• Business tips to build a successful private medical practice
    Opening up a private medical practice is a lengthy, detailed process that requires the utmost attention and care every step of the way. In order to build a truly successful private medical practice, there are many important business-related tips that can be taken from business experts.
  • The community pharmacist's vital role in supporting caregivers
    Community pharmacists are not only an important point-of-contact for patients, but also individuals who are caregivers. They are the health professionals who are most accessible to the public, hence carry the weightiest role when it comes to patient and caregiver relationship-building, as well as advising on medication adherence.
  • Clinic employed fake doctor that falsely diagnosed patients with Alzheimer’s
    A medical centre for cognitive disorders has been found falsely diagnosing more than 50 patients with Alzheimer’s disease, causing many of the patients to contemplate suicide.
  • Therapeutic landscapes: The role of nature in healing and recovery
    The concept of ‘therapeutic landscapes’ refers to landscapes that help achieve physical, mental and spiritual healing. As such, including natural features in the physical environment of hospitals can help to promote healing and facilitate rehabilitation.
  • Women in science: Tackling an alternative to chemotherapy, an opioid crisis and gene editing
    In science and technology, women are often massively underrepresented. However many have made some of the most important and inspiring contributions towards advancing healthcare and research. Here, we look at three outstanding women.
  • Gaps in medical knowledge: Do doctors really know best?
    Despite the era of evidence-based guidelines and super-specialisation in medicine, studies show that doctors are rarely accurate at estimating the benefit and harms associated with their practices, and are unaware of the latest clinical practice recommendations.
  • Malaysian medical graduates to be counselled before entering housemanship
    The Ministry of Health stated that medical graduates will be provided counselling and job exposure before starting housemanship to prepare them for the workload and stress they would face.
  • Singaporean oncologist appeals against conviction of professional misconduct
    Dr Ang Peng Tiam has appealed against his conviction before a Court of Three Judges yesterday, after he was fined S$25,000 by the SMC in 2016 for charges of professional misconduct.
  • The importance of narrative-based medicine
    In a country like Singapore, where population ageing is a prevalent issue, it is only sensible that the appropriate healthcare support transforms according to what is required for optimal aging. However, many healthcare professionals still face major challenges when dealing with complex issues, especially when it comes to multi-morbidity, as this often requires support beyond what normal medicine can cover sufficiently.
  • Health Professionals: The importance of accepting your own vulnerability
    Vulnerability refers to the state of being open to being physically, mentally or emotionally hurt due to certain situations or the actions of others. In the context of healthcare, healthcare professionals may also be subject to vulnerability at the workplace, and this condition can present itself in many forms.
  • Loss of two scientific heroes who revolutionised healthcare
    In the span of a week, the scientific community has lost two world renowned individuals - Sir Peter Mansfield and Hans Rosling - who have contributed significantly to the advancements of medical diagnoses and the way healthcare is perceived.
  • The $200 million drug lawsuit between a Harvard researcher and a convicted felon
    A Harvard professor with a penchant for uncovering and exposing the potentially dangerous substances hidden in dietary supplements has won a slander-lawsuit against him by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals boss and convicted felon, Jared Wheat.
  • 5 doctors with a significant social media presence
    Despite the social media boom over the past few years, not everybody in the the healthcare industry has been anxious to hop on the bandwagon, especially the traditionalists - yet, there can be no further proof needed of the significance of social media, when seeing how these five doctors have translated their passion for healthcare over, and gained huge followings in the process.