Friday, 19 July 2019

Healthcare News

  • Suspected epidemic kills 42 children in Bihar, India

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 24 Apr, 2013

    Singapore: A mysterious epidemic is daunting the state of Bihar claiming the lives of 42 children, so far. The disease, suspected to be an outbreak of encephalitis is spreading fast in the ...Read more

  • Diabetes: Soon a 'national health emergency' in UK

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 24 Apr, 2013

    Singapore: Diabetes charity UK said that diabetes in UK had swelled up to become a national public health emergency with 2,80,000 people reported to suffer from the chronic illness every ye...Read more

  • Paul Ramsay leaves $3 bn to Ramsay Healthcare

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 12 May, 2014

    Singapore: The founder of Ramsay Health Care, Mr Paul Ramsay breathed his last and even during his last moments left more than $3 billion to the foundation bearing his name. The 78-year-ol...Read more

  • ICRISAT appoints new director-general

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

    Singapore: The governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has announced the appointment of Mr David Bergvinson, as the next director gener...Read more

  • Singapore opens its biggest neuroscience institute

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 13 Mar, 2014

    Singapore: National Neuroscience Research Institute Singapore (NNRIS), a joint venture by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, has been launched t...Read more

  • MMR complaints against WebMD for patent infringement

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 04 Oct, 2013

    Singapore: MyMedicalRecords, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMRGlobal, has announced the filing of a complaint for infringement of two of MMR's US patents against WebMD Health and WebMD Healt...Read more

  • Obesity an epidemic in developing countries'

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 24 Apr, 2013

    Singapore: Out of 2.1 billion obese population in the world, 15 percent are the Indians and Chinese, reveals a study conducted by the Global Burden of Disease published in Lancet medical jo...Read more

  • Obese children more prone to Asthma: Study

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 24 Apr, 2013

    Singapore: Researchers from the UK and Australia proved in a study that excess weight and obesity among children was a major reason contributing to Australia's high rates of asthma. The st...Read more

  • Cognizant acquires TriZetto

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 17 Sep, 2014

    Singapore: In a bid to expand its market position in the healthcare sector, Cognizant purchased Colorado-based TriZetto, a healthcare IT services provider for $2.7 billion. Speaking about ...Read more

  • H7N9 claims more lives in China

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 20 Feb, 2014

    Singapore: Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and the provincial health department have reported eight new human cases of H7N9 Avian Influenza in four Chinese provinces. The de...Read more

  • Vaccines do not cause autism: Study

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

    Singapore: Researchers from the University of Sydney, have dismissed any link between development of autism and childhood vaccination programs. In a study that covered more than 1.25 milli...Read more

  • Taiwan's Apex Medical forays into Indian market

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

    Apex Medical Corporation, a $75 million company and a major player in the respiratory therapy and pressure area care sectors, has made its debut into Indian market with the launch of its th...Read more

  • H10N8 strain of bird flu not a threat to humans'

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

    Singapore: The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that H10N8 strain of the continually evolving avian influenza virus is not a current threat to public health. H10N8 is a descenda...Read more

  • Dengue scare swirls Taiwan: CDC

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 23 Jul, 2014

    Singapore: With dengue cases sky rocketing, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a high alert for Taiwanese residents as increasing number of cases were reported from the country. R...Read more

  • WHO: Invest in local research to improve healthcare

    Healthcare |  News | By BioSpectrum Bureau  | 0 Comment | 19 Aug, 2013

    Singapore: WHO has urged countries to invest in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country's situation to help ensure that ...Read more

  • On the Obamacare prescription

    Healthcare |  Opinion | By Nandita Singh | 0 Comment | 04 Nov, 2013

    Affordable Healthcare Act also known as Obamacare is in the eye of the storm. Despite the widespread outcry, including a "government shutdown" the US is pushing ahead with this healthcare r...Read more

  • Singapore: 898 dengue cases in one week

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

    Singapore: Singapore is facing a spike in dengue cases as the country reported 898 cases in the week ending 5 July 2014, risingly sharply from the previous week of 674 cases. According to ...Read more

  • New medical aid fund for rare diseases in Shanghai

    Healthcare |  News | 0 Comment | 13 Apr, 2017

    A fund for assisting the medical treatment of patients with rare diseases has been initiated in Shanghai. The fund with starting money of 3 million yuan ($435,000) was jointly raised by rar...Read more



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