Indian-origin professor's firm begins trial of new COVID-19 vaccine in UK

An Indian-origin professor’s Oxford-based company announced that its Indian partner, the Serum Institute of India (SIIPL), has begun...


India COVID-19 testing rate higher than WHO's recommendations, says ICMR

India has been testing around 23.7 people per lakh for COVID-19, much higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) recommended...


SIA partners Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to deliver training services for healthcare professionals

This is the first time that Singapore Airlines is extending its training and development services outside the organisation.


British-Indian physician awarded for volunteer work helping NHS charity

Ravi Solanki, an Indian-origin physician, is among 19 winners of the United Kingdom's Royal Academy of Engineering President's Special...


COVID-19: India sees drop in mortality rate, rise in recoveries even as cases spike

India's COVID-19 Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) stands at 1.93%, as of today, signalling a continuous decline in the mortality rate.


Amazon to launch online pharmacy in India

“Amazon Pharmacy” will provide both over-the-counter and prescription-based drugs, basic health devices as well as traditional Indian...


Indian envoy to US highlights joint Indo-US Ayurvedic trials to combat COVID-19

Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu said Ayurvedic practitioners and researchers in India and the United States are planning...


Trump grateful to healthcare workers, including Indian-Americans, for battle against COVID-19: White House

The United States White House stated that US President Donald Trump is tremendously grateful to all the doctors, nurses and healthcare...


Dengue cases this year could exceed 16,000: NEA

There are five dengue deaths so far in 2020.


Singapore advises against non-essential travel to Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has reminded the public to continue to exercise caution when travelling to the Republic of Korea.


No new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 2 more discharged

In total, 51 patients in Singapore have fully recovered from the infection.


UAE cuts prices of over 500 medicines for chronic and long term illnesses

Patients in the UAE needing long-term treatment or suffering from chronic diseases will pay 2 to 74 per cent less for their medicines after...


3yo Chinese girl with pneumonia not linked to outbreak in Wuhan: MOH

The girl also tested negative for SARS and MERS-CoV.


New microsensor by NUS scientists is tiny enough to be injected under the skin

A team of Singapore researchers has developed a highly sensitive wireless technology that can monitor health indicators using microsensors...


WHO prequalifies new medicine that could make breast cancer treatment cheaper

The World Health Organization has prequalified a biosimilar medicine that could make this breast cancer treatment more affordable and...


A healthy life is everyone’s right, Prime Minister Modi says at UN meet

Emphasising India’s holistic approach towards the health sector, Modi outlined the four main pillars of healthcare that India focuses on.


Indian-American physicians’ body to lead fight against tuberculosis in India

An organisation of Indian-American physicians is teaming up with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and various...


Health tourism grows in India: NRIs, foreigners rush to hospitals for affordable treatment

India is today the preferred destination for foreigners and non-resident Indians who flock to the country’s 500-plus accredited...


Singapore-based Temasek makes SGD51 million investment in Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare

Singapore-based global investment major Temasek has picked a minority stake in Chennai-based eyecare hospital Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare for...


Singapore govt to strengthen childcare support for young families

Singapore government will aim to strengthen support for young families, particularly in areas such as childcare provision, asserted Manpower...


Singapore blood bank calls for group 'O' blood donations

An estimated 500 donors are required to bring up the O blood stock to a healthy level.


7 in 10 Singaporeans "somewhat confident" their e-medical records will be secure: Survey

About 7 in 10 respondents in a survey said they were "somewhat confident" that their data stored in a national electronic health record...


MIT researcher Manisha Mohan develops device to detect signs of assault

An Indian-American student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is getting the attention of the world for her invention of a...


Indian-origin doctor sentenced to prison for USD49 million fraud

An Indian-American doctor, known for promoting classical Indian dances in the US, has been sentenced to nearly 10 years of imprisonment for...