United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Sep 22, 2016

United Nations pledges to fight drug-resistant superbugs

United Nations member countries pledged for the first time on Wednesday to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines. The pledge during the annual U.N. ...

Sep 10, 2016

Online esthetic medical advertising to be tightened

A health ministry panel plans to ban false and exaggerated representations of esthetic procedures such as body hair removal and liposuction on the websites of medical institutions, according to informed sources. The panel will consider possible punishment for violating envisioned ban, the sources said. ...

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Sep 3, 2016

Scientists say Singapore Zika is Asian strain, cases reach 200

Singapore on Saturday reported 215 cases of Zika infections as scientists in the city-state said the virus strain comes from within Asia and was not imported from Brazil. The Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said in a joint statement on Saturday evening ...

Aug 31, 2016

Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

Singapore urged all pregnant women showing symptoms of fever or rashes to have themselves tested for the Zika virus Wednesday after the number of cases in the city-state soared to 82. The United States and Britain joined Australia and Taiwan in advising pregnant women ...