• 3 incredible doctors who were risk-takers
    Doctors have been labelled compassionate and heroic, and there are some medical stories that have been recorded to prove it.
  • Leech therapy still a good treatment option today
    Leech therapy has been used since ancient times to cure several medical ailments. Leeches have found a footing in the medicine world today – even amid cutting-edge technology.
  • 5 more alternative career options for nurses
    A nursing degree does not necessarily limit one’s career path to the hospital. Here are 5 alternative job options for nurses.
  • 107 papers by Chinese researchers retracted by Springer Nature
    One of the leading scientific publishing companies, Springer Nature announced in April that it would start retracting an unprecedented amount of 107 research papers published in Tumor Biology, a peer reviewed, open access journal publishing experimental and clinical cancer research. The papers had been submitted under real names of the researchers but with fake email addresses.
  • Improved life expectancy for HIV-positive patients
    Healthcare for HIV patients has improved significantly over the past two decades. A recent study provided evidence of the rapid progress made in improving the quality of life for HIV-positive patients.
  • The woman who prevented an epidemic of birth defects in the US
    While thalidomide caused an epidemic of birth defects around the world in the early 1960s – the US has escaped from the health catastrophe, credited to a Canadian heroine.
  • 4 new technologies in medical bioengineering
    In keeping with the times, technological advancements play a vital role in the future of medicine. Various machineries and applications are constantly being developed to tackle everyday clinical problems.
  • News Bites: Mussel secretion could prevent scars in wound healing, Orlando doctor injects herpes to fight skin cancer
    This week, an Ebola outbreak in DRC has prompted the WHO to prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine in an attempt to fight the outbreak. Researchers from Stanford University on the other hand, have developed a drug delivery tool that could administer personalised dosages of medicines, while a pair of Australian entrepreneurs have developed a "Tinder-style" app Baby to "bring people together solely based on their desire to make a baby."
  • Why healthcare providers should master sign language
    For a long time, the community of deaf persons has faced significant hurdles when accessing health services due to a lack of professional medical workers who know sign language.
  • Painkillers found to increase the risk of heart attacks
    A recent study suggests the link between common painkillers and heart attacks. The data was analysed to discover the outcome, which may change how painkillers were once prescribed.
  • Myopia: A silent epidemic in Hong Kong
    According to the statistics from the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, the prevalence rate of myopia amongst preschool children in Hong Kong has tripled from 2.3% to 6.3% in ten years between 1996 and 2006, becoming a silent epidemic in the city.
  • Benefits of folic acid intake during pregnancy
    Folate intake is crucial for the growth and development of the foetus, as well as preventing abnormalities. It has also been well-established that consuming folic acid reduces the risk of neural tube defects in the baby.
  • Doctor's choice of words can influence patient symptoms
    Words like ‘pain’ and ‘vomit’, when used by a doctor can have a negative impact on the patient’s symptoms. As such, doctors have been warned against dropping these unmentionable words.