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  1. News - Asia

    Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew released from hospital after heart problem

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Lee Kuan Yew released from hospital Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, was discharged from hospital after being admitted two days ago for a condition linked to an irregular heartbeat. Lee, 89, was sent to the Singapore General Hospital after the suspected transient ischemic attack, a condition with stroke-like symptoms that clear within a day, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1152608/singapores-lee-kuan-yew-released-hospital-after-heart-problem
  2. Singapore medical bill is heart-stopping

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It's a jaw-dropping number however you interpret it: S$24.8 million (HK$156.5 million). That was the medical bill that Singapore's leading liver-transplant surgeon Susan Lim sent ... for their bonuses. But it now appears elite doctors in Singapore- which has long aimed to be Asia's hub for medical tourism- are reaching that level. The royal family complained about it, and received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971305/singapore-medical-bill-heart-stopping
  3. Career in Singapore is for medicinal purposes

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao, Jolene Otremba

    ... research or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an exciting opportunity beckons in the Lion City. Singapore-listed Eu Yan Sang International is inviting applications for an executive manager, ... Sang group in Singapore and overseas. 'This position is important because one of the key responsibilities is to manage and co-ordinate clinical affairs and clinical governance initiatives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650743/career-singapore-medicinal-purposes
  4. Singapore: pioneering reputation draws customers

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li Country focus Drawn to Singapore's reputation for pioneering the latest technologies and achieving medical breakthroughs for complicated surgeries, international patients headed to the Lion City are on the rise with 410,000 patients arriving in 2006, according to the Singapore Tourism Board. 'The higher numbers are due to globalisation, particularly as some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643468/singapore-pioneering-reputation-draws-customers
  5. How an unwelcome export sparked crisis from Singapore to Saskatchewan

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... saw a widespread outbreak before the threat was fully recognised. In Toronto, Canada's Sars hot spot, a group of hospital workers suffered a double wave of infections. Singapore faced ... system had proven to be fractured, underfunded, poorly staffed and poorly led during the Sars crisis. Singapore was another country that battled a serious outbreak of the virus, with 238 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627256/how-unwelcome-export-sparked-crisis-singapore-saskatchewan
  6. Singapore's lesson for the world

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... in particular for its policy of proactive containment: 'Of the countries affected, the actions of Singapore's government stand out as an example of how to deal not only with the biological ... and Communication Centre. Because the centre is located on the campus of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, disbelievers may dismiss Professor Auyash's work as government propaganda. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580316/singapores-lesson-world
  7. WHO officials are mystified by the new case in Singapore

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Experts speculate the patient may have come into contact with the virus in a lab The discovery in Singapore of the first Sars case - two months after the disease was brought under control ... of Singapore is working very hard to investigate and it is trying to find the source of infection. It is very unlikely that he got infected outside [Singapore],' Dr Omi said. The WHO had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427496/who-officials-are-mystified-new-case-singapore
  8. Tainted lab sample triggered Singapore Sars case, report says

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Singapore's recent Sars victim caught the disease after laboratory samples he was working on were contaminated with coronavirus. A review panel comprising Singaporean and World Health ... and insufficient training for the mistake and advised Singapore to review its bio-safety practices and standards. 'Inappropriate laboratory procedures and a cross-contamination of West Nile virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428963/tainted-lab-sample-triggered-singapore-sars-case-report-says
  9. Singapore Sars case is a timely warning

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The re-emergence of Sars in Singapore confirms what the world has been fearing since the last patients left hospital and the global outbreak was declared over. The deadly disease has ... for undue alarm. The case confirmed in Singapore may turn out to be a one-off. The single victim is making a good recovery, has been isolated and those who have been in contact with him are being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427455/singapore-sars-case-timely-warning
  10. FYI: chewing gum is so hard to clean up, Singapore banned the sale of it in 1992. How did our love-hate relationship with gum develop and what really happens if you swallow it?

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... their habit. Chewing nicotine gum produces a steady level of the alkaloid in the body, which reduces the craving to smoke. Singapore revised its chewing-gum ban in 2004 after witnessing the success ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556814/fyi-chewing-gum-so-hard-clean-singapore-banned-sale-it-1992-how-did-our-love-hate

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