FDA to enforce regulatory framework over stem cell market
Rachel Seah, 14 Sep 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing enforcement against clinics, which are unscrupulously administering unproven and potentially harmful ‘stem cell treatments’ to unsuspecting patients.
Fostering dementia-friendly community: Singapore unveils first 24/7 facility in Yishun
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 13 Sep 2017 Marking a first for Singapore, the Sree Narayana Mission Nursing Home in Yishun just declared itself as a 24-hour facility centre for lost dementia patients to take refuge, while awaiting their family members. Besides that, curious members of the public can expand their knowledge on dementia care via brochures and classes offered here.
Discovering the powerful role of healthcare industry in combating human trafficking
Brenda Lau, 13 Sep 2017 The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates a staggering 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. In line with the WHO, experts say that healthcare professionals are in a powerful position to help bringing down the number of victims. Here, we look at the definition of human trafficking and how healthcare professionals can help addressing this global issue, in a healthcare setting.