• How healthcare providers can balance medical work and parenting
    In a field of work that requires unwavering devotion, healthcare professionals often have to make sacrifices with other commitments. However, this can prove to be difficult, especially for those who have young children under their care.
  • The role of migraines in anxiety disorders
    The relationship between common physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and psychological distress has been explored extensively. It has been shown that anxiety disorders are more common among adults with migraines.
  • 5 unusual genes that create real-life superheroes
    Geneticists believe we could be years from creating real heroes with real power as astonishing discoveries prove these are real resilient people whose only difference lies in their genes.
  • Pharma giant under fire in the UK for hiking up cancer drug prices across Europe
    An investigation by a local newspaper revealed that a pharmaceutical company has used "aggressive approaches" in attempts to drive up the price of cancer drugs across Europe. However the UK's Department of Health is taking caution and preventing such attempts.
  • 5 books for aspiring paramedics
    Paramedics have one of the most action-packed careers, easily building a collection of interesting and exciting stories. Here are five books aspiring paramedics might want to add to their bookshelf.
  • The lesser-known factors of cardiovascular disease
    Factors that can lead to cardiovascular diseases and heart failure have been the focus of many studies. However, research has shown that geographic factors could influence heart disease and cardiovascular-related mortality patterns.
  • Volcanic soil uncovered as root cause of disease outbreak in Uganda
    While investigating the 2015 surge of elephantiasis cases in Uganda, scientists have looked to the soil for the underlying cause in the absence of filarial worms associated with the disease.
  • 3 soft robots that make safer medical devices
    The emergence of safer and cheaper soft biomedical robots has created a promising future for surgeries and other biomedical applications.
  • Nurses, here’s how you can be more assertive at work
    The lack of confidence among nurses in expressing their own views within a multidisciplinary team is one of the biggest issues in care settings.
  • Medical coding: An asset or a headache for the healthcare industry?
    Medical coding has long been touted as a ‘saviour’ for the medical and healthcare industry. However, the most pertinent issue surrounding it is the difficulty in drawing the line between specificity and complexity.
  • News Bites: Glowing E.coli could transform diagnostics, Rare frog mucus able to combat most influenza viruses
    This week, a new virtual syringe allowing surgeons to practice injecting skin and muscle in surgical situations, while a research team will be treating babies born with oesophageal astresia with modified pig organs next year. Scientists have also developed a wearable sweat sensor to diagnose and monitor diseases in patients.
  • Mice are not humans: Re-evaluating animal models in clinical research
    With many clinical trials failing, researchers are now urged to look at how animal studies are carried out today, which seems to be hindering drug development, rather than furthering it.
  • Internet gaming disorder (IGD) – when there is no 'Game Over'
    The rapid development of internet gaming has come with a cost. In 2016, a study looking at more than 3,000 adults who engaged in internet gaming within the last six months discovered 14% of them were at risk of addiction.