• When doctors get shamed
    It went viral and spread like wild fire. When it hit the fan, it went everywhere. Men and women alike from different corners of the globe saw the picture of a doctor sleeping on the job as it was widely shared on social media sites.
  • The three-parent effect: Discussing mitochondrial diseases and epigenetics
    Mitochondrial diseases are rare but fatal and can be caused by many factors, however many current treatment options would mean that the child would have genetic material from three individuals. Epigenetics are also found to play a role.
  • How the smartphone is changing healthcare
    Recent technologies are smart enough to create a world where healthcare is affordable, accessible & efficacious. More so with the rise of apps, and local start-up GetDoc aims to unite various technologies to empower patients and healthcare providers more than ever before.
  • Death by medical error: adding context to scary headlines
    With all their training, medical practitioners are expected to always do the best for patients. Yet, reports of deaths as a result of medical errors seem to be increasing. Is this truly a cause for concern?
  • 7 must have pharmacy reference books before starting PRP training
    The commencement of the provisionally-registered pharmacist (PRP) training program is always daunting. It is more so if the trainee wishes to complete the program with flying colours. The work nature of a pharmacist revolves largely around the provision of detailed drug information to the relevant party in a timely fashion.
  • Envy: poisonous in any workplace but more so in healthcare
    Ever felt like you deserve more recognition than your fellow doctor? Or felt that another nurse is getting more attention from superiors than the rest? Undoubtedly a common emotion for all of us, envy can lead to destructive outcomes.
  • The battle against cancer: Getting to know the enemy by growing tumours in the lab
    Despite advancements in treating various cancers, the battle remains to be won. A group of Singaporean scientists have grown cancerous tumours that mimic those in patients to find effective ways to eradicate them.
  • ElderShield to be reviewed, as elderly healthcare costs in Singapore set to rise tenfold in 15 years
    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced the review of the ElderShield insurance scheme. The revamp is timely as another report projects that the elderly healthcare costs are expected to rise tenfold in 15 years.
  • Nurses: Here’s how to rid yourself of those dark eye circles
    Getting dark circles under our eyes happens to anyone from time to time and especially for busy nurses, particularly those working night shifts. Understand the causes and ways to get rid of those unwanted dark circles around your eyes below.
  • The first human head transplant: Are we really ready?
    Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian computer scientist suffers from a degenerative muscle condition known as Werdnig-Hoffman. It is a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy that causes his muscles to waste away and there is currently no known cure for it.