Education Health Singapore 

Singapore firm’s new product may help diabetics avoid sugar spike from food

A home-grown company has created a product that adds fibre to food and may lower the glycaemic index (GI) of high carbohydrate meals, preventing them from causing the sudden spike in blood sugar levels that is so damaging to people with diabetes. Food companies such as Han’s, Lim Kee Food Manufacturing, Gardenia and Tan Seng Kee Foods are now testing the product by local food-tech start-up Alchemy Foodtech. Alchemy said at the launch of its new laboratory yesterday that the product lowers the GI without changing the taste, colour or…

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Health Singapore 

New medical centre at Changi General Hospital clusters different specialties to care for complex problems

SINGAPORE – Changi General Hospital’s new medical centre housing 14 specialist clinics and centres was officially opened on Friday (Nov 2). The centre will better serve its increasingly older patients, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at the opening ceremony. A key feature of the centre is that doctors are organised into teams of different specialties so as to treat patients with complex problems, he added. The new nine-storey building, which is linked to the main hospital, has a corridor running behind the clinics so the doctors can easily pop…

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Advertorial Asia Health Singapore 

Professional home-based massage – The next level in massgae service

PepperMinted® Professional home-based massage therapies was founded on the basic principle of improving quality of lives of the modern urban population, where time is scarce and daily stress takes a toll on the body. We specialise in delivering professional home-based massage therapies through certified, experienced and thoroughly vetted therapists using high quality products. Our massage therapies are designed to take away stress, chronic pains, and toxins from the body, and support the body by giving what it needs to heal. We believe massage is a treatment you can incorporate into your…

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Cannabis Health medical marijuana News Thailand 

Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

BANGKOK: Thailand is rolling out plans to legalise medical marijuana, an official told AFP Wednesday (Oct 31), as the country hopes to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry with a product its supporters hail as some of the world’s best. Several nations have embraced the use of medicinal cannabis, including Canada, Australia, Israel, and more than half the states in the US. Advertisement But Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8…

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Health Pattaya Thailand 

Cure diabetes, allergies, viral hepatitis, psoriasis and other illnesses Read on

Vantage Natural Health Center treats all energy deficiency degenerative diseases and they are about 60 kinds of diseases but without medications and diagnosis! We use body’s own healing system. Vantage Natural Health Center is a place where you will feel like at home, not in Hospital or clinic. Because we do not use any medical procedures, do not use any medicines, do not deal with blood! We don’t need any diagnostic procedures as western medicine do. When we see patients and share their feelings, we understand what specific guest needs from us. We consider…

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Health Singapore 

Higher, lifetime severe disability payouts for those joining CareShield Life

SINGAPORE: The severely disabled who join an enhanced ElderShield scheme from 2020 will receive lifetime payouts as long as their condition continues, following recommendations by the scheme’s review committee. This is an improvement over the six-year limit to payouts under the ElderShield scheme, which will continue in its present form for existing policyholders. Under the enhanced scheme, to be called CareShield Life, the severely disabled will also receive higher cash payouts of at least S$600 per month. The monthly payouts that people will be eligible for when they become disabled will increase over…

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Asia Health Singapore Zika 

Men’s risk of sexually spreading Zika virus dissipates after first month

(Reuters Health) – Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies, can also be spread to a woman through sexual contact. But a new study suggests the risk may be limited to the first few weeks after symptoms appear in her male partner. “We are going to be reevaluating our guidance on sexual transmission of Zika based on this,” lead author Dr. Paul Mead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a telephone interview. The CDC currently recommends that couples concerned about…

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Health News Singapore 

Greater protection of patient data when national electronic medical records become mandatory

When the new law comes into effect under the proposed Healthcare Services Bill, those who violate it could be fined up to $100,000 and jailed for a period not exceeding 24 months.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE – Employers and insurers will be prohibited from accessing a person’s medical history in the National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) once the new Healthcare Services Bill comes into effect. This move should allay concerns that have surfaced repeatedly during feedback sessions on the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) announcement that all healthcare institutes must input patient…

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Health Maylasia Singapore 

Dengue Vaccine update

A medical worker displays vials of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia at a health centre in the district of Manila on Dec 5, 2017, following the suspension of the country’s public dengue immunisation programme. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)   SINGAPORE: Healthcare professionals in Singapore have been advised not to administer a dengue vaccine to patients who have not been previously infected by the virus. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (Dec 6) that it has issued an advisory to doctors on the latest findings about Dengvaxia, which is produced by…

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Health UK 

Help obese kids avoid weight stigma, doctors advise

LONDON: Shaming kids about their weight doesn’t encourage them to shed excess kilos, US doctors warn. In fact, it often has the opposite effect and contributes to behaviours like binge eating, inactivity, social isolation, and avoidance of routine medical checkups, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Obesity Society advise in a joint policy statement. “Keep it positive. We know that making change is tough, and patients will likely have trouble initially meeting some of their goals, but we can learn from these challenges and go from there,” said…

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