Consider family medicine as a career path, encourages Singapore MOH
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 30 Aug 2017 Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, Health Ministry's Director of Medical Services, relayed the need for medical students to choose family medicine for their respective future careers. This is in line with the country’s growing ageing population and, thus, the requirement for more generalist doctors.
Osteoarthritis is preventable—and it’s not due to ageing, study reveals
Hezne Ezaty Abu Hasan, 26 Aug 2017 A study by Harvard researchers revealed that knee osteoarthritis may not be a curse of old age and increasing weight gain—but, a preventable disease. The researchers analysed samples from more than 2,000 skeletons across the United States—dating back to prehistoric times—and came up with interesting conclusions, that will hopefully pave a clearer road to understanding the prevention of osteoarthritis.
4 ways smartphones can help patients and doctors save valuable time
Nilufer Hajra, 24 Aug 2017 When it comes to technology and apps, there are so many apps that have been and are being developed for the purpose of making both the lives of doctors and patients easier. Several advanced technologies have been launched to help patients address their health issues—at the comfort of their home—before they visit a doctor.
Remembering Pakistan’s very own Mother Teresa
Hezne Ezaty Abu Hasan, 17 Aug 2017 German sister and physician, Dr Ruth Pfau has fought and treated leprosy in Pakistan for the last six decades—earning her the title ‘Mother Teresa of Pakistan’. It all came about in an unexpected twist of fate when Pfau found herself stuck in Pakistan. She decided to call the country home and made eradicating leprosy her calling. She was highly regarded for tirelessly contributing to the nation—right up to her recent passing.
Design Thinking: Multidisciplinary approach to inspire innovation
Reshmin Kaur Cheema, 15 Aug 2017 Adopting the concept from the business world, many healthcare providers are leaning towards design thinking application in their practices. This involves a multidisciplinary team contributing new ideas to improve patient management and better manoeuvre around the workspace.
Malaysia updates guideline: Primary and Secondary Prevention of CVD 2017
Tanvi Ambulkar, 14 Aug 2017 Recently, the National Heart Association of Malaysia published an updated clinical practice guideline on the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in order to encompass modern developments and an increase in information about the potential causation of CVD.