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9 more Singaporeans die from Covid-19 complications; …

Details: 3 hours ago · The local cases included 469 people above 60 years old. As at Sunday, 15,918 patients were recovering at home, with 2,986 patients in community care facilities and 734 patients in Covid-19

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More unvaccinated pregnant women with Covid-19

Details: 1 day ago · In a Facebook post on Sept 29, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that more than 85 per cent of pregnant women hospitalised with Covid-19 were not …

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Young adults should not delay Covid-19 vaccination

Details: 2 days ago · SINGAPORE - Young adults with underlying health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol should …

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MOH counters false claims by local website Truth …

Details: 2 days ago · SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Health (MOH) has refuted false claims by local website Truth Warriors that anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin is safe and effective for treating Covid-19. In a Facebook

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14 suspected adverse events linked to Covid-19 vaccine

Details: 2 days ago · The rate of suspected adverse events linked to the booster shots is 0.006 per cent, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Friday (Oct 15).

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Two Singaporeans aged 23 and 34 among 15 Covid-19 …

Details: SINGAPORE - The two youngest Singaporeans to die from the Covid-19 virus were reported on Thursday (Oct 14) by the Ministry of Health (MOH). A 23-year-old and a …

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Dorm residents relieved at changes to Covid-19 health

Details: 16 hours ago · These changes in health protocols announced earlier this month, which include using quicker and less-invasive ARTs and recovery within dorms, have come as a relief to residents.

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GIC-backed clinical trial firm WCG withdraws US IPO plans

Details: The company did not give a reason for the withdrawal in its paperwork with the US securities regulator, but adverse market conditions have forced exercise equipment maker iFIT Health & …

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Coronavirus: Trump drops idea of New York lockdown as …

Details: It said the warning did not apply to employees of “critical infrastructure industries” including trucking, public health and financial services. It was the latest reversal for Mr Trump, who

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Imee Marcos' claim that she graduated from Princeton is

Details: Imee Marcos did enroll at Princeton in 1973, but no record shows that she graduated in 1979, The Daily Princetonian reported. PHOTO: PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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Youth mental health challenges a profound issue

Details: 1 day ago · This is a matter that "preoccupies" the Ministry of Health, and the interagency task force chaired by Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary is keen to hear the views of youths

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askST: If mum gets Covid-19, will the unborn baby get it

Details: 1 day ago · Covid-19 also significantly increases the risk of pregnant women developing blood clots. A clot in the lungs could be life-threatening, said Professor Tan Hak Koon, KK Women's and Children's

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Italy's mandatory Covid-19 health pass for work sees

Details: 2 days ago · TRIESTE (REUTERS) - Covid-19 health passes became mandatory for all workers in Italy from Friday (Oct 15), with the measure being applied mostly peacefully across the country despite some

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9 more Singaporeans die of Covid-19; 3,348 new infections

Details: 1 day ago · SINGAPORE - Nine people have died from complications linked to Covid-19, taking Singapore’s virus death toll to 224. Announcing this yesterday (Oct 16), the Ministry of Health

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VTL likely to see some import of Covid-19, but that will

Details: 2 days ago · Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, said the choice of countries for VTL entry is determined by a combination of public health

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What we know about the Covid-19 deaths in S'pore among

Details: 2 days ago · Health News -The youngest person in Singapore to die of Covid-19 was 23 years old. . Read more at straitstimes.com. The youngest person in Singapore to die of Covid-19 was 23 years old.

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Whole-of-nation approach needed to tackle mental health

Details: SINGAPORE - The cross-cutting nature of mental health issues means that a whole-of-nation effort is needed to help people with mental health

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HSA probing unauthorised distribution, supply of SG

Details: SINGAPORE - The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is investigating the unauthorised distribution and supply of antigen rapid test (ART) kits manufactured by Singapore-based company SG …

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Visually impaired patients at SNEC can borrow assistive

Details: 1 day ago · The centre's medical director, Professor Wong Tien Yin, said doctors in the future are likely to use more digital solutions, such as wearables and home monitoring devices, to better care for patients.

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WHO pens prescription for health at COP26, Europe News

Details: GENEVA (AFP) - Millions of lives could be saved by reining in global warming, the World Health Organisation said Monday (Oct 11), urging the COP26 summit to …

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All 1,400 Sembmarine workers in Westlite Jalan Tukang dorm

Details: 1 day ago · Health News -There are a total of 2,800 residents in the 3,420-bed dormitory.. Read more at straitstimes.com. There are a total of 2,800 residents in the 3,420-bed dormitory. Read more at

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Video-sharing platform TikTok launches hub with mental

Details: 2 days ago · SINGAPORE - Users of video-sharing platform TikTok can now access mental health resources and wellness content on the app's mental wellness hub. Launched on …

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Covid-19 quarantine orders scrapped, simpler rules to be

Details: Singapore needs to update its healthcare protocols - developed at a time when the country was aiming for zero Covid-19 cases - for several reasons, Health Minister Ong Ye …

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Covid-19 is a good time for patient-doctor relationship to

Details: 2 days ago · Home Ground Covid-19 is a good time for patient-doctor relationship to mature Patients are asked to monitor their own health at home as hospitals and doctors are overloaded.

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Singapore reports 8 more Covid-19 deaths, 3,445 new

Details: 2 days ago · SINGAPORE - Singapore's Covid-19 death toll rose to 215 after eight more people, aged between 61 and 89, died from complications linked to the virus, the Ministry of Health

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Merck Covid-19 pill sparks calls for access for lower

Details: 4 hours ago · But international health officials said even that is not enough for the medicine to reach many in low- and middle-income countries in large enough numbers, while …

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Quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers entering

Details: 1 day ago · The Health Ministry reported 7,509 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the cumulative total infections in the country to 2,384,542. Another 89 deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded on Friday

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From 'natural' to ivermectin

Details: 21 hours ago · However, health experts and even Merck, a manufacturer of ivermectin, had said there was inadequate evidence that it could cure Covid-19. However, many studies are under way.

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Malaysian govt will make life tough for those who refuse

Details: 11 hours ago · KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian government will dish out doses of discomfort to those who do not have valid reasons to refuse a Covid-19 vaccination, said Health Minister

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IMH, social service agencies to create youth mental health

Details: SINGAPORE - The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) will be working with social service agencies to co-create a training curriculum to help the agencies better care for youth with mental health

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Second J&J Covid-19 shot gets expert backing; FDA looking

Details: 1 day ago · "There is a public health imperative. What we're seeing is this is a group with overall lower efficacy than we have seen with the mRNA vaccine, and so …

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MP calls for better care and support for mental health

Details: SINGAPORE - Singapore should encourage and normalise mental health screening for all schools, workplaces, hospitals and clinics, said Dr Wan …

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Health Check Podcast Pt 2: Vaccine expert on combating new

Details: Health Check Ep 68 (Pt 2): Vaccine expert on combating new Covid variants 20:02 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health

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Sembmarine apologises after Jurong dorm residents raise

Details: 2 days ago · Other complaints included long delays in transporting workers with Covid-19 to recovery and healthcare facilities amid a steep increase in positive cases detected during the company's mandatory

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Health Check Podcast: Can plant stanols lower your

Details: Health Check Ep 69: Can plant stanols lower my cholesterol? 15:35 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect

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French ex-health minister charged over handling of Covid

Details: PARIS (AFP) - Former French health minister Agnes Buzyn was charged on Friday (Sept 10) over her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic after investigators at …

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Once Covid-19-free, New Zealand prepares for 5,000 cases a

Details: Health Ministry modelling forecasts more than 5,000 cases per week in the Auckland and Northland regions next year, even assuming 90 per cent of the eligible population is vaccinated, Health

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AI bot helps doctors to prioritise attention to urgent

Details: 6 hours ago · The National University Health System has begun working with BotMD on a pilot programme to monitor selected patients who are recovering from Covid-19 at home. PHOTOS: BOT MD.

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US trade chief Tai says China talks got off to 'good start

Details: Ms Tai had earlier affirmed the Biden administration's commitment to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), saying consensus was possible on several trade and health proposals at a …

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France suspends 3,000 health staff as Europe targets Covid

Details: PARIS (REUTERS) - Hospitals, care homes and health centres have suspended around 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with mandatory Covid-19 …

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HPB partners Apple to promote healthy lifestyle; S'pore

Details: Data and health insights gathered by LumiHealth will help shape future health initiatives for improving the quality of lives of Singaporeans. However, the sharing of health data is dependant on

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Forum: Tailor mental health support to those with autism

Details: A Swedish study found that the risk of suicide in individuals with mild autism is about 10 times higher than in the general population. I call upon the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) to find

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Jet Li rubbishes reports that he is in ill health

Details: Reports of China-born Jet Li's deteriorating health over the years have been greatly exaggerated. He says he has no need for a wheelchair, contrary to some media's speculation that his

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Battle in Malaysia, Thailand to stay healthy mentally amid

Details: Covid-19 lockdown sees rising mental health concerns among teens in Malaysia. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused new mental health issues among some people in …

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Coronavirus: How the WHO's global health emergency

Details: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is not quick to declare global public health emergencies. From 2007 through 2019, the United Nations agency did so on only five occasions.

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'Unhealthy' Philippines 2021 Budget has skewed priorities

Details: In its editorial, the Inquirer says that despite the current health crisis due to Covid-19, health ranks only fifth out of the 10 departments with the biggest allocations in the 2021 budget.. Read

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