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MWH Medical and Siemens Healthineers partner to launch first Asia Reference Center

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first_imgMWH Medical and Siemens Healthineers Partnership Opens Doors for Clinical Advancements in the Healthcare Sector.This partnership is a testament to the long working relationship between MWH Medical and Siemens Healthineers. Both parties will develop a Center of Excellence with the long-term objectives of ensuring better disease management and improving quality of patient care.With the rise of chronic diseases prevalent in Asia, the Centre will allow both parties to embark on partnerships to meet the enormous clinical interest in diagnostic advanced imaging.Through their shared efforts and cooperation, global experts from Siemens Healthineers will leverage MWH Medical’s facilities and state-of-the-art technology to drive training programmes and educate both local and regional medical practitioners.Together, both parties will continue to expand healthcare services in ensuring better disease management and improving overall patient outcome.Region’s First Siemens Healthineers Asia Reference Center in SingaporeSiemens Healthineers will establish its first-in-the-region, Asia Reference Center at the newly-launched MWH Medical Center. The Center will serve as a touch point to other regional medical facilities and to introduce Siemens’ latest medical innovations and technology in Asia.This strategic partnership will pave its way as the region’s main healthcare hub and cater to the challenges medical practitioners face in managing higher expectations around convenience, customization and overall experience.The partnership will seed a new set of considerations in seeking growth amid an industry in transformation.MWH Medical housed the region’s first 3T Magnetom Vida MRI machine that incorporates artificial intelligence with its BioMatrix Technology, the 3T MRI machine conducts faster examinations and produces results with higher resolution for better image quality and accuracy.The technology caters to the specific needs of each patient, while also delivering consistent, high-quality and personalized examination results that prevent unwarranted variations in imaging results, allowing MWH Medical to achieve improved medical precision and deliver better patient care.Partnership Elevates MWH Medical’s Patient-centric Care Through Digital Transformation Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Charles Chong touring the Siemens Healthineers Asia Reference Center at the new MWH Medical Center The regional medical landscape is still fraught with underdeveloped infrastructure, fiscal constraints and shortages of medical professionals and equipment. In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation drive, we recognize that advancements in technology is needed to address growing medical concerns.With our strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers, and in line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, we want to digitize the healthcare experience for both patient and caregiver by improving the speed and efficacy in delivering care to patients.Doctors and patients alike will now be able to access their medical information remotely via the MWH app, and patients will now be able to participate in a tele-collaboration with experts from around the world together with their consulting doctor, reducing the need to even leave the country,”Dr. Michael Lim, Medical Director of MWH Medical. Source:https://www.healthcare.siemens.com/ Addressing Asia-Pacific’s Burgeoning Healthcare NeedsRelated StoriesSiemens debuts single-source CT scanner, SOMATOM Definition Edge at RSNA 2011Siemens Medical pledges $200,000 to SIR Foundation’s Discovery CampaignSiemens, Arkansas complete $10M agreement for Soarian health IT solution”The rise of the digital economy has had a profound effect across industries, eliciting varying degrees of adaptation. With one of the best healthcare systems in Asia and the world, setting up Siemens Healthineers’ first Asia Reference Center in Singapore together with MWH Medical was an amicable decision to make.””We are aligned in wanting to achieve the best outcome in healthcare delivery, and with the support of MWH Medical we look forward to providing Asia with greater access to the latest, world-class innovations in medical technology with precision medicine and transforming care delivery,” said Ms Siow Ai Li, Managing Director, Singapore, Siemens Healthineers. MWH Medical’s strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers is a win-win for the state of healthcare in the region. Being able to meet the healthcare needs in the region  through this partnership with  Siemens Healthineers’ state-of-art technology, will help to enhance the status of Singapore as a regional health center for high quality health care.”Dr. Michael Lim, Medical Director of MWH Medical. Oct 23 2018Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)MWH Medical Pte Ltd (“MWH Medical” or “the Group”), a leading homegrown medical group, and Siemens Healthineers are pleased to announce the launch of the first Asia Reference Center through their partnership.Guest-of-Honor, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr. Teo Chee Hean will be officiating the grand opening of the multi-specialist medical center at Royal Square, Novena.last_img read more

JAMA commentary Nutrition knowledge essential for todays physicians

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first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 3 2019Nutrition knowledge is essential for today’s physicians, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine commentary published July 1. The commentary–authored by Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine–points out that overweight, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer are driven by unhealthful diets, and that most doctors do not have the knowledge to turn this problem around. In a 2018 survey, 61 percent of internal medicine residents reported having little or no training in nutrition.In the commentary, Dr. Barnard recalls a patient who was hospitalized with a foot infection that was a complication of longstanding diabetes. Although Dr. Barnard notes that with sufficient change in the diet, insulin resistance and diabetes itself can improve and sometimes even disappear, the patient’s doctors recommended amputation.Related StoriesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyAre fruit fly ‘avatars’ the next step in personalized medicine?Diet and nutrition influence microbiome in colonic mucosa”Although the roots of type 2 diabetes are in the everyday food choices that lead to obesity and insulin resistance, we were ready to amputate, but never started a discussion about improving her diet,” writes Dr. Barnard. While 94 percent of resident physicians recognize the importance of diet and feel that nutrition counseling should be part of patient visits, only 14 percent feel trained to offer it.Research shows that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, can help fight heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and cancer. But just 9.3 percent of U.S. adults meet the daily vegetable intake recommendation, while only 12.2 percent of adults get enough fruit.Dr. Barnard recommends five steps the medical community can take to address this lack of knowledge about nutrition: (1) Nutrition should be a required part of continuing medical education for physicians everywhere; (2) Doctors should work with registered dietitians; (3) Electronic medical record services should include customizable nutrition questions and handouts; (4) Doctors are role models and should embrace that fact by modeling healthy eating habits; (5) The medical community should support healthier food environments, including in hospitals and schools.Legislators throughout the U.S. are also calling for nutrition education for physicians. Last month, Washington, D.C., Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a bill recommending continuing education on nutrition for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants. In New York, lawmakers have introduced similar legislation: A7695/S5887.Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in education and research. Source:Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicinelast_img read more

Amazon Prime Day Best Health Fitness Deals

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first_imgPrime Day, Amazon’s day of deals, is here. To help you make the most of it, we’ve rounded up some of Amazon’s best deals on health and fitness products, both practical and quirky.  Folding Pedal Exerciser This pedal exerciser is a great way to exercise and improve blood circulation while sitting at a desk or on a couch, and it folds up for easy storage and carrying.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/63073-amazon-prime-day-best-health-fitness-deals.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Prime Day price: $25.49, a savings of 25% for Prime members Buy Folding Pedal Exerciser on Amazon.com Portable Air Purifier The Airdog FitAir Portable Air Purifier with HEPA Filter will continuously clean the air in a 25-square-foot (2-square-meter) area, filtering pollen, smoke, and other particles. The filter typically lasts for 1 to 2 months in a polluted environment and for 2 to 4 months when pollution is low. Prime Day price: $79.20, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Portable Air Purifier on Amazon.com Dog Frisbee and Rope Toy Exercise and have fun with your dog with this ring frisbee and rope toy set. Both items are made of durable, nontoxic rubber and the rope is heavy nylon. Prime Day price: $24.79, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Dog Frisbee and Rope Toy on Amazon.com White Noise Sound Machine Drift off to sleep while listening to soothing recorded sounds that mimic six natural soundscapes: Rain, Ocean, Brook, Summer Night, Thunder and White Noise. This white noise machine is lightweight and portable and can be plugged into a wall outlet or powered by four AA batteries (not included). Prime Day price: $19.99, a savings of 20% for Prime members. Save an additional 30% on this item at checkout. Buy White Noise Sound Machine on Amazon.com Ergonomic Foot Rest Improve your posture and foot circulation during extended periods of sitting, with this adjustable under-desk foot rest. The surface is molded to provide stability and to massage pressure points on your feet, while 5 angles and heights allow you to customize the position for maximum comfort. Prime Day price: $21.59, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Ergonomic Foot Rest on Amazon.com Full Body Pillow The shape of this full body pillow provides support for back, knees and belly during pregnancy and post-surgery. Prime Day price: $43.19, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Full Body Pillow on Amazon.com 23andMe DNA Test Investigate your genetic heritage by submitting a saliva sample that you collect with this kit at home. Results arrive in 6 to 8 weeks. Prime Day price: $99.99, a savings of 50% for Prime members Buy 23andMe DNA Test on Amazon.com Pet Fitness Robot This robot provides stimulation and exercise for your housebound pet, interacting with it through motion detection sensors, and dispensing treats. It also tracks their activity, so you can monitor your pet’s fitness. The robot “can hold up to tough chewers and can get a little wet,” according to the manufacturers. Prime Day price: $101.40, a savings of 40% for Prime members Buy Pet Fitness Robot on Amazon.com Fitness Activity Tracker  Track your heart rate, blood pressure, menstrual cycle and more with a waterproof Bluetooth fitness tracker, controlled by a smartphone running iOS 8.1 and Android 4.4 and above (not for PC, iPad or tablets).  Prime Day price: $36.79, a savings of 20% for Prime members Buy Fitness Activity Tracker on Amazon.com Gaiam Reversible Yoga Mat Available in 38 colorful patterns, this thick, reversible yoga mat is lightweight, nonslip and durable, and is suitable for yoga, pilates and other floor exercises. Prime Day price: $26.25, a savings of 25% for Prime members Buy Gaiam Reversible Yoga Mat on Amazon.com Insulated Squeeze Bottle This easy-to-clean bottle holds 17 ounces (0.5 liters) and has double-walled construction, to keep water cold longer. Prime Day price: $15.00, Prime members save an additional 20% at checkout Buy Insulated Squeeze Bottle on Amazon.com Personal Single-Serving Blender  Whip up smoothies, healthy shakes or even baby food with this portable, single-serving and BPA-free blender. Built-in lithium batteries charge via USB, and the blender can be used 10-15 times on a single charge. Prime Day price: $25.27, a savings of 21% for Prime members Buy Personal Blender  on Amazon.com Canine Genetic Test A simple DNA test will determine all of the breeds that make up your dog’s genetic heritage, and will also pinpoint their age. Prime Day price: $68.98, a savings of 31% for Prime members Buy Canine Genetic Test on Amazon.com Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoNucificTop Dr. Reveals The 1 Nutrient Your Gut Must HaveNucificUndoEditorChoice.com30 Chilling Locations – Abandoned And Left To DecayEditorChoice.comUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndolast_img read more

New York Is Overrun by Rats Yet We Know Almost Nothing About

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first_img This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryMeal Kit Wars: 10 Tested & Ranked. See Who WonTop 10 Best Meal DeliveryUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndo Chelsea Himsworth, Regional Director for the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, University of British Columbia Rats! They eat our food, chew through our property and spread all sorts of nasty diseases. And they are gross (right?), with those naked tails and quick, unpredictable movements. Rats invade our homes — our castles! — the one place where we should be safe and in control. Over the millennia that we have lived with them, rats have proven themselves virtually impossible to expunge. They are so adaptable that they can exploit and infest virtually every corner of our cities. They avoid traps and poisons and reproduce at such a staggering rate that extermination attempts usually end up being a game of whack-a-mole… or, rather, whack-a-rat. Is it any wonder that many cities seem to be plagued by rats? Or do the cities themselves bear some responsibility for their rat problems? This is what I have been exploring over the past 10 years as a wildlife and public health researcher with the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and the University of British Columbia.Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65936-new-york-city-rats-and-humans.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Challenges of managing urban rodents For the most part, when it comes to dealing with rats, cities have it all wrong. For example, rat-related issues are addressed using a hodgepodge of unrelated policy and programming. At best, municipal leadership is highly fragmented; at worst, it’s absent altogether. Municipal governments may address rat infestations that occur on public properties or in buildings scheduled for demolition. Local health authorities may address infestations in food establishments or where there is a demonstrated health risk. For the most part, people are left to fend for themselves. Another problem is that we know very little about urban rats. There is simply not enough information about them to answer even the most basic questions like: How many rats are there? Where do they live? Why are they there? Is the problem getting worse? Despite this lack of knowledge, cities are often willing to invest tremendous amounts of time and resources into pest control interventions, such as New York City’s $32 million “war on rats.” It means that cities have no metric to determine the return on their investments, because without knowing what the rat problem looked like beforehand, there is no way of knowing whether an intervention made the problem any better. The cohabiting solution The key to solving this problem may lie in simply changing our perspective. Rather than viewing the city as a place entirely under human control that’s being invaded by rats, we need to recognize that the city is an ecosystem and that rats live here too. This does not mean that we should love rats, nor does it mean that we need to leave them alone. Rather, it shifts the focus to managing the ecosystem of which rats are a part, rather than focusing on the rats themselves. Once we recognize that we are managing a system, it becomes clear that leadership and strategic planning are critical. The very concept of a system is that the whole is more than the sum of its parts; this is the antithesis of the reductionist approach that we’re accustomed to that deals with infestations on a case-by-case basis. Instead, we need to understand the urban ecosystem, just like we would if we were trying to manage polar bear populations in the Arctic or elephant populations on the savanna. This means substantive, long-term investments in collecting data on rat populations and the specific conditions that support them, as well as the impact of any implemented interventions. It also means understanding the interface between rats and humans. For the majority of urban centres, rats pose a relatively minor threat to people. The threats are certainly not in proportion to the amount of negative attention rats receive. This means we need to understand why we find rats so disturbing, and what can be done to reduce that fear. Urban ecologies An ecosystem lens also directs us to look at areas of vulnerability and resilience within the system. When it comes to rats, our homes are the most obvious place of vulnerability, where the relationship between rats and people is least acceptable. However, private residences are often the areas most ignored by municipal powers. Also, rats and rat-related issues disproportionately affect impoverished, inner-city neighbourhoods, and residents of these neighbourhoods are particularly vulnerable to the physical and mental health impacts of living with rats. By identifying and focusing on these highly vulnerable scenarios, cities can start to make meaningful changes in how we perceive and deal with rats. This is not to say the rest of the urban landscape should be ignored. Rather, the identification of particular areas of vulnerability needs to take place within a larger framework that uses ecosystem-based principles to address rats specifically. Examples include changing the way that garbage cans are designed and enacting tougher bylaws that enshrine the right to live in a healthy and rat-free environment. These sorts of policies and programs that increase the resilience of the system have the potential to curtail the physical and psychological damage done by rats. The result is that co-existence with rats will come to seem no more unthinkable than our co-existence with, for instance, squirrels.last_img read more

Amit Shah promises NRC in West Bengal with exemption for Hindu refugees

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first_imgSHARE COMMENTS SHARE SHARE EMAIL national elections March 29, 2019 Published on COMMENT Nationalism featured prominently in BJP President Amit Shah’s speech as he promised to “throw-out infiltrators” from West Bengal by implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC).Shah, though, made it clear that Hindu refugees will not be affected or troubled.“If the BJP comes to power we will bring in the NRC here to throw out all infiltrators and illegal immigrants. We will also ensure that the Hindu refugees are not touched. They are very much a part of our country,” Shah said while addressing a rally at Alipuduar, a North Bengal seat.The NRC became a hugely contentious issue in Assam after the complete draft, released last year, omitted the names of several people who have been residing there for several decades. This saw the Trinamool Congress brand the BJP as an “anti-Bengali party”.However, Shah’s comment on the NRC and protection of Hindu refugees gain significance in the Alipurduar and neighbouring Cooch Behar districts of the State. The districts have been grappling with immigrants and infiltrators (coming in from Bangladesh and via Assam) for quite some time now. Moreover, there is a rising acceptance of the BJP amongst the Scheduled Tribe communities and tea garden workers of the area.Shah also criticised the Opposition leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, for questioning the Centre over air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot.According to him, only a strong leadership under Narendra Modi could give a befitting reply to China (on Doklam) and to Pakistan for its terror tactics. Moreover, the Modi government was “working towards securing the country”. “But the Opposition leaders are questioning the government (over the air strike). They want to hold talks with Pakistan. In this election, you have two ways — one leads you to Narendra Modi, the other to ‘Thugbandhan’ (a gang of thugs) of leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav,” he said. West Bengallast_img read more

PM Modi to address rally in Kolkata on April 3PM Modi to

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first_imgpolitics SHARE BJP workers prepare the stage for PM Narendra Modi’s mega rally at The Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata. Kolkata’s historic Brigade Parade Ground, a preferred venue for protests, is set to witness its first covered rally on April 3 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Covered hangars The sprawling Brigade Parade Ground will see at least nine covered hangars coming up for the first time. Each of these hangars can accommodate at least one lakh people. For BJP, the rally at Brigade assumes significance. Not just because it is a prestige issue or because the Prime Minister will address his first rally here since 2014 (when he was the PM aspirant), but primarily because this will be its first ever show of strength. “Filling up the Brigade is no mean feat and if the BJP does that, then the message to the Trinamool is clear. Moreover, a rally at Brigade is also a message on the saffron party’s seriousness about making inroads in Bengal,” a political analyst said on conditions of anonymity.Focus BengalFor BJP, West Bengal is one of its focus seats. Party President Amit Shah has been gunning for 22-23 seats from the State for quite some time now.Ground realities suggest that there is a BJP surge is some parts of the State. An aggressive Trinamool Congress and a shrinking space for opposition parties like the Left Front and Congress in Bengal has seen the rise of the BJP.A good show in the Panchayat polls in 2018 also bolstered the BJP’s prospects in Bengal.The surge has been most prominent in the north Bengal district, border areas (India-Bangladesh border constituencies) and in parts of Bengal tribal belts.iIt is likely that tThe BJP is expected to provide a tough fight or even spring a surprise in 4-6 of the 13 North Bengal constituencies that go to polls between April 11 and April 29.No wonder then that both Shah and Modi will focus on North Bengal districts as a part of their poll campaigns. In fact, Modi will hold a rally in Siliguri tomorrow morning before his rally at Brigade. COMMENTS April 02, 2019center_img Published on national politics SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTlast_img read more

Hobbled by poor health Jaitley opts out of Team Modi

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first_imgpeople Arun Jaitley (file photo).   –  REUTERS ministers (government) COMMENT government Outgoing FM requests PM-designate not to give any responsibility in the new government Outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday requested Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi not to give him any responsibility in the new government. The new government will be sworn-in on Thursday.With this, it is clear that the Finance Ministry will have a new head. Many names are being bandied about for the post, but there is no clear word on it.In a letter to Modi, Jaitley spoke about the health challenges that he is facing and referred to the oral communication that he had with the Prime Minister after the campaign in this regard. Though he was able to discharge the responsibilities assigned during the campaign, he would like to take a break, he said. “I would in future, for some time, like to keep away from any responsibility. This will enable me to concentrate on my treatment and health,” he added.He further said: “I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government.”He assured that he would obviously have a lot of time at his disposal to undertake any work informally to support the government or the party.The last one-and-a-half years have been very challenging for Jaitley. After a bariatric surgery in 2014, his health was okay till April 2018. However, after that, he stopped coming to the office due to a renal problem and underwent a kidney transplant on May 14, 2018. After a gap of four months, he resumed duty as Finance Minister on August 23, 2018. Again, early this year, he went to the US for a surgery and came back during the second week of February. On both the occasions, Piyush Goyal was given charge of the Finance Ministry and he also presented the interim Budget.Modi calls on JaitleyLate the evening, Modi met Jaitley at his residence. Though it is not clear what transpired in the meeting, it is believed that Modi asked Jaitley to reconsider his decision.   RELATED SHARE May 29, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Jaitley meets FinMin officials to review action plan for full Budget Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more