovative Diagnostics constantly delivers reliable results, allowing clinicians to make diagnoses and decisions with high confidence. With enhanced […]

Doctors Receive Training To Better Protect Hajj and Umrah Pilgrims

In preparation for this year’s Hajj season, doctors from the Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association (MHPA) conducted training on safeguarding pilgrim’s health during the Hajj, titled “A Guide to Hajj and Medical Missions”. Over two million Muslims travel to Mecca annually, making the Hajj one of the densest gatherings in the world. The vast crowds coupled […]

Survey Reveals Low Awareness and Perceived Risk of Human Papillomavirus Among Singaporean Women

Singapore, and only 9% considered themselves to be at personal risk. This is in spite of the fact that cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide, with 528,0002 cases diagnosed each year. Half of these die from cervical cancer, and a majority of those deaths are in Asia. Cervical cancer is […]

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