• Exploring the generation gap in the nursing workforce
    Healthcare settings are generally occupied with healthcare professionals that come from different generations. When the skills of nurses from different generations are present – nursing units are able to provide excellent levels of care.
  • Anger Rooms: Detrimental to mental health?
    Anger Rooms are now available in many countries like the US, Canada, Australia – and now, Singapore – as a go-to venue for people to smash objects: a safe way to unleash their anger. It is seen as an alternative to relieve stress; though, it may not be good for our health.
  • Opening a medical practice in low-income areas and its challenges
    Low-income areas bring different types of challenges for doctors, who are looking to set up their medical practice in this kind of area. Doctors should be prepared on what to expect; so that they can earn a substantial income while meeting the medical needs of the community.
  • Ensuring the safety of digital healthcare
    As mobile technology continues to develop and solve daily-life problems, healthcare is also getting the digital treatment. But are these medical devices and apps safe for patients and effective?
  • Elastic girl with rare disease battles with a broken body
    Crushed with broken bones and fractured dreams, a young lady’s unusually flexible limbs – once the pride of her superhero stunts – start to disintegrate, possibly torn tendons that can never be made whole again.
  • Malaysian university aims to produce cost-effective haemodialysers by 2019
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has created a prototype haemodialyser and plans to mass-produce locally made dialysis machines in the coming years.
  • HSA warns against consumption of weight loss product, Nutriline Bluvelle
    The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore has advised the public to stop consuming a weight loss product called Nutriline Bluvelle on 14 June. The product claims that it contains natural plant ingredients that are "safe and free of side effects" but was found to contain a banned substance known as sibutramine, instead.
  • News Bites: Implanting pig cells into brains to slow down Parkinson's Disease, Aspirin may lower breast cancer risk
    This week, a British study suggests foetuses respond to face-like patterns. The NHS has launched the world's first trial of 3D printed bionic hands for children, and a study in rats suggests that photosynthetic bacteria may reduce heart damage during heart attack.
  • Surgical fumes in operating theatres found to be hazardous
    Surgeons are constantly exposed to surgical fumes and noxious vapours in the operating theatre. Although theatres are equipped with ventilation and masks are worn, surgeons, anaesthetists and staffs are inevitably exposed to a certain amount of fumes.
  • Sabah health officials warn of monkey malaria in the region
    Malaysian health authorities are escalating their search for the Anopheles mosquitoes in Sabah as monkey malaria is becoming more prevalent in that population. Other international researchers also offer insights into the problem after conducting a large study in the region.
  • "Rent-the-womb" business flourishes in Laos after surrogacy operations are banned in neighbouring countries
    Strategically close to the Thai border, dozens of fertility clinics have offered surrogacy and IVF services to desperate couples and singles, mainly from Australia and China. Rights groups are hoping to clamp down on the operations with the help of the Laos government.
  • Baby with rare genetic disease should die with dignity, says doctors
    For 10-month-old Charlie Gard, the final hope of healing was lost as doctors saw him deteriorating day by day and proposed to end his life support—thus, dismissing his parents’ desperate plea for treatment in America.
  • NDCS issues apology for using 72 sets of dental instruments that were not fully sterilised
    On 12 June, the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) reported that a total of 72 packs of dental instruments were not completely sterilised before being used in treatments last week. NDCS is now contacting the 714 patients who were treated on 5 and 6 June after the discovery.