• Diet and exercise still the key to preventing osteoarthritis
    With concrete evidence from a recent study, clinicians have more reason to promote a healthy diet and regular exercise for all osteoarthritis patients, and those who are at a high risk of it.
  • 'WannaCry' attack could turn into digital malpractice against hospitals, say legal experts
    The global ransomware attack that crippled the NHS in the UK highlighted an important fact: Many hospitals do not have an available software patch that could have protected their computer systems. In the US, it has also been found that the ransomware managed to infect medical devices, as well. IT and legal experts are now advising hospitals to take quick measures to prevent such an incident from recurring.
  • 4 latest stem cell research and applications
    After years of attempts, scientists have finally succeeded in tapping into the potential of stem cells in regenerative medicine by producing lab-grown blood stem cells among other potential therapeutic solutions.
  • Unstoppable tears – The pseudobulbar affect
    A rare condition caused by a stroke made a woman cry uncontrollably — regardless of her mood.
  • 4 top nursing specialties
    Nursing can be hectic and demanding, yet the satisfaction that one gets cannot be computed in numbers. Opportunities abound for the nurse who is willing to expand her horizons, or courageous enough to move into more acute specialties like the ER or something vastly different as in academia.
  • Genomics – The future of personalised healthcare
    Despite the advancements of genetic medicine in Western countries, the Asian population has yet to fully utilise the technology due to inherent genetic differences. It was not until 2014 when Macau’s first genomic database was first established. Such milestone has also sparked the development of genetic tests and gene-targeting therapy.
  • Patient death rates increase with doctors’ age, new study suggests
    As a new research study finds, there is an emerging trend that reveals the increase of patient death rates when the doctor treating the patient is older.
  • How accurate is a nut-filled diet in reducing the chance of colon cancer recurrence?
    Consumption of certain tree nuts has been linked to a dramatically lower risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. However, the study was an observational one, making it impossible to determine whether a given behaviour caused an outcome; or instead, simply associated with the true cause. Are the findings still credible?
  • Gene therapy may reduce the burden of diabetes
    Diabetes is a major health concern in today's modern society. However, not all hope is lost as scientists have recently discovered that diabetic mice could successfully be cured with gene therapy.
  • Synthetic retina created for the visually impaired
    A team of researchers have successfully proven the viability of biological synthetic tissue for human use. Although this research is still in its early stages, it offers hope for the visually impaired.
  • Yoga: 10 basic poses for beginners
    Yoga studios are mushrooming all over. And while pulling out the mat may help us feel healthier and look better – the ultimate destination of all yoga poses is the inward transformation of the self. We are our own mirrors.
  • Palliative care: The need to act now
    The healthcare system is in dire need of competent and well constructed palliative care. The demand for it is also projected to escalate by the next half century, as ageing populations and associated non-communicable diseases are on the rise!
  • Komodo dragon blood may be the new antibiotic
    In an era where antibiotics resistance has reached a critical stage, researchers believe that utilising antibiotics derived from komodo dragon-inspired synthetic peptides may be solution to this problem.