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NHS doctors will be required by law to ask patients about their sexual orientation, under the new NHS guidelines. There has been disagreement among some healthcare professionals – while some explains why this move is necessary.


It is not unusual for GPs to mention the importance of physical activity as well as healthy diet and lifestyle during medical consultation. However, to what extent do GPs actually practise what they preach to patients?


Breast milk is hailed as a superfood for babies, and while mothers are harnessing this liquid miracle to boost their babies’ immunity, scientists are debating whether this goodness can be extended to adults as well.


This week, researcher find links between fat distribution and breast cancer subtypes, use smartphone apps to treat depression and look at acupuncture as a means of improving fertility in women.


Without the hassle of stitching and stapling, injuries might soon be repaired using an effective and innovative human protein-based glue. With hopes of preventing future complications, the glue also has tremendous potential beyond the hospital walls.


In our next “3 Questions” interview series, we speak to Mr Walter Wai-yin Leung, a senior nurse and also one of the awardees of the Hong Kong Humanity Award this year. He has just departed to Bangladesh in September 2017 to provide medical service to the affected people.


Since its first inception by the father of vaccination, Edward Jenner, smallpox has been successfully eradicated from the world in 1980. The vaccine has saved countless lives from succumbing to smallpox, and though its success is acknowledged, little is known about its composition. New findings show that smallpox vaccine is made up of horsepox – not cowpox, as originally believed.


Doctor’s behaviour in surgery room has puzzled medical council enough that they decided to suspend his license.


Morphine supplies are inaccessible to many patients in dire need of pain relief around the world—leading to preventable deaths. It is especially apparent in poorer countries, where supplies are not only inadequate; but, also costlier. On the other side of the coin, richer countries not only have it cheaper – but in excess to abuse.


Doctors are avoiding seeking help over their mental illness issue over fear of losing their medical licenses, as research shows.


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The puzzling origin of the smallpox vaccine

Since its first inception by the father of vaccination, Edward Jenner, smallpox has been successfully eradicated from the world in 1980. The vaccine has saved countless lives from succumbing to smallpox, and though its success is acknowledged, little is known about its composition. New findings show that smallpox vaccine is made up of horsepox – not cowpox, as originally believed.