Drugs and Supplements

Doctorless Clinics in Singapore

There are many reasons why someone would avoid clinics or hospitals. It could be out of embarrassment when it comes to stigmatised illnesses such as sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). It could be inaccessible. In light of the pandemic, it could also be the desire to stay away from high-risk areas. But, there are now doctorless clinics…

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Different types of COVID-19 vaccines: How they work

The COVID-19 vaccines have received doubt and skepticism. One of the main reasons was how quickly it took to develop them, thus, lacking the time to properly test for side-effects, compared to their other vaccine counterparts. This fallacy is further strengthened with news reports of various deaths and complications that occurred after receiving the vaccine.…

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Key Information You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Jabs

There is a lot of speculation floating around the net about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. In order to clear up doubts, we have invited two professionals- Lisa Maragakis, Senior Director of infection prevention and Gabor David Kelen, director of the John Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response to explain what booster jabs…

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COVID-19 continues to disrupt essential health services in 90% of countries, finds the World Health Organization

Some signs of recovery seen but a concerted effort is required to restore and strengthen health services A 2nd survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still significant disruptions to healthcare services, as reported by 90% of countries indicating they experienced one or more disruptions…

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How do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines

2020 has been an unforgettable year, largely due to COVID-19 which has transformed the world as we know it. The global response has been a massive one, with efforts led by the World Health Organization and its partners. From tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need, they…

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Coronavirus: First two patients injected in UK vaccine trial

It might be a little too early to start celebrating our freedom from the current lockdown. However, the first human trial in Europe of a Covid-19 vaccine has begun in Oxford. Initially, two volunteers were injected and were the first out of more than 800 recruited for the study. The study will have half the…

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Ten tips to reduce risk of infections

Ten tips for reducing your risk of infections With the global spread of COVID-19, people are becoming acutely aware of their own health and susceptibility to infections. Maintaining a strong immune system is key to preventing repeated infections. The good news is that simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference to your ability to…

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