• "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.
  • Tips for nurses to stay energetic during fasting month
    With the excruciating hot weather, long hours of fasting while juggling daily activities, nurses may have concerns that they cannot balance all of these at once. Here, we look at some tips that will help nurses to stay on course during their fast.
  • Johor government tightens up health checks at two Singapore checkpoints
    The Johor government has beefed up health checks at the two main entry points to the state from Singapore ̶ i.e. Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Second Link ̶ in light of two Zika cases reported in Singapore last Friday. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam also urged doctors to be more observant when attending to patients with fever.
  • LGBT community faces stigma and healthcare restrictions globally
    Recent controversy surrounding Ministry of Health (MoH) Malaysia’s video contest, which involved the LGBT community, drew a lot of attention to stigma in this area. Other global experts address the barriers to healthcare faced by this community due to varying reasons.
  • World Blood Donor Day 2017: The situation in Malaysia and Singapore
    Globally, there has been an increased demand for blood in both rural and developed areas. In Singapore, the medical needs of a growing and ageing population for the past five years need to be met. Similarly in Malaysia, the situation is dire, particularly at the holidays at the end of this month when many emergency cases are expected to occur. 
  • Keeping abreast with 4 new breast cancer discoveries
    Time and technology is serving the world of breast cancer well as more and more findings are successfully being discovered. Here is a look at 4 of such discoveries, which are set to change the scene – benefiting both the doctors and patients.
  • Increased cancer risk in “indeterminate” thyroid nodules, Singapore study finds
    Singaporean researchers conducted an interesting study on thyroid nodules and found that the cancer risk in some nodules might be higher than previously thought.
  • MIMS Career Adds New Headhunting Service to Recruitment Offering
    As the demand for skilled healthcare professionals grows every year, MIMS Career is committed to further enhance its recruitment offerings Asia wide. To date, MIMS Career has been assisting candidates with submitting job applications only. The addition of a headhunting service will support candidates until successful job placement and provides a seamless experience for the candidate ensuring a successful transition.
  • How care coordination is useful in nursing
    Care coordination is a function that ensures patients’ needs and preferences are met with respect to health services and information sharing. Although it is fairly new in the healthcare industry, the concept is not entirely foreign among nurses.
  • Notable cancer discoveries from ASCO 2017
    Here, we look at a few of the biggest discoveries from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting earlier this year.
  • Science Bites: Cool bodies to preserve brain function after cardiac arrest, Umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice
    Latest studies have found that umbilical cord blood can protect and enhance memory. Besides that, researchers make a breakthrough discovery in understanding the concept of facial recognition.