Home Briefs: Healthcare congress this week

Healthcare congress this week

The effective use of massive databases to help healthcare workers better understand health-related trends and a promising pilot project that has the potential to reduce the number of a patient's doctor visits are among projects that will be presented at a healthcare congress this week.

The Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress will be held at the Max Atria in Singapore Expo on Friday and Saturday. About 3,000 people, including more than 400 doctors, are expected to attend.

The congress comprises 15 tracks, including three new ones focusing on women's wellness, dental health and health services research.


Suspect nabbed in m-cycle theft case

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. On Sunday, at about 9.20am, a motorcycle was reported stolen from a carpark in Boon Lay Avenue.

The suspect was caught in Ho Ching Road. Police said they recovered the stolen motorcycle. They advise owners to park in well-lit areas and to remove the ignition key when leaving their vehicles unattended.

Police also urged owners to use additional locking devices such as disc-brake locks, and to install an anti-theft alarm.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Healthcare congress this week'. Print Edition | Subscribe