Singapore

Cordlife, AMILI launch first gut microbiome banking service in SEA

The microbiome has important roles in metabolism and brain health

Cordlife, AMILI launch first gut microbiome banking service in SEA

The microbiome has important roles in metabolism and brain health

Clarification on Singapore’s policy vs healthcare malpractices needed: study

It is unclear who bears legal accountability for negligence in virtual health.

Rise in Indian medicine exports may cause patent woes in Australia: Fitch

India's weak IP laws could be an issue for drug manufacturers in Australia.

IHH Healthcare divests medical education arm for US$306m

The International Medical University will be divested to a consortium.

Singapore records traveller who went to Changi Airport infected with monkeypox

Thirteen close contacts were put on phone surveillance for 21 days.

SG gov't starts public consultation on mental health

The feedback will be a part of the Lion City's National Mental Health and Well-being Strategy.

Livingstone Health posted $3m net profit due to higher patient volume

This is a shift from the firm’s net loss of $16.8m in 2021.

Digital Brain Function Scan launched for early detection of brain problems 

Early recognition can prevent Parkinson’s disease and dementia, amongst others.

MOH launches new $90m research grant for population health innovation

The research grant backs SingHealth centre for population health implementation.

Singapore OKs molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment

The drug is the second oral antiviral medicine authorised for COVID-19 treatment.

Health buddy app's 'Parkinson's Care' feature launched

It helps patients track its symptoms, which is part of the treatment for the disease.

Lien Foundation invests $4m to study pre-pregnancy mental health in SG

The study will chart the preconception readiness of 500 participants.

MOH to review use of TraceTogether

The MOH no longer uses the app for general public contact tracing.

A new realm of possibilities with AI in healthcare

Singapore's healthcare system, like those of all developed countries, is swamped with data. The challenge - and the opportunity - is to use that data to become a more effective premium healthcare provider. This can be achieved through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI lets medical professionals analyse and derive insights from the huge datasets created by healthcare organisations, a feat that is just not possible for humans.

SCG, A*STAR'S BTI collaborate for novel antibody development

The collaboration was aimed at infectious diseases and cancer.

55% of healthcare startups see pandemic as enabler for innovation: Medtronic

Meanwhile, talent recruitment was seen as the biggest challenge.