Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is low among child and adolescent cancer survivors, with a lack of recommendation by healthcare providers being a major contributor to the low uptake, a recent study found.
Scientists from the Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), recently discovered a compound called NP16, an inhibitor of dehydrosqualene desaturase, that is efficacious in treating Staphylococcus aureus infections.
Doctors need to understand the relationship between climate change and health in order to better communicate the risks with patients and influence public policy, says a respiratory physician.
A documented household exposure should trigger prompt contact tracing to allow timely diagnosis and to prevent the development of tuberculosis (TB) disease, according to a specialist.
The rise of anti-malarial resistant Plasmodium falciparum in areas where malaria is endemic, such as Southeast Asia, calls for the safe and right use of current antimalarials.
Field trials of a biological control program to subdue dengue are showing some promise in reducing the spread of the disease.
A set of statistical models running on the Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) method is used to forecast the incidence of dengue in Singapore and to manage potential outbreaks, reveals an analyst.
Several human and mosquito factors contribute to the re-emergence of chikungunya in the country, says a medical microbiologist.
Individuals carrying the dengue virus (DENV) and showing little to no outward symptoms of the disease may play a larger role in dengue fever epidemics than previously expected, says an expert.
Complicated and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in adults and children should be managed by identifying and treating predisposing or underlying risk factors, with antimicrobial treatment, if needed, based on urine culture results and regional antibiotic resistance patterns, according to new guidelines of the Urological Association of Asia (UAA) and Asian Association of UTI and STD (AAUS).
Infectious complications of prostate biopsy can be prevented by adopting the transperineal approach rather than the transrectal approach, and by pre-biopsy rectal disinfection and meticulous equipment preparation, according to data presented at the 15th Urological Association of Asia Congress held in Hong Kong.