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NUS Researchers Create Palm-Size Device for Quick, Effective Treatment of Common Hearing Disorder

SINGAPORE - A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), or 'glue ear', which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide. This NUS invention, which is sensor-guided and easy to use, could significantly...

World Asthma Day: Managing and Living with Asthma

Asthma affects some 300 million people worldwide. For those with asthma, being aware of their condition and what environmental factors trigger an asthma attack could be crucial to reducing both occurrence and frequency of asthma attacks. While one's asthma condition can range from mild to life-threatening, asthma can be effectively treated and most sufferers can achieve good control of their...

DARZALEX® (daratumumab) Available in Singapore, Following Accelerated Approval by the Health Sciences Authority

SINGAPORE - Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd announced the availability of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in Singapore as a monotherapy for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients who have received at least three prior lines of therapy and have relapsed or become resistant to other therapies [1]. These patients typically have poor survival prognoses, with median survival of...

Managing Liver Cancer as a Global Health Problem

In Singapore, liver cancer is the third most fatal cancer and it affects about 24 individuals in every 100,000 people per year. Liver cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and has an incidence of approximately 850,000 new cases per year. Mortality owing to liver cancer has increased in the past 20 years and the latest estimates indicate that the global health...

Bayer and NUS Enterprise Announce Winners of Grants4Apps® Singapore Open Innovation Challenge

SINGAPORE - Bayer and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), announced (May 3) three winners from 80 applications of the inaugural round of Grants4Apps? Singapore, a web-based crowdsourcing initiative that calls for innovative health-tech solutions to improve medication adherence in elderly people with chronic diseases across Asia Pacific...

Exclusive Interviews with the Grants4Apps® winners: EyeDEA (SG), GlycoLeap by Holmusk (SG) and PillPocket (Thailand)

How did your team come up with this idea of EyeDEA? We worked closely with ophthalmologists from National University Hospital to understand the problems faced by patients. We observed that many patients struggle with their eye-drop regimes. Our patients could be on as many as 5 eye-drops that may have to be administered at different times throughout the day. Thus, it comes as no surprise...

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management / Vaccination
August:
Regenerative medicine / Biotech start ups
September:
Digital healthcare / 3D printing
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
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