The healthcare, biotechnology and life science industries are booming in Singapore. The country has emerged as the world's 3rd most biotech innovative .....
Singapore is now one of the largest markets in healthcare and pharmaceuticals; also world’s third most innovative country in biotech. A growing job market scientists and researchers, as well.
Focused on developing a vibrant biomedical sciences research ecosystem, Singapore has built up a strong scientific foundation with seven research institutes and five research consortia in key fields that include clinical sciences, genomics, bioengineering, molecular/cell biology, medical biology, bio-imaging and immunology. More than 50 companies are carrying out biomedical sciences R&D that includes drug discovery, translational and clinical research, frequently collaborating with these research institutes.
Read the full article to know about how Singapore has grown to be the third most innovative country in biotech.
A whopping 42% of Americans will be obese by 2030, and the swelling ranks of the rotund could end up costing the nation hundreds of billions of dollars. The scary statistics are revealed in a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Currently more than a third of Americans are obese and the number is rising, particularly in men and the elderly. Buried in the CDC’s research is a nugget of good news. Even though the number of obese Americans continues to go up, it’s starting to go up at a slower rate.
The slowdown is a small victory in the fight for better health. Were obesity to rise at the same rapid rate it has in the last two decades, half the U.S. population would be obese by 2030, the study found.
The CDC’s study looked at the ramifications of the obesity crisis, including its economic impact. If the problem isn't curbed, it could cost the country $550 billion in health care costs over the next 20 years, researchers found.
Obesity — defined as a Body Mass Index over 30 — can lead to diabetes, heart disease and other serious health problems. And 27% of the rise in medical costs over the last 30 years can be pinned to excess weight, researchers wrote in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Even tiny progress in preventing obesity-related health conditions would save millions of dollars in health care costs, researchers wrote.
The Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit health organization, released national strategies for combating obesity Tuesday on its website, such as making nutritious foods more widely available and promoting health in schools and the workplace.
The study is based on BMI data collected by the CDC and state health departments from 1990 through 2008 as part of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Today, one of the most common cosmetic treatments in the beauty industry is Botox. Although Botox is primarily used to remove wrinkles, but there are other applications, as well.
Just like with any other cosmetic treatment, the more awareness you have of the treatment, the safer you will be. In view of that, this article will highlight some truths and dispel some myths concerning the Botox treatment.
The Mediterranean diet is the most appreciated diet by dietitians. It helps promote health and prevent many diseases. Over the last two decades, the health...
If you're thinking about a eating style or diet, then there is a good news for you. You can follow the traditional Mediterranean diet without any hesitation now.
I don't why but 2013 just brings some fresh updates on the Mediterranean diet. Three groundbreaking studies on the Mediterranean diet are already published. These studies revealed: longer lifespan, improved cognitive ability, and reduced heart attack risk. Read on to enjoy the full article.
Weight Watchers is the most studied weight management program. The most recent paper was published on October 8th 2013 in The American Journal of Medicine.
This particular article is a review of the most trusted weight management program, Weight Watchers.
For dieters who want to lose weight gradually, Weight Watchers is one of the highly appreciated weight loss programs from them. This year, 2013, it has been again voted the best weight loss program by USNews and World Report for the third year in a row.
But, are those people, who claimed to drop pounds, really losing weight with Weight Watchers? If they somehow do, then how long these people are successful in keeping a slimmer body?
In this article, I have discussed the pros and cons of this weight management program based on two scientific studies.
The menopause is a normal part of a woman's life, and it is not a disease or a condition. A woman's reproductive hormones will balance out and will adjust ..
Well, just by looking on the title, you may easily understand that this post is about menopause, permanent cessation of a woman's menstrual cycle. However, during menopause, most women go through a critical time.
Hot flashes, night sweats, disturbed sleep, urinary problems, moodiness, and problems focusing are often arising as menopausal symptoms. The husband also goes through a difficult time, as he needs to handle a wife who is passing through a major physiological and psychological change.
So, how may a husband cope with his wife's menopause?
Read on to find out the ways by which a husband can deal with his wife's menopausal symptoms. In this article, the author has mentioned three simple ways to cope a wife's menopause.
However, as an editor, I need to inform that this a guest article as well. Enjoy reading the full article; please write a feedback in the comment section if you either like it or dislike it.
Due to ethnic factors, in recent years, the bridging studies have become critical and essential for pharmaceutical sponsors to develop a potential new drug.
Efficacy, safety, and physiological response of drugs in different patient populations due to ethnic differences -- white, black, oriental, and hispanic -- vary. For this reason, separate clinical studies must be performed for different ethnic populations. However, conducting a new clinical study for different ethnic population from the beginning is a lengthy process. Most often, sponsors are requiring doing duplication of all or much of the foreign clinical data in support of registration. To solve the issues, a new approach is required and thus, the concept of Bridging Study emerged.
To know more about Bridging Study in clinical trials, read this article. In this article, we have discussed the importance of bridging study, and when and how the concept of Bridging Study established as a regulatory requirement. If you're a student or professional from health care industry, this is a must read article for you.
Antibiotic resistance is an environmental pressure for resistant bacteria. It’s simple Darwinian natural selection. Researchers reported that the resistant bacterium allows mutation not only to survive but also to reproduce.
Nutritional (vitamins and minerals) supplements play an essential role to your body. These substances help your body to work properly. Although, you can easily get these minimum required substances from your daily calorie intake, but for some reason you may need to take vitamin and mineral supplements.
Essentially, vitamins and minerals accelerate our usual growth and development, enhance the immune system, and help our organs and cells to work appropriately.
In fact, vitamins and minerals, aid to keep your body healthy and strong. The deficiencies of vitamin and mineral can lead you to several nutritional disorders like osteomalacia, kwashiorkor, mental retardation, growth retardation, pellagra, goiter, anemia, rickets, etc.
However, today some big questions are arising concerning nutritional or vitamin supplements because of a newly published editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read on to know why?
Curcumin is the active compound of the popular Indian spice turmeric (also known as curry powder in western countries). From ancient times to today, turmeric has been used in Indian subcontinents to not only spice up and preserve food but also as a traditional remedy to heal many diseases. It is also used in textiles as a yellow die. Curcumin is the key ingredient in turmeric and its chemical structure is the reason for the bright yellow color of turmeric. Botanically, it is a relative of the ginger family.
Curcumin is getting an increasing number of popularity in Europe and America. This powerful natural ingredient provides various medicinal and health benefits. Traditional practitioners often refer it as a cure for hundreds of diseases. However, many of the benefits of curcumin are now evident through clinical studies. And, considering the various health benefits, scientists called it as the solid gold of India.
Read on to know about medicinal uses and health benefits of curcumin. In this article, I have included studies that are related to specific medicinal use. Hope you would enjoy reading this article.
Nutrisystem is one of the most popular diet programs in the US. Many clinical studies proved the effectiveness of the program; it is considered a safe ....
Nutrisystem and other “shelf food” diet services are increasingly grabbing attention of the mainstream media as well as people with their catchy ads. And, many people are falling into them just thinking them healthiest alternative to regular meals. But, are they really healthy than your regular diets?
The healthcare, biotechnology and life science industries are booming in Singapore. The country has emerged as the world's 3rd most biotech innovative country, beaten only by the United States and Denmark, according to Scientific American report.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. A number of potential symptoms arise before an asthma attack.
Frankly, it's an easy-to-read article on mild asthma symptoms for readers who dislike reading complex medical or academic types. However, I need to meantion that this article is especially centered for persons who never experienced asthma symptoms but suspecting he (or she) has developed asthma condition.