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Jun 14, 2020

The battle against the coronavirus pandemic continues. At the time of writing this article, the number of confirmed cases and deaths worldwide exceeded three million and 210,000, respectively. This is truly heart-wringing. What makes this even worse is the spread of the virus to animals around—by the end of...

Jun 07, 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on June 7 said in a televised address that the country would reopen nearly all economic activity and allow interstate travel starting June 10, lifting coronavirus restrictions imposed nearly three months ago, local media reported.

Yassin said that the disease was...

May 30, 2020

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has threatened health, livelihoods, and social wellbeing across much of Asia and the Pacific. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been responding to the crisis from its early stages, focusing on a broad set of challenges related to the public health emergency, its...

May 29, 2020

With advances in robotic arm joint replacement technology, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) is the first in Hong Kong to utilize the technology for joint replacement surgery in public hospital setting.

End-stage hip and knee...

May 24, 2020

Diabetes hits Asian people in a very different way from their counterparts in the West. East Asians are far more likely to develop diabetes at a lower bodyweight. When they develop the disease, they have a higher risk of complications with their kidneys than populations in the West.

May 10, 2020

Mask wearing aside, keeping our hands clean has been the golden rule of these days. The first thing many of us do after stepping into our home would be washing hands, following that age-old precept we learned in kindergarten. Settling into their seats on the bus, posh young ladies take out little bottles from their...

May 10, 2020

Whether Taiwan should test everyone for COVID-19, regardless of contact history, is an ongoing debate.

On the flip side, Taiwan’s testing capacity is far behind that of Korea, whether in terms of labs or medical professionals. Even the number of test kits is insufficient.

For citizens who wish to pay...

May 10, 2020

SINGAPORE, May 8, 2020 -- 10,000 litres of NaOClean Asia's disinfectant solution will be donated to nursing homes, senior activity centres and religious organisations in Singapore. This donation drive will take place from today till December 2020. Some of the beneficiary organisations include Fei Yue Community...

May 10, 2020

SHANGHAI, May 9, 2020 -- United Imaging, an innovation solution provider for advanced medical imaging and radiotherapy equipment, confirmed that the first batch of 12 mobile digital radiography (DR) systems has arrived in Ukraine and is now being installed in 11 hospitals across 9 cities, where they will be used...

May 06, 2020

The two organisations will seek to bolster provision of low-cost, sustainable energy to prepare health systems for vaccine delivery and rebuild economies

May 03, 2020

On March 19, Ma, who is the daughter of Yuanta Financial Holdings founder Rudy Ma, announced the hardest decision of her life to date at a news conference with officials from the Taipei City Government.

Apr 30, 2020

ROME/NEW YORK --( ASIA TODAY )-- As the COVID-19 crisis pushes up levels of hunger among the global poor, the World Food Programme and UNICEF are urging national governments to prevent devastating nutrition and health consequences for the 370 million children missing out on school meals amid school closures.

Apr 25, 2020

In less than a week after Singapore confirmed its first case of COVID-19, the hardworking scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School cultured the virus. Soon after, they developed a serological test to detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies. Today, they are still working tirelessly to stem the spread of this...

Apr 23, 2020

Novel hypothesis by Edogawa Hospital researchers to hasten a relief to the pandemic

Apr 20, 2020

SHENZHEN, China, April 20, 2020 -- To ease the strain on medical equipment, EDAN cooperates with the National Health Service (NHS) to install thousands of patient monitors in hospitals in the United Kingdom, including Britain's first coronavirus field hospital NHS Nightingale. Other than the latest batch to the UK...

Apr 19, 2020

A synthetic lure developed by researchers at Keele University in the United Kingdom has offered hopes for controlling mosquito populations in a bid to manage malaria.

Attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) are an alternative method of managing mosquito populations, which work by exploiting the insects’ sugar...

Apr 18, 2020

With the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19, the recent report from WHO emphasizes that "Oxygen therapy is the major treatment intervention for patients with severe COVID-19", "All countries should make the best use of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems to treat the patients.” In the WHO's manifestations...

Apr 17, 2020

Indonesia could be faced with a new wave of poverty as the coronavirus crisis is causing a prolonged shutdown of businesses and workplaces, with fears that up to 3.78 million Indonesians could fall back into poverty and 5.2 million could lose their jobs during the pandemic.

The country’s finance minister...

Apr 16, 2020

When you think of respiratory and surgical masks, which are currently produced predominantly in Asia, ultrasonics is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. Yet ultrasonic welding plays an important roll in making these products. As an experienced technology provider for mask production equipment, Weber...

Apr 16, 2020

Zhou Renjie captures the infinitesimal with his super microscope

Nothing spells out ‘Science Lab’ better than the image of a microscope. Together with the white lab coat, these are the stereotypical tools of a scientist’s trade.

But microscopes have come a long way since the days of our high school...

Apr 16, 2020

The largest global AIDS organization calls on the G20, IMF and World Bank to be generous by allocating increased support and implementing emergency actions to stop COVID-19 and provide vital assistance for developing countries.

Apr 16, 2020

SHANGHAI - After two months of the closing of Chinese schools against COVID-19, Wenhe Primary school is one of the first 31 primary schools reopens. To prevent a student from potential contagion, Wenhe Primary School equipped a few A.I. thermal scanners Firetinas at the entrance of the school to passively measure...