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  • Hospitals boost security after MOH advisory

    August 21, 2017 9:01 PM 27

    KTPH and NUH will join four other public hospitals in having visitor tracking systems By early next year, all six acute general hospitals here will have a system in place to keep track of visitors going in and out of wards, to ensure the safety and security of patients. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and National University Hospital (NUH) will join the ranks

  • Higher death rate with alternative cancer cures

    August 21, 2017 5:32 PM 47

    People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die early, compared with those opting for standard treatments, a new study said. The risk of death five years after diagnosis "was highest for breast and colon cancer" - 5.6 and 4.6 times greater respectively, said lead author Skyler Johnson from the Yale School

  • Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu: Minister

    August 18, 2017 3:11 AM 9

    MANILA: The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after reporting the country's first case of the poultry disease. The second outbreak was in the Jaen municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, north of the capital Manila, where Pinol

  • Singapore launches first donor breast milk bank

    August 17, 2017 3:02 AM 6

    SINGAPORE: Mothers who are unable to produce enough milk for their premature or sick infants can now rely on a safe supply of breast milk, with the launch of a three-year pilot for Singapore’s first donor breast milk bank. The programme, a collaboration between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and Temasek Foundation Cares, was launched by former

  • Spraying starts after West Nile virus seen in South Carolina

    August 16, 2017 4:05 PM 42

    Officials are spraying a 1-square mile (3-sq. kilometer) area in South Carolina for mosquitoes after a West Nile virus diagnosis. Rock Hill officials said spraying would be conducted Wednesday and end around 1 a.m. Thursday near a fire station in the southern part of the city. York County Emergency Management director Chuck Haynes said property around

  • Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

    August 16, 2017 12:14 PM 22

    Scientists can do some pretty incredible things. Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk have developed a polio vaccine in a breakthrough trial that not only has the potential to transform how pharmaceutical companies make vaccines, but is “paving

  • How to stop your HEART ageing: These tips could prevent cardiovascular disease

    August 14, 2017 9:47 AM 13

    HEART DISEASE - also known as cardiovascular disease - is one of the main causes of death in the UK - and is the leading cause of death in the US. Heart disease is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries – known as atherosclerosis – and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs

  • Girls grow penises at puberty in remote Carribean village

    August 9, 2017 2:23 AM 31

    A BBC documentary is bringing to light a rare phenomenon where girls in a remote Caribbean village are becoming boys when they hit puberty due to a rare genetic disorder. The BBC2 series called Countdown to Life – the Extraordinary Making of You reveals that one in 90 children born in Salinas in the Dominican Republic grows a penis in a natural transformation

  • Night-time dip leaves Aussie teen bloody and bewildered

    August 7, 2017 9:00 PM 32

    SYDNEY • An Australian teenager emerged from a night-time dip in the ocean with blood streaming from his feet and ankles in a gruesome mystery that doctors have struggled to explain. Sam Kanizay, 16, waded waist-deep into the water at Brighton Beach in suburban Melbourne last Saturday evening, hoping the cold salt water would relieve bruises on his legs after

  • Strange Sea Creatures Chewed Up This Teen Boy's Legs

    August 7, 2017 5:34 PM 15

    An Australian teenager who dipped his legs in the water at a Melbourne beach Saturday night found blood pouring from his feet and ankles due to multiple bites from mysterious sea critters. Sam Kanizay, 16, told Australian network ABC News that he decided to soak his feet in the water off Dendy Street Beach in Brighton after a soccer match. But when he stepped